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  • ClydeUmney
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    Cheers!

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    Originally posted by ClydeUmney View Post
    Grant, I love the Shining quote!
    Here's where the last name Torrance derives from. I think it's pretty funny that The Torrance family motto is "I saved the King!" Maybe he didn't save the King, but that book was certainly one of the many cornerstones of King's writing career.

    Also, this part: "Locational surnames, such as this, were usually acquired by a local landowner, or by the lord of the manor, and especially by those former inhabitants of a place who had moved to another area, usually in search of work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace." Meaning that it's a perfect name for King's character since he is both searching for work, and in his own mind, he is the destined "lord of the Overlook Manor."


    Last name: Torrance
    Recorded in several forms as shown below, this is an early medieval Scottish surname. It is locational originating from either of the two places in Scotland called Torrance, one near East Kilbride in Lanarkshire, and the other north of Glasgow under the Campsie Fells. The placenames are derived from the Gaelic word "torran", meaning a hillock or mound, with the later addition of the English plural "s". Locational surnames, such as this, were usually acquired by a local landowner, or by the lord of the manor, and especially by those former inhabitants of a place who had moved to another area, usually in search of work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. In the modern idiom the surname can be found recorded as Torrance, Torrans, Torrence, and Torrens. John Torrance was recorded as a tenant of Newbattle Abbey in 1563, and the marriage of John Torrans to Elizabeth Thompson was recorded at Manchester Cathedral, on September 19th 1875. An interesting namebearer, recorded in the "Dictionary of National Biography", was David Torrance (1840 - 1906), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut, in America, who was born in Edinburgh. The family Coat of Arms is per pale red and gold, two boat oars in saltire blue, the Crest being a bull's head erased, and the Motto is, "I saved the king". Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

    Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Torrance#ixzz1fgDT5A6p

    Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Torrance#ixzz1fgEOuBQQ


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    Hiya Michael - love it mate, just love it !!!!!!

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    Originally posted by ClydeUmney View Post
    Better late than never! Feel free to buy a reading copy while you frame the other one!

    Sorry, a month ago I came unstuck in time!
    Hehehehehehe - If I had any room left on my walls I'd probably consider it - have that much framed stuff lying around and nowhere to put it (have to rotate the frames every now and again so I remember what I actually have)

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  • ClydeUmney
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    Grant, I love the Shining quote!
    Here's where the last name Torrance derives from. I think it's pretty funny that The Torrance family motto is "I saved the King!" Maybe he didn't save the King, but that book was certainly one of the many cornerstones of King's writing career.

    Also, this part: "Locational surnames, such as this, were usually acquired by a local landowner, or by the lord of the manor, and especially by those former inhabitants of a place who had moved to another area, usually in search of work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace." Meaning that it's a perfect name for King's character since he is both searching for work, and in his own mind, he is the destined "lord of the Overlook Manor."


    Last name: Torrance
    Recorded in several forms as shown below, this is an early medieval Scottish surname. It is locational originating from either of the two places in Scotland called Torrance, one near East Kilbride in Lanarkshire, and the other north of Glasgow under the Campsie Fells. The placenames are derived from the Gaelic word "torran", meaning a hillock or mound, with the later addition of the English plural "s". Locational surnames, such as this, were usually acquired by a local landowner, or by the lord of the manor, and especially by those former inhabitants of a place who had moved to another area, usually in search of work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. In the modern idiom the surname can be found recorded as Torrance, Torrans, Torrence, and Torrens. John Torrance was recorded as a tenant of Newbattle Abbey in 1563, and the marriage of John Torrans to Elizabeth Thompson was recorded at Manchester Cathedral, on September 19th 1875. An interesting namebearer, recorded in the "Dictionary of National Biography", was David Torrance (1840 - 1906), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut, in America, who was born in Edinburgh. The family Coat of Arms is per pale red and gold, two boat oars in saltire blue, the Crest being a bull's head erased, and the Motto is, "I saved the king". Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

    Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Torrance#ixzz1fgDT5A6p

    Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Torrance#ixzz1fgEOuBQQ


    Taken from: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Torrance

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  • ClydeUmney
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    Better late than never! Feel free to buy a reading copy while you frame the other one!

    Sorry, a month ago I came unstuck in time!

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    Sheesh Michael, where were you a month ago !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Old Cemetery Dance Magazine Issues for Sale, Issue #3 & Up

    I have some old issues of Cemetery Dance for sale, starting with issue #3 and going up from there, up till around #30 (eventually) if anyone is interested. I'll just post the first few links, and you can search within those results for the other issues under the same seller name if you're interested in these.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cemetery-Dan...item2eb99fa73b


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cemetery-Dan...item2c612524b0

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cemetery-Dan...item2eb99fd1c9http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cemetery-Dan...item2eb99fd1c9


    Best wishes!
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