Burial register ID: 10163
Surname: RAMSAY
First name: KEITH
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 62 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 03-May-1906
Date of burial: 06-May-1906

Block: 3
Plot: 6

Bio contributor: Amanda Kennedy

Keith Ramsay (1844-1906)

Keith Ramsay was born in Alyth, Perthshire, the youngest son of the Rev. William Ramsay. He came to Otago on the ship Jura in 1862 and established a shipping agency in Dunedin in 1865. He was managing owner of the steamer Invercargill from 1885; it ran a regular service from Invercargill to Dunedin.

Ramsay was a member of the Otago Harbour Board from 1874 to 1875 and from 1877 to 1883, and its chairman from 1880 to 1883. He was a Dunedin City Councillor in 1872 and elected mayor in 1874 at the age of thirty; he remains the youngest person to have held this position in the city.

Ramsay was a director of several companies, including the National Insurance Co., Perpetual Trustees Estate and Agency Co., Westport Coal Co., Dunedin Savings Bank and the Dunedin Stock Exchange.

Ramsay married Janet Torry-Douglas in 1871, and they had three sons and six daughters. He died in 1906.

Reference: Southern people: A dictionary of Otago Southland biography.

— Other burials recorded at the same site:
Mary Stuart RAMSAY d. 1883,
Janet Torry Douglas RAMSAY d. 1930,
Margaret Antoinette RAMSAY d. 1945,
Mary Stewart BARCLAY d. 1947,
and Douglas RAMSAY d. 1955.

There are 6 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
BARCLAY MARY STEWART 70 Years 05-Dec-1947 06-Dec-1947
RAMSAY DOUGLAS 74 Years 14-Apr-1955 16-Apr-1955
RAMSAY JANET TORRY DOUGLAS 78 Years 10-Feb-1930 11-Feb-1930
RAMSAY KEITH 62 Years 03-May-1906 06-May-1906
RAMSAY MARGARET ANTOINETTE 67 Years 22-Oct-1945 23-Oct-1945
RAMSAY MARY STUART 46 Years 27-Mar-1883 28-Mar-1883