TRENCHARD, George (c.1684-1758), of Litchet Matravers, nr. Poole, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 1741
1747 - 1754

Family and Education

b. c.1684, 1st s. of Sir John Trenchard, M.P., sec. of state 1692-5, of Litchet Matravers by Philippa, da. of George Speke of White Lackington, Som. educ. Jesus, Camb. 1705; M. Temple 1702. m. his cos. Mary, da. and h. of Col. Thomas Trenchard, M.P., of Wolveton, Dorset, 3s. 2da. suc. fa. 1695.

Offices Held

Ensign, Earl of Monmouth’s Ft. 1693, Col. Henry Mordaunt’s Ft. 1695, out by 1702.


George Trenchard was five times returned for Poole, which his father, secretary of state under William III, had also represented. A Whig, after 1715 he voted consistently with the Administration except on the peerage bill in 1719, which he opposed. His only reported speech was on 2 June 1721, in the committee on the South Sea sufferers bill, when he moved that Sir Theodore Janssen be allowed £50,000 out of his estate. Before the 1754 election he gave his interest at Poole to Sir Richard Lyttelton, on condition that his son John should be made a commissioner of taxes.1

He died 31 Mar. 1758.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Add. 38335, f. 55.