TRELAWNY, Jonathan II (1648-1705), of Coldrenick, St. Germans, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

bap. 1648, 3rd but 1st surv. s. of Jonathan Trelawny of Coldrenick by Philoclea, da. of Arthur Burrell of Saltash. educ. Christ Church, Oxf. 1668. unm. suc. fa. 1654.1

Offices Held

Freeman, W. Looe 1676, Saltash 1683, Bodmin and Liskeard 1685; commr. for assessment, Cornw. 1677-80, 1689-90, capt. of militia ft. by 1679, j.p. 1685-?July 1688, ?Oct. 1688-d.2


Trelawny’s grandfather, a younger brother of the first baronet, and his father supported the Royalists during the Civil War, and compounded in May 1649 for £468. Trelawny himself does not seem to have been active in either politics or county affairs until 1680 when he was added to the Cornish commission of the peace, presumably as an opponent of exclusion. In the following year he was returned for West Looe to the Oxford Parliament on the family interest, but left no trace on its records. Doubtless a Tory and an Anglican like the rest of his family, he was given the freedom of Liskeard under the new charter of 1685, but removed by order in council in June 1688. He died in 1705 and was buried at Menheniot. His nephew Darell Trelawny eventually succeeded to Coldrenick, and was elected for Liskeard as a Whig in 1727.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: Paula Watson / John. P. Ferris


  • 1. Paroch. Hist. Cornw. iii. 312.
  • 2. CSP Dom. 1679-80, p. 62; 1685, p. 66; Cal. Treas. Bks. ix. 232; A. L. Browne, Corp. Chrons. 129.
  • 3. Cal. Comm. Comp. 2036; PC2/72/694.