RANSOME, Edward Coleby

1864 - 1939

Edward Coleby Ransome

Born at Ipswich in 1864, son of James Edward Ransome (1839-1905), agricultural engineer, and his wife Alice née Gross (1837-1929), who married at Alderton, Suffolk in 1863 and in 1871 were living at 'Sunneyside', Fonnereau Road, Ipswich. Educated at Haileybury, Great Amwell after which he became a mechanical engineer in the family firm of Ransomes, Simms of Ipswich and in 1891 was living at home, now 'Holmwood', Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. He married at Helston, Cornwall in 1893, Florence Mitford Smith (1857-1948) and in 1901 a 38 year old mechanical engineer living at Uppton Lodge, Warwick Road, Ipswich with his 43 year old wife, who was born at Loddon, Norfolk and ten years later living at 'Highwood', Constitution Hill, Ipswich. A Life Member of the Ipswich Art Club 1913-1938 but does not seem to have exhibited. He died at Ipswich in 1939.