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Re: [Torrens List] DORRANCE/TORRANCE; Voluntown, Woodbury & Salisbury, Connecticut
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- Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2015 22:04:47 +0000
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your query comes at an interesting moment; with a few others mainly
historians in NI, and a few folk in New England, I am working on finding
ways to commemorate the emigration in 1718 from Aghadowey to New England,
esp New Hampshire. The Dorrance family is of interest and I believe can be
traced back to NI. As can of course Robert Torrance who is probably my many
time great uncle. (though the family connection is not proven, he seems to
have come from the same townland in which my grandfather was born and where
my cousins still live).
I will get in touch again as soon as I can gather some material; I have a
deadline at work, and Christmas planning, so may not get back to you
immediately, but I hope we can work on this later
On 5 December 2015 at 14:14, Perry Streeter <perry@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> With respect to Note 38-2 for Robert McIlvane Torrence's book Torrens and
> Allied Families as found in the left pane of this page...
> ...I would like to know more about all of the primary source(s) by which
> following statements were made:
> "Note 38-2 Robert Parke and his brother John were parishioners of the
> Reverend Samuel Dorrance in 1722… It is believed that this Dorrance family
> which also came from the north of Ireland, and especially the Reverend
> Samuel Dorrance, influenced Thomas and Samuel Torrance to go to Connecticut
> where they became closely associated. It is probable that Samuel and Thomas
> Torrance influenced Robert Torrance to locate there. This Robert stopped
> at Philadelphia; went to Chester; thence to Woodbury, Connecticut, where he
> married Lucy Peck in 1704 and finally located In Salisbury."
> Of course, all sources will be cited in my forthcoming article for The New
> England Historical and Genealogical Register. I will also formally
> acknowledge any contributors therein.
> Thanks for your help!
> Perry Streeter (perry@xxxxxxxxxxxx)
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