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Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 2nd Baronet (ca. 1623 – 5 March 1681), of Trelawne, Cornwall, was an English Member of Parliament.


He was the fourth child and eldest son of Sir John Trelawny, 1st Baronet, High Sheriff of Cornwall, and succeeded to the baronetcy on 16 February 1664.

Entering Parliament in 1660 as member for East Looe, he subsequently also represented Cornwall and Liskeard.[1]

He married Mary Seymour, interred on 5 March 1680, daughter of Sir Edward Seymour of Berry Pomeroy and their children included the following seven sons, as well as at least one daughter, Mary:

  • Captain John Trelawny (ca. 1646 – 14 May 1680), killed at Tangier without issue[2]
  • Jonathan Trelawny, died an infant[3]
  • Sir Jonathan Trelawny (1650–1721), who succeeded as the 3rd Baronet and became Bishop of Bristol, Exeter and Chichester[3]
  • Major-General Charles Trelawny (ca. 1653 – 24 September 1731), a Member of Parliament[3]
  • William Trelawny, died unmarried[3]
  • Chichester Trelawny (d. 1694), unmarried[3]
  • Brigadier-General Henry Trelawny (ca. 1658 – 8 January 1702), a Member of Parliament,[3] married Rebecca Hals (Hales) and had issue


  1. ^ Helms, M. W.; Watson, Paula (1983). "Trelawny, Jonathan I (c.1623-81)". In Henning, B. D. The House of Commons 1660-1690. The History of Parliament Trust. 
  2. ^ Courtney, William Prideaux; Boase, George Clement (1878). Bibliotheca Cornubiensis. Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer. p. 770. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Kimber, Edward; Johnson, Richard; Wotton, Thomas (1771). The Baronetage of England. G. Woodfall. pp. 308–310. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Buller
and another
Member of Parliament for East Looe
with Henry Seymour

Succeeded by
Henry Seymour
Robert Atkyns
Preceded by
Sir John Carew
Hugh Boscawen
Member of Parliament for Cornwall
with Sir John Coryton

Succeeded by
Francis Robartes
Sir Richard Edgcumbe
Preceded by
John Buller
John Connock
Member of Parliament for Liskeard
with John Buller

Succeeded by
Christopher Wrey
John Connock
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir William Godolphin
Vice-Admiral of South Cornwall
Succeeded by
John Trelawny
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Trelawny
(of Trelawny)
Succeeded by
Jonathan Trelawny

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Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Baronet, one that is known to have sworn himself into 4000l. at least in his account of the prize-office, controller to the Duke, and has got in gratuities to the value of 10000l. besides what he is promised for being an informer.
---A Seasonable Argument ... for a New Parliament. Andrew Marvell, [1677] 1776.

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