CFHS code : AL427

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ALFRED STAMFORD RANSOM d March 23 1858 aged 27 also of EDWARD GEORGE son of ALFRED STAMFORD & SUSANNA RANSOM d Sep 3 1857 aged 4 also SUSANNAH [wife] of ALFRED STAMFORD RANSOM d Nov 24 [1887]

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Alfred Stamford Ransom (c.1831 –  23 March 1858)

Alfred was the son of George and Sarah Ransom and was baptised at All Saints Church on 30 January 1831. He grew up on Trinity Street where his father was a master tailor and robe maker.  Aged 19 (1851) he was working as a solicitor’s clerk. He married Susannah Cox at Grantchester on 7 August 1852 and the couple had three children: Edward George (1853-1857), Henrietta (1854-) and Harriet Elizabeth (1856-1924).  He later worked as a clerk in the post office and died at Broad Street aged 27 years.

Edward George Ransom (c. May 1853 –  3 September 1857)

Edward was the only son of Alfred and Susanna Ransom, he died at his grandmother’s house on Trinity Street aged 4 years and 3 months old.

Susannah Ransom (née Cox) (c.1831 – 24 November 1887)

Susannah was born in Godmanchester, a village between Cambridge and Huntingdon.  She was the eldest daughter of livery stable owner William Cox and his wife Celia. She married Alfred Ransom when she was 21 years old.

After Susannah was widowed her daughters were sent to board with the Reynolds family in Cambridge and in 1861 she was working as a children’s nurse in the home of William and Dora Glasgow on the Isle of Wight. She then ran a lodging house at 49 Bridge Street, Ely (1871) before running another lodging house at Red House, 10 Mill Lane (1881).  She died at Mill Lane aged 56 years old.



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Alfred Stamford Ransom; Edward George Ransom; Susannah Ransom