Sir John Trelawny, 1st Baronet

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John Trelawny

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Jonathan Trelawny, MP and Elizabeth Reynell / Trelawney
Husband of Elizabeth Mohun
Father of Francis Trelawny and Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 2nd Baronet
Brother of Anne Basset
Half brother of Edward Reynell; Charles Berkeley, 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge; Sir William Berkeley, Colonial Governor of Virginia; John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkely of Stratton; Henry Berkeley and 3 others

Occupation: High Sheriff of Cornwall, Bart & Sherriff Cornwall
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About John Trelawny

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"John Trelawny, of Trelawny, co. Cornwall, Esq.,' s. and h. of Sir Jonathan Trelawny, of the same, sometime Sheriff and M.P. for that county, by Elizabeth, 2d da. of Sir Henry Killiqrew, was b, at Hall 24 April, and bap. 7 May 1592, at Fowey, Cornwall ; suc. his father 21 June 1604 ; matric. at Oxford (Merton Coll.), 23 Oct. 1607, aged 15 ; opposed the validity of the election of Sir John Eliot as M.P. for Cornwall, and was accordingly committed to the Tower by the House of Commons, 13 May 1628 ; was released by the King, 26 and Knighted 29 June 1628, at Whitehall, being, three days afterwards, cr. a Bart., as above, 1 July 1627 ; Sheriff of Cornwall, 1630-31 ; was (with his son) a Compounder, May 1649. He m. firstly, in or before 1617, Elizabeth, da. of Sir Reginald Mohun, 1st Bart. [1611], of Boconnoc, by Philippa, da. of Sir John Hblb. She, who was bap. 10 Feb. 1593, at St. Pinnock, was living Jan. 1639. He m. secondly, Douglas, widow of Sir William Courtenay, of Saltash, da. and coheir of Tristram Gorges, of Budockshead. She, who was bap. 13 Sep. 1586 at Budeaux, d. in or before 1660. Admon. 1 Oct. 1660. He was bur. 16 Feb. 1664, at Pelynt."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1900; Vol. II; page 43

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