Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameSir John TREVOR I , 467
FatherJohn TREVOR III , 470 (-1589)
MotherMary BRYDGES , 471 (1523-)
FatherSir Hugh TREVANION , 469 (1530-1601)
MotherSybilla MORGAN , 7303 (1533-1579)
ChildrenJohn , 461 (1596-1673)
 Anne , 10989
 Jane , 10991
 Elizabeth , 10993
 Charles , 10996
 William , 10997
 Richard , 10998 (-1676)
Notes for Sir John TREVOR I
Of Plasteg. Surveyor of the Navy. Knighted at Windsor in 1619.

From Wikipedia

Sir John Trevor (1563–1630) was a Welsh politician.

He was the second son of John Trevor of Trevalyn, Denbighshire, and the younger brother of Richard Trevor and older brother of Thomas Trevor and Sackville Trevor.He served Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, as did his brothers Richard and Sackville.

Trevor represented Howard's pocket boroughs (Reigate in 1593 and 1601 and Bletchingley in 1597, 1604, and 1614) in the House of Commons between 1592 and 1621. In 1598 he became Surveyor of the Queen's Ships, and in 1603 he was knighted. In 1621 he was elected MP for Bodmin and in 1625 for East Looe.

His son, John, and grandson, also John, were both MPs.

From History of Parliament online

b. 1563, 2nd s. of John Trevor of Trevalyn, Denb. by Mary, da. of Sir George Brydges of London; bro. of Sir Richard and Thomas. m. 24 May 1592, Margaret, da. of Sir Hugh Trevanion of Caerhayes, Cornw., 4s (1 d.v.p.) 2da. Kntd. 1603.

Offices Held

Sec. to Charles Howard I by 1595; surveyor of navy 1599-1611; clerk of Windsor castle and steward and receiver of manor and honour of Windsor 1598; keeper of Chatham castle; keeper of Oatlands park 1603; gent. usher of privy chamber by 1603; gent of privy chamber 1625.


Trevor was a Welshman whose father had been a servant of the Sackville family. Lord Buckhurst referred in 1601 to his ‘cousin’ Trevor in a letter to Robert Cecil, and it may have been he who brought Trevor to the notice of Charles Howard the lord admiral. Trevor was in close attendance upon Howard by 1593, when he was returned for one of the Surrey boroughs dominated by the family. Until his retirement in 1619 Howard kept a seat for Trevor in every Parliament at either Bletchingley or Reigate. Trevor was on the subsidy committee, 28 Feb. and 1 Mar.1593, but no mention of him is to be found in the comparatively well reported 1597 Parliament. It is thus uncertain whether it was he or Thomas Trevor who sat on two committees, 9 Dec. 1601, for ships and seamen (this must surely have been John) and the assurance of certain unspecified manors. It was probably John who was asked to collect the poor money, 17 Dec. 1601.3

Trevor augmented his official salaries with the profits of various ventures of his own, and charges of fraud were brought against him in 1608. He resisted a proposed inquiry into naval administration, 1613, and was himself among those appointed to inquire into abuses in the navy in 1626.4

He enjoyed a cut from the lord admiral’s farm of sweet wines, and another from the farm of the duty on Newcastle coals. His income exposed him to government demands for loans in his later years. By 1621 he had attached himself to the 3rd Earl of Pembroke, who provided him with Cornish borough seats in Parliament. Three of his children were buried in Weybridge church between 1590 and 1605. Trevor died at Plas Teg 2 Feb. 1630, and was buried in Hope church.5

From Nat Library of Wales

Sir JOHN TREVOR I ( 1563 - 1630 ), naval administrator and politician , second son of the elder John Trevor , inherited some of the family lands in Denbighshire , to which he defended his title in Star Chamber in 1594 , when already residing in London in the service of Howard of Effingham , who had made him his secretary c. 1596 and ( 21 Dec. 1598 ) surveyor of the queen's ships at a salary of £40 with a share of the admiral's farm on sweet wines , to which Trevor added as a further profitable investment the farm of the duty on Newcastle coals. He used the income to enlarge the old family mansion of Plas Têg , Flints , which came to him from a collateral branch, and where he sometimes resided. He sat in Parliament from 1592 to 1614 for boroughs under Howard control, intent chiefly on naval and mercantile measures and the interests of his patron, but also active in Welsh concerns like those of the jurisdiction of Ludlow ( 1606 ) and the Glamorgan floods of 1607 . He stoutly resisted, in 1613 , a proposed enquiry into naval administration and was named in the impeachment of Bacon ( 1621 ) as one of those who had bribed him. After his patron's death ( 1624 ) Trevor turned to the 3rd earl of Pembroke , who provided him with Cornish boroughs for the next two Parliaments. He was knighted 13 May 1603 , d. at Plas Têg 20 Feb. 1630 , and was buried in the neighbouring church of Hope . Bishop Godfrey Goodman calls him ‘ wise, mild, temperate .’
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