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 Edward Bulwer Lytton “Plorn” Dickens

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Edward Bulwer Lytton “Plorn” Dickens

  • Birth 13 Mar 1851
  • Death 23 Jan 1902
  • Burial Moree, Moree Plains Shire, New South Wales, Australia
  • Memorial ID 6884175

The tenth and youngest child of Charles and Catherine Dickens was named after his godfather, Edward Bulwer Lytton. At the age of sixteen, he went to Australia to join his brother Alfred, and never returned to England. From 1876 to 1881, he managed the Mount Murchison sheep station. On the 25th. April 1885, a remarkable case, concerning cruelty to animals, was held at the court in Wilcannia. Edward Dickens was one of the police magistrates, and a witness for the prosecution was Frederick James Anthony Trollope, the son of another famous novelist. After this, Edward Dickens became either the Mayor of Wilcannia, or a member of the New South Wales Parliament (sources differ). For the last two years of his life, he worked for the Lands Department. He married Constance Emily Desailly ; they had no children. His name, along with those of the other nine children, appears on the monument next to his mother's grave in Highgate Cemetery, North London.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 27 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6884175
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Bulwer Lytton “Plorn” Dickens (13 Mar 1851–23 Jan 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6884175, citing Moree Cemetery, Moree, Moree Plains Shire, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .