ARCHIBALD RAMAGE - MARGARET DICK

ARCHIBALD RAMAGE was born at Moss-Side Cottage, Beath, on the 14th of May 1861.

Son of ROBERT RAMAGE and Margaret Blackwood.

Archibald was illegitimate - the name on his birth cerificate is Archibald Ramage Blackwood, and his father's name is not shown. On his marriage certificate and his death certificate his father's name is given as Robert Ramage, Coal Miner.

The only Robert Ramage in the whole of Fife on the 1871 census is a Coal Miner, living in Beath and married to Mariann Skinner. He was born c.1836, son of William Ramage and Alison Kirk.

Archibald is at 44 Priory Lane, Dunfermline, on the 1881 census. His occupation is Yarn Bleacher.

Photograph of Archibald Ramage and his mother, brother and sisterArchibald, his mother, brother and sister, date unknown.

MARGARET DICK was born in Dunfermline c.1860.

Daughter of John Dick and Margaret Finlayson.

Margaret is possibly at 99 Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline, on the 1881 census. She was a lodger with the Gibson family. Her occupation was Bobbin Winder of Linen - probably in a damask factory, as this is what is recorded on her marriage certificate.

Archibald and Margaret were married at Priory Lane, Dunfermline, on the 2nd of July 1882.

Witnessed by R Blackwood and Catherine McGregor. R Blackwood is possibly Robert Blackwood, Archibald's cousin.

Margaret's 'X' mark was witnessed by John Keith and James Gibson. John Keith is possibly Archibald's half-brother.

Officiated by James B. Brown, Minister of Free North Church, Dunfermline.

Archibald and Margaret are living at 17 Pittencrieff Street in 1884. They are at 75 Netherton Broad Street, Dunfermline on the 1891 census and at 150 Pittencrieff Street on the 1901 census. His occupation is given as Cloth Beetler and Pedlar Soft Goods respectively. At the time of his death in 1910 he was an Assistant Sanitary Inspector. At various other times his occupation is given as Causeway Labourer, Pedlar Linen Goods, Lamplighter and Gas Stoker.

Children:

  1. Margaret Ramage, born in Priory Lane, Dunfermline, on the 15th of April 1882.

    Margaret is still with her parents in 1901. Her occupation is Linen Cloth Finisher. She married James Stirling, Insurance Agent. She died at 148 Chalmers Street, Dunfermline on the 20th of April 1916.

  2. Robert Ramage, born in Priory Lane, Dunfermline, on the 21st of April 1884.

    Robert is still with his parents in 1901. His occupation is Confectioner Sugar Boiler.

  3. Janet Ramage, born at 75 Netherton Broad Street, Dunfermline, on the 28th of July 1886.

    Janet died 75 Netherton Broad Street on the 9th of December 1892.

  4. Jane Ramage, born at 75 Netherton Broad Street on the 7th of March 1889.

    Jane married Alexander Younger Russell, son of Arthur Russell and Jane Younger.

  5. Eliza Ramage, born at 75 Netherton Broad Street, Dunfermline, on the 12th of July 1891.

    Eliza never married. She died at 29 Maitland Street, Dunfermline, on the 18th of March 1973.

  6. Isabella Ramage, born in Dunfermline on the 6th of November 1893.
  7. Archibald Ramage, born at 99 Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline, on the 29th of February 1896.

    Archibald married Margaret Cairns. He died at 17 Lauder Street, Dunfermline on the 25th of March 1963. His occupation was Saddler.

  8. John Ramage, born at 99 Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline, on the 28th of May 1898.
  9. Marion Finlayson Ramage, born at 100 Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline, on the 7th of January 1901.

Archibald died at the Cottage Hospital in Dunfermline on the 28th of July 1910. His usual address was 150 Pittencrieff Street.

Margaret died at 164 Pittencrieff Street on the 16th of May 1929.