Topic: Vincent Christopherson RANSOM

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Father of Arnold Reginald Ransom, a Levin builder, and Wilfred Hamilton Ransom, Levin plumber.


After marrying Mary Ann Knight in 1875, they sailed from Wellington to Foxton and took a bullock wagon to Sanson where they lived whilst clearing the bush from the land they had bought in Campbelltown (now Rongotea).

Vincent Ransom was the first Chairman (1895-1903) of the Rongotea Co-operative Dairy Company while his brother-in-law Samuel Knight was the first Secretary (1895-1898).

They farmed in Rongotea until 1903 when they moved to Levin to farm the Fairfield area; 103 acres bought for 38 pounds an acre.

After Vincent died in 1905 Mary Ann sold the farm and built a house in Kent Street, Levin. (SE corner of Kent and Winchester).

NB: One genealogy recorded Vincent's second name as Christopher, and a second one as Christopherson.  


ChildrenParents Grandparents
Great Grandparents
 Ethelbert Knight Ransom
 Vincent Christopherson Ransom John Robert Ransom John Ransom
 Harold John Ransom
 Lillian "Myrtle" Ransom
 Harriet Skipper
 Roland James Ransom
 Arnold Reginald Ransom
  Harriet Sowerby  William Sowerby
 Oswald Edgar Ransom
 Hinemoa Cornwall Ransom
  Jane Rowley
 Wilfred Hamilton Ransom
 Norman Ransom
 Mary Ann Knight James Penrose Knight William Knight
 Allen Ransom
 Marion Florence Ransom
 Mary Ann Penrose
  Mary Ann Fairweather Robert Fairweather
  Barbara Palmer



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Vincent Christopherson RANSOM

Date of birth:30/12/1851
Date of death:20/10/1905
Place of birth:Camdentown, London.
Places of relevance:Lower Hutt, Rongotea, Levin, , and
Place of death:Levin
Buried where:Rongotea cemetery
Marriage date:12/08/1875
Place of marriage:House of James Knight, Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Spouses name:Mary Ann KNIGHT
Spouses date of birth:23/11/1852
Spouses place of birth:Lower Hutt, Wellington
Spouses date of death:15/02/1950
Spouses place of death:Levin
Children:Harold John (1878-1970), Myrtle Lillian (1880-1935), Roland James (1883-1951), Arnold Reginald (1886-1973), Oswald Edgar (1888-1975), Hinemoa Cornwall (1889-1914), Norman and Alan (1892. 3 weeks old) Marion Florence (1894-1983), Ethelbert Knight (1876-1947), and Wilfred Hamilton (1891-1986)
Fathers name:John Robert RANSOM
Fathers date of birth:01/12/1823
Fathers place of birth:Lawshall, Suffolk, UK
Fathers date of death:15/10/1894
Fathers place of death:Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Mothers name:Harriet SOWERBY
Mothers date of birth:04/06/1831
Mothers place of birth:London, UK
Mothers date of death:18/09/1897
Mothers place of death:Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Parents date of marriage:09/10/1849
Siblings:Florence Jane (1853-1942), Harriet Lucy (1855-1951), William Sowerby (1857-1945), Susanna Mabel (1863-1895), Reginald John (1865-1884), Ethelbert Alfred (1868-1943),, Evelyn Mildred (1859-1942), and Marion Catherine (1873-1954
Parents place of marriage:St Giles, London, UK.