RANSOME, Louisa Kate

1860 - 1924

Louisa Kate Ransome, was born at 46 Duke Street, Ipswich on 25 February 1860, daughter of Robert James Ransome, of engineers Ransomes, and his wife Charlotte Louisa née Taylor, who married at Ipswich in 1854, and a sister to both Francis Ransome [q.v.] and Rose Ransome [q.v.]. 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 Ipswich on 18 September 1890, Charles Edward Barry and they seem to have departed for Washington, USA where their son Caryl Arthur Ransome was born. 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. She 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 Art Club sometimes states only Miss Ransome of Stoke Hall some exhibits may have been her sister Helen Charlotte Ransome [q.v.], 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 and some earlier exhibits have been conflated with her other sister Rose [q.v].