Sir William Salusbury-Trelawny, 8th Baronet

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

Sir William Lewis Salusbury-Trelawny, 8th Baronet (4 July 1781 – 15 November 1856), was a British politician.

Born William Trelawny, he assumed in 1802 the additional surname of Salusbury.

He served as High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1811 [2] and later sat as Member of Parliament for Cornwall East from 1832 to 1837. He served as Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall from 1839 to 1856.

Salusbury-Trelawny died in November 1856, aged 69. He had married in 1807 Patience Christian Carpenter; they had several children. He was succeeded by his second son John as his eldest son Owen had died at a young age in 1830.


  1. ^ Kidd, Charles, Debrett's peerage & Baronetage 2015 Edition, London, 2015, p.B796
  2. ^ Cornwall Record Office: BRA833/209

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cornwall East
With: Sir William Molesworth
Succeeded by
Lord Eliot
Sir Hussey Vivian
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall
Succeeded by
The Lord Vivian
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Harry Trelawny
(of Trelawny)
Succeeded by
John Salusbury-Trelawny