Miscellaneous Torrens Family Documents
Following notes attached to Kernohan's letter of 9 June 1920.
Derry Wills:- Alex. Torans, of Mullahinch, 1771
" " Archibald Torrens, 1748, of Carnroe
" " Abraham Torance, of Ballymacran, 1773
" " Alex. Terrence, of Carnroe, 1717
Derry Admon Bonds:- Margaret Torrens, of Mayaughill, 1808
Raphoe " " John Torrens, of Killeklug, 1721
" " John Terrance of Tallycart, 1747
Connor " " John Torrans of Dunluce 1739/40
" " James Torrens of Coleraine? 1804
Searched in lands index, Co. Derry, Registry of Deeds, 1708-1810
Abstracts of Five Memorials in Registry of Deeds.
Co. Derry Register of Freeholders. 1761-1820, 70 vols
Derry Registry Book, 1721-78, 1I-5-32. Negative.
Clerk of the Crown & Peace Records, Mayor's or Recorder's Court Book. 1755
to 1768, 6P-19-52. Negative.
Inventory Papers, dis Derry, 1748-1846.
Exchequer Bills:- Taggert V. Moore, 18 May 1705 )
Byrne V. Terran 9 Nov. 1699 )
Terrence V. Holland 20 Oct. 1725 )
Cresswell V. Torrence 3 July 1711 ) 1634-1730
Miller V Gage 17 Nov. 1719 )
Faith V. Cary. 20 July 1717 )
Boyd V. Terrance 16 Dec. 1725 )
Derry Will & Grant Book, 1677-45
Census 1821. Parishes of Desertoghill & Aghadowey, Co. Derry.
Derry Will Book, 1796-99
" " " 1786-90
A few Derry Wills looked at for alliances with negative results.
Search in Exchequer Bill Books 1634-1730, page by page, 23 vols.
" " Common Pleas Judgement Books, 1660-1738, 3 Vols, Negative
7 June 1920
I looked at one or two of the "two penny" books for Co. Derry today but
the entries were very sparse. Furthermore the various societies would seem
to have paid their own quit & crown rent in a lump sum for the whole
district, i.e. the lands are set out for which each society paid the rent
for. The Vol. I looked at was 1710. The series runs from 1699 to 1820 (&
after) with some few gaps. The entries might improve in subsequent vols.
Example of an entry:- 7 March 1710. received from Dudley Phillips (by the
hands of) Mr. Wm. Smith for one years crown rent due Michaelmas last out
of a fair & market at Lymavaddy & Castle of Lymavaddy, 15/6 -- That is Wm.
Smith the tenant paid the rent for the landlord.
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