ST. AUBYN, Sir John, 1st Bt. (1645-87), of Trekenning, St. Columb Major, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Mar. 1679
Oct. 1679

Family and Education

bap. 6 Apr. 1645, 1st s. of John St. Aubyn. educ. Exeter, Oxf. 1663. m. 14 Nov. 1665, Anne, da. and coh. of James Jenkyn of Trekenning, 3s. 2da. cr. Bt. 11 Dec. 1671; suc. fa. 1684.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Cornw. 1673-80, recusants 1675; freeman, West Looe 1676; j.p. Cornw. by 1680-d.2


St. Aubyn probably owed both his baronetcy and his politics to the influence of the courtier, Sir Nicholas Slanning, who married his wife’s younger sister. He was returned for Mitchell, five miles from Trekenning, at both elections of 1679. Classed as ‘doubtful’ by Shaftesbury, he voted against the first exclusion bill, and was not appointed to any committees. He was buried at Crowan on 24 June 1687.

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 242, 439.
  • 2. A. L. Browne, Corp. Chrons. 191.