Ramsay, John - Lot 16

Birth Name Ramsay, John - Lot 16
Gender male
Age at Death 48 years, 7 months, 3 days


Son of Archibald Ramsay and Helen Montgomery.

John Ramsay of Lot 16 married Martha Owen of Princetown in 1815, by license.

From a summary of his will:
John Ramsay and Martha
sons Hugh and John; 3 daughters - Margaret, Helen, Flora; Arthur also mentioned
brothers Donald, Norman and Hugh who had died the year before

From The History of Belmont:
RoseHill Farm:
In 1811, their holdings were purchased by Thomas Archibald, esq., a native of Scotland, who only remained two years here, then left for Lisbon in Portugal. However, he gave it the name because of a small clearing made by the French, which sloped toward the water, and was bordered by wild roses. Thomas Archibald married the sister of Archibald Ramsay.

It was next purchased by John Ramsay, the son (4th son) of Archibald Ramsay, in 1813. He married Martha Owen in 1815. They were among the first English speaking settlers on this side of the bay, and experienced many hardships. They made, however, a comfortable home which is still standing. Mr. Ramsay represented in the Colonial Parliament from 1834-38, and at the time of his death in 1839 was High Sheriff of the County. His two youngest sons, John and Hugh, owned the farm till the 1880s. During the time the Ramsay's held , several parts of it were sold.

An indenture/quit claim related to land held by John's brother Norman was signed by the children and sons-in-law of the late John Ramsay of Rose Hill in 1860, including Arthur of Lot 16; Archibald, Hugh, John, Hugh Carr and Sophia his wife, Helen, Martha and Flora C, John Craig and his wife Elizabeth, Margaret of Lot 16; and Alexander Steward and Ann of Lot 18. The document went on to list John's brothers and sisters - Hon. Donald Ramsay of Beech Pt; Archibald Ramsay the elder of Bay de Chaleur, NB; Mary McEwen, New London; Margart McEwen, widow of the late Joseph; Robert J. Patterson and Helen.

Gravestone in Central Lot 16 United Church Cemetery
In memory of John Ramsay Esq of Rose Hill born Sept 9 1790, died April 20 1839 Also his wife Martha Owen born Nov 25 1790 died Dec 11 1869 and their son Arthur


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth September 17, 1790 Beech Point, Lot 18, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada of Rose Hill  
Death April 20, 1839 Rose Hill, Lot 16, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada from his gravestone  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 18about 1755March 17, 1839
Mother Montgomery, Helen Nellieabout 1769June 20, 1853
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary December 30, 1788 January 17, 1867
         Ramsay, John - Lot 16 September 17, 1790 April 20, 1839
    Sister     Ramsay, Margaret July 1, 1792 September 28, 1861
    Brother     Ramsay, Hugh September 5, 1795 June 13, 1881
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald - Beach Point March 10, 1798 April 20, 1879
    Brother     Ramsay, Archibald - NB January 24, 1800 January 29, 1873
    Sister     Ramsay, Helen Ellen January 19, 1804 1870
    Brother     Ramsay, Norman McLeod June 20, 1808 May 2, 1860


Family of Ramsay, John - Lot 16 and Owen, Martha

Married Wife Owen, Martha ( * November 25, 1790 + December 11, 1869 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage April 12, 1815 Princetown, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Master Name Index  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, Sophia1815March 23, 1888
Ramsay, Margaretabout 1816October 8, 1865
Ramsay, AnnFebruary 14, 1818July 1877
Ramsay, Arthur18191877
Ramsay, Helen Ellen NellieDecember 25, 1820April 6, 1883
Ramsay, Elizabeth Eliza LeeOctober 7, 1822September 21, 1909
Ramsay, ArchibaldMay 23, 1824October 1, 1904
Ramsay, MarthaMarch 31, 1826April 25, 1872
Ramsay, Hugh - Lot 16October 7, 1827December 24, 1905
Ramsay, JohnJuly 16, 1829April 17, 1907
Ramsay, Flora CampbellMarch 10, 1832January 20, 1920