Ramsay Family Mysteries

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Location: Neguac, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Surnames/tags: Ramsay New_Brunswick Savoie
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Family history states that Peter Drake Ramsay Sr. was a Scottish sailor who jumped shipped in New Brunswick and hid in a cave to avoid being hanged. The story goes that Peter and a man named Anderson Jumped ship back in 1855. They were asked to go ashore to bring fresh water back for the ships journey home. They never returned. Peter Sr real last name may have been Chisholm. Another possible last name was Hennessy. When Peter came out of hiding, he reportedly took the name Ramsay.

Peter was born around 1823. Another big mystery is WHERE? Peter has more than 1 place of birth:

1/ Marriage Cert lists his birth Neguac,NB but does not list parents 2/ Death Cert list birth Cocagne, NB but does not list parents 3/ Census list Birth At Sea, Nova Scotia. Scotland 4/ Obit say place of birth Scotland.

Peter is Buried in St Bernard's Cemetery, Neguac, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada. He died in 1910. He was walking home from his daughters home next door and they found him in the snow.

Peter married Anastasia Savoie in 1857. They were married for over 53 years and had 10 children together.

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Any suggestions on how I can track down Peter's parents and where he was born?
posted by Kathleen (Ramsay) Buso

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