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), of Trelawne, Cornwall was a British politician and colonial administrator. [2]

Trelawne House

He was the son Captain William Trelawny, R.N. and educated at Westminster School. He succeeded his uncle Sir Harry Trelawny, 5th Baronet to the baronetcy in 1762, inheriting the Trelawne estate.

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.

He died in Jamaica in 1772. He had married his cousin Laetitia, the daughter and heiress of Sir Harry Trelawny, 5th Baronet, with whom he had a son and a daughter.


  1. ^ Kidd, Charles, Debrett's peerage & Baronetage 2015 Edition, London, 2015, p.B796
  2. ^ "TRELAWNY, William (?1722-72), of Trelawne, nr. Looe, Cornw". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
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