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"Sir Andrew Ramsay, Lord Abbotshall, 1st Baronet (May 1619 – January 17, 1688), Privy Counsellor, was the first Lord Provost of Edinburgh and a judge of the Court of Session...
...Andrew Ramsay was the third son of the Reverend Andrew Ramsay (d.1659), Minister of the Old Kirk, Edinburgh, and from 1620 - 1626 Professor of Divinity and Rector at Edinburgh University, a younger son of David Ramsay, 1534 - 1625, and Katherine Carnegie; and a great-grandson of William Ramsay of Balmain, 1510 - 1569. Sir Andrew's mother was Mary, daughter of Alexander Frazer, Laird of Dores."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Andrew Ramsay, Lord Abbotshall', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 July 2012, 23:52 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Andrew_Ramsay,_Lord_Abbotshall&oldid=503856601> [accessed 4 September 2012]
- 'Ramsay, Andrew (1620?-1688) (DNB00)', Wikisource, The Free Library, <http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ramsay,_Andrew_(1620%3F-1688)_(DNB00)>
- An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 399-401
- There are inconsistencies between Complete baronetage (Vol. IV; page 273) and Lord Abbotshall's entry in Dictionary of National Biography as to whether he was the 1st Baronet. The Complete baronetage indicates it was his son that was created Baronet, while the Dictionary of National Biography indicates his son succeeded him as Baronet. His entry in An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII (Page 399-401) makes no reference to him being created a Baronet.
"Andrew Ramsay, of Abbotshall, co. Fife, as also of to Waughton, co. Haddington, a. and h. ap. of Sir Andrew Ramsay, of Abbotshall, sometime (1654-57 and 1662-73) Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and (1671-73) a Lord of Session under the style of lord Abbotshall, by Janet Craw, his wife, was bap. 24 Dec. 1648, at the Grey Friars church, Edinburgh ; was M.P. [S.] for North Berwick, 1669-74, and was cr. a Baronet [S.], 23 June 1669, with rem. to heirs male of the body. He suc. his father (who d. aged 69), 17 Jan. 1688. He m. Anne, da. of Hugh (Montgomerie), Earl of Eglintoun [S.], by his 2d wife, Mary, da. of John (Leslie), Earl of Rothes [S.]. He d. s.p.s. 1709, and was bur. at Abbotshall, when the Baronetcy became extinct." - Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 272 "...He was succeeded in the baronetcy and estates by his son Andrew." - 'Ramsay, Andrew (1620?-1688) (DNB00)', Wikisource, The Free Library, <http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ramsay,_Andrew_(1620%3F-1688)_(DNB00)>