TREVANION, William (1727-67), of Carhayes, nr. Tregony, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 24 Jan. 1767

Family and Education

b. 15 Mar. 1727, o. surv. s. of John Trevanion. educ. ?Eton; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1744. m. 19 May 1758, Ann, da. and h. of George Barlow of Slebech, Pemb., s.p. suc. fa. 1740.

Offices Held

Groom of the bedchamber to Prince of Wales Apr. 1749-Mar. 1751; auditor of the duchy of Cornw. June 1751-d.


In 1747 Trevanion was returned on his family’s interest at Tregony against the candidates of the Prince of Wales. ‘Mr. Trevanion’, wrote Thomas Pitt, the Prince’s election manager in Cornwall, 3 July 1747, ‘is most certainly not of age ... but the difficulty is to find proof of it’.1 Classed as a government supporter he went over to the Prince of Wales, whose household he joined in 1749, but rejoined the Pelhams after the Prince’s death, when he was given a duchy of Cornwall office of £220 p.a.

He died 24 Jan. 1767.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. HMC Fortescue, i. 120.