The Ramsay Family
In Finland there are two noble families the Noble No 17 and the Barons No 40 right.
family came to Finland (then part of Sweden) in 1577. The
first Ramsay,Joan, belonged to the
Dalhousie Ramsay Family in Scotland. First the Ramsays were
officers fighting for Sweden in the Baltic countries and at that time
family members were moving with the soldiers. As the Swedish King
could not pay the Ramsays in cash, they got land in Finland as
compensation for fighting.
Click here if you want to see the connection to Dalhousie . The exact connection of Joan (John? or Hans) is not clear, but he had an introduction letter (1628) to the Swedish Noble House from Brechin and his two sons studied at Oxford. Hans Ramsays father was Capt. alexander Ramsay b.abt 1520 mentioned in Balmabrech (3 miles from Brechin) and his granfather Willliam Ramsay b. abt. 1476 and married to Janet Lindsay.
Here you can see some of my Finnish ancestors;
|My father, Henrik 1904-1977||Grandpa, Wilhelm 1865-1928||Carl, August 1791-1855||August
|Alexander, Wolter 1825-1891||
Anders, Erik 1645-1735
|Ramsay tartans red, blue and festive (Dalhousie) and Ramsay red (the one to the right). Click for bigger pictures.|
the left the Dalhousie Castle from where all the Scandinavian Ramsays
Link to Ramsay in FINLAND (For famous Ramsays in Finland and Russia)
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© Mac Ramsay 07.11.2012