Sea Captain Peter Ranson (1615-1662); born in Ipswich of Suffork, England. Left from Lancaster or Bristol, England for Colony of Virginia in 1640. Married Judith Seymour (1624-1646) of Lancashire, England in 1640. Settled on Back River in Elizabeth City Parish in 1640. They had 4 sons, Sea Captain James Ransone, George Ransome, William Ranson, & Peter Ransone.