John Trefusis

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John Trefusis (c. 1586 – 1647) lord of the manor of Trefusis in the parish of Mylor in Cornwall, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1622.

Origins[edit]

Trefusis was the eldest son and heir of John Trefusis (d.1603) of Trefusis by his wife Mary Gaverigan, a daughter and co-heiress of Walter Gaverigan of Gaverigan, Cornwall.[1] The Trefusis family (anciently de Trefusis) continue in 2015 as lords of the manor of Trefusis,[2] from which they took their surname at some time before the 13th century.[3]

Career[edit]

He matriculated at Broadgates Hall, Oxford on 3 May 1605 aged 18 and was a student of law at the Inner Temple in 1607. He succeeded his father in 1603, inheriting several manors. In 1621 he was elected Member of Parliament for Truro in Cornwall.[4] He was appointed High Sheriff of Cornwall for 1626–27.

Marriages & progeny[edit]

He married twice:

Sources[edit]

  • Hunneyball, Paul, biography of Trefusis, John (c.1586-1647), of Trefusis, Mylor, Cornw. published in History of Parliament: House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, 2010 [4]
  • Vivian, J.L., The Visitations of Cornwall: comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620; with additions by J.L. Vivian, Exeter, 1887, pp. 463–8, pedigree of "Trefusis of Trefusis".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vivian, J.L., The Visitations of Cornwall: comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620; with additions by J.L. Vivian, Exeter, 1887, pedigree of "Trefusis of Trefusis", pp.463-8, p.464 [1]
  2. ^ Trefusis descended to Major Hon. Henry Walter Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis of the Scots Guards, the second son of Charles Henry Rolle Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, 20th Baron Clinton (1834–1904), and in 2015 the occupant of the manor house of Trefusis is the Major's grandson Nicholas John Trefusis (born 1943), Lieutenant-Commander Royal Navy, a Justice of the Peace for Cornwall and a Deputy Lieutenant for that county. (Kidd, Charles, Debrett's peerage & Baronetage 2015 Edition, London, 2015, p.259, Baron Clinton, Collaterals)
  3. ^ Vivian, J.L., The Visitations of Cornwall: comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620; with additions by J.L. Vivian, Exeter, 1887, pedigree of "Trefusis of Trefusis", pp.463-8 [2]; The first of the family to whom a date is assigned by Vivian, 1887, p.463 is "William Trefuses" who was living in 1291 (regnal date 22 Edward I), who was descended in the fourth generation from "Aceus de Trefuses", who is likely therefore to have been living in the 12th century
  4. ^ Alumni Oxonienses
  5. ^ a b Vivian, 1887, p.465
  6. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.655, pedigree of Rolle
  7. ^ Hunneyball, Paul, "Callington Borough", published in History of Parliament: House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris, 2010 [3]
  8. ^ a b Lauder, Rosemary, Devon Families, Tiverton, 2002, p.67
  9. ^ Lauder, p.73
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Russell
Thomas Burgess, junior
Member of Parliament for Truro
1621
With: Barnaby Gough
Sir John Catcher
Succeeded by
Richard Daniel
Thomas Burgess