Greetings to all those researchers interested in this intriguing Scully. I hope they will be interested in some recent researches.
The Times 26 Feb. 1885. On the 14th inst. at Pau William Scully Esq. of Rio de Jameiro and formerly of Tipperary Ireland.
The only William I can find with a likely birthdate is a William born 1818 at Buolick Lodge, Co. Tipperary to Pierce Scully and Mary McCullagh. Pierce was a minor andlord of about 3/400 acres and William well down the list of sons. I have no further information about him but other sons emigrated to the U.S. so it is quite possible that this is our man. Just a guess though.
Scully, William, 1844 Sept. Stepney Vol.2 Page 498, married to Grace Selina Riley.
When exactly and why did he move on to Rio ? Their only daughter Grace Selina Mary Anne Scully died 1890 aged 37 so must have been born 1853. Around 1860 seems about right for his arrival in Rio. The Rio directory of 1865 lists him as a Teacher of Calligraphy and it was in the same year that he started up The Anglo-Brazilian Times with a subsidy from the Brazilian government. He was also an agent for British shipping lines. Scully seems to have been well-established by this time and the British Legation, at any rate, believed he had influence with the Emperor. You know all about his efforts to encourage Irish immigration, not very successful. In 1872 his daughter Grace married Charles Saunders Dundas, son of the Rev. Charles Dundas in the Anglican Church (as a Tipperary Scully, William would have been brought up a Catholic but he seems to have become thoroughly Anglicised) Emperor Pedro was a guest at the wedding.
On 5 Sept. 1874 His wife Selina died aged 49.
Wlliam must have married again in about two years, this time to Annie White.
Baptismal Register Anglican Church 11 July 1878 Alice America born 20 Nov. 1877, dau. of William Scully and Annie White address Rua da Boa Virgen No. 10 Sta.Domingo
Erin Dundas dau. of William and Annie White born 1 March 1880.
Norah must have been born 1882 and Patrick Tosta in 1884 but I don't have their baptismal entries.
William died in Pau, France in 1885 as we know. What happened to Annie White I don't know, I assume she must have returned to London with he children soon after William's death.
You are familiar with the 1901 census entries. I see from the G.R.O. entries that all four children married, Erin in 1903, Alice in 1905, Patrick Tosta in 1906 and Norah in 1916, so there must be quite a few people around who can claim William as an ancestor.
Tosta, by the way, was the name of a business associate of William
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