Margaret RAMSAY

Female 1836 - 1912  (76 years)


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  • Name Margaret RAMSAY 
    Born 1836  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1912  Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10786  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2019 

    Father Dr. David RAMSAY, ,of Dobroyde Estate, Haberfield,New South Wales,   b. 16 Mar 1794, Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1860, Haberfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother 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
    Family ID F4482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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