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Trevelyan Family Cornwall

I thought I would mention this in a blog post. We have a copy of A Very British Family by Laura Trevelyan which is very relevant to Cornwall. The Trevelyan’s have a long history of involvement in the West Country and in 1906 the eighth Baronet became High Sheriff of Cornwall.

This from Wikipedia:

The Trevilian, later Trevelyan Baronetcy, of Nettlecombe in the County of Somerset, was created in the Baronetage of England on 24 January 1662 for George Trevilian. He was the son and namesake of George Trevilian, a member of the gentry and supporter of the Royalist cause in the Civil War. The family derived its surname (which is pronounced “Trevillian”) from Trevelyan in the parish of St Veep, Cornwall. The second Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for Somerset and Minehead. He changed the spelling of the family surname to Trevelyan. The fourth Baronet was Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Somerset. The eighth Baronet served as High Sheriff of Cornwall from 1906 to 1907. As of 28 February 2014 the present Baronet has not successfully proven his succession and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant since 1976.

Four members of the main branch of the family may also be mentioned. The Venerable George Trevelyan, third son of the fourth Baronet, was Archdeacon of Taunton. His third son Henry Willoughby Trevelyan was a Major-General in the British Army. His younger son Sir Ernest John Trevelyan (1850–1929) was a Judge of the High Court of Calcutta, a writer on legal matters and a member of the Oxford Town Council. Humphrey Trevelyan, Baron Trevelyan, son of Reverend George Philip Trevelyan, son of the Reverend William Pitt Trevelyan, sixth son of the aforementioned the Venerable George Trevelyan, was a diplomat and author. See below.

The Trevelyan Baronetcy, of Wallington in the County of Northumberland, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 13 March 1874 for the civil servant and colonial administrator Sir Charles Trevelyan, 1st Baronet. He was the son of the aforementioned the Venerable George Trevelyan, third son of the fourth Baronet of the 1662 creation (see above). The second Baronet was a prominent historian and Liberal politician. The third Baronet was a Liberal, and later Labour politician. The fourth Baronet was a teacher, craftsman in wood and New Age thinker. Three other members of this branch of the family may also be mentioned. R. C. Trevelyan, second son of the second Baronet, was a poet and dramatist. His son Julian Trevelyan was a painter. G. M. Trevelyan, third son of the second Baronet, was a distinguished historian. The family seat is Wallington Hall, near Cambo, Northumberland.