Hazel, Ive done a lot of work on the Drumagarner line of Torrens, I have a Family Tree which I can send you of that line, as Richard has said already that they possibly link onto the Coolneman Torrens line which I descend from.
Just a couple of years ago I met with a Torrens Family from Colorado who was visiting here and we sarched around for the old homestead of a Kennedy Torrens of Drumagarner and found the old house, now used as a Farm Outhouse.
My Late Fathers cousin Jim Torrens who sadly passd away a few years ago told me that his father Jim Torrens and his sister Elizabeth both remember looking after a house of a Torrens Family at Moneysallin, which is in the Drumagarner area while the family attended the 12th July Parade and Celebrations. I guess this was around the late 1800s/early 1900s as Catholic Nationalists in the area may have attacked Protestant homes around then. Jim reckonned these Torrenses was related somehow.
I hope this helps.
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On 05 September 2016 at 06:45 Hazel Paton <hazelmpaton@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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
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.