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Madge Ramsay Smith
« on: Friday 02 January 15 10:05 GMT (UK) »
Hello, i have her living at Kingsmuirhill, Peebles. Had a sister or mother named Eleanor, would like to find out where she was born/died etc.  many thanks Alan

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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 January 15 11:40 GMT (UK) »
You need to give at least an idea of dates for us to help you. Is this the same person mentioned in an earlier thread?

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Madge Ramsay Smith, living in Peebles, served as secretary and administrator at Royau mont Abbey from May 1916- March 1919. Much of Madge’s  story can be accessed by reading   Antonio de Navarro’s book ‘The SWH at the French Abbey of Royaumont’
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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 January 15 11:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi, sorry yes, same person. Would have been born late 1800s, i know she was still alive in 1970. I cant find her which is odd as she was well know in Peebles.

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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 January 15 11:45 GMT (UK) »
Just because she lived in Peebles doesn't mean she was actually born there. Any luck in finding her in 1901 and 1911 census records?
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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 January 15 11:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi, and thank you, no luck finding her date of birth anywhere.

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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 January 15 11:57 GMT (UK) »
Did she not live in Aberdeen after WWII (or is this a different Miss Madge R. Smith)?

Madge is usually a nickname for Margaret so Madge might not be the name that appears in official records.
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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 January 15 12:09 GMT (UK) »
sorry apart from her ww1 time am at a loss.

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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 January 15 12:18 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps get in touch with the person who wrote this article as he may have more details not used in it or be able to suggest further resources to research-
http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/what-s-on/borders-women-serve-in-wwi-1-3602898

Not much detail here but gives a few other sources to query-
https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4965748

http://scottishwomenshospitals.co.uk/peebles-inerleithen-and-wakerburn/
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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 January 15 21:16 GMT (UK) »
A possible reference to Madge...

...Also in 1965, the splendid entrance screen, which contains as comprehensive Christian symbolism as can be seen in Scotland, was gifted by the Misses Madge and Eleanor Ramsay-Smith. The ladies were responsible also for the enlargement of the vestibule...

http://historyofpeebles.com/Page252.html

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