The writing prompt for Week # 3 is Long line…
Well, there is a long line of the name Ramsay in my husband’s family tree. That is probably the longest line that I have been able to trace back so far in our trees.
In carrying on the family tradition, we used the name Ramsay as a middle name for our son. At the time (almost 19 years ago) all that I knew was that it was my husband’s grandfather’s middle name. A man that he looked up to and talked about often.
Ramsay is also the Scottish Clan that his family belongs to.
So far, I have been able to track the Ramsay line all the way back to the 1200’s ! So I thought, that’s appropriate for “long line.”
My disclaimer here is that the information is only as good as the internet is reliable…lol. There is much left to confirm and discover.
Sir Edmund de Ramsay 1255-1312 (23rd great-grandfather)
William de Ramsay 1290-1338 (22nd GGF)
Patrick Ramsay 1315-1377 (21st GGF)
Alexander Ramsay 1335-1377 (20th GGF)
Alexander Ramsay 1360-1402 (19th GGF) *killed at Homildon Hill*
Alexander Ramsay 1388-1459 (18th GGF)
Sir Alexander Ramsay II 1413-1456 (17th GGF)
Alexander Ramsay III 1438-1483 (16th GGF)
Alexander Ramsay 1465-1513 (15th GGF) *slain at Flodden*
William Thomas Ramsay 1480-1499 (14th GGF)
John Ramsay 1520- (13th GGF)
John Ramsay 1541-1618 (12th GGF)
Robert Ramsay 1594-1672 (11th GGF)
Robert Ramsay 1620-1687 (10th GGF)
James Ramsay 1648-1736 (9th GGF)
William Ramsay 1685- (8th GGF)
James Ramsay 1714-1786 (7th GGF)
James Ramsay 1740-1781 (6th GGF)
Robert Ramsay 1774- (5th GGF)
James Ramsay 1803- (4th GGF)
Robert Ramsay 1826- (3rd GGF)
Robert Ramsay 1854-1923 (2 x GGF)
Robina Ramsay * 1884-1965 (Great Grandmother)
Robert Ramsay Rodger * 1912-1990 (Grandfather)
Lorna Evelynne Rodger 1945-2018 (Mother)
My Husband – You are the son of Lorna Evelynne Rodger
I still have so much more research to do… sometimes it’s fun to see just how far back you can go!! I feel what I need and want to work on is filling in all of the information. Tying it in with history is what makes family history even more exciting to me. Where were your relatives during important moments in our history? What role did they play? Where did they live and work? What were their lives like?