Re: john j. tormey, brooklyn, ny
Posted by Sheila Spencer on 1/26/2015, 9:41 am, in reply to "Re: john j. tormey, brooklyn, ny"
Hello, I am just reading from an old letter my uncle wrote to my mother in 1948.he had been searching for 2 years to find relatives.my mother was a war bride and came to Canada in 1946.my uncle said he was to meet his cousin David on the Sat. But he could not because he was sick. But his two sisters went, Anna and May. They said he was a very nice fellow. And he was a detective on the Special Sector in Dublin Castle.. He states he has the whole of his family history of his dad's people, ..meaning James Torrey's people who was my grandfather. He goes on to say David is the only brother of James who is still living in Offaly. There was 11 boys in that family and only four of them returned from the boer war.he says my mother has cousins all over Ireland and there were 2 apart from David in Dublin. One was in the civil service and the other one had Tormey Bros. Auctions on ......... Can't read the word Quay. And there was 2 doctors one in Westmeath and one in Cork. It states that James Tormey went home for his mothers funeral in 1910 and stayed for a couple days and left , never to be heard from again by the rest of his family.and it says all of James people came from Moate Co. Westmeath. There is also a letter from my great uncle David to my mother that states there is an Archbishop Tormey who is a relative also. And he says that they belong to a very old Irish family that traces back 500 years and he would send full particulars when he heard from my mother again. Unfortunately if he did I have no idea why she wouldn't have kept those letters. I have read them over and over and each time I read them I make out more because it is very hard to read some of the words. I sure wish I had the rest of the letters. I have just started to try to trace my family tree in Ireland and it is daunting. Sorry I couldn't be of more help