Maternal Great Great Great Grandparents (Anstruther / Torrens)

b.1811 d.1880

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Mary Jane Torrens married secondly (1868) William Talbot Talbot-Crosbie (d. 1899) of Ardfest Abbey, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Sir Ralph Abercromby Anstruther
Some sources have Abercrombie as the spelling.
(4th Bt.)
b.1804 m.1831 d.1863
18th in a direct descent from King Edward 1st.
Captain, Grenadier Guards.
Their son
Sir Robert Anstruther 5th Bt.
Their daughter

Her relative, Sir Robert Richard Torrens, born at Cork, in 1814, (died August 31, 1884) was the first Premier of South Australia; the author of "The Torrens Act", which became a law in South Australia and is used in many cities today. Credit for its chief features belongs to Ulrich Hubbe, who introduced the concepts from his native Germany.

Sir Robert Richard Torrens was educated at Trinity College, Dublin; became Colonial Treasurer; Registrar General; member of Parliament; and resided in Hannaford, Asbburton, Devonshire.

He married Barbara Park, daughter of Alexander Park, of Selkirk, writer to the Signet. She was the widow of George Ansor, and a niece of Mungo Park, the explorer.

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