Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
FatherSir John TREVOR III (1626-1672)
MotherRuth HAMPDEN (1628-1687)
SpouseElizabeth CLARKE
Other spousesWilliam MORLEY
Notes for John TREVOR IV
Of Trevalyn and Plasteg.

John Trevor IV who inherited Glynde in 1679 was the head of a Welsh family with estates centring on the residences of Trevalyn in Denbigh and Plas Teg in Flint.

The elder son of Sir John Trevor III, John Trevor IV, who inherited Glynde in 1679, died in 1686 and his widow Elizabeth Trevor married as her third husband, John, Lord Cutts. (Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. XIV, p. 246.)

From National Library of Wales

JOHN TREVOR (b. c. 1652 ), who also inherited from a cousin the Sussex estate of Glynde — henceforth the chief residence of the family. On the death of his grandson, JOHN TREVOR , commissioner of the admiralty , in 1743 , the male line came to an end, and his eight sisters became co-heiresses. The Sussex estates were devised by will to descendants of Thomas Trevor , 1st baron Trevor (see below); the Welsh estates passed to descendants of two of the co-heiresses. Of these, one married into the Cornish family of Boscawen and her grand-daughter into the Carmarthenshire family of Griffith . It was the Griffith-Boscawen s who eventually inherited Trevalun and lived there from 1835 . From another of the co-heiresses sprang the Trevor-Ropers , who took Plas Têg as their share.
Notes for Elizabeth CLARKE

See Document at East Sussex Record office:

Folder icon Inspeximus (Letters Patent) of proceedings in Chancery, Elizabeth Trevor, wid., and Thomas Trevor, Elizabeth Trevor and Arabella Trevor, infants, her younger children, pl., v. John Morley Trevor, infant, her younger son, by his Guardian. GLY/822 31 May 1689

Seal: on red and white silk cords, natural wax, Great Seal of William and Mary, good impression.

Bill of plaintiffs, recites that John Trevor, esq., dec'd., was seised expectant on the death of Lady Ruth Trevor of Trevallin House and all lands in jointure, worth £400 a year.
Recites will of John Trevor, 25 September 1686, whereby
He devised all the jointure lands to w. Elizabeth after the death of his mother Ruth Trevor.
£600 to sister Elizabeth Trevor at age 21 or on marriage.
£300 to bro. Edward Trevor, at age 21 or when his apprenticeship ends. These legacies to be raised out of the jointure lands.
If legacies become payable before a bond in £800 to John Spence is payable then his executrix is to retain the legacies until the bond is paid.
He charged the reversion of his estate in Wales with legacies of £2,000 to s. Thomas at 21 and £2,000 to s. William at 21 and £2,000 to any child that his wife may be bearing at his death.
If a daughter be provided for by the descent of lands in Sussex then their legacies shall cease.
Devises to his heir the reversion of his estate in Wales and Sussex provided he pays the legacies.
Appoints his wife as executrix.
Small bequests to poor of various parishes. £5 to the minister of Glydne.
Witnesses: Thomas Alegood, Elizabeth Palmer, Walter Brett, Alan Carr.
The plaintiffs state that Ruth Trevor has lately died and that Elizabeth Trevor has entered into her estate, John Morley Trevor, eldest son of John Trevor, being ill advised has tried to prevent his mother from obtaining the jointure lands and paying the legacies and has contested the validity of the will.
Recites writ of dedimus potestatem. Commission to John Medley and Walter Brett who chose John Spence, sen., esq., to be guardian of John Morley Trevor.
Answer of defendants; replication of plaintiffs; interrogatories and commission to Henry Shelley, James Graves, esqrs., Thomas Medley and Charles Harrison, gents., to hear witnesses; depositions of Thomas Alegood, gent., Walter Brett of Lewes, grocer, and Alan Carr of Glynde, clerk.
Inspeximus granted to Elizabeth Trevor.
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