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Offline Yazz

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Re: Norwegian ancestry - who would have thought it!
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 21:15 BST (UK) »
Hi. I think I'm related too 😊 Bear with me I'm new to this site.

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Re: Norwegian ancestry - who would have thought it!
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 21:17 BST (UK) »
Can you see my post greeensleeves?? 

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Re: Norwegian ancestry - who would have thought it!
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 21:19 BST (UK) »
That's fantastic. I am a direct descendant, one of the few Torrison's in the country ( I believe we are the only family with the name) and my family have always lived in the East London and Greenwich area since John and Barbara arrived. I would love to find out which area of Norway they came from.

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Re: Norwegian ancestry - who would have thought it!
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 21:25 BST (UK) »
Yes Yazz, I can see your post.
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
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Re: Norwegian ancestry - who would have thought it!
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 21:31 BST (UK) »
so we all share a common ancestor!! I think Hans and Barbara are my GGGG grandparents, what about everyone else??

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Re: Norwegian ancestry - who would have thought it!
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 21:33 BST (UK) »
Well Pi, by an amazing coincidence Yazz contacted me recently, as she is also a descendant of John and Barbara.  My line descends from Barbara Mattingley's daughter, Frances (Fanny) Mattingley, who left Rotherhithe and turned up in records  in Hartlepool, Co Durham on the eve of the 1851 census, the day she married William Shadforth of that town.

According to the information I have unearthed, John Torrison (aka Hans, Jan, Jans and various spellings of Torrison) was born on Ytteroy, a Norwegian island.  He was baptised there on 12th November 1772, and was the son of Torres Reitan and Gunnil Hansdatter.
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
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Re: Norwegian ancestry - who would have thought it!
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 21:34 BST (UK) »
Same as you, Yazz -  John and Barbara are my 4x great grandparents too.
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
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Re: Norwegian ancestry - who would have thought it!
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 21:36 BST (UK) »
Hello this is RubyHenry !

Good to be in contact with everyone .

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Re: Norwegian ancestry - who would have thought it!
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 21:38 BST (UK) »
Hello and welcome, Rubyhenry, welcome to the grand reunion of the descendants of John and Barbara Torrison!
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
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