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Re: Scully of Rio de Janeiro
Posted by: Oliver Marshall (ID *****7869) Date: November 16, 2004 at 07:22:40
In Reply to: Scully of Rio de Janeiro by Anthony McCan of 727


I have seen the postings by you and David Aspey relating to William Scully on this, and another, geneology forum. For some time now I've been seeking information about Scully but I haven't got very far.

Scully's 1866/8 guide book to Brazil and his newspaper, the Anglo-Brazilian Times do not provide any personal info on William Scully. And despite searches of PRO files, I have remarkably little info on him: he simply seems to have arrived in Brazil by 1865 and he slips away in 1884. One of the few reports from the British legation in Brazil that actually discusses Scully dates from the early 1880s and suggests that he was becoming insane!

You mentioned that he was born in Co. Tipperary in about 1820 and arrived in Brazil in about 1850. You seem to believe that he was a Catholic. You have discovered that he died in Pau in Feb. 1885. All this is much more than I've able to unearth! [For example, from his writings, my feeling was that he was Protestant.] I was wondering on what do you base this information? Also, do you have any idea what he was doing in Brazil in the 1850s? And do you know anything about is second wife?

Thanks for any information that you may be able to provide.

Best regards,

Oliver Marshall

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