James Ramage

19 November 1824–18 August 1876 (Age 51)
Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Ramage was born on 19 November 1824, in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Ramage, was 29 and his mother, Jean Clarkson, was 23. He married Elisabeth Robb in 1846, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 18 August 1876, in Rigside, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 51, and was buried in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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James Ramage
Elisabeth Robb
Marriage: 1846
William Ramage
Jane Ramage
Janet Ramage
Janet Aitken Ramage
Christina Ramage
William Ramage
Barbara R Ramage
Helen Ramage
Thomas Prentice Ramage

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Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 8

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 14

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname for a savage or unpredictable individual, from Middle English, Old French rammage ‘wild’ (applied to a bird of prey), Late Latin ramaticus, from ramus ‘branch’. Compare Savage .2 French: from a derivative of Old French ramu ‘branch’, with the sense ‘forest’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a forest. The term ramage also had a legal sense, denoting the right to cut branches within a manorial forest, and in some cases the surname may have arisen from a nickname for someone who had this feudal right.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Ramage, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Ramage, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Ramage, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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