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Looking for info on Edward TREVILLIAN, convict, after his arrival in Australia

Edward TREVILLIAN was born in Poole, Dorset about 1831, baptised on 18 September 1831, son of Job TREVILLIAN and Ann TURNER. Edward had one sibling, a sister called Matilda and 6 half siblings from his fathers first marriage.

His mother Ann died in 1835 and his father ,Job, was in prison more often than he was out so for these reasons Edward and his sister Martha where raised by a half sister, Elizabeth, who also had an illegitimate baby of her own to raise. Tough times, which may have led to his conviction for larceny. Perhaps it was out of need rather than greed.

Edward TREVILLIAN was convicted at at Dorset, Dorchester Quarter Sessions for a term of 7 years on 28 June 1842, for larceny. Quarter Session records show him as 9 years old my records have him at about 11.

On 6th January 1847, five years after his conviction, Edward was transported on the ship Thomas Arbuthnot to Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia, along with 289 other convicts.

This is the point my research stops and I would love to know what happened to Edward. He only had 2 years of his sentence to serve. If anyone is able to tell me where I can look records up, point me in the right direction or has any information on Edward, I would be very grateful.

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