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Mary Ann RANSOM (nee Knight)

Kete Horowhenua2019-10-21T01:13:15+00:00
Mary Ann and Vincent Ransom were the first of the Ransom's to settle in Levin, and their descendents remain.
Date of birth23/11/1852
Date of death15/02/1950
Mothers nameMary Ann FAIRWEATHER
Spouses nameVincent Christopher RANSOM
Mothers date of birth11/1834
Spouses date of birth30/12/1851
Spouses place of birthCamdentown, London.
Mothers date of death03/11/1861
Spouses date of death20/10/1905
Fathers date of birth03/01/1833
Mothers place of deathLower Hutt
Spouses place of deathLevin.
Fathers nameJames Penrose KNIGHT
Fathers place of birthCornwall
Marriage date12/08/1875
Parents date of marriage18/02/1852
Place of marriagePenrose; the home of James Knight, Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Parents place of marriageWeslyean Chapel, Petone.
Fathers date of death23/10/1904
Fathers place of deathLower Hutt
SiblingsElizabeth 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, Stannard Richardson KNIGHT, Leila Ada KNIGHT
Fathers occupationFarmer
ChildrenHarold 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), Wilfred Hamilton (1891-1986)
Buried whereRongotea Cemetery
Places of relevanceLower Hutt, Rongotea, , ,
Last known residenceNE Cnr Kent and Winchester Street.
Previous namesMary Ann KNIGHT
Place of birthLower Hutt, Wellington.
Place of deathLevin.

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).

Children Parents 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