TREVOR, Hon. John (1695-1764), of St. Anne's Hill, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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4 July 1746 - 22 Mar. 1753

Family and Education

b. 25 Aug. 1695, 2nd s. of Thomas Trevor, M.P., 1st Baron Trevor, c. j. of common pleas 1701-14, by Elizabeth, da. and coh. of John Searle of Finchley, Mdx.; cos. of John Trevor. educ. Corpus Christi, Camb. 1711; I. Temple 1712, called 1718. m. 30 May 1732, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Sir Richard Steele, 1da. suc. bro. Thomas as 3rd Baron 22 Mar. 1753.

Offices Held

C.j. Carm., Card. and Pemb. 1724-53; bencher, I. Temple, 1725; K.C. 1730.


Trevor’s father, one of the Tory peers created in 1712, was dismissed on the accession of George I, but went over to the Government, becoming ‘as zealous a servant to the Hanover family as any of those who had never been otherwise’.1 His half-brother Robert, envoy at The Hague, contested Oxford University unsuccessfully for the Whigs in 1737. He himself was returned for New Woodstock as a government supporter in 1746 by his brother-in-law, the 3rd Duke of Marlborough, sitting until he succeeded his elder brother to the peerage in 1753. He died 27 Sept. 1764.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Hervey, Mems. 85.