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Re: [Bann Valley] Re: Scottish Torrance data
Richard and others. Im so very pleased with your recent post and additional
Torrens information. Im glad someone has been transcribing the "Scottish records
and especially the "Records of Sarsines" in Edinburgh.
Being a member of Coleraine Family History Society we had a guy who worked at
the PRO in Edinburgh as guest speaker. He told us that there are so many of
these records stored in these boxes which no one seems to look at, so much so
you hae to blow the dust off them. I think he now lives in Portrush, Co Antrim.
He showed us some example of records from the Sarsines for the Dunboe area,
These records are from many of those who came to Ulster from Scotland during the
Plantation of Ulster in the early 1600s, when they got their land deeds etc they
sent them to Edinburgh rather than Dublin.
Im wondering did Dr D Richard Torrance search for other variations of Torrance
such as Torrence/Torrans/Torrens etc ?? I wonder if anyone today got to these
records perhaps searching for the Townlands rather than the surnames could bring
up something ?? Just like the "Registry of Deeds" in Dublin, when I made the
mistake of searching for surnames and found more when I searched Townlands such
as Carnroe where I found the Torrance men around 1716 renting the shooting and
fishing rights from a Rev Gage.
Wouldnt it be great if someone in Scotland transcribed many of the tennents
Townlands in the Bann Valley who sent their deeds back to Edinburgh. It could be
a goldmine for information. I know it would be nice to know exactly where in
Scotland our Torrens ancestors came from prior to their move to Ulster.