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[4qd-bannvalley] Re: Dorrance/ Dorrans.

In article <002e01c5916c$45a146e0$e53d4e51@CPQ11706309182>,
   Derek Torrens <derek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Richard, I was reading some of the Headstones at Ballywatt Presbyterian 
> Church, at Ballywatt, which is between Ballymoney and Portrush. On a 
> Headstone of the Nevin Family I found the following;-

> To the Memory of ALICE  NEVIN, of Kilmoyle, who departed this life July
> 24th 1845, aged 72 years. Also to the Memory of her Husband   ROBERT 
> NEVIN, who departed this life 28th April 1851, aged 92 years. Also
> their daughter   ANN DORRANCE,  Relect of the Late JAMES  DORRANCE, 
> Ballury, who died  4th December 1891, aged 82 years.

> Also in the Ballywatt and Ballyhome area There are  a Dorrans family who
> also have members burried at Ballywatt The oldest of them would be a
> Hugh Dorrans who died about 1903 aged 85, so he would have been born
> about 1818. I looked through some Parish records of the area, There was
> no sign of any Dorrance/Dorrans in both the Ballywillan and Dunluce
> Parish records but in the Griffiths Valuation for the Parish of 
> Ballyrashane there was a Hugh Dorrans living in the townland of
> Gorticloghan, Co Londonderry. But he wasnt in those areas in the Tithe
> Applotments of  1832. There was also a Stephan Doran at Islandeffrick
> townland. Is it possible that These Dorrans /Dorrance are the same
> family of Ballury and your own connection ??

> Best Wishes,

> Derek.


My own g.g.gfather, James Torrance of Gortin/Mayoughill, married an Anne
Dorrance. She died 1797.

She had a brother, name unknown, who married an Anne (unknown) and had
children Jane (born c. 1817), Sarah (b. c. 1819) and David (b. c. 1820).

There could be a connection, but it's tenuous!

I have v. little on the Dorrance family!