Dr. David RAMSAY, ,of Dobroyde Estate, Haberfield,New South Wales

Male 1794 - 1860  (66 years)


Personal Information

  • Name David RAMSAY 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Suffix ,of Dobroyde Estate, Haberfield,New South Wales 
    Born 16 Mar 1794  Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jun 1860  Haberfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried the Ramsay Vault at St David's Church, Haberfield, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10780  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2019 

    Father John RAMSAY,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elisabeth PEARSON,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann LORD,   b. 3 Mar 1806, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1889, Haberfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1825  St Phillips Church of England, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The present day suburb of Haberfield occupies all the land north of Parramatta Road between Iron Cove and Long Cove Creeks granted to Nicholas Bayly in 1803. It was purchased in 1805 by emancipist and successful businessman and land owner, Simeon Lord, for 850 pounds.Lord named these 480 acres "Dobroyde" for his cousin's home in Lancastershire. When his eldest daughter, Sarah, married Mr David Ramsay in 1825, the Dobroyd Estate was part of her marriage settlement. Mr Ramsay died in 1860, leaving his widow to dedicate land for church, manse, school and cemetery (St David's, Dalhousie Street) and to divide the rest of the Dobroyd Estate amongst their ten children. Three of the Ramsay children put portion of their land up for sale in the 1880s. Louisa's land was subdivided into villa allotments in 1885. However, despite the extension of the tramway from Leichhardt along Ramsay Street to Five Dock, it would appear that very few villas were constructed, probably because of the restraints put on investment and development by the Depression of the 1890s. Dr Ramsay and his son Edward were keen gardeners, and belonged to the Linnean Society and Australian Museum. Haberfield street names, such as Percy, Lord, Dalhousie, commemorate the Ramsay era

      Oldest daughter, Mary Louisa married Alexander Learmouth in 1850. On the ridge to the west of the Ramsay's 'Dobroyde Homestead', they commissioned early colonial architect John Bibb to design 'Yasmar House', being Ramsay spelt backwards. 'Yasmar' was deliberately sited amongst its 'gardensque' designed gardens and arboretum, that continues to this day.

      Following her death, Sarah Ramsay's heirs began selling land to Richard Stanton, the first 50 acres being between Deakin and Waratah Streets. Stanton was inspired by early the early town planning movement which sought to regulated uses and building types, and example he had seen in England and the USA. Stanton was a co-founder of the Town Planning Institute with John Sulman ,and the Real Estate Institute..Ref:Records of the Ashfield Council
    Children 
     1. Mary Louisa RAMSAY,   b. 1827, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Elizabeth RAMSAY,   b. 1827, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1900, "Farleigh", Union Street, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Isabella Helen RAMSAY,   b. 1829, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. David RAMSAY, ,of Tindarey Station,Cobar,NSW,Australia,   b. 9 Mar 1832, Haberfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1901, "Lyriclea", Five Dock, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Louisa R. RAMSAY,   b. 1834, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     6. Margaret RAMSAY,   b. 1836, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. James RAMSAY, ,of Nanama Station,Yass,   b. 1838, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Edward Pierson RAMSAY, ,director of the Sydney Museum,   b. 1842, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Canterbury , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     9. John Simeon RAMSAY,   b. 1846, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929, Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     10. Percy Robert RAMSAY,   b. 1848, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F4482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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