TRELAWNY, Edward (d.1630), of Bake in Pelynt, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

1st s. of Robert Trelawny of St. Germans by Agnes, da. of Thomas Spry of Quethiock. educ. Lion’s Inn; M. Temple 1580. m. 29 Apr. 1611, Mary, da. of Tristram Arscott of Annery, Devon, 1s. 7da.

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Trelawny belonged to the younger branch of the long-established Cornish family. He inherited lands in Pelynt and around St. Germans, and both his uncle John and his brother Robert were mayors of Plymouth. Trelawny’s house at Pelynt was only four miles from East Looe, and his own local standing was sufficient to account for his return there. At Liskeard he was no doubt returned by his cousin Jonathan, the steward of the borough, of whose will he was an executor in 1604. He made his own will 29 Nov. 1625, proved 20 May 1631. He died (or was buried) 7 June 1630, trusting that his soul ‘may without spot fly to the place of perpetual rest prepared from all eternity for God’s elect’.

Vis. Cornw. (Harl. Soc. ix), 229-30; Keeler, Long Parlt. 363; Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 480; Vivian, Vis. Devon, 20; J. Allen, Liskeard, 57-8, 458; Anon. Paroch. Hist. Cornw. iv. 33-4; PCC 101 Harte, 63 St. John.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Irene Cassidy