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William Ramsay

M, #4478, b. 17 April 1831, d. 19 May 1875
Last Edited: 7 Aug 2022


Father*: John Ramsay b. c 1800
Mother*: Agnes Yeaman b. c 1810
  • Birth*: William Ramsay was born on 17 April 1831 at Lochee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; LDS [Aug 2008].
  • He was the son of John Ramsay and Agnes Yeaman.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: William Ramsay married Jane Welsh on 25 December 1866 at Kirkden, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; image held: GROS 298/00/0007; 1866 marriages in the parish of Kirkden in the county of Forfar; #7; 1866 on the twenty-fifth day of December at East Idvies parish of Kirkden after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; William Ramsay farmer bachelor, 34, Drummietermont parish of Dunnichen, John Ramsay farmer Agnes Ramsay ms Yeaman; Jeane Welsh housekeeper spinster, 24, East Idvies parish of Kirkden, Thomas Welsh farmer Isabel Welsh ms Brown (dec); James Anderson minister of Kirkden, David Wilson ... Dick witnesses; 1866 December 27th at Schoolhouse of Kirkden George Sheriffs registrar [Aug 2008].
  • (Deceased) Death*: William Ramsay died on 19 May 1875 at Drummietermont, Letham, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 44 from MI Dunnichen [Apr 2009].
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: He is commemorated on the headstone erected by Jane Welsh after 19 May 1875 at Dunnichen Churchyard, Forfarshire, Scotland. Inscription reads Erected by Mrs Ramsay in memory of her husband William Ramsay farmer, Drummietermont who died on the 19th May 1875 aged 45. The above Mrs Jane Ramsay who died at Ochterlonie Mains on the 7th Novr 1902 aged 62. Grace Welsh much beloved daughter of the above who died at Drummietermont on the 5th March 1906. John Ramsay eldest son of the above who died on the 8th Aug [1919] aged [50]. Also their youngest daughter Jane Welsh Ramsay died 17th March 1964, aged 90.1
    Dunnichen - William Ramsay & Jane Welsh

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household6 June 1841William Ramsay was listed in the 1841 census at Hilltown of Balmure, Mains Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, . FreeCEN SCT1841/307 Mains Strathmartine 1 1 2; Ramsay, John, 40, farmer, outside census county; Ramsay, Agnes, 30, Angus; Yeaman, Catharine, 20, independent, Angus; Cruickshank, Margaret, 25, female servant, Angus; Sutherland, Janet, 40, outside census county [Aug 2008]; Ramsay, William, 10, Angus.


Jane Welsh b. 3 Jan 1840, d. 7 Nov 1902


John Ramsay b. 1 Oct 1867, d. 8 Aug 1918
Thomas Welsh Ramsay b. 3 Dec 1868
Agnes Y Ramsay+ b. 16 Mar 1870, d. 12 May 1917
Grace Welsh Ramsay b. 29 Nov 1871, d. 5 Mar 1906
Jane Welsh Ramsay b. 11 Aug 1873, d. 17 Mar 1964


  1. [S43] PCC photos held [Apr 2009].