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[Torrens List] Torrens of Limerick city
I've been in the Registry of Deeds in Dublin and found a deed
relating to these Torrenses; I see Derek found some of thes Limerick
Torrenses before. I couldn't make out what exactly ws happening but
it seemed that trustees of the wife's marriage settlement were
involved in some way after John Torrence became bankrupt.
Nov 1811 John Torrence Limerick and Susanna otherwise Unthank his
wife to John Orr city of Dublin merchant; document recites a lease of
October 1795; lease to Alexander Torrens of a stone quarry and dock
and a plot of ground on the Shannon in Limerick; marriage of John
and Susanna in 1800; Alexander is now dead. John became bankrupt; his
ownership of Shannon dock seems to be transferred in some way to John
Unthanks were a notable family in Limerick in the 18th and 19th c.
What I wonder is if there is a connection between this transaction
and the Orrs of Aghadowey. James Torrens of Gortin leased a
bleachgreen from the Orrs; the name Alexander Torrens is a familiar
combination in co. Londonderry??
The story gets even more interesting and unfortunate, when I did a
Google search this evening.
Poor Susanna Torrens was murdered in 1821, apparently by agrarian
protestors, though that is not overtly stated; perhaps her husband
John had taken a position as a constable or something? Their house
had been atacked earlier by a mob but Torrens did not give up his
weapons to them.
The account says that Torrance was a native of another county,
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