Saturday, August 4, 2012

Transom family roots

Our branch of the Transom family appear to have hailed from Shropshire - notice the changes in spelling - Trensam, Trensame, Trensame, Transum, Transom (and even later Transome).  The information I have so far is as follows:

Edward Trensam married Elizabeth Charleton on 16 May 1684 at Madeley, Shropshire.  They had at least two children whose christenings are recorded - they are:
1. Jane Trensam (chr. 25 January 1684, Madeley, Shropshire) married Thomas Willis on 13 January 1701 at Madeley, Shropshire.  Jane and Thomas had a large family - see here.
2. Andrew Trensam/Trensum/Trensome (chr. 17 October 1686, Madeley, Shropshire) married Mary Beard on 5 July 1713 at Madeley, Shropshire.  Andrew and Mary had five children:
  2.1 Jane Trensam (chr. 24 November 1714, Broseley, Shropshire)
  2.2 Elizabeth Trensam (chr. 30 November 1716, Broseley, Shropshire)
  2.3 John Trensam (chr. 27 November 1720, Broseley, Shropshire)
  2.4 Andrew Trensam (chr. 10 July 1723, Broseley, Shropshire - 25 September 1726, Broseley, Shropshire).  Andrew died aged only three years.  
  2.5 Edward Transum/Trensam (chr. 16 October 1718, Broseley, Shropshire) married Rebecca.  Edward and Rebecca had the following children:
    2.5.1 Richard Transum (chr. 1 November 1746, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire)
    2.5.2 Edward Transum (chr.  21 September 1748 St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire - 23 December 1750, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire).  Edward died as a two year old infant.  
    2.5.3 John Transum (chr. 15 April 1753, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire - 27 April 1767).  John died aged only 14.
    2.5.4 James Transum (chr. 1 November 1763, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire).  James married Ann/e Beard (chr. 7 April 1765, St Leonard, Bridgnorth, Shropshire) on 1 February 1790 at St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire.  James and Ann had the following family. Mary Transum (8 May 1791, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire) John Transom (22 November 1793), St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire) Rebecca Transum (26 July 1795, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire) Ann Transum (15 July 1798, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire) Elizabeth Transum (30 January 1803, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire) Eunice Transum (3 November 1805, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire) Sarah Transum (21 January 1810, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire)
   and James Transom/Transon/Transum (1801, St Leonard, Broseley, Shropshire) married Sophia Boden (25 December 1803, Madeley, Shropshire) on 4 October 1822 at Madeley, Shropshire).  They had the following children: Ann Transom (born 1824, chr. 26 February 1826, Madeley, Shropshire) Betsey Transom (born 1826, chr. 26 February 1826, Madeley, Shropshire) Richard Transom (chr. 27 May 1827, Madeley, Shropshire - died 7 June 1829) James Transom (chr. 8 February 1829, Madeley, Shropshire) married Ann ? and emigrated to the United States.  In the 1880 American census, James Transom is recorded as being a 51 year old coke burner, living with his family at Belle View, Campbell, Kentucky.  At the time of the census, James was living with his 50 year old wife Ann, and his 14 year old daughter Ellen B. Transom.  Ann had apparently been born in England in 1830.  Ellen was recorded as having been born in England in 1866, so they obviously emigrated after her birth.  While James was working, Ann was "keeping house" and Ellen was attending school.  Their daughter:
  Ellen Bertha Transom (chr. March 1866, Madeley, Shropshire - 1951) married John Edmund Hill of Cork, Ireland in Kentucky.  Apparently they had five children including:
  Estella Elizabeth Hill (1891, St Louis, Missouri - 1967, Pasadena) married Seth Miller (20 February 1890, St Louis, Missouri - 3 September 1967, Pasadena) at St Louis, Missouri.  They had one daughter - Fern Elizabeth Miller (22 November 1914, St Louis, Missouri - 19 June 1995, Pasadena) and then moved to Pasadena, Los Angeles, where Seth owned service stations and was Mayor of Pasadena in the late 1950s. Charles Transom (chr. 18 February 1831, Madeley, Shropshire) married Maria Knight/Night (1837, Newnham, Gloucestershire) Joseph Transom (chr. 19 August 1932, Madeley, Shropshire) Josiah Transom (1834, Shropshire) married Frances Mary Lloyd on 28 November 1853 at Madeley, Shropshire.  I don't believe that Josiah and Frances had any children of their own. Eustace Transom (1836, Shropshire) married Jane Maria ?.  Jane had died by the 1881 census, when Eustace, an excise officer, was described as a widower.  Eustace and Jane had two daughters:
         Agnes Transom (26 January 1868, Hadley, Shropshire).  By the 1911 census, Agnes was living in Carnarvonshire, Wales and was still unmarried at the age of 42. 
         Jessie Transom (10 March 1869, Hadley, Shropshire). I'm unsure what happened to Jessie, but by the 1901 census, she was visiting a house in London, and had not yet married.  There doesn't seem to be a record of her in the 1911 census, so she had possibly married by that point. Cecil Charles Transom (2 Dec 1841, Broseley, St Leonards, Shropshire, chr. 2 January 1842, Madeley, Shropshire).  See more information on Cecil (Alister's ancestor) here.    


James Transom (1847, Salop, Moseley - 22 June 1917, York township, York, Ontario) is listed as a four year old grandson in the 1851 census - it's unclear who his parent is.  James would have been a cousin of Alister's great grandfather.  In 1871, James was living in Brosely, Shropshire with his wife and children.  The census indicates his area of birth.  He was married to Mary Wase (1849, Salop, Moseley).  Obviously the family emigrated to Canada some time between 1871 and 1895.  James and Mary had the following children:
Betsy Allice Hallings/Gallings Transom (1867, Salop, Moseley - 6 January 1911, Milton, Halton, Ontario). Betsy never married.
Arthur James H Transom (1870, Salop, Moseley) married Mary Jane Hamilton on 20 November 1895 at Milton, Halton, Ontario, Canada.  Their children were:
   Almariah Transom (8 September 1896, Nassagaweya, Halton, Ontario)
   Lula Transom (5 February 1898, Nassagaweya, Halton, Ontario) 
   Webber Transom (26 May 1912, Nassagaweya, Halton, Ontario)
Dora Susannah Transom (1877 - 12 July 1936, Port Credit, Ontario) married her first husband Claude Glover and then ? Howden.  With her husband Claude, Dora had the following children:
   Cyrus Glover (7 June 1896, East Flamborough, Wentworth, Ontario)
   Carl Orlando Cecil Glover (7 June 1896, East Flamborough, Wentworth, Ontario) 
Eva Transom (1880 - 5 January 1936, Port Credit, Ontario).  Eva never married.
Ernest Josiah Transom (22 February 1890, Esquesing TWP., Halton, Ontario)
Velma Mary Wase Transom (16 June 1893, Nassagaweya, Halton, Ontario)

As with all posts on this blog, I'm always keen to add to the information about the families - and as this is our last name, I'm particularly interested to flesh out the Transom family.  

1 comment:

  1. HI sorry was getting confused on this one as not sure how to read the numbers - For Alisters relative Charles Cecil is Eustace / Josiah / Joseph / Charles his brothers as born around the same time / place and their names get used in other generations?