Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameEdward “Ted” TREVOR, 13679
Birth1858, Nether Stowey
FatherJames TREVOR , 13678 (1819-1888)
MotherAgnes H , 14316
Notes for Edward “Ted” TREVOR
Solicitor in Bridgwater. President Somerset Law Society 1903.

From The Memoirs of William Withycombe

Uncle Ted

Uncle Ted Trevor was my wife's uncle and had an old established (150 years) lawyer’s practice at Bridgewater. His sister at 19 married a parson who died young leaving his wife with a quiver full, 3 boys and 5 girls. The family moved to near Uncle Ted so that he could advise his sister. He had the purse strings and was executor, trustee etc. Ted was town clerk at Bridgewater, and ran an old fashioned family lawyers practice. Colonel Edward Trevor before the 1st world war (Colonel of the Volunteers) was a greatly respected citizen of Bridgewater, he ruled the Magistrates for 50 years telling them what to do and the sentences to give, showing no mercy to the wrongdoer.

He had a loud resonant voice and gave the impression of righteous wrath. He was tall, thin and had a commanding presence. Ted attended funerals and weddings and always made a speech, he was a born orator, his theme being the straight and narrow path. There was one peculiar thing about Ted, he could never look you in the face. I know this is supposed to be the common trait of the villain, but it was literally true with Ted. He was very proud of his family and could produce a long line of ancestors. He told us he ought to have been Viscount Hampden, apparently his forbears were married in the Fleet Prison and no record of their marriage existed. This letter appeared in the Bridgewater Mercury on April 2nd 1884.

The Trevor Hampden Family.

The following letter signed James Trevor, Stowey, Somerset is published in the Pall Mall Gazette. “I am much interested in your Account of the Trevor Hampden family. The Lord Trevor who was created Viscount Hampden in 1776 was twice married, and by his first wife had 2 sons, the elder of whom was my grandfather, John Trevor D.D. who was educated at Westminster School and was rector of Otterhampton, Somerset, his brother was also at Westminster School and died a minor. The first marriage of this Viscount Hampden was solemnized in the Fleet prison, but all proof of it was destroyed and so my I grandfather and brother have been unable to prove their claim to the title. £20,000 was deposited by somebody with the Head Master of Westminster School in trust for my grandfather and his brother and an Aunt of mine, who has been dead nearly 50 years knew all the facts and was (it was generally believed) well supplied with hush money,”

The James Trevor, the writer of this letter was Uncle Ted's father.
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