Sir William Trelawny, 6th Baronet

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

Sir William Trelawny, 6th Baronet (c. 1722 – 11 December 1772), was a British politician and colonial administrator.

Trelawny sat as Member of Parliament for West Looe from 1757 to 1767. The latter year he was appointed Governor of Jamaica, a post he held until his death in December 1772. Trelawny Parish, Jamaica was named after him.


  1. ^ Kidd, Charles, Debrett's peerage & Baronetage 2015 Edition, London, 2015, p.B796
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Frederick
William Noel
Member of Parliament for West Looe
With: John Frederick 1757–1761
Francis Buller 1761–1765
John Sargent 1765–1767
Succeeded by
John Sargent
James Townsend
Government offices
Preceded by
Roger Hope Elletson
Governor of Jamaica
Succeeded by
John Dalling
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Harry Trelawny
(of Trelawny)
Succeeded by
Harry Trelawny