Ramsay baronets

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Sir Bertram Ramsay, great-grandson of Sir Alexander Ramsay, 2nd Baronet, of Balmain

There have been five baronetcies created for persons with the surname Ramsay, four in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. One creation is extant as of 2010.

The Ramsay Baronetcy, of Balmaine in the County of Kincardine, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 3 September 1625 for Gilbert Ramsay. He was a descendant of John Ramsay, Lord Bothwell. The fourth Baronet was one of the Scottish representatives to the 1st Parliament of Great Britain and subsequently sat for Kincardineshire. The fifth and sixth Baronets also represented Kincardineshire in the House of Commons. The latter assumed the additional surname of Irvine. The title became dormant on his death in 1806. However, it was revived the same year in favour of his nephew (see the 1806 creation below).

The Ramsay Baronetcy, of Whitehill in the County of Edinburgh, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 2 June 1665 for John Ramsay. The title became extinct on the death of the fifth Baronet in 1744.

The Ramsay Baronetcy, of Bamff in the County of Perth, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 3 December 1666 for Gilbert Ramsay. The title became extinct on the death of the twelfth Baronet in 1986.

The Ramsay Baronetcy, of Abbotshall in the County of Fife, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 23 June 1669 for Andrew Ramsay. The title became extinct on the death of the second Baronet in 1709.

The Ramsay Baronetcy, of Balmain in the County of Kincardine, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 13 May 1806 for Alexander Ramsay. Born Alexander Burnett, he was the second son of Sir Thomas Burnett, 6th Baronet, of Leys (see Burnett Baronets) by his wife Catherine, sister and heiress of Sir Alexander Ramsay-Irvine, 6th Baronet, of Balmain (see above). He succeeded to the Ramsay estates in 1806 and assumed the same year by Royal license the surname of Ramsay in lieu of his patronymic. The second Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for MP for Kincardineshire. The third Baronet was Member of Parliament for Rochdale. The seventh and present Baronet is the presumed heir to the dormant Burnett Baronetcy of Leys.

William Alexander Ramsay, eldest son of Captain Francis Ramsay, third son of the second Baronet, was a Brigadier-General in the British Army. His son Sir Bertram Ramsay was an Admiral in the Royal Navy.

Ramsay, later Ramsay-Irvine baronets, of Balmain (1625)[edit]

Ramsay baronets, of Whitehill (1665)[edit]

  • Sir John Ramsay, 1st Baronet (1624-1674)
  • Sir John Ramsay, 2nd Baronet (1645-1715)
  • Sir John Ramsay, 3rd Baronet (died 1717)
  • Sir Andrew Ramsay, 4th Baronet (1678-1721)
  • Sir John Ramsay, 5th Baronet (1720-1744)

Ramsay baronets, of Bamff (1666)[edit]

  • Sir Gilbert Ramsay, 1st Baronet (died c. 1686)
  • Sir James Ramsay, 2nd Baronet (died 1730)
  • Sir John Ramsay, 3rd Baronet (died 1738)
  • Sir James Ramsay, 4th Baronet (c. 1706-1782)
  • Sir John Ramsay, 5th Baronet (died 1783)
  • Sir George Ramsay, 6th Baronet (died 1790)
  • Sir William Ramsay, 7th Baronet (died 1807)
  • Sir James Ramsay, 8th Baronet (1797-1859)
  • Sir George Ramsay, 9th Baronet (1800-1871)
  • Sir James Henry Ramsay, 10th Baronet (1832-1925)
  • Sir James George Ramsay, 11th Baronet (1878-1959)
  • Sir Neis Alexander Ramsay, 12th Baronet (1909-1986)

Ramsay baronets, of Abbotshall (1669)[edit]

  • Sir Andrew Ramsay, 1st Baronet (1648-1680)
  • Sir Andrew Ramsay, 2nd Baronet (died 1709)

Ramsay baronets, of Balmain (1806)[edit]

  • Sir Alexander Burnett Ramsay, 1st Baronet (1757-1810)
  • Sir Alexander Ramsay, 2nd Baronet (1785-1852)
  • Sir Alexander Ramsay, 3rd Baronet (1813-1875)
  • Sir Alexander Entwisle Ramsay, 4th Baronet (1837-1902)
  • Sir Herbert Ramsay, 5th Baronet (1868-1924)
  • Sir Alexander Burnett Ramsay, 6th Baronet (1903-1965)
  • Sir Alexander William Burnett Ramsay, 7th Baronet (born 1938)

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is Alexander David Ramsay Of Balmain, the Younger (born 1966), eldest son of the 7th Baronet.

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