ST. AUBYN, Sir John, 2nd Bt. (1670-1714), of Clowance and St. Michael’s Mount, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
Available from Boydell and Brewer



1689 - 1695

Family and Education

bap. 13 Jan. 1670, 1st s. of Sir John St. Aubyn, 1st Bt.†, by Anne, da. and coh. of James Jenkyn of Trekenning, Cornw.  m. 22 May 1695, Mary, da. and coh. of Peter de la Haye of St. Margaret’s, Westminster, Mdx. 6s. (1 d.v.p.) 4da.  suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. by June 1687.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Cornw. 1704–5.


A Tory, who during the Convention had voted against declaring the throne vacant, St. Aubyn was again returned for Helston in 1690. In March 1690 Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) classed him as a Tory and a Court supporter, and in December he was listed among those thought likely to defend Carmarthen from parliamentary attack. In April 1691 Robert Harley* classed him as a Country supporter. Little can be said of St. Aubyn’s contribution to the Commons as he appears to have been a frequent absentee; he was granted leave of absence on 22 Jan. 1692, 28 Jan. 1693 and 10 Feb. 1694. He did not stand at the 1695 or in any subsequent election, though he did serve as Cornwall’s sheriff in the election year of 1705. St. Aubyn died on 20 June 1714 and was succeeded by his eldest son and namesake, who sat for Cornwall between 1722 and 1744.2

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 439.
  • 2. Polsue, Complete Paroch. Hist. Cornw. i. 263.