On 21 Apr 1836, Edward was arrested for "scandalous and infamous behaviour, unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman", in the following instances: 1) grossly abusive and highly insulting language towards Lieut. Herbert William Wood and Lieut. Henry Colheck and (2) at the same time, aiming a loaded pistol at Lieut. Wood, with intent to shoot him. He was found guilty on both counts. The Lieut. Gen. however felt the evidence afforded a strong presumption that Ens. Sellon was insane at the time and therefore entitled to an acquittal on those grounds. He was discharged with a pension.
Note: I've not yet found any kind of source document to support the additional occupations of wine merchant, stagecoach driver and fencing instructor that some researchers have put forward. However, that being said, the first two occupations are still within the realm of possibility. Edward's grandfather, William Marmaduke Sellon, was a brewer and proprietor of at least two or three pubs in London: The Green Man, The Crown ale house (aka Crown & Anchor), and probably the White Hart in Willesden. And a public-house was also where a stage-coach would start/stop its run; the local pub often doubled as the local post-office.
- Adventures of a Schoolboy (1866 - written by Campbell, 8 lithos by Sellon, published by Dugdale)
- New Epicurean, The (1865 - written and illustrated by Sellon, published by Dugdale)
- New Ladie's Tickler (1866 - illustrated by Sellon, published by Dugdale)
- Phoebe Kissagen (1866 - written by Sellon, published by Dugdale)
- Ups and Downs of Life (1867 - written and illustrated by Sellon, published by Dugdale)
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