Monday, September 12, 2011

Eustace Transom/Transome

Eustace Transom was one of the sons of Charles Cecil Transom and Isabella Ellen Adam Transom, possibly their eldest.  I believe he was born in Wellington around 1865, after his parents' marriage.  

Eustace married Mary O'Brien in 1905, but his name at the date of marriage is recorded as "Transome" with an "-e" added.  This kind of change to a family name here and there makes tracking people down, historically, difficult at times!

Eustace and Mary had a number of children, and the ones I have been able to ascertain at this point are:

Isabelle Transom, who was born in 1906, and obviously named after Eustace's later mother.

Vivian Transom, who was born in 1908.

Geoffrey Transom, who was born on 9 September 1909.  Geoffrey married Jean Lenore and they had a number of children.  Geoffrey died in 1984 and Jean died in 1966, at the relatively young age of 51.

Lancelot "Lance" Transom, who was born on 23 March 1911 and died in 1987.

It appears that Eustace probably farmed in the Wairarapa/Tararua area, around Pongaroa.  There is mention in the Manawatu Standard on 16 January 1908, of a bush fire affecting a number of local properties, including his farm at Waipatiki.  


  1. Hi
    I am Vivian Transom's grand daughter so was thrilled to get this page up when I googled his name. How are you related to Eustace Transom?

    1. HI if you want to email me my email is - be nice to work out the family tree a bit - I am Lancelots grand-daughter

  2. Hi - Im Lancelot Transoms granddaughter and also found this page when I googled as I was searching through ancestry to try and get some more details. My contact email is