TRELAWNY, Darell (1695-1727), of Coldrenick, nr. Liskeard, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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25 Aug. - 14 Oct. 1727

Family and Education

b. ?1695, 1st s. of Edward Trelawny of Coldrenick, dean of Exeter, and bro. of Charles Trelawny. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 26 Mar. 1713, aged 17. unm. suc. fa. 1726.

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Trelawny was descended from Sir Jonathan Trelawny, M.P., of Trelawne (d.1604), who left Coldrenick to his second son, Edward. Unsuccessful for Callington and Truro in 1722, he was defeated at Lostwithiel in January 1727, but was returned for it by the Administration at the ensuing general election, dying shortly afterwards, 14 Oct. 1727, on his way to Lisbon by way of Falmouth for the recovery of his health.1 He left his estates to his brother Charles, whom he entrusted to the guidance of his ‘good friends’ Lord Falmouth and John Laroche, directing that should his brother die without issue, he should ‘not think of giving any part of his estate’ to his cousins, the Trelawnys of Trelawne [Sir John and Edward], since they ‘have behaved towards me and my family in such a manner as if they thought me and my family no part of theirs, and as if we were beneath them’ but that his maternal relatives, the Darells, should inherit.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Pol. State, xxxiv. 419.
  • 2. PCC 26 Brook.