I am still looking for the Family of my great-great Grandfather John Ramsden.
John Ramsden was a mill operator/owner in Thornhill & East Gwillumbury, Ontario Canada. He came to Canada circa 1840 and died in 1893.
He was born in Yorkshire in 1817.Mormon records indicate that he was Christened in Halifax at the Salem, New Connexion Methodist Church.According to these records his parents were Joseph Ramsden & Sarah Rowbottem.Joseph & Sarah had the following Children
Daniel 1807 Edward 1808 Alfred 1813 Elizabeth 1815 John (my g-g-grandfather) 1817 James 1819 Benjamin 1820 George 1823 Sarah 1826
Alfred and Daniel may have been Mayor's of Halifax during the 1800's.Family tales connect our family to Halifax Yorkshire as well.
I know that My GrGr Grandfather was in the Mill Business and we were told that his family owned Mills in Yorkshire and France.I have found records for Ramsden Children christened at the British Chapel in Lille, France circa 1860.They were Alfred, Clara & Thomas born to John Dennison Ramsden and Wife Maria.As Lille was/is a major textile are in France, I see these people as possible connections to my Ramsdens.
I am very interested in hearing from anyone who has information or connections to these Ramsdens.