TRENCHARD, Christopher (by 1520-43/44).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1520, 2nd s. of Sir Thomas Trenchard of Wolveton, Dorset, by 2nd w. Anne, da. of Sir Thomas Delalynd; bro. of Richard.2

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Trenchard and his younger brother Richard were doubtless returned for Dorchester through the influence of their father the high steward of the borough. Christopher’s death was reported not long after the opening of the third session and the writ for a by-election to replace him was issued nearly two weeks later on 27 Jan. 1544.3

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: Helen Miller


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.
  • 2. Date of birth estimated from younger brother’s. Misc. Gen. et Her. (ser. 4), ii. 101; Hutchins, Dorset, iii. 326.
  • 3. C. H. Mayo, Recs. Dorchester, 320; C219/18B/22-23.