Born 20th March 1852 to parents William and Eleanor “Ellen” Ransom (nee Eyre) in the Union Workhouse at Old Windsor, Berkshire. He had two younger siblings Charles and Arthur. Charles died at just over 3 years of age. The first residence the family are listed at is 19 Thornton’s Yard, Brentford, Middlesex in the 1861 census but just the year before the birth of Charles was recorded at the same address. Both his parents were agricultural labourer’s at the time.
Born to James and Elizabeth Eyre on 11th April and baptised 7th May 1823 in Isleworth, London. There is evidence through census record’s that she was known as Ellen. Her elder sister Frances (1817 – 1886) married a waterman named Charles Dear (1813 – 1862) who was born in Old Brentford as […]Read more