Alexander Ramsay Rae

12 September 1819–29 November 1885 (Age 66)
Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander Ramsay

When Alexander Ramsay Rae was born on 12 September 1819, in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Livingston Rae, was 39 and his mother, Alison or Ellison Johnston, was 38. He married Ann Mckendrick on 17 January 1842, in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 29 November 1885, in Carronshore, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Ramsay Rae
Ann Mckendrick
Marriage: 17 January 1842
Livingston Rae
Agnes Buchan Rae
Helen Rae
Elison Johnston Rae
Thomas Mc Kendrick Rae
Alexander Rae
Catherine Rae
Alexander Rae
George Rae
Robert Hawker Isdale Rae

Spouse and Children

17 January 1842
Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Livingston Rae


    Agnes Buchan Rae


    Helen Rae


    Elison Johnston Rae


    Thomas Mc Kendrick Rae


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World Events (8)

1820 · "The ""Radical War""."

Age 1

The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

Age 4

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 19

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

Scottish: reduced form of McRae .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Rae in household of Livingston Rae, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Alexander Rae, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Alexander Rae in entry for Livingston Rae, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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