Reference Entry

Torrens, Sir Henry (1779-1828), army officer

Robert Hamilton Vetch and Roger Stearn

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Torrens, Sir Henry (1779-1828), army officer, was reportedly, but questionably, descended from a Swedish Count Torrens, a cavalry captain in the army of William III who settled in Ireland after the battle of the Boyne (1690). Sir Henry's great-grandfather Thomas Torrens, of Scottish descent, was settled at Dungiven, co. Londonderry, ...

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