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Ramsay, James (1733–1789), surgeon and slavery abolitionist

J. Watt

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/23086

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Ramsay, James (1733–1789), surgeon and slavery abolitionist, was born on 25 July 1733 at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the only son of William Ramsay (1683–1754), ship's carpenter, and his wife, Margaret Ogilvie (1696–1772) of Powrie. After attending Fraserburgh grammar school he was apprenticed to Dr Alexander Findlay...

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Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery ; Surgery

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