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Elizabeth Courtney (Ransom) Smith (1837 - 1899)

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Elizabeth Courtney Smith formerly Ransom
Born in Boughton-under-Blean, Kent, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 30 Jan 1858 in Ararat, Victoria, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Beaufort, Victoria, Australiamap
Profile last modified 25 Sep 2019 | Created 12 Jun 2017 | Last significant change: 25 Sep 2019
13:16: Deborah (Smith) Talbot edited the Biography for Elizabeth Courtney (Ransom) Smith (1837-1899). (Added 1841 census ) [Thank Deborah for this]
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Elizabeth (Ransom) Smith was born in Kent, England.

Elizabeth Courtney Ransom was born on 7 Jan 1837 at Boughton-under-Blean. Elizabeth Ransom was baptised on 5 February 1837 at Boughton-under-Blean. Her parents were Sophia and John Ransom. [1]

The 1841 census lists Elizabeth Ransom as 4 years old living with her parents Sophia and John in an institution in Boughton under Blean. Also living with them are 6 year old Stephen, Frederick (1), Thomas (14), Sophia (12), Frances (10), and Edmund (8).[2]

The Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger Lists shows 19 year old Betsey Ransom immigrating to Port Philip Bay, Victoria arriving 17 November 1855 having left London on 14 July 1855.[3] She arrived on the ship Blackwall and was listed as a lady. She wasn’t travelling with any relatives.

Luke Smith married Elizabeth Courtney Ransom on 30 Jan 1858 at Ararat, Victoria.[4]

She passed away on 10 June 1899 at Waterloo, Victoria aged 62.[5] Her death notice[6] in The Age on 13 June 1899 read:

SMITH.—On the 10th June, at her late residence, Waterloo, Elizabeth C. Smith, dearly beloved wife of Luke Smith, aged 62 years.


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), Elizabeth Courtney Ransom, 05 Feb 1837; citing Kent, England, reference item 1 p 146; FHL microfilm 1,785,999.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2019), Elizabeth Ransom in household of Stephen Ransom, Boughton under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
    Name: Elizabeth Ransom
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1841
    Event Place: Boughton under Blean, Kent, England, United Kingdom
    Residence Note: Boughton Street
    Gender: Female
    Age: 4
    Age: 4
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1837
    Birthplace: Kent
    Registration District: Faversham Union
    Parish: Boughton Under Blean
    County: Kent
    Page Number: 10
    Registration Number: HO107
    Piece/Folio: 471/26
    Affiliate Record Type: Institution
    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Stephen Ransom Male 6 Kent
    Elizabeth Ransom Female 4 Kent
    Charles Ransom Male 2 Kent
    Frederick Ransom Male 1 Kent
    John Ransom Male 45 Kent
    Sophia Ransom Female 40 Kent
    Thomas Ransom Male 14 Kent
    Sophia Ransom Female 12 Kent
    Frances Ransom Female 10 Kent
    Edmund Ransom Male 8 Kent
  3. "Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger Lists, 1839-1923," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 September 2018), Betsey Ransom, 1855; citing Immigration, Victoria, Australia, Public Record Office of Victoria, Australia.
    Name Betsey Ransom
    Event Type Immigration
    Event Date 1855
    Event Place Victoria, Australia
    Gender Female
    Age 19
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1836
    Departure Date 14 Jul 1855
    Departure Place London
    Arrival Date 17 Nov 1855
    Arrival Year 1855
    Arrival Place Port Phillips
  4. Victoria BMD
    Marriage registration number 1198
    Registration year 1858
    SMITH Luke
    Sex Male
    Spouse RANSOM Elizabeth Courtn
  5. Victoria BMD
    Death registration number 7873
    Registration year 1899
    SMITH Elizth Courtney
    Father's name Ransom Jno
    Mother's name Sophia (Howland)
    Place of death Waterloo
    Age 62
  6. The Age, 13 June 1899

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