William Henry SULIS was born 22 Nov 1819 in Smith's Cove and was christened 24 May 1820.
He married 31 Oct 1845 Marion ALEXANDER (Sole Family by Rev. G.T. RIDLON, Sn., (1926)). "Married Greenock, Scotland, 31st Oct by Rev. Thomas HUTCHINSON, William H. SULIS of Saint John and Marion eldest daughter of John ALEXANDER, Esquire, of Glasgow" - 30 May 1845 NBC.
"Married 25 Oct 1845, William H. SULIS and Marion ALEXANDER" (PR Middle or New Point, Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland, 1041060 frame 1293).
"Died Glasgow, 16th Sep Marion wife of William H. SULIS formerly of Saint John, aged 49, eldest daughter of John ALEXANDER" - 10 Oct 1846
NBC. Their daughter, Marion, also died very soon after her mother who died during child birth.
William must have then moved to England where he started a second family. He lived in Bristol and died at sea near Cape Horn (Sole Family by Rev. G.T. RIDLON, Sn., (1926)). His wife's name in christening records for his children is Annie PARRY. His children were christened in the Parish of Saint Peter, Liverpool, England.
Recorded in the "Morning Telegraph" (Saint John, N.B.) dated 24 Nov 1869:
"died 1st Sep on board ship "AFRICANA" on passage from Callao to Antwerp, Capt. William H. Sulis, 50, eldest son of John B. Sulis of St. John, left wife and six children in Liverpool, England."
(only five children were listed in Parish of St. Peter's registers).
Lloyd's Captains Registers listed Captain William H. Sulis as born in 1819 in Saint John. His masters certificate #8941 was issued at Liverpool on 1853. William was captain of the "MONTEZUMA" from 1854 to 1863 which sailed in the West Indies, Caribbean and Atlantic
and Gulf ports. He was captain of the "ARZILLA" in 1864-66 and sailings included the East Indies, Mauritius and the Red Sea. He was captain of the ship "AFRICANA" in 1867-8 which also sailed in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. There are no entries for 1869 however the notation "DEAD" was listed opposite his name.
In the Civil Registration Indexes for England the following entries are probably applicable to this family and need to be researched: William Henry SULIS, married Jun Quarter 1849, West Derby, Vol. 20, Page 907;
John Henry SULIS, Births, Sep Quarter 1853, West Derby, Vol. 8b, page 263;
Elizabeth Annie SULIS, Births, Sep Quarter 1859, West Derby, Vol.
8b, page 147;
George Alfred SULIS, Births, Sep Quarter 1859, West Derby, Vol. 8b, page 46;
Charlotte Adelaide SULIS, Births, Jun Quarter 1861, West Derby, Vol. 8b, page 292;
William James SULIS, Marriage, Sep Quarter, 1877, Vol. 8b, page 740; Jessie Helena M. SULIS, Births, Jun Quarter 1878, West Derby, Vol. 8b, page 269;
Ann SULIS, aged 62, Deaths Mar Quarter 1888, Toxteth Park, Vol. 8b, page 206;
Helena Adelaide SULIS, Marriages Jun Quarter, 1888,
West Derby, Vol. 8b, page 505; George Wesley SULIS, Marriages Jun Quarter, 1890, Toxteth Park, Vol. 8b, page 472;
Elizabeth Annie SULIS, Marriages Dec Quarter 1898, West Derby,
Vol. 8b, page 705.
In the 1881 Census the following entries are probably for this family: George Wesley SULIS, aged 13, a scholar, born in Liverpool, Lancashire, an inmate at the “Liverpool Seaman’s Orphan Institute” West Derby (West Derby, Lancashire, RG11, 3716/133, page 2, film
1341889). Ann SULIS, Head, widow, aged 55, born in Liverpool, Elizabeth A. SULIS, daughter, aged 21, born in Liverpool, a drapers assistant; Helena A. SULIS, daughter, aged 15, born in
Liverpool, a scholar. (Toxteth Park, Lancashire, RG11, 3640/32, page 58, film: 1341872)
Children by Marion:
i. Marion SULIS; b.c. Sep 1846; "died Glasgow, 29th aged 10 months,
Marion the daughter of William H. SULIS formerly of Saint John" - 24 Jul
Children by Annie:
ii. John Henry SULIS; b. 10 Aug 1853; chr. 5 Feb 1854; Captain John Henry Sulis born in Liverpool in 1853 was also listed in Lloyd's Captains Registers for 1880-87. He received his masters certificate #12961 in 1879 at Liverpool. From 1879 to 1888 he was Captain of the "EDITH TROOP".
The notation "DEAD" also appears opposite his name;
iii. Alice Maria SULIS; chr. 5 Oct 1857;
102 iv. William James SULIS; chr. 5 Oct 1857;
v. Elizabeth Annie SULIS; b. 28 May 1859; chr. 9 Aug 1860;
vi. George Alfred SULIS; b. 28 May 1859; chr. 9 Aug 1860;
He died on 1st Sept., on board ship "Africana" on passage from Callao to Antwerp, Capt. William H. sulis, age 50, eldest s/o John B. sulis (St. John) city, left wife, six children in Liverpool, England.
Source: Newspaper Morning Telegraph, Date: November 26 1869, County Saint John