Topic: Mary Ann RANSOM (nee Knight)

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Mary Ann and Vincent Ransom were the first of the Ransom's to settle in Levin, and their descendents remain.

After marrying Vincent Ransom 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).

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).




ChildrenParents Grandparents
Great Grandparents
 Ethelbert Knight Ransom
 Vincent Christopher 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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Mary Ann RANSOM (nee Knight)

Date of birth:23/11/1852
Date of death:15/02/1950
Place of birth:Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Previous names:Mary Ann KNIGHT
Places of relevance:Lower Hutt, Rongotea, , , and
Last known residence:NE Cnr Kent and Winchester Street.
Place of death:Levin.
Buried where:Rongotea Cemetery
Marriage date:12/08/1875
Place of marriage:Penrose; the home of James Knight, Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Spouses name:Vincent Christopher RANSOM
Spouses date of birth:30/12/1851
Spouses place of birth:Camdentown, London.
Spouses date of death:20/10/1905
Spouses place of death:Levin.
Children:Harold John (1878-1970), Myrtle Lillian (1880-1935), Roland James (1883-1951), Arnold Reginald (1887-1973), 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:James Penrose KNIGHT
Fathers date of birth:03/01/1833
Fathers place of birth:Cornwall
Fathers occupation:Farmer
Fathers date of death:23/10/1904
Fathers place of death:Lower Hutt
Mothers name:Mary Ann FAIRWEATHER
Mothers date of birth:11/1834
Mothers date of death:03/11/1861
Mothers place of death:Lower Hutt
Parents date of marriage:18/02/1852
Siblings:Elizabeth KNIGHT (1854-1882), Rebecca KNIGHT (1856-1857), Emily KNIGHT (1858-1858), William KNIGHT (1859-1860), Samuel KNIGHT (1853-1947), Phillipa KNIGHT, James KNIGHT (1865-1950), John Penrose KNIGHT, Willoughby KNIGHT, Norman KNIGHT, Wesley KNIGHT, and Stannard Richardson KNIGHT, Leila Ada KNIGHT
Parents place of marriage:Weslyean Chapel, Petone.