Person:Robert Ramsey (14)

Robert Ramsey
b.Bef. 1700 prob. Ireland
d.Bet. 22 Feb 1738/39 - 1742 Prob. Orange or Augusta County, Virginia
  • HRobert RamseyBef 1700 - Bet 1738/39 - 1742
  • WSarah UnknownBef 1703 - Aft 1753
m. Abt. 1720
  1. Robert Ramsey, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAABT 1721 - Abt 1799
  2. Capt. John Ramsey, of Beverley ManorAbt 1725 - Bef 1783
Facts and Events
Name Robert Ramsey
Gender Male
Birth? Bef. 1700 prob. Ireland
Marriage Abt. 1720 to Sarah Unknown
Death? Bet. 22 Feb 1738/39 - 1742 Prob. Orange or Augusta County, Virginia

Robert Ramsey was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Record of Importation to Orange County, Virginia

Early Settlers, who transported themselves to the colonies, over the age of 16, were given "headrights" (grants of 50 acres of land per "head"), if they appeared in the Court of Common Pleas in the county in which the land was granted. The following person appeared in Orange County, Virginia court on 22 February 1739:

  • 22 Feb 1739 - Robert Ramsey, from Great Britain (Note: Robert Ramsey died sometime after he appeared in Orange County Court in 1739 and in 1742, when his land was conveyed to his widow, Sarah Ramsey).

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Robert Ramsey's land (Beverley Manor SW, 309 acres, 1742, patented to Robert's wife Sarah since Robert had died prior to conveyance) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. Adjacent to the 309-acre tract is the 340-acre tract patented to Robert Ramsey, Jr. in 1747.

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 113-117. 24 March 1742-25 March 1742. William Beverley, Esq., of Essex County to Sarah Ramsey of Orange County. Lease and release; for ₤9 current money. 390 acres in Beverley Manor... side of a ridge... George Robinson's line... (signed) William Beverley. Wit: James Cathey, Charles Campbell, Robert Ramsay. 25 March 1742. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 7].

Information on Robert Ramsey

This Robert Ramsey, who arrived from Great Briton, was given "headrights" in Orange County, Virginia in 1739 and had land in Beverley Manor according to the following record:

22 Feb 1738/9 Robert Ramsey proved his importation in order to be eligible to purchase land. Source: Orange Co. Order Book I, P. 425

Shortly thereafter, "the widow Sarah Ramsey", shows up in Augusta County records (which was formed from Orange County, VA) in the following records:

Sarah Ramsey acquired land from William Beverley based upon the following:

LIST OF DEEDS The following is a list of deeds of land made by William Beverly on his manor, the name of the person to whom it was sold, and the number of acres; between 1738 and 1744:

41) SARAH RAMSEY, 390 (s/b 309) acres;

This records in 1748 lists Robert Ramsey with his mother Sarah:


Page 17.--James Fulton and John Mitchell make returns, viz: 1748, 26th March, processioned for Samuel Doak, present Samuel Braford; processioned for John Mitchell, present Samuel Doak; processioned for Samuel Braford, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Buchanan, present James Cowen; processioned for Martha Mitchell (widow), present John Buchanan; processioned for James Cowen, present David Mitchell; processioned for David Moor, present Jas. Cowan; processioned for Robert Wilson, present Andrew Alexander; processioned for Andrew Alexander, present Robert Wilson; processioned for Patrick Campbell, present Joseph Reed; processioned for Joseph Reeds, present Chas. Campbell; processioned for Chas. Campbell, present Pat. Campbell; processioned for Patrick Hays, present Wm. Robinson; processioned for Robert Alexander, present ROBERT RAMSEY; processioned for ROBT. RAMSEY, present Pat. Hays; processioned for SARAH RAMSEY (widow), present ROBT. RAMSEY; processioned for John Lockhart, present Pat. Hays; processioned for Thos. Beard, present John Lockhart; processioned for Samuel Wilson, present Robert Wilson; processioned for David Doak, present Samuel Wilson; processioned for Eleanor Mitchell (widow), present Robert Wilson; processioned for John Teats, present Thos. Beard; processioned for James Linn, present Samuel Doak; processioned for John Brownlee, present Wm. Smith; processioned for George Breckinridge, present, ---- Breckenridge; processioned for James Robinson, present Anthony Black; processioned for Anthony Black, present Jas. Robinson; processioned for Wm. Robinson, present ---- Robinson; processioned for Jas. Fulton, present Alex. Brownlee; processioned for Samuel Steel, present John Fulton

This record is for the sale of the same 390 acres that Sarah Ramsey (widow) acquired in 1738-1744, which was adjacent to her son, Robert Ramsey:

Page 385.—15th August, 1753. Sarah Ramsey, widow, to John Fulton. 390 acres in Beverley Manor, cor. Robert Ramsey. Teste: Hugh Fulton, David Hay, Robert Ramsey, Jno. Kerr.