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Graveyard Inscriptions

PICTURES and INSCRIPTIONS of the GRAVES in the RAMSAY BURIAL GROUND

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The Ramsay Vault

THE RAMSAY VAULT

 

Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Ann Lord

David Ramsay and Kate de Mestre

Charles de Mestre Ramsay

 

These inscriptions are on the previous page.

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The Learmonth Grave

MARY LOUISA RAMSAY AND ALEXANDER LEARMONTH

First child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

 

IN MEMORY OF

ALEXANDER LEARMONTH

WHO DIED

AT YASMAR

DOBROYDE

28TH JULY 1877

AGED 57 YEARS

 

“FOR SO HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP”

                PSALM CXXVII.2

 

 

MARY LOUISA

WIFE OF

ALEXANDER LEARMONTH

DIED 27 JANUARY 1911 AGED 88 YEARS

 

“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

I SHALL NOT WANT

HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES,

HE LEADETH ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS.”

 

The Learmonths built ‘Yasmar’ on Parramatta Road.

 

IN MEMORY OF

RAMSAY LEARMONTH

DIED 15TH SEPT

AGED 53

“GOD SAW THAT HIS FOOTSTEPS FALTERED

AND SAW HIS HEART WAS WEAK,

SO HE BADE HIM REST FOR A SEASON,

AS HIS PATHWAY HAD GROWN TOO STEEP.”

 

 

IN MEMORY OF

SARAH

WIFE OF

GEORGE JOHN SCALE

ELDEST DAUGHTER OF

ALEXANDER AND MARY

LOUISA LEARMONTH

WHO DIED AT  BATH ENGLAND

JULY 12 1920

 

“MY PRESENCE SHALL GO WITH THEE

AND I WILL GIVE THEE REST.”

 

 

IN MEMORY OF

MCCHEYNE LEARMONTH

KILLED AT

CROYDON RAILWAY STATION

DECEMBER 16 1879. AGED 14 YEARS

 

“EVEN SO FATHER, FOR IT SEEMED GOOD IN HIS SIGHT.”

                                                MATT. XI.26

FOR EVER MORE, TO ALL OUR LIFE

A DEEPER TONE IS GIVEN.

FOR THE DARLING OF OUR HOUSEHOLD

HAS ENTERED INTO HEAVEN.”

 

“BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART: FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD.”

                                               MATT. V.8

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The Bain Grave

ANNIE LEARMONTH AND LEWIS POTTER BAIN

Second child of Mary Louisa Ramsay and Alexander Learmonth

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

 

ANNIE BAIN

WHO DIED 10TH APRIL 1925

 

LEWIS POTTER BAIN

WHO DIED

13TH SEPTEMBER 1927

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The Thomson Grave

SARAH ELIZABETH RAMSAY AND BUCHAN THOMSON

Second child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

 

IN MEMORY

OF

BUCHAN THOMSON

WHO DIED

AT ASHFIELD

ON 11TH JULY 1883

AGED 62 YEARS

“AUDAX ET VERUS”

 

SARAH ELIZABETH

HIS WIFE

2ND JULY 1900

AND MILLIE

THEIR DAUGHTER

WIFE OF DAVID LOGAN

21ST OCTOBER 1908

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The Belisario Graves

ISABELLA HELEN RAMSAY AND JOHN BELISARIO

Third child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

1.

LITTLE SALLIE

DIED 6TH JULY

AGED 14 MONTTHS

“He shall gather the lambs in his arms.”

Isiah XL.11

 

2.

JACK BUCHAN BELISARIO

DIED

IN

PHILADEPHIA

11th FEB 1887

AGED 21 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS

 

“When thou liest down thou shall not be afraid.

Yea, thou shalt lie down and sleep shall be sweet.”           

                                          Prov 111.24

 

3.

OLIVE

DIED 14TH AUGUST 1867

AGED 4 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS

“In heaven do angels always behold the face of my Father.”

                                                                    Matt XVIII.10

 

4.

AT REST

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

CLIVE RAMSAY BELISARIO

BORN 21 AUGUST 1856

PASSED AWAY 31 MAY 1897

 

5

ISABELLA HELEN BELISARIO

BORN 15TH DECEMBER 1831

DIED 25TH OCTOBER 1908

“And underneath are the evelasting arms.”

