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Vincent Christopherson RANSOM

Kete Horowhenua2019-10-21T01:12:05+00:00
Father of Arnold Reginald Ransom, a Levin builder, and Wilfred Hamilton Ransom, Levin plumber.
Date of birth30/12/1851
Date of death20/10/1905
Mothers nameHarriet SOWERBY
Spouses nameMary Ann KNIGHT
Mothers date of birth04/06/1831
Spouses date of birth23/11/1852
Mothers place of birthLondon, UK
Spouses place of birthLower Hutt, Wellington
Mothers date of death18/09/1897
Spouses date of death15/02/1950
Fathers date of birth01/12/1823
Mothers place of deathLower Hutt, Wellington.
Spouses place of deathLevin
Fathers nameJohn Robert RANSOM
Fathers place of birthLawshall, Suffolk, UK
Marriage date12/08/1875
Parents date of marriage09/10/1849
Place of marriageHouse of James Knight, Lower Hutt, Wellington.
Parents place of marriageSt Giles, London, UK.
Fathers date of death15/10/1894
Fathers place of deathLower Hutt, Wellington.
SiblingsFlorence 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), Marion Catherine (1873-1954
ChildrenHarold 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), Wilfred Hamilton (1891-1986)
Buried whereRongotea cemetery
Places of relevanceLower Hutt, Rongotea, Levin, ,
Place of birthCamdentown, London.
OccupationFarmer
Place of deathLevin

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.

Children Parents 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