Marion Torrance

Brief Life History of Marion

When Marion Torrance was born on 28 December 1834, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Torrance, was 44 and her mother, Margaret Young, was 27. She married William Hamilton on 4 September 1855, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 23 April 1883, in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 48, and was buried in Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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William Hamilton
Marion Torrance
Marriage: 4 September 1855
Margaret Hamilton
William Hamilton
Gavin Hamilton
Agnes Hamilton
John Torrance Hamilton
Marion Jane Hamilton
Elizabeth Hamilton
Janet Young Hamilton
Mary Hamilton
Mary Hamilton
William Hamilton

Sources (27)

  • Marrion Torrance in household of Gavin Hamilton, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Marion Torrence, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Marion Torrance, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

World Events (7)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.


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1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Glasgow and Midlothian) and Irish (Derry): variant of Torrence .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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