Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameSir John TREVOR II , 461
Birth1596, Trevalyn Hall
FatherSir John TREVOR I , 467 (1563-1629)
MotherMargaret TREVANION , 468 (1565-1646)
FatherSir Edmund HAMPDEN , 1927 (1572-1627)
MotherEleanor FULLWOOD , 12601 (1568-1634)
ChildrenJohn , 460 (1626-1672)
 Richard , 1590 (-1676)
 Ralph , 1591
 Mary , 1964 (1626-1656)
 Anne , 1967
 Jane , 1968
Notes for Sir John TREVOR II
Of Trevalyn and Plasteg. Member of Parliament for Denbighshire and later Flintshire. Supporter of Cromwell. Speaker of the House of Commons 1659.

From Wikipedia:

Sir John Trevor (1596–1673 was a Puritan Welsh landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1659. He supported the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War and was a member of the Council of State during the Commonwealth.

Early life

Trevor, whose father Sir John Trevor was Surveyor of the Queen's Ships under Elizabeth I, was knighted in 1619. In 1621 he was elected Member of Parliament for Denbighshire. He was elected MP for Flintshire in the Parliaments of 1624 and 1625. In 1628 he was elected MP for Great Bedwyn and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. During the Personal Rule of Charles I, he was a member of several Royal Commissions, and amassed a substantial income: he had inherited from his father a share in the duties levied on coal from Newcastle, said to bring in £1,500 a year, and held the keepership of several Royal forests, all lucrative sinecures. (At one period he was Surveyor of Windsor Great Park.) He inherited Trevalyn Hall on the death of his uncle Richard Trevor in 1638.

Civil war and Commonwealth

In November 1640 Trevor was elected MP for Grampound in the Long Parliament, having connections with Cornwall through his mother, a Trevanion. He took the parliamentary side during the Civil War, and he was sufficiently supportive of the trial of the King to survive Pride's Purge and sit in the Rump. He seems to have been accepted as the spokesman for North Wales in many of the administrative committees that took over the country after the overthrow of the Monarchy, being twice elected to the Council of State, and also serving on the Committee of Both Kingdoms from 1648. However, he was not a member of the smaller council established after Cromwell assumed the Protectorate in 1653. In 1656 Trevor was elected MP for Arundel in the Second Protectorate Parliament, and was one of those advocating the offer of the Crown to Cromwell (to whom he was related by his son's marriage to John Hampden's daughter, Ruth). He was elected MP for Steyning in 1659 for the Third Protectorate Parliament.


Although he resumed his seat at Grampound in 1659 in the restored Rump after Richard Cromwell's fall, he was an early supporter of the Restoration of Charles II, which ensured that he suffered no penalties for his earlier political loyalties after the King returned, being granted a royal pardon on 24 July 1660. However, he had invested much of his fortune during the Commonwealth in buying up lands confiscated from convicted Royalists, and suffered considerable loss as a result.


Trevor's son, also called Sir John Trevor (1626–1672), was an MP with his father during the Commonwealth, and after the Restoration rose to become Secretary of State in 1668.

From Nat Library of Wales

Sir JOHN TREVOR II (d. 1673 ), parliamentarian , was the eldest son of Sir John Trevor I , from whom he inherited Plas Têg and who tried unsuccessfully to find him a Welsh wife at Gwydir ( 1615 ). In 1619 he m. a daughter of Sir Edmund Hampden (later one of the Five Knights and a martyr to his opposition to Charles I ), and was knighted ( 7 July ). He sat for Denbighshire in 1621 and Flintshire in the next two Parliaments, but subsequently for boroughs under Howard or Pembroke control; apart from membership of the Committee for Privileges and promotion of a Welsh measure in 1628 he made little mark there, but was high in court favour, amassing wealth from the keepership of several royal forests as well as his father's farm of the coal tax (said to bring in £1,500) and the inheritance of Trevalun ( 1638 ) from his uncle Sir Richard . He was on several royal commissions during Charles I 's personal rule; yet he sat in the Long Parliament to the end and was accepted as spokesman for North Wales on the chief organs of parliamentary government , such as the Committee of Both Kingdoms (from 2 June 1648 ), the Commission for the Propagation of the Gospel in Wales ( 22 Feb. 1649/50 ), and two of the Commonwealth Councils of State ( 1651 and 1652-3 ), as well as on local committees like those for militia and taxation in Middlesex ( 1644-60 ), Westminster ( 1645-60 ), Denbighshire ( 1647-60 ), and Flintshire ( 1648-60 ). He also sat in Cromwell 's second Parliament ( 1656 ) and supported the offer of the crown to him ( Parl. Hist. ( 1762 ), xxi, 16). He retained (against some opposition) his farm of the coal tax , and was believed to be one of the beneficiaries of the confiscated Raglan estate ; but his joint purchase from that of the 7th earl of Derby of the manors of Hope , Mold , and Hawarden ( 12 Dec. 1646 ) was nullified by the conveyance made by the 8th earl , after his father's execution, to John Glynne , and the post-Restoration judical verdict that Hope was inalienable. He took no part in the Restoration , but was granted a royal pardon on 24 July 1660 . He lived mainly in London , allowing the deprived Puritan minister of Denbigh , William Jones (d. 1679 ) , to take refuge in Plas Têg as his pensioner ( 1661 ) and to license it for a conventicle under the Indulgence of 1672 , while Trevalun was occupied by successive estate agents till 1835 .
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