Lieut. James Torrey1

M, b. circa 1614, d. 6 July 1665
FatherPhilip Torrey d. b 27 Jun 1621
MotherAlicia Richards b. Jan 1581, d. a 24 Apr 1634
     James was born circa 1614 in Combe St. Nicholas, Somersetshire, England. James married Ann Hatch on 2 November 1643 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. James & Ann had children: Deacon James [9/01/1644][m Lydia Willis, 2nd Elizabeth Rollins, 3rd Eunice], William [3/15/1646], Joseph [3/18/1648/9], Demaris [10/25/1651], Mary [6/07/1654], Jonathan [6/07/1654-6/17/1718][m. circa 1674 Ruth Fry], Reverand Josiah [1/28/1658], Sarah [2/09/1660/1][m. Richard Warren & 2nd 9/18/1712 Thomas Ewer], Joanna [1663] & Bethia [1665].2,3 He was a clothier, and built a clothing mill in Situate. On 5 July 1665 James was asked by the Governor of Plymouth Colony to check on the powder, as Dutch soldiers were advancing on them. The gun powder was stored at the Tickner home. While he was laying out the powder to dry, all of the powder ignited and blew the house apart. Mrs. Tickner and her child were burned badly and both died within 10 or 11 hours after the explosion. James was also very badly burned, but lived until the next day.4,5 James departed this life on Monday, 6 July 1665 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.6,7


Ann Hatch b. c 1623, d. c 1691


  1. [S123] John Torrey, Genealogical Notes Showing the Paternal Line of Descent From William Torrey of Combe St Nicholas, Somerset County, England, page 9.
  2. [S1194] Clarence Almond Torrey, Richard Warren's Wife, page 192 - Sarah Randall - born: 9 February 1660/1, married 1st Richard Warren & 2nd 9/18/1712 Thomas Ewer
    Joseph Randall born March 18. 1648/9, christening: 25 March 1649, died: 8 May 1714 - unmarried & intestate.
  3. [S1193] Charles Clinton Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy With Maternal Branches, page 334 - List of children.
  4. [S1193] Charles Clinton Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy With Maternal Branches, page 333 - Lt. James Torrey. He came to N. Eng. 1643, wasborn 1614 settled in Scituate and mar. Nov. 2, 1643 Ann Hatch, dau. Of Elder William. He built a clothing mill in Scituate and was very prominent in all town projects. He was killed by an accidental dischatrge of a cannon July 1665 when only 48 yrs. Old. Two of his children were adopted by their uncle William of Weymouth, Johnathan and Mary, twins. The children were:.
  5. [S143] Frederic Crosby Torrey, The Torrey Families in America, Volume 1, page 18.
  6. [S1121] Henry fitz Gilbert Waters, Genealogical Gleanings, page 301 -.
  7. [S1193] Charles Clinton Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy With Maternal Branches, page 333.