Re: Richard Ransome's cottage at Torver

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Posted by Jock on January 11, 2011 at 01:44:52 user Jock.

In Reply to: Re: Richard Ransome's cottage at Torver posted by David Maxwell on January 10, 2011 at 10:14:50:

Then which Ransome made the lawn mowers?

Some even more distant cousins.

On p. 17 of the Autobiography (Jonathan Cape, 1976) Ransome writes

    Thomas Ransome, my grandfather, was the son of John Atkinson Ransome, who late in the eighteenth century
    left his brothers to discover ways of chilling steel and making ploughshares, and to found the Ipswich firm of
    Ransome and Rapier, while he went north to Manchester and became a surgeon celebrated in his day.
More on Ransome and Rapier by following the link below.

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