Mary Anne Ram

Lived
- 10 July 1819
Origin
Clonattin
Father
Abel Ram, of Clonattin, d.1830, MP for Wexford. The Rams trace their residence in Clonattin to Thomas Ram, Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin, who went to Ireland in 1599 as chaplain to the Earl of Essex and obtained a grant of lands in County Wexford plantation from James I in 1615 (3).
Mother
Elizabeth Stopford, daughter of Joseph Stopford, brother of the Earl of Courtown.
Address
15 Northumberland Street
Political views
Her father was a Tory. In 1807 he stood for Wexford in an acrimonious election in which the Whigs struggled to free the 40 shilling freeholders from pressure from the High Church gentry to vote Tory. It resulted in the other Tory candidate, William Alcock, killing the Whig candidate John Colclough, and Ram and Alcock were returned unopposed. Alcock went mad soon afterwards, which Whig commentator Thomas Cloney imputed to,
the thought of having his constant and early friend deprived of life by his hand, only to uphold the ascendancy of a faction, to which his honest heart, however warped for a moment, did not yet warm. (4)
Chapel connection
1810, baptism
Married on
4 April 1809
Spouse
Thomas Hamilton Miller
Children
Thomas Digby (1810)

Sources

  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1818
  3. Burke's Irish Family Records (Burke's Peerage Ltd, London 1976)
  4. Thomas Cloney, A personal narrative of those transactions in the county Wexford, in which the Author was engaged, (James McMullen, Dublin, 1832) pp.170,176

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