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John Trevor (1626–1672)

For other people of the same name, see John Trevor

Sir John Trevor (1626 – 28 May 1672) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1646 and 1672.


Trevor was a son of Sir John Trevor (d. 1673) of Trevalyn Hall, Denbighshire.[1] His father was a member of parliament under James I and Charles I, and sat also in the parliaments of Oliver and of Richard Cromwell, and was a member of the council of state during the Commonwealth.

In 1646, Trevor was elected Member of Parliament for Flintshire in the Long Parliament and sat until the Barebones Parliament of 1653. Thereafter he was re-elected MP for Flintshire in 1654 for the First Protectorate Parliament, in 1656 for the Second Protectorate Parliament and in 1659 for the Third Protectorate Parliament.[2]

After filling several public positions under the Commonwealth and Protectorate he was a member of the council of state appointed in February 1660 and under Charles II, he rose to a high position. Having purchased the office of secretary of state he was knighted and entered upon its duties towards the end of 1668, just after he had helped to arrange an important treaty between England and France.

Trevor predeceased his father by a year, dying on 28 May 1672.


Trevor married Ruth Hampden, daughter of John Hampden. One of Trevor's uncles was Sir Sackville Trevor (d. 1633), a naval officer, who was knighted in 1604; and another was Sir Thomas Trevor (1586–1656), one of the judges who decided in favor of the Crown in the famous case about the legality of ship money, and was afterwards impeached and fined.


  1. ^ The Parliamentary History of the Principality of WalesW R Williams
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Political offices
Preceded by
Sir William Morice, Bt
Secretary of State for the Northern Department
Succeeded by
Henry Coventry
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Mostyn
Member of Parliament for Flintshire
Succeeded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
Preceded by
Not represented in Barebones Parliament
Member of Parliament for Flintshire
With: Sir John Glynne
Succeeded by
Kenrick Eyton
Preceded by
The Earl of Orrery
The Viscount Falkland
Member of Parliament for Arundel
with The Earl of Orrery
Succeeded by
The Earl of Orrery
The Lord Aungier of Longford
Preceded by
Henry Clerke
Duke Stonehouse
Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn
With: Henry Clerke
Succeeded by
Henry Clerke
Daniel Finch
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