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William Ranson (abt. 1770)

William Ranson
Born about in Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] in Bildseton, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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William Ranson was born in Suffolk, England.

William Ranson was born about 1780 in Hitcham, Suffolk, England.

William Ranson married Sarah Daking on 21 Feb 1800 in the Bildeston, Suffolk.[1]

William and Sarah had at least four children: Sarah (Ranson) Punchard (1801-1890), Harriet Ranson (1802-), Elizabeth Ranson (1808?-), and Robert Ranson (1808?-).

In 1841 Wm Ranson (age 55-59) lived at Sell's Farm in Edwardstone, Suffolk in the household of Edwd Cooper.[2] William's granddaughter Harriet Punchard (20-24) also lived there.

In 1851 William Ranson (age 72, Ag Lab) lived in Rattlesden with his son-in-law Jeremiah Punchard (51, Ag Lab), daughter Sarah (49), six grandchildren: Ellen (17), Ann (13), Henry (11), Henry[George] (10), Alfred (8), and Harry (6), and great-grandson Herbert Punchard (3).[3]

William Ranson passed away in 1855, aged 75 years.[4]


  1. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), William Ranson and Sarah Daking, 21 Feb 1800; citing Bildeston, Suffolk, England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 919,565.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Wm Ranson in household of Edwd Cooper, Edwardstone, Suffolk, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 23 October 2017), William Ranson in household of Jeremiah Punchard, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England; citing Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, p. 6, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 31 December 2014), William Ranson, 1855; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death, Stow, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. [Age at death from the GRO Index ( Searched for William Ranson in district "Stow" between 1851-1861]

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