The Tormeys have been driving me crazy for a few years. I can not seem to find exactly what county in Ireland they came from. Meath is one of 2 or 3 that seem possible based on the story that Tormey means a follower of a "Viking" named Thormach who lived in those counties. I've been tied up wit a local museum where I'm on the board of directors and we just had our yearly opening reception\display which took up most of my time the last 3 months.
I will go back thru what I already have and see what I can find. Why this family was so secretive is unknown. For years a Tormey lady lived with the Studders family in the house behind ours and my father once said they were cousins but never went beyond that. Turns out she is my grandmothers sister. Now that I have some time I 'll start again. Just came to mind, the name Sheehan was in something I found but can't remember what or where but will find out.