Elizabeth Ranson

5 January 1705–16 September 1773 (Age 68)
Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ranson was born on 5 January 1705, in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edmund Ranson, was 30 and her mother, Mary Brett, was 28. She married Edward Powell in 1719, in Prince George, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 16 September 1773, in Halifax, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 68, and was buried in Halifax, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Edward Powell
Elizabeth Ranson
Marriage: 1719
Thomas Powell
David Powell Sr
Emily Jane Powell
Mark Powell
Mary Ellen Powell
Luke S. Powell

Spouse and Children

Prince George, Virginia, British Colonial America


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Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly East Anglia): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rand(e) ( see Rand 1).2 French: variant of Renson, a reduced form of Rennesson, a pet form (with the double diminutive suffix -esson) of a personal name derived from the Germanic name Ragino or a compound name with the first element ragin- ‘counsel’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Elizabeth in entry for Luke Powels, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Elizabeth Ranson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eliza. in entry for Tho. Powell, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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