Ramsay, William (1806 -1865)

William Ramsay was the third son of Sir William Ramsay, 7th Baronet of Banff House, Perthshire, and Agnata Frances, daughter of Vincent Biscoe, of Hookwood in Surrey. He was educated at Edinburgh High School, Glasgow University, obtaining a B.A. 1826, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a pensioner 9 July 1825, matriculated Michaelmas 1826, Scholar 1828, B.A. 1831, and M.A. 1836. He was elected Professor of Humanity (Greek and Latin) in the University of Glasgow in 1831, and held the post until 1863, when he retired through ill health and went to Italy. He was author of several successful books, Elementary treatise on Latin prosody (Glasgow, 1837); A manual of Roman antiquities (London 1851), and editions of several classical texts including Plautus, Mostellaria (London, 1869). He married, in 1834, Catherine, daughter of Robert Davidson, LL.D., Professor of Civil Law at Glasgow University, and died in San Remo in Italy in 1865. Their only daughter, Catherine Lilias Harriet, married Col. James Wedderburn Ogilvy, but they had no children. She died in 1909.

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Motto: Spernit pericula virtus
Crest: A unicorn's head couped
Heraldic Charges: unicorn's head
Ramsay, William (1806 - 1865) (Stamp 2) Motto: Spernit pericula virtus
Crest: A unicorn's head couped
Heraldic Charges: unicorn's head