Torrens and Allied FamiliesThis book by Robert McIlvane Torrens
was originally Published in 1938.
This is a reproduction of it.
Published in 1938 by Robert M Torrence. This is the most respected work on the Torrens families so the first part of it (which covers the Torrence families) has been transcribed and added to this site. Thanks to Doug Andrijasevich for scanning it, converting to HTML and giving it a first proof reading. From there, I further proof read it, altered the layout to better suit the world wide web and am still, on occasion, making and adding some critical notes and links to modern descendants, as well as correcting sections we now know are in error, and adding and expanding it in the spirit of the original. Feedback is therefore welcome.
It now includes a whole section on the early Bann Valley Torrenses, starting with Hugh Torrens of Culnamen, first mentioned in 1663.
The original layout was designed for a privately published book, so intended to save paper. The 'treelets' for each section were presented as a block, with different numerals and type faces to identify the lists. This has been removed and the descendants layed out in lists. To preserve the flow of text, all RMT's footnotes have been removed to a separate file, to which other notes can be added where modern knowledge expands them. Where the note applies is a coloured note: Note 60-1 denotes Robert's original footnotes and Note 43-1 denotes a subsequent addition.
In each case, the first number is the page number and the second the note order of that page.
The notes have not been hot-linked to the text: if you read as a frameset, you can slide the notes as you read the text.
The original page breaks have been removed and a small graphic inserted: thus 21 denotes the foot of page 21. This makes the narrative and lists flow much more smoothly.
There are basically two ways to view:
The text has been divided into chunks for fast downloading. There is also an Ancestors page - a sort of contents page, listing the numbered trees from the book and enabling you to hot-link to the text as you will.
The rest of the book (mostly not transcribed) lists the "Allied Families"
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