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Re: [Torrens List] Re: Torrens Genealogy Facebook Page.

Hi, there,
I'm sorry, but I didn't realise how this group works. I'll try to contribute with the hope that I can swap information with other Torrens seekers. It makes my head spin at times, especially when Torrens marries Torrens.

My biggest headache at the moment is John Torrens (about 1805 to goodness knows when), married to Martha Hill (born around 1810 to goodness knows when). My great-grandfather was their son Thomas Torrens (10 Jul 1847 to 25 Sep 1911), and he was a simple farmer with 6 acres of land, but the leading trees in Ancestry seem to have him mixed up inextricably with another John Torrens married to another Martha, but whose surname was Morrison. To further complicate things, these trees have included Hill Torrens, who I see as a natural product of a Torrens-Hill union. The John Torrens (1804 - 20 Sep 1864) married to Martha Morrison (1810 - 12 Oct 1891) were rich, educated and privileged, having university graduates, while my line was poor.

It's hard with the duplication of names, including patterns of, eg, John, Robert, William, Thomas, Agnes, Mary and Martha replicated ad infinitum, and I'm just going in circles.

If anyone could help, I'd be eternally grateful.
Hazel Paton

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