George Ramsay (Jacobite)

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George Ramsay (died 1689) was a Scottish Jacobite soldier noted for his service during the Williamite War in Ireland. He reached the rank of Brigadier in the Irish Army. During the Siege of Derry he took part in a Jacobite attempt to seize Windmill Hill, and was killed there. His loss was a major blow to the Jacobites as he was considered the best soldier in the army after Richard Hamilton.[1]

He is buried at the Catholic Long Tower Church in Derry.[2] His name is sometimes spelt as George Ramsey.


  1. ^ Doherty p.106-7
  2. ^ Doherty p.236


  • Childs, John. The Williamite Wars in Ireland. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007.
  • Doherty, Richard. The Siege of Derry: The Military History. Spellmount, 2010.