Bishop Jonathan Trelawny

Bishop Jonathan Trelawny[1]

Male 1650 - 1721  (71 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Jonathan Trelawny 
    Prefix Bishop 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 24 Mar 1650 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jul 1721  Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I240282  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2010 

    Father Jonathan Trelawny,   b. Abt 1623,   d. 5 Mar 1681, Pelynt, , Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Seymour,   bur. 5 Mar 1680 
    Married 1725 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Family ID F96733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Hele,   d. 11 Feb 1710 
    Married 31 Mar 1684  Pelynt, , Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Trelawny,   b. 26 Jul 1691,   d. 2 Feb 1756  (Age 64 years)
     2. Edward Trelawny,   d. Bef 1756
     3. Henry Trelawny,   d. 1707
    +4. Rebecca Trelawny,   d. 1743
     5. Letitia Trelawny,   bur. 6 Jun 1775
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F96676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 3rd Baronet
      Bishop of Bristol, Exeter and Chichester

      He was educated at Westminster School and then went to Christ Church, Oxford at the start of the Michaelmas term of 1668 where he distinguished himself as a scholar. A staunch royalist, he was ordained in 1673 and became a beneficed clergyman. He was appointed rector of South Hill on 4 October and of St. Ive on 12 December 1677. He was one of the Seven Bishops tried under James II .
      Trelawny and the other bishops petitioned against James II's Declaration of Indulgence in 1687 and 1688, (granting religious tolerance to Catholics) and as a result he was arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London on charges of seditious libel . The bishops said that whilst they were loyal to King James II, their consciences would not agree to allowing freedom of worship to Catholics even if it were to be within the privacy of their own homes as the Declaration proposed; thus they could not sign. Trelawny was held for three weeks before trial, then tried and acquitted; this lead to great celebrations, with bells being rung in his home parish of Pelynt.
      Trelawny was rewarded by being appointed Bishop of Exeter after the military defeat of James II and the accession of the Protestant William of Orange to the British throne. He died in 1721, in Chelsea , Middlesex , having again been promoted, this time to the see of Winchester. His body was brought back for burial to Pelynt in Cornwall.

  • Sources 
    1. [S193] British Pedigrees, Peter Barns-Graham, (Stirnet), Trelawny of Shotwick, Trelawny of Trelawny (Reliability: 2).


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