Person:William Ramsey (31)

William Ramsey
b.BET 1743 AND 1744 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Abt. 1743
  1. William RamseyBET 1743 AND 1744 - 1832
  2. James Ramsey1745 - Bef 1783
  3. John Ramsey1747 - 1790
  4. Mary Ramseyabt 1747 - 1817
  5. Alexander Ramsey1749 -
  6. Andrew Ramsey1751 - 1832
  7. Daniel RamseyBet 1752 - 1760 - Bef 1784
  8. George RamseyBet 1752 - 1760 -
m. 1762
  1. Andrew Ramsey1763 -
  2. John Ramsey1765 - 1815
  3. William Ramsey, Jr.1767 - 1825
  4. Jane RamseyEst 1768-1775 -
  5. Margaret RamseyEst 1768-1775 -
  6. Mary 'Polly' RamseyEst 1768-1775 -
Facts and Events
Name William Ramsey
Gender Male
Birth? BET 1743 AND 1744 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 1762 Virginiato Margaret Wallace
Death? 1832

One source has a marriage date of 03 Dec 1785 for William Ramsey and Margaret Wallace, but that appears to be incorrect, based upon other sources. More research is necessary on this line.

This information has obvious errors (birthdate of William Ramsey, Jr.), but is being included for future clues:

William RAMSEY [Parents] was born about 1772 in Albemarle Co., VA. He died in 1832 in Albemarle Co., VA. William was married was married on 3 Dec 1785 in Albemarle Co., VA.

I received this 9/99 from Stephanie Mayo-Scott :

"The parents of Mary (Polly) Ramsey were a William Ramsey & Margaret Wallace. I have no dates of birth for Mary but, know she was born in Albemarle.

Her father, William was born ca. 1754 in Augusta Co., VA. William and Margaret Wallace were married 3 Dec. 1785 in Albemarle, recorded 13 Dec 1785. William died in 1832 per his will & not 1825 per Rev. Woods' book & others including the DAR records. They may have confused his year of death with that of a son, also named William, who died 1825. William (the father) was a signer of the Albemarle Declaration of Independence and did "patriotic service" during the Rev. War. According to his will, he & Margaret had 5 children, at least those living when his will was written. Named were, John Ramsey (my line), he married Mary Black Andrew Ramsey, I don't know the wife's name but, have a list of children

Jane Harris, wife of Jarrett Margaret (Peggy) Martin, wife of Meredith Mary (Polly) Wayland, wife of Jeremiah. He also was the executor of William's will

He & Margaret may have also had a son named William who preceeded his father in death as per a appraisel of a William Ramsey "Jr." who died 1825, he had little to no possessions and was apparently not married.

Mary's mother was Margaret Wallace, daughter of Andrew Wallace & Margaret Woods, and grandaughter of old Michael Woods & Lady Mary Campbell maternally. She was a paternal grandaughter of Elizabeth Woods & Peter Wallace Sr. Elizabeth was Michael's sister. Peter Wallace Sr. died in ireland and the rest of the Woods/Wallace families immigrated from Ireland ca 1724.

The father of William Ramsey was a John Ramsey of Augusta. I am still working on him. He was born ca 1726, place yet unknown. he was a Capt in the Augusta Co militia, a founding member of Tinkling Spring Church and owned tracts of land in Beverley Manor/Borden's Grant. He married a Mary _______ . I'm still working on her too! John left a will in Augusta in 1783 naming seven sons and grandchildren. Mary left a will in augusta in 1785, naming the same sons and grandchildren. The brothers of William Ramsey were James, John, Alexander, Andrew, George & Daniel. They possibly had a sister Mary as an Andrew Steele was named as "son" in both wills of John & Mary and in the will of Andrew Steele, he names his wife Mary.

This is pretty much all I have thus far on the Ramseys in Va. William Ramsey's estate which passed onto his descendants, was (later) called "Mirador". If I'm not mistaken, it sold a couple of years ago. I believe the old mill may also still be standing. It has been awhile since I have been down to that part of Va."

He had the following children:

  F i Mary RAMSEY 


Husband's Name

William RAMSEY (AFN:1X82-5LM)  Pedigree  

Born:  1742  Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
Died:  1825  Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
Buried:  1825  Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
Married:  1762  Place:  , Albemarle, Va   


Wife's Name

Margaret WALLACE (AFN:J9S8-84)  Pedigree  

Born:  1744  Place:  , Albemarle, Virginia   
Died:    Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
Buried:    Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
Married:  1762  Place:  , Albemarle, Va   

Father:  Andrew WALLACE (AFN:1VJX-DD)  Family  
Mother:  Margaret WOODS (AFN:1VJW-7D)   


1.  Sex  Name    
 M William RAMSEY (AFN:1X82-5P8)  Pedigree  

   Born:  1767   Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
   Died:  1832   Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
   Buried:  1832   Place:  , Albemarle, Va   

2.  Sex  Name    
 M Andrew RAMSEY (AFN:1X82-5MT)  Pedigree  

   Born:  1763   Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
   Died:    Place:  Staunton Rd., Albemarle, Va   
   Buried:    Place:  , Albemarle, Va   

3.  Sex  Name    
 M John RAMSEY (AFN:1X82-5N2)  Pedigree  

   Born:  1765   Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
   Died:  1815   Place:  , Albemarle, Va   
   Buried:  1815   Place:  , Albemarle, Va   

Some sources claim that this William Ramsey married Margaret Wallace, but the marriage dates appear to be too early to be this William Ramsey. More research is necessary to conclusively place this William.