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Edward John Trelawny (1792–1881) by Seymour Stocker Kirkup © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Trelawny, Edward John (1792–1881), writer and adventurer, was born on 13 November 1792 probably at his grandfather's house at 9 Soho Square, London. His father was Charles Trelawny (1757–1820), formerly a lieutenant colonel in the Coldstream Guards, later MP for Mitchell, who was made rich by the death of a cousin in 1798, and his wife, ...