RANSOME, Louisa Kate

1860 - 1924

Louisa Kate Ransome was born at 46 Duke Street, Ipswich on 25 February 1860, eldest daughter of Robert James Ransome (27 June 1830-3 June 1891), an ironfounder, and his wife Charlotte Louisa Taylor (27 September 1832-6 June 1911), daughter of William Taylor, shipbuilder of Woodbridge, who married at Ipswich on 3 May 1854 and a sister to both Frank Ransome and Rose Ransome. As Miss Ransome, she exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Stoke Hall, Ipswich in 1881, an oil ‘Leo’, in 1882 'Rose' and was elected a member of the Club 1886-1890 and exhibited in 1887 'Scotch Firs in Stoke Rectory Grounds', in 1889 'Fishermen's Huts, Southwold' and 'Sketch, Walberswick' and in 1890 'Woodcock'. She married at St Mary Stoke Church, Ipswich on 18 September 1890, Charles Edward Barry (12 July 1855-4 May 1937), son of Charles Barry of Pembridge Square, London. They seem to have departed for Washington, USA where their son Caryl Arthur Ransome was born in 1891. By 1901 they were back in England where 45-year-old Charles was an architect & surveyor living at The Corner, Burgh Heath, Banstead, Surrey with his wife and their two sons 9-year-old Caryl and 1-year-old Hilary Cope and by 1911 had moved to Priest's Mere, Tadworth, Surrey. Louisa Kate Barry died at St Catherine's Hill, Tadworth, Surrey on 1 February 1924, aged 63.

Miss Ransome of Stoke Hall, Ipswich exhibited in 1883 an oil 'Sketches at Thorpe' and a watercolour 'Sketch at Pin Mill' and in 1885 a watercolour 'An October Afternoon'.

As the Ipswich Fine Art Club sometimes states only Miss Ransome of Stoke Hall some exhibits may have been her sister Helen Charlotte Ransome, who was born on 27 March 1863, but she married on 11 January 1888 George Frost Sexton, taking her marriage out of Miss Ransome period 1888-1890 but some earlier exhibits may have been conflated with her other sister Rose.