Born 18th June 1822, died 21st April 1908
Honoured as a citizen,
Beloved as a man,
During a long and strenuous life
He served his day and generation
In many important branches of
Public Service and religious work
His aim was to elevate the moral
and intellectual character of his
In recognition of his unselfish work and nature
Some of his friends have united
To raise this simple monument
to his memory
Also E. A.
Wife of the above
Died 25th Dec. 1934
His wife was Eliza Arabella Sanderson, known as Bella, (1846-
Bella left Hastings in 1929, aged 83, and moved to Bolsover, Derbyshire, near her birthplace. She died at home on Christmas Day 1934 and her remains were brought back to Hastings, where she was buried in William’s grave.
[Thanks to Helena Wojtczak for this information.]
The Will of Willam Ransom (Journalist)
This is the last will and testament of me, William Ransom, of 13 Githa Road, Clive Vale, Hastings, in the County of Sussex, Jounalist. I devise and bequeath all the real and personal estate to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death unto my dear wife Eliza Arabella Ransom, absolutely. And I appoint my said wife executrix of this my will.
In witness whereof I, the said William Ransom, have to this my last will and testament set my hand this eighth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ninety seven. -