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John Robert Ransom + Harriet Lucy Sowerby, Lower Hutt

Journal by ngairedith

John 'Robert' RANSOM was born 1 Dec 1823 in Lawshall, Suffolk, England. Like his father he was a Wheelwright. He married Harriet Lucy SOWERBY (1831-1897) in St Giles, London 9 Oct 1849. John and Harriet sailed for NZ from London on 12 Aug 1852 on the CORNWALL

They had 9 known children (8 around Wellington)
1851-1905 ... 1 Vincent Christopherson Ransom
- born 1851 in Camdentown, London, Middelsex
married Mary Ann KNIGHT (1852-1950) in 1875 Lower Hutt
they had 11 known children
- Vincent died 20 Oct 1905 in Levin

1853-1942 ... 2 Florence Jane 'Florrie' Ransom
- born 1853 in Lower Hutt
married William Henry FRETHEY (1841-1889) in 1887 in Lower Hutt
married Reverend John Wesley WORBOYS 1902 in Wellington
(William first married Eleanor Isaac 1852-1885)
- Florrie died 1942 in Wellington

1855-1951 ... 3 Harriet Lucy RANSOM
- born 25 Nov 1855 in Lower Hutt
married George Henry MUNT (1856-1928) in 1878
they had 4 known children
- Harriet died 15 June 1951 in Wellington

1857-1945 ... 4 William Sowerby 'Willie' Ransom
- born 1857
married Clarissa Sarah Mary HART (1854-1944) in 1884 in Auckland
they had 2 known children
- William died 19 Aug 1945 in Pahiatua


1860-1942 ... 5 Evelyn Mildred 'Evy' Ransom
- born 18 June 1860 in Lower Hutt
married Alexander McCULLOCH (1857-1907) in 1882
they had 6 known children
- Evelyn died 21 Dec 1942 in Palmerston North

1863-1895 ... 6 Susanna Mabel Ransom
- born 25 July 1863 in Lower Hutt
married John McCulloch in 1885
- no known children
married William Humphries in 1892
- 1 son, George William McCulloch, born 23 June 1895
- Susanna died 17 July 1895 aged 31

1865-1884 ... 7 Reginald John 'Reg' Ransom
- born 11 July 1865 in Sanson
- Reg died 8 Nov 1884 aged 19, accidentally killed while felling trees on brother Vincent's farm at Rongotea

1868-1943 ... 8 (Sir) Ethelbert Alfred RANSOM, KCMG (1868-1943), Mayor of Dannevirke
- born 19 March 1868 in Lower Hutt
married (Lady) Antonette Katinka SONDERGAARD (1872-1952) in 1889 in Palmerston North
they had 5 known children
* Antoinette was born in Bogø, Praestro, Denmark to Hans Petersen & Karen Kirstine Sondregaard/Hansen
- Ethelbert died 22 May 1943 in Dannevirke

1873-1954 ... 9 Marion Catherine 'May' Ransom
- born 23 April 1873 in Lower Hutt
married Charles Henry WORBOYS in 1901 in Palmerston North
they had 7 known children
- Marion died 2 March 1954 in Wellington

John Robert Ransom died 15 Oct 1894 aged 70 in Lower Hutt
Harriett Lucy Ransom died 18 Sep 1897 aged 66 in Lower Hutt
they are buried St James Churchyard

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John Robert Ransom

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2009-07-27 07:40:13

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by Knight on 2011-04-16 05:40:33

Hello ngairedith, while looking for information on Knights of Lower Hutt I came upon your posting for Ransomes.
Are you aware of a small publication "William and Mary Ann Knight,Lower Hutt 1840-1990"
It contains information about Mary Ann Knight b 1852 , (to the above William and Mary Ann).She died in 1950.She was married in 1875 to Vincent Christopher Ransom and they had 11 children : Ethelbert,Harold,Myrtle,Roland,Arnold,Oswold ,Hinemoa ,Wilfred,Norman,Allan,and Marion Florence.
Maybe these are different people to the ones you are writing about,but there are some similarities.
Also Mary Ann's brother Joseph,(who was my great great grandfather) called his youngest daughter Jane Frethey Knight.
For what its worth I thought I would let you know that.

M. Knight

by ngairedith on 2011-04-16 06:21:04

thank you very much Knight,
I will research this further

by mathew on 2012-06-13 00:10:05

by Ransom6gen on 2017-11-28 13:00:06

Her dad was Hans Peterson / Petersen

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