Ramshay, Mary (nee Jackson) (1835-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by J.P. Osborne

Mrs. Mary Ramshay changed mortality for life on September 8th, 1915, in the eighty-first year of her age, and was interred at Catterick. Born at Langthorne, near Bedale, her father and mother were devoted members of our Church, and in their home ministers were hospitably entertained.

Our sister’s life was marked with deep humility, strong faith, and practical piety. The writer remembers her prayers of nearly forty years ago, which were like bringing heaven to earth. For some time our sister had been unable to attend the services, but her religious fervour never waned. Her sufferings at times were severe, but were endured with patience and without complaint. 

Rev. A. Goodacre says: “I frequently visited her and found her calm, resigned and waiting for the call of God. It was indeed a privilege to have known her. She was always eager to hear the Scriptures read and for prayer.” 

She leaves one son and three daughters to mourn their loss.


Mary was born abt1835 at Ainderby Miers, nr. Langthorne, Yorkshire, to parents Robert Jackson, a farmer (1861), and Frances Wood.

She married Christopher Arthur Ramshay (1831-1898), a farmer (1891), on 27 July 1864 at Hornby,  Yorkshire. Census returns identify six of seven children.

  • Frances Isabella (1865-1947) – married Sidney Robinson, a draper (1911), in 1890
  • Cecilia Ann (1866-1955) – married George Winter, borough surveyor & water works engineer (1911), in 1892
  • Arthur George (1868-1932) – a farmer (1911)
  • Jane Elizabeth (1869-1885)
  • Mary Susan (1871-1940) – married Matthew Brainerd Hogg, a farmer, in 1924
  • Maria Margaret (1875-1907) – married John Dawson, a farmer (1901), in 1899

Mary died on 8 September 1915 at Knaresborough, Yorkshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/157

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