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Alexander Ramsay

M, #2602, b. 1826, d. 1 May 1905
  • Birth*: Alexander Ramsay was born in 1826 at Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
  • He was the son of Andrew Ramsay and Isabel Wishart.
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Alexander Ramsay is commemorated on the headstone erected in 1853 at Dunnichen Churchyard, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland. Inscription reads 1853. Erected by ... ... of their father Andrew Ramsay who died 8th Feb 1850 aged 63 years; and of the ... Isabella Wishart who died 20 th Feb 1851 aged 68 years; Jean Ramsay died 11 Aug 1857 aged 74; David Ramsay died 9th Nov 1891 aged 72 years and is interred here; Mary Hird his widow died 12th Jan 1901 aged 72 years; Alexander Ramsay died 1st May 1905 aged 79 years [Jul 2008] [Mitchell has another - w Mary Ramsay 9.4.1888 25 (da of David Ramsay) [the 'w' designation of this individual is incorrect].2,3
    Dunnichen - Andrew Ramsay & Isabella Wishart
    Dunnichen - Andrew Ramsay & Isabella Wishart
  • Engagement*: He and Jean Kinnear were engaged circa 1854.4
  • (Deceased) Death*: Alexander Ramsay died on 1 May 1905 at Guthrie Road, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland, Alexander Ramsay labourer single, 79, Andrew Ramsay weaver (dec), Isabell Wishart (dec), acute bronchitis 3 days, Joseph Calder nephew 31 Cairnie Street Arbroath.5

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841Alexander Ramsay was listed along with Andrew Ramsay in the 1841 census at Letham Suburb, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland. Andrew Ramsay, 50, linen hand loom weaver, Angus; Isabell Ramsay, 55, Angus; Alex Ramsay, 15, Lhlw, Angus.6
Principal30 March 1851Alexander Ramsay appeared in the 1851 census at Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Ramsay, head, unm 25, handloom weaver linen, Dunnichen.7
Principal7 April 1861He appeared in the 1861 census at Drummietermont, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Ramsay, head, unm, 34, linen weaver, Dunnichen Forfar; 1 room with window; living next door to John Calder & family.8
Principal2 April 1871He appeared in the 1871 census at Hymans Street, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Ramsay, head, unm, 44, general labourer, Dunnichen Forfar; 1 room with window; living next door to John Wishart & family.9
Principal3 April 1881He appeared in the 1881 census at Hemming Street, Dunnichen, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Ramsay, head, unm, 41, ag labourer, Dunnichen Forfar.10
Principal5 April 1891He appeared in the 1891 census at Guthrie Road, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Ramsay, head, unm, 65, labourer general, employed, Dunnichen Forfar, 1 room with window; neighbours Ritchie, Miller, Barry, Alexander, Buchan, Smith, Stirling (James B, Jane, Mary & Jane Cattanach.)11
Principal31 March 1901He appeared in the 1901 census at Guthrie Road, Letham, Forfarshire, Scotland. Image held; Alexander Ramsay, head, single, 74, quarrier free stone, Dunnichen Forfar, 1 room with window; neighbours Miller, Barry, Smith, Greig, Cattanach (John, Mary & Johanna.)12
Last Edited: 7 May 2017

Parents:

Father*: Andrew Ramsay b. 20 Mar 1787, d. 8 Feb 1850
Mother*: Isabel Wishart b. 29 Feb 1784, d. 20 Feb 1851

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS member [Feb 2006].
  2. [S43] PCC photos held [Apr 2009].
  3. [S42] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Strathmore vol 1, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1979, reprint 1993 & 1996) 0 901061 20 4 Mitchell Pre-1855 MI, Dunnichen [Aug 2009].
  4. [S6] Conversation with CNM [c 1990].
  5. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1905 Dunnichen ref 006 image held [Feb 2006].
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) [Nov 2010 & previous].
  7. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dunnichen; ED: 4; Page: 13; Line: 5; Roll: CSSCT1851_64; Year: 1851. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1851 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Scotland. 1851 Scotland Census. Reels 1-217. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Aug 2012]
  8. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1861 Letham 283/00 002/00 008 image held [Oct 2007].
  9. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1871 Letham 283/00 002/00 006 image held [Oct 2007].
  10. [S30] LDS 1881 Census FHL Film 0203491 GRO ref vol 283 enumdist 1 page 7 [Oct 2007].
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1891 Letham 283/00 002/00 011 image held [Oct 2007].
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1891 Letham 283/00 002/00 012 image held [Oct 2007].