Author Topic: Madge Ramsay Smith  (Read 4972 times)

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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #18 on: Monday 01 February 16 09:34 GMT (UK) »
I have a copy of Madge Ramsay Smith's birth certificate.  She was born in Peebles on 31st July 1884 and her name is "Margaret".  Her parents were John Ramsay Smith, solicitor, and Mary Graham Ramsay Smith MS Norwell.  They had been married on 14th June 1883 in Edinburgh.  In the case of Mary Ramsay Smith, the "Ramsay" has been added.
I know that Madge and her sister were considered exemplary gentlewomen in Peebles, cultured and involved in all sorts of charitable works.  I have a watercolour presented by them (perhaps even painted by one of them) to my father when he retired from the local bank. Madge's brave, humanitarian work during World War 1 is legendary and she is celebrated in the local museum as a famous daughter of the town.

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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #19 on: Monday 01 February 16 10:33 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
     Looks like Margaret in Tunbridge Wells, Kent in 1911, along with a Mary Ramsay Smith. Can't find her in 1901.
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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #20 on: Monday 01 February 16 12:38 GMT (UK) »
I have now found on Scotlandspeople the death registration of John Ramsay Smith, Madge's father.  He died in Peebles on 18th February 1947 and the informant was his daughter Madge.  He is said to be the widower of 1) Mary Graham Norwell and 2) Isabella Cumslie.  He was 92 and his death was certified by Dr Temple whom I remember well from my childhood!

John's death registration is 768/00 019
Madge's birth registration is 768/00 0075

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Re: Madge Ramsay Smith
« Reply #21 on: Monday 01 February 16 14:07 GMT (UK) »
Always some great help on here. Many thanks everyone.