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Mystery Cache

Genealogy 8 - The Name Lives On

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Hidden : 9/26/2008
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During our genealogical journey we have traced the Torry pedigree line back into the 1600s. We have looked at some of the achievements of this family, some of the tragedies, and some of the more unusual events that have taken place over the years.

Unfortunately, there are no living descendants of Great-Grandfather Ernest Arthur Torry still bearing the Torry surname. He had five grand-children, but all were girls. Some never married, whilst those that did marry changed their surnames to that of their husbands.

The Torry family name does however live on! Ernest Arthur had two sisters and four brothers. John, Mary and all seven children are shown on the 1891 census as living at 401 New Chester Road, Tranmere. The four brothers all married and had families of their own, so the Torry family name lives on to this day, both in the UK and abroad.

Right back “In the Beginning”, you were told “Take note of everything you hear, everything you see, and record where it came from and when you found it, as you never know when you may need to refer to it again”. Throughout your journey there have been clues and information that will now help you find this final cache in the series. If you have noted everything down, then this will be easy, but if you did not do so, then you may have to revisit some of it again.

1. All census data has reference numbers, and that for 1881 starts with RG11. The page containing John & Mary Torry was Piece / Folio 3587 / 91. The final part of the full reference is the Page number. A=Page No of this census return.

2. John Torry’s Gravestone. There was an anomaly in John’s date of death between that on the gravestone and the actual date (in the cache listing) from his death certificate. BC=The number of days mismatch.

3. We found details of the marriage of William Torry to Mary Robinson in a Lincolnshire village. DE=No of letters in the village name.

4. We looked into the tragic death of Arthur James Dashwood Torry in 1917, but where was he born? F=Number of letters in the name of this Devonshire Village

5. John Haviland Dashwood Torry was victorious in three university boat races. Two of these took place in early April whilst the third was in Late March. GH=the date in March of this race.

6. IJ= The number of stanzas in F.W.N. Bayley’s poem “The Wreck of the Pegasus”

7. One final source of genealogical information are the “Grants of Probate” records. Up to 1972 these were large books. From 1973-1997 microfiche replaced books and from 1998 onwards these records have been held on computer. In Liverpool, the last 50 years records are held at the QEII law courts in Derby Square, whilst older records are on the 4th floor of the Picton Library, William Brown Street. Other large libraries with genealogical sections also hold copies of these records. Samuel Edward Seabourne Torry has an entry in Vol 13 (T,U,V) for 1963 on Page 350. KL=House number where he was living in 1963.

This final cache of the series, a regular snap-lock box, and can be found at :
N 53 GB . [A-D] [H*I] [E+F] W 002 [H+J] [A+C] . C [D+F] A

The Genealogist came across this location by chance when exploring and enjoying the views. Paths lead right to the location, but there are some steps to negotiate.

October 2015 - Cache location moved 34m as original hide had deteriorated. The container is now a camoflaged bison tube.

Having worked out the location (you'll see the remains of the brick "wall" there), Subtract 0.009 from those Northern co-ords, and subtract 0.026 from the Western Co-ords. The hint has been updated to reflect the new location.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Raq bs gnyy srapr, ybj qbja. Rafher vg pna'g snyy bss jura ercynpvat.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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