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William Vidal

Royal Engineers FC




Cornborough House William Sealy Vidal
Birth: Tuesday, 13 November 1860 in Cornborough House [left], Abbotsham, nr Bideford, Devon [registered in Bideford, December 1860]
Baptism: Sunday, 7 April 1861 in St. Helen's Church, Abbotsham.

According to the 1861 census, four-month old William Sealy is the sixth of eleven children to Edward Urch Sealy and Emma Harriet (née Eyre). His father is a magistrate and a barrister, living at Cornborough House [left] at Abbotsham. There are seven servants.

According to the 1871 census, William has three more younger siblings, so he is one of the seven children still at home at Cornborough with eight servants.


According to the 1881 census, William S. is a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers based in Chatham.


According to the 1891 census, W.Sealy is now a captain in the Royal Engineers now based in Alverstoke.

Marriage to Jane Rebekah Conington [registered in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, December 1893].
Their one daughter, Alethea Eleanor, was born, and died in early 1895, six months before....
Death Tuesday, 14 January 1896 at The Grand Hotel, Port Orotava, Tenerife
Buried in St. Helen's Church cemetery in Abbotsham, Devon.
Probate "VIDAL William Sealy of Alverstoke Hants captain in Her Majesty's royal engineers
               died 14 January 1896 at the English Grand hotel Port Orotave Tenerife
               Probate London 17 April to Edwin Drake Sealy Vidal barrister-at-law and
               Charles Herbert Currey gentleman

Effects £1485. 3s 11d." [2019 equivalent: £199,042]
resworn September 1896 £1806. 19s 6d." [2019 equivalent: £242,068]


Playing Career

Club(s) Played for Royal Engineers FC.
Distinctions not known
Height/Weight not known

England Career

Position(s) not known
Distinctions Younger brother of Walpole Vidal, and older brother of George Vidal

Beyond England


The Numbers
parties withdrew
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Match History

 Club: Royal Engineers F.C. - no full appearances

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - no full appearancesx