John TREVENEN of Helston & Bonython, Esq.


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Frances Jane HILL

  • William TREVENEN Gent.+


  • Christened: 23 Mar 1792, Helston, Cornwall
  • Married: 6 Nov 1822, Helston, Cornwall
  • Died: 27 Jun 1878, Ford Park, Plymouth, Devon, England

   General Notes:

See attached sources.

   Research Notes:

1861 England Census:

Age given: 69 years
Birthplace given: Helstone, Cornwall
Dwelling Place: Bosahan, St. Anthony, Cornwall
Occupation: Landed Proprietor and Magistrate


Died aged 86 years

Will proved 12 Aug 1878 by Mary Jane Trevenen, Frances Mary Sandys Trevenen, and Adelaide Trevenen, all of Ford Park, spinsters, the daughters and executrixes.


5-Jul Page 4 Column 2 Royal Cornwall Gazette

Death of Mr. James TREVENEN.
Another link which bound us to the last generation has been broken. Mr.
James Trevenen died at his Devonshire residence, Port Park, Plymouth, on
Thursday, the 27th of June, at the ripe age of 86 years. The deceased
gentleman came of a good old Cornish stock. His father was Mr. John
Trevenen, of Helston, and of Bonython, Cury who died in February, 1825,
aged 69; and his mother Mary, daughter of Col. SANDYS, of Lanarth, St.
Keverne. James Trevenen, the deceased, was educated for the army, and
served, in the 53rd Regiment, at St. Helena during the captivity of
Napoleon the First. However, on his marriage with Miss Frances HILL, second
daughter of Mr. Peter Hill, of Carwythenack, he disposed of his command and
retired from the army. Subsequently he received the appointment of
Collector of Customs at Helford, and he resided at Halvose, in the parish
of Manaccan, until after the death of the late Mr. Humphry Millett GRYLLS,
when he went to live at Bosahan, in the same parish, and dwelt there for
many years. Promotion, however, caused his removal - first to Sunderland,
thence to Colchester, and thence to more important places, until he settled
at Belfast, in the north of Ireland, whence he eventually retired (on
pension) into private life, but took an intelligent and lively interest in
public matters, and did good and useful work as a county magistrate. The
older inhabitants of Helston will remember Mr. Trevenen acting in private
theatricals, which frequently took place during their early days, and in
which he had few equals. His genial bearing and affable manners endeared
him to all his friends and acquaintances, and at a good old age he has
passed away, leaving behind him "troops of friends," who cherish fond
recollections of one who was in truth a real "old English gentleman." In
politics he was a consistent and liberal Conservative. He has left two sons
and three daughters. The eldest surviving son, who is now the worthy
representative of an ancient and honourable family, is Mr. Wm. Trevenen, of

   Marriage Information:

James married Frances Jane HILL, daughter of Peter HILL of Carwythenick House, Esq. and Jane Penneck ROBINSON, on 6 Nov 1822 in Helston, Cornwall. (Frances Jane HILL was christened on 7 Jan 1796 in Helston, Cornwall and was buried on 8 Mar 1860 in Helston, Cornwall.)

   Marriage Notes:

James Trevenen, esq. of Manackan, and Frances Jane Hill of Helston

Married by License

Witnesses: Harriet Laity, William Robinson Hill, Caroline Mary Hill

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