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Kimberley Nottinghamshire
Adam Torrance was born in 1885 the son of Andrew and Agnes Torrance (née Kirkland) who were both born in Scotland in 1843. Married in 1865. They had five children - James b.1873 Scotland, John b.1878 Scotland, William b.1880 Scotland, Jessie b.1882 Kimberley and Adam b.1885 Kimberley. Adam married Alice Tebbutt in 1908 and they had two Jessie and Mary Torrance. In 1911 they lived at 24 Clinton Street Beeston Nottingham. Alice married Herbert Hardy in 1921 and they lived at 48 Victoria Road Sandiacre Derbyshire.
Adam was a leavers lace draughtsman.
02 Jun 1918
277980 - CWGC Website
4th Bn Bedfordshire Regiment
Adam Torrance enlisted at Ilkeston whilst living at Long Eaton initially serving (45828) in the South Staffordshire Regiment, later transferring to the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension, France Grave Reference D.20.
Leavers lace machines John Levers adapted John Heathcoat's bobbinet machine in Nottingham in 1813. The name of the machine was the Leavers machine (the 'a' was added to aid pronunciation in France). The original machine made net but it was discovered that the Jacquard apparatus (invented in France for weaving looms by J M Jacquard in about 1800) could be adapted to it. From 1841 lace complete with pattern, net and outline could be made on the Leavers machine. The Leavers machine is probably the most versatile of all machines for making patterned lace and was widely used throughout Nottingham's lace industry . (Wikipedia)
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