TRELAWNY, Henry (c.1658-1702), of Trelawne, Pelynt, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Feb. 1701
Dec. 1701 - 8 Jan. 1702

Family and Education

b. c.1658, 7th s. of (Sir) Jonathan Trelawny I; bro. of Charles Trelawny, John Trelawny II and Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Bt., bp. of Bristol 1685-9. m. (1) 8 Jan. 1690, Rebecca (d. June 1699), da. and coh. of Matthew Hals of Efford, Egg Buckland, Devon, 2s. 3da.; (2) 26 Mar. 1701, Mary, da. of Richard Trevill of Butshead, Devon, wid. of Thomas Stawell of Bickington, Devon, s.p.1

Offices Held

Lt. of ft. Admiralty Regt. 1678-81; capt. 2 Tangier Regt. (later 4 Ft.) 1681, lt-col. 1689, col. 1692-d.; brig. 1696.2

Freeman, Portsmouth 1683, East Looe 1685; j.p. Cornw. 1687-d., Devon by 1701-d., commr. for assessment, Cornw. and Devon 1689-90; v.-adm. S. Cornw. 1693-d.3

Commr. for land bank 1699.4


Trelawny, like so many of his family, became an army officer. He was returned for West Looe at the general election of 1685 as a Tory on the interest of his eldest brother, the bishop of Bristol, but left no trace on the records of James II’s Parliament. In 1688 he was recorded as absent from the questions on the Test Act and Penal Laws, but Sunderland ordered him to stand as court candidate for West Looe. He followed his brother Charles, under whom he was serving, in joining the Prince of Orange in November. In the Convention he represented East Looe as a court Tory, but his name is mentioned only on 12 Mar. 1689, when he was given leave to go into the country. He was a Tory under William III, but signed the Association in 1696. He died on 8 Jan. 1702, and was buried at Plymouth. His son succeeded as fifth baronet, and a grandson sat for West Looe from 1757 to 1767.5

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 477; G. D. Stawell, Stawell Fam. 167; Trans. Plymouth Inst. ix. 101.
  • 2. Cal. Treas. Bks. x. 488, 901, 1290; xix. 457; L. I. Cowper, King’s Own, i. 23, 67.
  • 3. R. East, Portsmouth Recs. 367; T. Bond, Sketches of Looe, 4; Ind. 24557.
  • 4. CJ, xii. 510.
  • 5. Boase and Courtney, Bibl. Cornub. ii. 767; CSP Dom. 1687-9, p. 276.