Torrens (family name)

Arthur Wellesley Torrens, Sir (1809-1855), son of Sir Henry Torrens (1779-1828), fought rebels in Canada 1838, commanded Welsh fusiliers in Barbados and infantry at Alma and Balaclava, wounded at Inkerman, thanks of parliament, maj.-gen. and KCB 1854, d. Paris. ODNB

Henry Torrens, Sir (1779-1828), took part in expedition aginst St. Lucia and St Vincent udner Abercrombie, campaigns in Portugal 1798, Netherlands 1799, wounded aat Egmont-op-Zee, commanded Surrey Rangers in Nova Scotia 1800, Marattha war, disastrous attack on Buenos Aires 1807, accompanied Wellesley to Portugal 1808, present at Roica and Vimeiro, received Portuguese decorations, aide-de-camp to Prince Regent 1812, maj.-gen. 1814, KCB 1815, adj.-gen. of forces 1820, revised infantry regulations. ODNB

There is a portrait of Sir Henry Torrens (d.1828) engraved by C. Turner after a painting by Thomas Lawrence. (See Anne Crookshank, Irish Portraits Exhibition [Catalogue], Ulster Museum 1965.)

Henry Whitelock Torrens (1806-1852), son of Sir Henry Torrens [as above], ed. Charterhouse and christ Churc, Oxon., Indian civil service, asst. to collector of Meerut 1829, sec. to board of customs at Calcutta 1840, agent to ov.-gen. of Murshidabad 1847, issued translation of Arabian Nights (1838) and other works. ODNB

Robert Torrens (1780-1864) ODNB [infra].

Robert Richard Torrens, Sir (1814-1884) ODNB [infra].

William Torrens McCullagh (1813-1894) ODNB [infra].

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