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.
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).
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. 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.
She passed away on 10 June 1899 at Waterloo, Victoria aged 62. Her death notice 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.
↑ "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNRW-5ZZ : 30 December 2014), Elizabeth Courtney Ransom, 05 Feb 1837; citing Kent, England, reference item 1 p 146; FHL microfilm 1,785,999.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQKL-82Z : 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 (http://www.findmypast.com : 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
Birth Year (Estimated): 1837
Registration District: Faversham Union
Parish: Boughton Under Blean
Page Number: 10
Registration Number: HO107
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
↑ "Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger Lists, 1839-1923," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGTN-QD6T : 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
Birth Year (Estimated) 1836
Departure Date 14 Jul 1855
Departure Place London
Arrival Date 17 Nov 1855
Arrival Year 1855
Arrival Place Port Phillips
Marriage registration number 1198
Registration year 1858
Spouse RANSOM Elizabeth Courtn
Death registration number 7873
Registration year 1899
SMITH Elizth Courtney
Father's name Ransom Jno
Mother's name Sophia (Howland)
Place of death Waterloo