'Ramsay03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ramsay of Balmounth, Ramsay of Burnturk, Ramsay of Colluthie, Ramsay of Derchester, Ramsay of Wyliecleuch

Alexander Ramsay of Derchester (a 1485)
1. Robert Ramsay of Derchester and Wyliecleuch, Berwickshire (a 1514) presumed father of ...
  A. Robert Ramsay of Wyliecleuch (a 1532)
  i. Thomas Ramsay of Wyliecleuch (d before 02.1598-9)
  m. Alison Home
  a. Sir Robert Ramsay of Wyliecleuch (a 1609)
  (1) Robert Ramsay (dvp17.06.1598)
m. (25.05.1593)
  (A) Isobel Ramsay
  m. Robert Dickson of Peill
  (B)+ other issue - Margaret, Jonet
  (2) John Ramsay, Viscount of Haddington, Earl of Holdernesse (b c1580, d 06.12.1618)
  m1. (08/20.02.1608) Elizabeth Ratclife (d 06.12.1618, dau of Robert Ratcliffe, 5th Earl of Sussex)
  (A)+ issue - James (d infant 28.02.1617-8), Charles (bpt 17.05.1618, bur 25.03.1621), daughter (d infant)
  m2. (c07.1624) Martha Cockayne (bpt 26.05.1605, d 07.1641, dau of Sir William Cockayne of Rushton, Lord Mayor of London)
  (3) Sir George Ramsay of Newtonlees, later of Wyliecleuch (d before 22.06.1635)
  m. Margaret Ker
  (A) John Ramsay (d c1667)
  m. Alice
  (i) George Ramsay (dvp c1658)
  m. Mary Widdrington (dau of Henry Widdrington)
  (a) George Ramsay
  (b) Mary Ramsay (dsps 03.1680-1)
  m. (before 04.08.1676) Rallph Williamson
  (c) Elizabeth Ramsay (b c1656)
  m. (c03.1678-9) Edmund Aston of London
  (ii) Margaret Ramsay
  m. Luke Collingwood
  (iii) Elizabeth Ramsay (b c1639, d after 1668)
  m. (c1668) _ Elderton
  (iv) Jane Ramsay (b c1641)
  m. (c1672) John Lovell
  (v)+ other issue - John (b c1636, m c1668), William, Robert (b c1644, d unm 1678), Dorothy (b c1640, d before 1678), Mary (b c1644, d before 1678)
  (B) Margaret Ramsay
  m. (mcrt 16.05.1631) James Hoppringle of that ilk
  (4)+ other sons - Nicholas (bur 04.1634), Alexander (a 06.1628), Thomas, Patrick and possibly Andrew, Patrick, William
  b. Elizabeth or Alison Ramsay
  m. (mcrt 21.04.1565) Robert Cranstoun, younger in Legertwood
  c. Margaret Ramsay
  m. (mcrt 17.01.1578-9) Alexander Hoppringle (of Coldstream family)
2. Thomas Ramsay (a 06.1514)



(1) We are not aware of any connection between the above family and the following 2 families. They share the page for our convenience.
(2) 'Fife (P&H)' reports that "It is probable that the first mansion of Colluthie was built by William Ramsay, or Rameseye as it was then spelled, who became Earl of Fife through his marriage with Isabella, Countess of Fife, previous to 1357. ..." (## see here ##) "... As he died without heirs the title lapsed, and the estate of Colluthie became the property of his next-of-kin."
David Ramsay of Colluthie, Fife
m. Margaret Lundy (dau of ?? Lundy of Balgony)
1. David Ramsay of Colluthie (a 1508, 1540)
  m. (before 15111) Jonet Balfour
  A. Henry Ramsay of Colluthie
  i. Henry Ramsay of Colluthie
  m. Marjory Kirkaldy (dau of Sir James (not John) Kirkaldy of Grange (Lord High Treasurer))
  a. Elizabeth Ramsay of Colluthie (d c02.1566/7)
  m. David Carnegie of Parbride
  ii. Katherine Ramsay
  m. David Balfour of Balledmonth



John Ramsay of Burnturk & Balmounth (a 1483, a 1513?)
m. Margaret Sinclair probably widow of John, possibly mother of ...
1. John Ramsay (dvp Flodden 1513)
  m. Alison Sandilands ("probably of St. Monans", m2. Sir William Forbes of Rires) presumed mother of ...
  A. Alexander Ramsay of Burnturk & Balmounth
  m. (before 1526) Margaert Lindsay
i. Alexander Ramsay of Burnturk & Balmounth (d before 1596) probably of this generation
  a. Robert Ramsay of Burnturk & Balmounth (a 1607)
  (1) Thomas Ramsay of Balmounth (a 1612, dspm 1613?)
  m. ??
  (2) Alexander Ramsay of Drumroak, last of Balmounth (a 1621, d by 1625?)
  m. Jean Ogilvy (a 1625)
  (3) David Ramsay (a 1615)
  m. Agnes Laing
  (4) Robert Ramsay (a 1615)
  (5) Grissell Ramsay (d 22.02.1593/4) probably of this generation
  m. (1593) James Traill of Beley (b 1569, d 26.04.1635)
  ii. Isabella Ramsay (d before 1607)
  m. Alexander Clark

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 11.09.03) : TSP (Ramsay, Viscount of Haddington)
(2) For middle section (uploaded 05.07.17) : 'Fife (P&H)' (vol 1, p187)
(3) For lower section (uploaded 14.09.17) : 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p340)
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