Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsey

Male 1919 - 2000  (80 years)


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  • Name Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsey 
    Born 21 Dec 1919  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 2000  Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I210  King of Scots
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2009 

    Family Flora Marjory Fraser (21th Lord Saltoun),   b. 18 Oct 1930, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1956 
    Children 
    +1. Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel Fraser,   b. 11 Oct 1957, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Alice Elizabeth Margaret Ramsey,   b. 08 Jul 1962, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Ramsey,   b. 15 Apr 1963, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Dec 1919 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Dec 2000 - Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Captain Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay of Mar (21 December 1919?20 December 2000) was the only child of HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught, who renounced her royal title and style when she married then-Captain the Hon. Alexander Ramsay in February 1919. His mother was the youngest child of HRH The Duke of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. His father was the third son of the Earl of Dalhousie.

      Born at Clarence House, then the London residence of his maternal grandfather, the Duke of Connaught. He (along with his cousin Viscount Lascelles, later 7th Earl of Harewood) acted as a page of honour during the coronation of King George VI. After leaving Eton College the same year, he received commission in the Grenadier Guards. Ramsay saw active service in North Africa during World War II. He lost his right leg during a tank battle at Tunisia in 1943. In 1944, he joined the staff of his cousin, HRH the Duke of Gloucester, who was then governor general of Australia.

      Upon returning to Britain in 1947, he was informed that he would inherit Mar Lodge and its estates from his aunt, Princess Arthur of Connaught. In preparation for this role, he read agriculture at Trinity College, Cambridge. After graduating in 1952, he worked for three years as assistant factor on the Linlithgow estates at South Queensferry. Ramsay inherited the Mar estate in 1959. At that point, Lord Lyon King of Arms allowed him to add the designation "of Mar" to his name. Part of the estate had to be sold to pay inheritance tax and became Mar Lodge Estate.

      In 1956, Ramsay married Flora Fraser (18 October 1930-), the only daughter of Alexander Fraser, 20th Lord Saltoun and chief of the Name of Fraser. His wife succeeded her father as the 21st Lady Saltoun and chief of the Name of Fraser in her own right in 1979. Thereafter, they resided at wife's family seat, Cairnbulg Castle at Fraserburgh, in Aberdeenshire. In 1971, he became the deputy lord lieutenant for Aberdeenshire.

      Although the Ramsays of Mar had no royal titles and carried out no public duties, they were regarded as members of the extended British Royal Family, attending most major royal events. Alexander Ramsay of Mar died on the eve of his eighty-first birthday. At the time of his death, he was one of five surviving great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria.



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