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Alexander Ramsay, John Ramsay, Magnus Ramsay, Samuel Ramsay,
George and Frances Randall, Thomas Randall, John Ranger,


Alexander Ramsay

Alexander Culbert Ramsay 1820 - 1887 #8735 aged 66 son of Janet Culbert and James Ramsay died at Williamstown, wed 1856 #3815 to Mary Jane Whan
7 children 1. Isabella Ramsay 1859 #6315
2. Samuel Whan Ramsay 1861 #6257
3. Alexr Gordon Culbert Ramsay 1863 #23667
4. Ellen Duncan Ramsay 1865 #25690
5. Mary Jane Ramsay 1871 #6272
6. William Whan Ramsay 1874 #6191
7. Catherine Duncan Ramsay 1876 #26698
1. Isabella (Duncan) Ramsay 1859 #6315 wed 1885 #6783 to Sydney Grimshaw Pacey from London
Alex Gordon Culbert Ramsay 1863 #23667 wed 1887 #3159 to Flo Louisa Blyth 1865 #16584

John Ramsay

John Ramsay from Woolwich wed 1872 #751 to Elizabeth Barr from Dublin, and lived at Emerald Hill, moved to South Australia for about 5 years, then back to Hawthorn
7 children 1. Maria Lucinda Ramsay 1873 #9173
2. Robert John Ramsay 1875 #2293 lived 11 weeks
3. Edith Adelaide Ramsay 1876-03-15 at Lefevre Peninsula, PtAugusta
4. Mary Ramsay 1878-05-11 at Semaphore Rd, PtA
5. William John Ramsay 1880-07-03 at Sandwell, PtA
6. Twin Grace Ramsay 1888 #11996 lived 3 months
7. Twin George Ramsay 1888 #11997
1. Maria Lucinda Ramsay 1873 #9173 wed 1900 #603 to Sydney Jas Reed from SA and lived at Armadale
2 children 1. Marjory Edith Reed 1903 #22639
2. Wfred Amelia Reed 1905 #187
5. William John Ramsay 1880-07-03 at Sandwell, PtA wed 1901 #7693 to Eveline May Wagglen 1878 #18361
4 children 1. Doris Evelyn Alma Ramsay 1902 #18912
2. Jno Wm Jas Ramsay 1905 #11074
3. Clifford Edmd Ramsay 1909 #3796 lived 1 year
4. Powlett Clifton Ramsay 1911 #553

Magnus Ramsay


From on Monday, 7 May 2012
Elisabeth, I have found your website where the family of the Ramsay are noted.
I can add a little bit to what you have and the attached words are what I have written in a family history book about the Ramsay's and the McKenzies.
I also added the 13 certificates I purchased.
Kind regards, John Woodside
Thankyou John, for showing me the certificates.
Magnus Ramsay, a Mariner, listed his parents as John Ramsay (dead) and Mary Stowe,
FamilySearch has an Extracted entry, for Mags Ramsay Birth: 18 Mar 1824 son of Mary Stove and John Ramsay, at Mid And South Yell, Shetland, Scotland Jessie listed her parents, and FamilySearch has the wedding of George Mckenzie wed 13 Apr 1823 to Jean Robertson at Keith, Banff, Scotland
Jessie signed her name as Jefsie Urquhart when she wed, and with a X on 19 Apr 1868 when she registered the birth of her 6th child, William.
Possible arrivals -
John Urquhart came as Crew in Jan 1849 on the Duchess Of Northumberlan which came with 48 families with 208 souls, 3 single parents - Jenny Jenkins 33 with Paul 14 and Grace 12, Jane Robertson 68 with John 19, and Donald Campbell 55 with 7 chn from Angus 30 to Mary 15, 14 single women and 29 single men, not being members of families.
Jessie Mckenzie 25 arrived in Geelong 31 Jan 1852 on the Clifton, ship, 710 tons, Elias Warren Beasley Commander, from Plymouth 10 Oct with 98 male and 120 female emigrants with several children, under superintendence of Dr Arthur Clark Kemball, Surgeon - source The Argus, Melbourne, Vic. Tuesday 3 February 1852


