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Capt Samuel Torrance

Birth
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Death
14 Jan 1788 (aged 68–69)
Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial
Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID
145532980 View Source

Captain in the Revolutionary War.

Captain Samuel Torrance came with his father to America between 1730 and 1740; landed in Philadelphia, and made his way to Woodbury, Connecticut, where he died January 14, 1788. The land records of Canterbury, reveal that he first bought about six acres of land there on October 16, 1747, together with dwelling houses and improvements, from James Kasson, a Scotch-Irishman of Voluntown, in the eastern part of Connecticut. The location of his purchase was at Cross Brook, north of Good Hill, in the present Roxbury part of Woodbury. Roxbury was originally called New Roxbury, said to have been named for Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Samuel Torrance's name appears as Captain in William Cothren's History of Ancient Woodbury, page 786, in connection with a list of Revolutionary soldiers. In the same list are Corporal Joseph Torrance, Private Samuel Torrence, Ezra Torrance, William Torrance and Thomas Torrance.

He married in July, 1741, Jemimah Parke (1716-1793), daughter of Robert Parke, of Voluntown, who was appointed administratrix of his estate. The files of the Woodbury Probate Court show, in his intestacy papers, Number 4562, that he died January 14, 1788, and that within the month the widow asked to be relieved of administration duties.

The Inventory of Captain Torrance's estate consisted of a full page of items, some of which were: Ten acres of land and dwellings thereon; one acre with barn; one house with land; seven acres of land; live stock; grain stores; one great wheel, one small wheel, flax; general household furnishings; tools, farming implements, etc. The distribution to the widow as her dower in her husband's estate included the dwelling house he last lived in, also the land adjoining on the north, called about nine acres, be it more or less.

Children of Captain Samuel and Jemimah (Parke) Torrance:
Thomas Torrance (1742-1828)
William Torrance (1744-1816)
Nancy Torrance (1746-1806) m. Noah Woodward, Jr.
Elizabeth Torrance m. Buel Rough (1748- )
Alexander Torrance (1749-1823)
Joseph Torrance (1752- )
Abigail Torrance Welsh (1754- )
Josiah Torrance (1757-1836)
Lydia Torrance Huff (Hough) (1759- )
Ezra Torrence (1761-1823)
John Torrance (1763-1837)

Captain in the Revolutionary War.

Captain Samuel Torrance came with his father to America between 1730 and 1740; landed in Philadelphia, and made his way to Woodbury, Connecticut, where he died January 14, 1788. The land records of Canterbury, reveal that he first bought about six acres of land there on October 16, 1747, together with dwelling houses and improvements, from James Kasson, a Scotch-Irishman of Voluntown, in the eastern part of Connecticut. The location of his purchase was at Cross Brook, north of Good Hill, in the present Roxbury part of Woodbury. Roxbury was originally called New Roxbury, said to have been named for Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Samuel Torrance's name appears as Captain in William Cothren's History of Ancient Woodbury, page 786, in connection with a list of Revolutionary soldiers. In the same list are Corporal Joseph Torrance, Private Samuel Torrence, Ezra Torrance, William Torrance and Thomas Torrance.

He married in July, 1741, Jemimah Parke (1716-1793), daughter of Robert Parke, of Voluntown, who was appointed administratrix of his estate. The files of the Woodbury Probate Court show, in his intestacy papers, Number 4562, that he died January 14, 1788, and that within the month the widow asked to be relieved of administration duties.

The Inventory of Captain Torrance's estate consisted of a full page of items, some of which were: Ten acres of land and dwellings thereon; one acre with barn; one house with land; seven acres of land; live stock; grain stores; one great wheel, one small wheel, flax; general household furnishings; tools, farming implements, etc. The distribution to the widow as her dower in her husband's estate included the dwelling house he last lived in, also the land adjoining on the north, called about nine acres, be it more or less.

Children of Captain Samuel and Jemimah (Parke) Torrance:
Thomas Torrance (1742-1828)
William Torrance (1744-1816)
Nancy Torrance (1746-1806) m. Noah Woodward, Jr.
Elizabeth Torrance m. Buel Rough (1748- )
Alexander Torrance (1749-1823)
Joseph Torrance (1752- )
Abigail Torrance Welsh (1754- )
Josiah Torrance (1757-1836)
Lydia Torrance Huff (Hough) (1759- )
Ezra Torrence (1761-1823)
John Torrance (1763-1837)


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  • Created by: Katie
  • Added: 24 Apr 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 145532980
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/145532980/samuel-torrance: accessed ), memorial page for Capt Samuel Torrance (1719–14 Jan 1788), Find a Grave Memorial ID 145532980, citing South Cemetery, Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by Katie (contributor 47010886).