William Alcock Tully was born 14 March 1830 in Dublin, Ireland to William Tully (bef1830) and Mary Alcock (bef1830) and died 26 April 1905 in Luciani, Bayswater Road, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia of heart disease. He married Louisa Lord (1833-1866) 1860 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He married Sara Ann Darvall (c1846-1875) 27 May 1868 in Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

He arrived in Tasmania on 14 August 1852 on the Lord Dalhousie.


Offspring of William Alcock Tully and Louisa Lord (1833-1866)
Name Birth Death Joined with
M Tully (1861)
Kate Alexander Mary Tully (1863-1935)
Louisa Blanch Tully (1866-1866)

Offspring of William Alcock Tully and Sara Ann Darvall (c1846-1875)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Beata Jane Tully (1869)
Mabel Ann Tully (1871)
Edward Kivas Tully (1872-1956)
Mary Lucy Edith Tully (1875)


Mr. William Alcock Tully, B.A., F.R.G.S., who died in Sydney yesterday, was born in Dublin in 1830, and graduated as B.A. of Trinity College in 1852. In the same year he emigrated to Tasmania, and entered the Survey Department of that colony, where he remained until 1863, when he joined the Queensland civil service as commissioner for lands in the Kennedy district, being transferred to the Warrego the following year, at the end of which he came to Brisbane being appointed Deputy Chief Commissioner of Crown Lands, which position he held until 1866 when he was appointed Chief Commissioner and Under Secretary for Lands. He became Surveyor General in 1875, and held that post till July, 1889 when he was appointed a member of the Land Board. About two years ago he retired on pension, and shortly afterwards visited England. Alderman E. K. Tully is a son of the deceased and yesterday the City Council adjourned their meeting as a mark of respect and sympathy, the mover and seconder of the motion—Alderman R. H. Mills and J. M'Master—being old friends of the deceased gentleman.

The Brisbane Courier, 27 April 1905, page 5


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • TULLY—LORD—August 16, by special license, by the Rev. W. Richardson, at St. Thomas's Church, Avoca, William Alcock, eldest son of Captain Tully, R.N., to Louisa, eldest daughter of Simeon Lord Esq., of Bona Vista.
The Mercury, 21 August 1860, page 2
2 Wedding 2
  • On the 27th May, at St. Anne's Church, Ryde, by the Rev. G. E. Turner, WILLIAM ALCOCK TULLY, Under-Secretary for Public Lands, Queensland, to ANNE, youngest daughter of Major DARVALL, Ryedale, Parramatta River.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 June 1868, page 1
¶ Death
  • TULLY.—April 26, at Luciani, Bayswater road, William Alcock Tully, aged 75 years, late of Brisbane, Q. Special request, no flowers.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April 1905, page 6
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