Maria Doroteia Silveira de Azevedo was the sister of the Viscondessa, to whom she always felt very attached.
She married a cousin, José Acácio da Silveira Noronha, who, like her, had roots in Ribeira Seca. Both were the great-grandchildren of António da Silveira e Ávila, the Sergeant Major of the town of Calheta who built the beautiful residence and chapel known as Nossa Senhora dos Milagres (Our Lady of Miracles).
Doroteia and José Acácio had four daughters. All four nieces of the Viscondessa inherited and shared the fortune of the Teixeira Soares family among themselves.