Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 2nd Baronet

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Arms of Trelawny: Argent, a chevron sable[1]

Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 2nd Baronet (ca. 1623 – 5 March 1681), of Trelawny in the parish of Pelynt in Cornwall, England, was a Member of Parliament.


He was the fourth child and eldest son and heir of Sir John Trelawny, 1st Baronet (d. 16 February 1664), Sheriff of Cornwall.


He entered Parliament in 1660 as a Member of Parliament for his family's pocket borough of East Looe in Cornwall, and later represented Liskeard and the prestigious county seat of Cornwall.[2]

Marriage & progeny[edit]

He married Mary Seymour (1619-1680),[3] 6th daughter[4] of Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet (c. 1580–1659) of Berry Pomeroy in Devon, great-grandson of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector of England and eldest brother of Queen Jane Seymour (d.1537), the third wife of King Henry VIII. By his wife he had six sons and at least one daughter as follows:


  1. ^ Kidd, Charles, Debrett's peerage & Baronetage 2015 Edition, London, 2015, p.B796
  2. ^ Helms, M. W.; Watson, Paula (1983). "Trelawny, Jonathan I (c.1623-81)". In Henning, B. D. The House of Commons 1660-1690. The History of Parliament Trust. 
  3. ^ Buried 5 March 1680
  4. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.703, pedigree of Seymour
  5. ^ Courtney, William Prideaux; Boase, George Clement (1878). Bibliotheca Cornubiensis. Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer. p. 770. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Kimber, Edward; Johnson, Richard; Wotton, Thomas (1771). The Baronetage of England. G. Woodfall. pp. 308–310. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  7. ^ Date of birth per Vivian, p.440
  8. ^ History of Parliament biography
  9. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, pp.439-40, pedigree of Hals of Kenedon
  10. ^ Risdon, Tristram (d.1640), Survey of Devon, 1811 edition, London, 1811, with 1810 Additions, p.401
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Buller
and another
Member of Parliament for East Looe
With: Henry Seymour
Succeeded by
Henry Seymour
Robert Atkyns
Preceded by
Sir John Carew
Hugh Boscawen
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
With: Sir John Coryton
Succeeded by
Francis Robartes
Sir Richard Edgcumbe
Preceded by
John Buller
John Connock
Member of Parliament for Liskeard
With: John Buller
Succeeded by
Christopher Wrey
John Connock
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir William Godolphin
Vice-Admiral of South Cornwall
Succeeded by
John Trelawny
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Trelawny
(of Trelawny)
Succeeded by
Jonathan Trelawny