At Rest

 

 

Ethel Belisario, died 19 Dec 1947, is buried in this grave.

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Archibald E Ramsay

ARCHIBALD ERNEST RAMSAY AND MURIEL WOOLNOUGH ALLARD

 

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF

ARCHIBALD ERNEST RAMSAY

DIED 16TH MAY 1924 AGED 54 YEARS

AND HIS BELOVED WIFE

MURIEL WOOLNOUGH RAMSAY

DIED 4TH JUNE 1937 AGED 55 YEARS

 

Archibald Ernest Ramsay was the 5th child if David Ramsay II and Kate de Mestre, daughter of Prosper de Mestre. Muriel Allard was the eldest daughter of Horace Bately Allard and Maria Cowlishaw Woolnough.

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Margaret Ramsay

LOUISA RAMSAY and ALEXANDER CAMPBELL BUDGE

Fifth child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

Louisa is buried in the vault.

 

 

MARGARET RAMSAY

Sixth child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

 

IN MEMORY OF

MARGARET RAMSAY

DAUGHTER OF DAVID RAMSAY M.D.

OF DOBROYDE.

BORN 6 JULY 1836 DIED 7 JULY 1912

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“HOW CALMLY CALMLY SLEEP THE DEAD”

 

“He giveth his beloved sleep”

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James Ramsay

JAMES RAMSAY AND EMILIE FORDE

Seventh child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

 

TO

THE MEMORY OF

JAMES RAMSAY

WHO DIED 7TH OCTOBER 1913

IN HIS 76TH YEAR

IN GOD’S KEEPING.

 

 

The ashes of Emilie Forde are possibly in this grave.

 

  

UNNAMED SON RAMSAY

Eighth child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

This child's coffin is in the vault. There is no inscription.

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Edward Pearson Ramsay

EDWARD PEARSON RAMSAY and ELLEN ELIZA FOX

Ninth child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

 

IN MEMORY OF

EDWARD PEARSON

RAMSAY L.L.D.

NATURALIST.

BORN AT DOBROYDE

3RD DECEMBER 1842

DIED 16TH DECEMBER 1916

3RD SON OF

DAVID RAMSAY M.D.

“UNTIL THE DAY BREAKS

AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY”

                                                             SOL IV.6

 

IN MEMORY OF

ELLEN ELIZA

WIFE OF

EDWARD PEARSON RAMSAY

DIED 19TH JUNE 1919

AGED 65 YEARS

DEVOTED WIFE AND LOVING MOTHER.

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Mary Edith Ramsay

MARY EDITH RAMSAY AND FREDERICK CROFTON DANIEL

 

In Loving Memory

- of -

MARY EDITH DANIEL

Born 6th Jan 1887

Departed this life 6th October 1961

~At Rest~

 

 

Mary Edith Daniel was the daughter of Edward Pearson Ramsay, married to Frederick Crofton Daniel.

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One of the Macallum Graves

MACCALLUM GRAVES

 

                                     IN LOVING MEMORY OF                                      

DOROTHY ISABELLA RAMSAY

DAUGHTER OF

JAMES DOUGLAS AND MARGARET ISOBEL

MacCALLUM

 

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

MARGARET ISOBEL COATES

DIED 1971

BELOVED WIFE OF

LESLIE HAROLD COATES

 

Margaret Isobel Coates was the daughter of Edward Henry Pearson Ramsay. She married first, James Douglas MacCallum, and second, Leslie Harold Coates.

