shellyb , from Kent, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2010. is researching the following names: BENNETT, , BIDGOOD and 50 other(s).
He was one of the 'Parkhurst Boys' There were 89 boys arrived and discharged at Williamstown. There are lots of books about them and I'm pretty sure there are some biographical entries.
One by Margaret Beames, called 'Parkhurst Boys'and another one called 'The Fate Of The Artful Dodger' by ( I forget)I think there are some records in it but I don't know if it is available outside a library. You'll have to look it up. Also, another book by Keith Clarke called 'Convicts of Port Phillip District. You should find them all with Googlr. Whether you find out about Edward or not is probably to do with luck.
State Library of WA
Parkhurst Boys 1842-1862 This site has him in the passenger list as 9 yrs old and his crime was stealing a chain.
Thank you so much for the info I'm very grateful and excited, fingers crossed I get some new info.
I am a mature Postgraduate at Southampton University researching for a PhD on Parkhurst Prison 1838-1864 as a reforming institution for juvenile offenders, one of whom as you know was Edward TREVILLIAN. Sadly, despite a thorough investigation of all Australan sources, including posting threads on RootsWeb/RootsChat, he completely vanishes after arriving at Port Phillip in May 1847.
You seem to be having similar problems, as does another researcher I contacted (Michele Bergin in Kent), and I wonder if you have made any progress recently. Are you familiar with IGI? There are two entries on that system, both with parents Job and Ann, the first under the name "TREVILLIAN" has him christened at Poole on 05/12/1828 and the second under the name "TREVLYON" at Langton Travers on 18/09/1831.
For the moment, my regards
Sorry for the delay in replying. I am Michele, who you mentioned :) I still haven't got anything solid on Edward. I did get the help of 2 ladies in Australia today, on Facebook, in a group called Australian Family History and Genealogy. https://www.facebook.com/groups/141114082690049/ not sure if link will work as a closed group, but you could read the replies there.
Basically, they came up with the death record which I believe you have seen.
Name: Edward Trevillian
Death Date: 1875
Death Place: New South Wales
Father's Name: Henry
Mother's name: Mary A
Registration Year: 1875
Registration Place: Gulgong, New South Wales
Obviously parents names are wrong but we went on the assumption that he may not know his parents names, but that is no solid proof. I could trace this Edward back from her but I think it will be a no go.
The other lead was in the 1903 census where he is shown as a miner.
Name: Edward Trevillian
Electoral Year: 1903
Subdistrict: Great Southern
He would have been in his 70's but was told perhaps he went looking for gold and that there where many old prospectors.
If I do turn up anything I will let you know.
All the best
I would suggest you contact the Dorset OPC to gain information regarding Edward's baptism/birth. The contact for Poole is Carrie Meerten but unfortunately i have been unable to obtain an email address. The Online Parish Clerk for Langton Matravers is Sue Mills [email protected]
Thank you ALV I will get in touch with Sue Mills. Thank you for your help.
So you don't follow an incorrect path, I just want to clear something up here; that death you have here of Edward TREVILLIAN at Gulgong - He was the infant son of Henry Mathews Trevillian and Mary Ann, nee Dawson. On some of their records their surname is spelt TREVILLION.
Here is Edward's birth reg. also siblings.
10511/1862 TREVILLION FREDERICK A HENRY MARY A MUDGEE
11391/1866 TREVILLION HENRY D HENRY M MARY A MUDGEE
12571/1868 TREVILLIAN JOHN A HENRY MARY A MUDGEE
13446/1872 TREVILLIAN ADA HENRY MATHEWS MARY ANNE GULGONG
14428/1873 TREVILLIAN ADA FLORENCE HENRY MARY ANN GULGONG
15072/1875 TREVILLIAN EDWARD HENRY MARY A GULGONG
Thanks janilye appreciate the information.
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