William Ramsay

b. 1805
d. 1887
    Kirkcaldy, Scotland; Fife Shire

Janet Greig

b. 1802
d. November 23, 1885
    Kirkcaldy, Scotland; Fife Shire



Janet Ramsay

  • William's parents were John Ramsey and Janet Young (HMR)
  • William Ramsay was a merchant.
  • William married Janet Greig in 1847.
  • Janet's parents were George Greig and Janet Whyte (HMR)
  • "The Fife Free Press,[Obituary] November 28, 1885: At 72 Alexandra Street, Kirkcaldy on the inst.,in her 84th year, Janet Greig, Widow of Wm. Ramsay, merchant, late of Crossgates, Fifeshire." (HMR) [This seems to indicate that the year of William's death was 1885 or earlier.]

An interesting find:
"Newspaper clipping: Diamond Wedding--Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay, Kirkcaldy, on Monday had the somewhat unusual distinction of celebrating their diamond wedding. The worthy couple are natives of Fife, Mr. Ramsay having been born in Crossgates in 1825 and Mrs. Ramsay at Thistleford farm Cowdenbeath, the same year. Mr. Ramsay, the son of a grocer in Crossgates served his apprenticeship to that trade with his father, but when only eighteen years of age he went to Cowdenbeath where he started a grocer's business for himself. At was the first grocer business in Cowdenbeath, but since that time great changes have taken place there and what was then only a small village is now a big town. About four years later in 1847 he was married at Thistleford Farm the home of his wife. He carried on the grocery business with much success for a number of years and afterwards took over the farm of Dogton near Kinglassie. As an agriculturist he was well known throughout the county of Fife, and at the end of his nineteen years lease he retired into private life coming to Kirkcaldy twenty years ago. The worthy couple have four of a family, two sons and two daughters all married. One son is a station agent in Glasgow and the other a dairyman in Dysart. They have also nineteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. The couple who are 83 years of age and reside in Oakband Harcourt Road, Kirkcaldy are still hale and hearty, and able to go about. They have a nice little pony and trap, and every day go out driving. During their lengthy residence in the Lang Toon they have formed many friendships and by all to whom they are known they are highly respected." (HMR) [Mr. Ramsey may be Janet Ramsey Cant's brother or cousin.]