 
In Loving Memory of

THE LOVED SONS OF

JAMES AND MARGARET

MACCALLUM

 

NX34558

GNR JOHN

RAMSAY

DIED

P.O.W. THAILAND

10-8-43

AGED 32 YEARS

 

JAMES  GORDON   RAMSAY

BSC., BSC (FOR)

DIED

14-10-47

AGED 25 YEARS

 

“ FAME HATH A FLEETING BREATH

BUT LOVE WILL ENDURE TILL DEATH AND BEYOND”

 

IN MEMORY OF LENORE MORVILLE

BELOVED DAUGHTER OF ELLEN AND GILBERT GEE

BORN 4TH SEPTEMBER 1955

 

In Loving Memory Of

DOUGLAS McPHERSON

RAMSAY MACCALLUM

SON OF

JAMES DOUGLAS AND MARGARET MACCALLUM

BORN 17-1-1918 died 21-12-1965

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John Simeon Ramsay

JOHN SIMEON RAMSAY and MADELEINE LA BARTE

Tenth child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

JOHN S

SON OF THE LATE

DAVID RAMSAY M.D. “DOBROYDE”

DIED 5th JULY 1929

 

Also MADELEINE LA BARTE.

WIFE OF JOHN S RAMSAY   

DIED 8 OCT 1941

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Percy Ramsay

PERCY RAMSAY and EMMELINE R.M.LORD

Eleventh child of Dr David Ramsay and Sarah Lord

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

EMMELINE R. M. LORD

WIFE OF THE LATE

PERCY RAMSAY

“DOBROYDE”

DIED 4TH MAY 1902

AGED 47 YEARS

 

“THY WILL BE DONE”

 

AND ALSO OF

PERCY LORD RAMSAY

SON OF THE LATE

PERCY AND EMMELINE R.M.RAMSAY

OF “DOBROYDE”

WHO DIED 24 MARCH 1910

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Kenneth Alistair Ramsay and Family

KENNETH ALISTAIR RAMSAY and JACQUELINE NEIDA ROBERTSON

 Fourth child of Archibald Ernest Ramsay

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

KENNETH ALISTAIR RAMSAY

3 JULY 1921 - 7 MAY 1997

AND HIS WIFE

JACQUELINE NEIDA ROBERTSON

11 AUGUST 1922 - 24 NOVEMBER 1994

PARENTS OF

DAVID,K.DOUGLAS, BELINDA AND PIERS

 

HELEN MARY SEATON WASS

 Wife of David Norman Ramsay, son of Kenneth Alistair Ramsay

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

HELEN MARY SEATON RAMSAY

20 JUNE 1946 - 16 JUNE 1999

BELOVED WIFE OF DAVID NORMAN RAMSAY

AND MOTHER OF FELICITY AND PETER 

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Simeon Lord and Sarah Birch

 

SIMEON LORD and SARAH BIRCH

Simeon Lord was the third child and oldest son of Simeon Lord (1771-1840) and Mary Hyde (1778-1864). Sarah Birch was the daughter of Thomas William Birch and Sarah Guest. She was born in Tasmania

 

IN MEMORY OF

SIMEON LORD

DIED 15TH JUNE 1892 AGED 82

 

ALSO OF SARAH

WIFE OF ABOVE

DIED 30TH JANUARY 1892 AGED 77

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JOHN MILLS and EMILY

TO THE DEAR MEMORY

OF

JOHN MILLS

WHO FELL ASLEEP

AT “CASIPHIA” ASHFIELD

AUGUST 28 1880

AGED 51 YEARS

“FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH”

 

“FOR BEHOLD THE SILVER CORD WAS LOOSENED

IN THE NIGHT

AND THE SOUL SET FREE

HAS FOUND IT’S REST IN GOD.”

 

ALSO EMILY

WIFE OF THE ABOVE

WHO DIED AT “AURELIA” CROYDON

JUNE 27 1887

AGED 61 YEARS

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REUNITED

 

Footstone with initials

JM

EM

  

 

John and Emily Mills were close friends of the Ramsay Family.

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Annie Downie Mackenzie

ANNIE DOWNIE MACKENZIE

 

ERECTED BY

THE REVD S. F. MACKENZIE

IN MEMORY OF

HIS BELOVED WIFE

ANNIE DOWNIE

WHO DIED 19TH FEB 1868

AGED 32 YEARS

 

Annie was the wife of the first Minister at St David’s.

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Percy Vaughan Pope

PERCY VAUGHAN POPE

 

SACRED

TO THE MEMORY OF

PERCY VAUGHAN

FOURTH SON OF

JOHN POPE

ASHFIELD

WHO DIED APRIL 2ND 1876

 

Percy was the son of John Pope, the first Mayor of Ashfield. 

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