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Norman Moore

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Moore, Robert Ross Rowan (1811–1864), political economist, born in Dublin on 23 December 1811, was the eldest son of William Moore, from whom he inherited a taste for literature. His father was the head of a branch of the family of Rowallan which had settled on a small estate in ...


Robert Torrens (1780?–1864) by unknown photographer, c. 1860 [The Torrens [left to right]: and his son Sir Robert Torrens (1812-1884)] photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia; SLSA B7557


Torrens, Robert (1780?–1864), political economist, was the first of three children of Robert Torrens (fl. 1758–1790) and his wife, Elizabeth (fl. 1762–1790), third daughter of the Revd Skeffington Bristow and his wife, Elizabeth Gore Grattan. He was born either at his paternal grandfather's house, ...