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Box 1 [F09.105.01.01]


Contains 20 Collections and/or Records:

Financial records--Hugh Torance and Albert Torrence (1777-1842) [also on reel 1] , 1777 - 1842

 File — Box: 1 [F09.105.01.01], Folder: 1
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Receipts and financial records concerning their mercantile businesses (10/1777); a military pass (n.d.); licenses of James Galbraith Torrance to operate a carriage (1813); retailer's licenses (1815-16); and deed of sale of a mule outlining its breeding lineage (10/8/1842). Also includes a typescript copy of the will of James Galbraith Torrance, as well as background and genealogical material.
Dates: 1777 - 1842

Deeds--Hugh Torance [also on reel 1], 1765 - 1799

 File — Box: 1 [F09.105.01.01], Folder: 2A
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes general description by Richard Banks. Includes debt note (11/12/1794) to Lydia Knox, Hugh Torance, and John Sharp containing tracts of estate of Captain James Knox.
Dates: 1765 - 1799

Deeds--Hugh Torance [also on reel 1], 1802-19, 1829-30, undated

 File — Box: 1 [F09.105.01.01], Folder: 2B
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes John (Huey) to Torance (3/2/1802) witnessed by William Graham and John McKnitt Alexander; and survey for Peel (3/31/1804); Other deeds mention William Kerns as executor of estate of Mathew McLure (12/17/1812) and legatees of Josiah Monteith (8/15/1828).
Dates: 1802-19, 1829-30, undated

Deeds--James Galbraith Torrance [also on reel 1] , 1809 - 1830

 File — Box: 1 [F09.105.01.01], Folder: 3A
Identifier: Series 1

Deeds and estate records--James Galbraith Torrance [also on reel 1] , 1832 - 1859

 File — Box: 1 [F09.105.01.01], Folder: 3B
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Includes court order for the private examination of Margaret Black, wife of James L. Black (November Session, 1832); original and typescript copies of Torrance's will (1845); and a records of the division of Torrance's lands to his heirs (6/19/1849); and photocopies of records from the North Carolina State Archives concerning settlement of the estate (1848-52) and guardianship of his children (1841-59).
Dates: 1832 - 1859

Mortgages--Hugh Torance [also on reel 1] , 1777-1817, undated

 File — Box: 1 [F09.105.01.01], Folder: 4
Identifier: Series 1

Lawsuit papers--Isabella Kerr Falls Torance [also on reel 1], 1817

 File — Box: 1 [F09.105.01.01], Folder: 5
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning a civil suit initiated by the children of Captain Galbraith and Isabella Kerr Falls regarding an enslaved person. Includes typescript biography and notes concerning Isabella Torance; original and typescript copy of a complaint for the Falls heirs by Archibald Henderson (4/4/1817); and answer of James Galbraith Torrance (1817) including an inventory, vendue list, and memorandum of sale of property of Falls's estate. The case was settled in the Supreme Court in 1827.
Dates: 1817

Hugh Torance--General [also on reel 1], 1804-10, undated

 File — Box: 1 [F09.105.01.01], Folder: 6
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Debt notes, notes for collection, bills, receipts, and records of commercial transactions. Includes list of goods purchased in Charleston, S.C. (1796); agreement between Samuel Strong and Matthew Whitlow (11/1805); vendue list of estate of Benjamin Wilson (9/16/1800); receipt for distribution of estate of James Knox. Letter (7/4/1806) concerns cotton prices in Charleston, S.C.; letters from Montgomery County, Ky. (5/7/1806, 1/22/1807, 11/31/1806) mention former Mecklenburg County neighbors and...
Dates: 1804-10, undated

Early references to Hugh Torance as a merchant in Rowan County [also on reel 1] , 1774 - 1778

 File — Box: 1 [F09.105.01.01], Folder: 7
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents Records of Torance's mercantile activities around Sherrill's Ford and Davidson Creek. Bills, receipts, list of outstanding debts (1774-75), and a typescript copy of a list of debts (1778).
Dates: 1774 - 1778