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John Torrence/ Torrance merchant fl. 1821; his wife murder victim
Posted by: Linde Lunney (ID *****2330) Date: June 27, 2011 at 03:23:05
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Does anyone have information about a father and son Alexander and John Torrance or Torrence? They were merchants in Limerick from the late 1700s-1820s. The son John became a bankrupt in 1809; his property which included a quayside on the Shannon was up for auction. In 1821 his wife Susanna nee Unthank died in a vicious attack made on the couple by Whiteboy agrarian agitators, two of whom were subsequently executed. I thought the Torrences were originally Scots, but I'm now not sure; the account of the attack on him says that he was "from another county" ie not a native of Limerick.

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