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Fate of Edward Millen - convict?
« on: Tuesday 17 April 18 07:18 BST (UK) »
Hi lovely people! I'm researching an ancestor Edward Millen who was born in 1824 in Kent, UK and transported to Van Dieman's land in 1845 for stealing a basket of eggs! He received a conditional pardon and was sent to Victoria, but I'm struggling to find what happened to him from there.

I found this: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-70,313,185,L,70 and it looks like he was in Avoca (see remarks on the side), but I can't find a death for him in Australia and I've tried all the usual sources.

Can anyone help please?  Many thanks!
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Re: Fate of Edward Millen - convict?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 07:49 BST (UK) »
Can we have his parents names please.
Possible Vic BDM Marriages:
1854 #454 Edward MILEN and Mary Ann GILL
1857 #2581 Edward MILLIN and Margaret HACKETT

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Re: Fate of Edward Millen - convict?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 08:02 BST (UK) »
Vic BDM Death: 1879 #11075 Edward MILLIN
Father's name: Edward
Mother's name; Eliza (Stanley)
Place of birth: LONDON
Age: 48
Spouse's family name: HACKET
Spouse's given names: Margaret

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Re: Fate of Edward Millen - convict?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 08:34 BST (UK) »
Thanks Cupoflife.  Parents names are Edward and Elizabeth.  He was born in Maidstone, Kent.
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Re: Fate of Edward Millen - convict?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 08:39 BST (UK) »

I found this: http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-70,313,185,L,70 and it looks like he was in Avoca (see remarks on the side), but I can't find a death for him in Australia and I've tried all the usual sources.


Just to clarify, this refers to Avoca in Tasmania, not Victoria

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Re: Fate of Edward Millen - convict?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 08:52 BST (UK) »
...bu does travel to Melbourne in 1853 on the Clarence

page 240
https://stors.tas.gov.au/POL220-1-3

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Re: Fate of Edward Millen - convict?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 09:46 BST (UK) »
Vic BDM Death: 1879 #11075 Edward MILLIN
Father's name: Edward
Mother's name; Eliza (Stanley)
Place of birth: LONDON
Age: 48
Spouse's family name: HACKET
Spouse's given names: Margaret

Cupoflife, if we disregard the age and place of birth, this “could” be him. There’s parish records for a marriage of Edward Millen to Elizabeth Startup - startup could have been mis-transcribed from Stanley but I can’t find an image of the parish records, just transcriptions.

If this is the right Edward, it looks like they had a few children. I might have to buy his marriage certificate to Margaret to check this out.
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Re: Fate of Edward Millen - convict?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 11:34 BST (UK) »
Ok, a bit more digging and it’s definitely not the right Edward Millen.

The Edward on the records cupoflife found was born in London in 1831 to Edward and Eliza.  I found the parish baptism. Both marriages in 1854 and 1857 are his.

So that puts me back to square one. He was sent to Victoria and then what?
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Re: Fate of Edward Millen - convict?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 17 April 18 12:11 BST (UK) »
He wasn't sent to Victoria.  He was free and chose to go there.

...bu does travel to Melbourne in 1853 on the Clarence

page 240
https://stors.tas.gov.au/POL220-1-3

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Debra  :)