Thomas Trevor, 1st Baron Trevor

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Thomas Trevor, 1st Baron Trevor
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Lord President of the Council
In office
8 May – 19 June 1730
Monarch George II
Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole
Preceded by The Duke of Devonshire
Succeeded by The Earl of Wilmington

Thomas Trevor, 1st Baron Trevor PC (8 March 1658 – 19 June 1730) was a British judge and politician who was Attorney-General and later Lord Privy Seal.

Biography[edit]

Trevor was the second son of John Trevor (1626–1672).[1] He was knighted in 1692 as Solicitor General and in 1695 became Attorney-General. In 1701 Trevor was appointed chief justice of the common pleas, and in 1712 he was created a peer as Baron Trevor of Bromham.[2]

On the accession of George I in 1714 he was deprived of the justiceship, but from 1726 to 1730 he was Lord Privy Seal.[2]

Family[edit]

Three of Trevor's sons succeeded in turn to his barony, and a fourth son, Richard Trevor (1707–1771), was bishop of St Davids from 1744 to 1752, and then bishop of Durham.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chisholm 1911, p. 256.
  2. ^ a b c Chisholm 1911, p. 257.

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir George Treby
John Pollexfen
Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle
1692–1698
With: John Pollexfen 1692–1695
Courtenay Croker 1695–1698
Succeeded by
Martin Ryder
Courtenay Croker
Preceded by
Henry Pelham
Thomas Pelham
Member of Parliament for Lewes
1701
With: Thomas Pelham
Succeeded by
Henry Pelham
Thomas Pelham
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir John Somers
Solicitor General
1692–1695
Succeeded by
Sir John Hawles
Preceded by
Sir Edward Ward
Attorney General
1695–1701
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Northey
Preceded by
Sir George Treby
Chief Justice of the Common Pleas
1701–1714
Succeeded by
Sir Peter King
Political offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Kingston
Lord Privy Seal
1726–1730
Succeeded by
The Earl of Wilmington
Preceded by
The Duke of Devonshire
Lord President of the Council
1730
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Baron Trevor
2nd creation
1712–1730
Succeeded by
Thomas Trevor