Magnus Ramsay 1825 - 1880 #8988 aged 59 wed 31 Aug 1855 #2111 to Jessie Urquhart nee Mckenzie c1835, and lived at Taradale (Jessie widow of John Urquhart died at Geelong 1 Apr 1853 #2439 aged 54 born in Ross) When they wed, Magnus said he was aged 29, born in SHelland Isles, Jessie was 24, born at Dingwell, North Baittrua? Ross Shire
7 Children 1. Child who died - called John on Barbara's birth cert
2. Jessie Ramsay 1856 #7875 - 22 July 1856 #3666 lived 4 days, - called Janet on Barbara's birth cert
3. Mary Jane Ramsay born 19 April, 1858 #5453, father signed her certificate
4. Fergil Mackenzie 1860 - called George on Barbara's birth cert
5. Magnus Ramsay 1862 #17856 - 10 June 1921 aged 58
6. Jennette Grace Ramsay 4 Aug 1864 #18605, father signed her certificate
7. Barbara Ramsay 17 June 1866 #15905 called Annie when William was registered, mother signed X on her certificate
8. William John Godfrey Ramsay 1868 #12682 died 17 Oct 1899 aged 30, from Influenza, birth cert signed X by his mother, who wrote her name 1899
9. Margaret Elizabeth Ramsay 1871 #5458
3. Mary Jane Ramsay born 19 April, 1858 #5453, father signed her birth certificate, died 27 June 1942, aged 84 years. Mary was married 1884/C156, when aged 25, in Normanton, Queensland, to widower John Powell
4 Children 1. George Alfred Powell born in Qld, 1885/C775 2. Jack Arthur Powell born in Qld, 1887/C873, died before 1942 3. Norma Evelyn Powell born in Qld, 1890/C939 4. Elsie Leonora Powell born in Qld, 1892/C1025
3. Magnus Ramsay 23 June 1862 #17856 - 10 June 1921 aged 58, born in Ballarat wed 1900 #8111 to Eliza Mathilda Keam who had been widowed in 1898, with 2 chn. She is aged 25 and her parents are John Dunwell Couchman and Eliza Ann Day, she was born in Qld
Reuben Keam, whose death is not indexed in Vic, wed 1891 #8781 to Eliza Mathilda Couchman
Eliza Mathilda Ramsay 'Died at Sea', found 7 Feb 1925 in Lower Yarra, Inquest 12 Feb 1925
5 Children 1. Reuben Geo Keam 1892 #16812 born in Richmond
2. Eliza Annie Keam 1894 #6482
3. William Ramsay 1902 informant for his father's death cert
4. Reuben Ramsay From the Argus 13th June 1921
5. Annie Ramsay (Mrs. Salvado), From the Argus 13th June 1921
5. Barbara Ramsay 1866 #15905 - 24 November 1934 aged 68, wed 1889 #7932 to John Woodside 1857 #4169 - 22 November 1934 aged 77, son of Margaret Molyneux and James Woodside (came c1854) born at Somerton, lived at Myrtleford, Sebastapol, Beechworth, and in 1898 at Mudgegonga
5 Children 1. Unnamed Female Woodside 1891 #35684 - 1891 #17107 lived 1 day
2. Margaret Jessie Woodside 1893 #7459
3. Arthur Woodside 1894 #17783
4. Flor Jean Woodside 1895 #31529
5. Joan Woodside 1898 #5276
7. Margaret Elizabeth Ramsay 1871 #5458 wed 117 Dec 1889 #7931 to Harry Edward Catt, 1864/B2830 born in Brisbane, son of Jane Davies and Robert George Catt

Samuel Ramsay

Samuel Ramsay wed c1873 to Susan Beatrice Tozer and lived at Amherst, Talbot
4 Children 1. Marion Ramsay 1874 #66
2. Robert Ogilvy Ramsay 1876 #6415
3. Edward Dudhope Ramsay 1878 #20275
4. Beatrice Ramsay 1878 #20276
5. Grace Ramsay 1881 #12855
6. Hector Ramsay 1884 #13219
7. Oswald Ramsay 1886 #30067 - 1887 #8556 lived 7 months
8. Guy Oswald Ramsay 1888 #16074
9. Hetta Joan Ramsay 1891 - 1960 #34880 aged 69,
9. Hetta Joan Ramsay 1891 - 1960 #34880 aged 69, wed 1915 #1324 to Vivian Charles Phayer 1888 #20705 - 1958 #9755 aged 69

George and Frances Randall

George Randall came c1859 with Frances Ann Bishop 1835 - 1867 #2374 aged 32 daughter of Frances Moore and Joseph Bishop of Launceston, and lived at Maryborough. Frances and baby James were duried the same day
4 children 1. Kate Randall 1860 #16642
2. Samuel Randall 1861 #17032
3. William Randall 1864 #3471
4. James Randall 1867 #2375 aged 9 months
1. Kate Randall 1860 #16642 - 1883 #589 aged 22 wed 1880 #1395 to John Dooly 1855 #10153. Kate died at Carisbrook, 2 children

Thomas Randall

Thomas Randall wed 1858 #2270 to Mary O'Leary
6 Children 1. Thomas Randall 1862 #23715
2. John Randall 1868 #25560
3. Clara Randall 1870 #26391
4. Walter Randall 1873 #20239
5. Alice Randall 1875 #19513
6. Esther Randall 1877 #5422
6. Esther Randall 1877 #5422 wed c1899 to Charles Thomas Furneaux

John Ranger

Henry Ranger, son of James Ranger, wed 27 Mar 1839 to Elizabeth Comber daughter of Robert Beard, at Saint Michael, Lewes, Sussex, England
John Ranger 1841 - 1898 #9430 aged 57, son of Elizabeth and Henry Ranger, came c1876 with Ellen Houghton and lived at Portland
7 Children 1. Elizth Ellen Ranger 1876
2. Louise Ranger 1877 #17708
3. Jno Ranger 1880 #17926
4. George Henry Ranger 1882 #24895
5. Frederick William Ranger 1884 #19439
6. Arthur James Ranger 1887 #13797
7. Wilfred Edwin Ranger 1894 #23399
1. Elizth Ellen Ranger1876 wed 1899 #2463 to William Leslie Heazlewood


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