John Trelawny (died 1568)

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John Trelawny (or Trelawney) (died 14 October 1568), of Pool in Menheniot, Cornwall, was an English Member of Parliament. The son of another John Trelawny of Pool, who had been a co-heir of the Earl of Devon, he was the head of one of Cornwall's leading families. He served as Member for Lostwithiel in the Parliament of 1559. He was also High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1561 and 1567, and a Deputy Lieutenant, and was paid the sum of £6 for not taking the order of knighthood.

Trelawny died in 1568. He had married Anne Reskymer. His eldest son, John (died 1569), was an infant when he inherited his father's estate and lived only a few months afterwards, but the inheritance passed to a second son, Jonathan (later Sir Jonathan, 1568–1604), born after his father's death. His widow was remarried to William Mohun.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Herring
John Cosworth
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
with Peter Edgcumbe

1559
Succeeded by
Thomas Mildmay
John Killigrew
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Reginald Mohun
High Sheriff of Cornwall
1561
Succeeded by
Richard Roscarrock
Preceded by
William Milaton
High Sheriff of Cornwall
1567
Succeeded by
John St Aubyn