Garvagh Church visitation list

In the documents section is a file 'Searched1'. One of the items this contains is a transcript from the MS. Records of Garvagh Presbyterian Church, which was attended by Torrens families. These notes, for the most part, are as quoted in the Kernohan papers. However, the full transcript of the entire 1796 Garvagh Church visitation lists is available from the Bann Valley site

Under Mayoghill, 1796, 19th January occurs, seemingly as one family.

1796 Another family in same townland, Mayoghill, is given, but the names are illegible.

1796 Another family, Colleyman:-


see 1821 census, entry 6.

1796 Another family, Colleyman:-

Another family (Colleyman)


see 1821 census, entry 10.

But in Moneydig townland 1796:-


see 1821 census, entry 9.

Forty Shilling Freeholders

The documents section contains a file 'Freeholders'. In that is a passage:

Co. Derry Register of Freeholders, 1796-97 (6P-18-85)

In the same file we find the following registering again in 1806:

In 1814 (same file) we find again:


All presumably the third generation.

The Kennedy affray

The whole text of these oaths is available from the Bann Valley site

The oaths contain a long list of Torrenses:

  1. Thomas Torrens Senr,
  2. Thomas Torrens Junr
  3. Alexander Torrans Senr
  4. Alexander Torrans Junr
  5. Alexander Torrans [inserted above: & Mary his wife],
  6. Andrew Torrens
  7. Samuel Torrens,
  8. John Torrens,
  9. Hugh Torrens Senr
  10. Hugh Torrens JunR,
  11. Jane Torrans, Otherwise Blair,
  12. Jane Taylor [crossed out and inserted above: Jane Torrens],
  13. John Chambers and
  14. Mary Anna Torrens Widow

all of Coolnaman

We can spot Thomas, Alexander

1818 family list from Garvagh 1st Church Records.

  1. Widow Torrance
  2. James Torrance
  3. Alexander Torrance
  4. Andrew Torrance
  5. Samuel Torrance

The 1821 Census

Census of 1821, Barony of Coleraine, Co. Derry - 6I-5-37

In square brackets is given the date of birth of the individual, calculated from his census age in 1821.

PARISH OF DESERTOGHILL

  1. No. 4 townland of Cooleman, one story house
  2. No. 32 townland of Cooleman, one story house, 5 1/2 acres
  3. No. 33 townland of Cooleman, one story house, 13 acres
  4. No. 34 townland of Cooleman, one story house
  5. No. 37 townland of Cooleman, one story house, 42 acres
  6. No. 38 townland of Cooleman, one story house
  7. no. 40 townland of Cooleman, one story house, 10½ acres
  8. no. 41 townland of Cooleman, one story house, 9 acres
  9. No. 42 townland of Cooleman, one story house, 21 acres
  10. No. 43 townland of Cooleman, one story house, 10½ acres
  11. No. 44 townland of Cooleman, one story house, 2 acres
  12. No. 46 townland of Cooleman, one story house, 3 acres
  13. No. 48 townland of Cooleman, one story house,

Births, Marriages, Deaths and Gravestones

From the file ChchRecs in the documents area.

Garvagh First Presbyterian Church Graveyard

1  To the memory of John Torrans
   of Coolnaman who departed
   8th August 1824, aged one year.
   William Torrans who departed
   this life on the 14th August, 1844
   aged 24 years.
   Samuel Torrans died on the
   28th May, 1868, aged 75 years.

Second stone some distance away from the other (No. 1)

2  Sacred to the memory of
   Mary Ann Torrans daughter to
   James Wilson Torrans of
   Coolnaman who departed
   this life January the 22, 1837
   aged 23 years.
   Also their mother Margaret Torans
   who departed this life 26th March, 1867
   And their father James Wilson Torrans
   who departed this life 27th October, 1873
   Aged 92 years. 

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