Sir John Trevelyan 4th Bart. of Nettlecombe

1735 - 1828


Sir John Trevelyan 4th bart., husband of Louisa Simond, owner of enslaved people on Grenada, father of Archdeacon George Trevelyan, John Trevelyan and Walter Trevelyan. One of the heirs of his father-in-law Peter Simond (q.v.).

  1. Will of Sir John Treveylan of [Nettlecombe but currently residing in] Bath proved 07/01/1829. He left his land in England to his oldest son John Trevelyan of Wallington in the county of Northumberland, and said that in an indenture of 29 and 30/01/1819 he had conveyed to his then two younger sons the Rev. Walter Trevelyan vicar of Henbury and the Rev. George Trevelyan, rector of Nettlecombe and the Archdeacon of Taunton, lately deceased 'all my share right and interest whatsoever in and to the estates and property of Peter Simond Esq. my late father-in-law' and any other property he held in Grenada. In his will he ratified this and re-expressed the division of the Grenada property as to one moiety to Walter Trevelyan and one moiety to the children of the deceased George Trevelyan.

  2. The indenture of 29 and 30/01/1819 appears as follows in an index of the Hull History Centre: Deed of gift by release 30/01/1819 Between Sir John Trevelyan of Nettlecombe in the County of Somerset residing in the City of Bath; The Reverend Walter Trevelyan of Henbury in the County of Gloucester; Reverend George Trevelyan of Nettlecombe; John Ross of the island of Grenada and George Beare of the same island respecting deed of gift by release of certain shares of plantations in the island of Grenada.

  3. Trevelyan inherited Wallington Hall in Northumberland from his grandfather Sir Walter Coverley (1707-1777). He also lived at Nettlecombe Court in Somerset, which had been the seat of the Trevelyan baronets since the Middle Ages.

We are grateful to Jan Simmonds and Jon Shaw for their assistance with compiling this entry.


John Charlton, Hidden Chains: the Slavery Business and North East England (2008) Ch. 15 'Estates at home and abroad' pp.125-39; Will of Peter Simond, PROB 11/1136/157.

  1. PROB 11/1750/435.

  2. C DDI/3/7 [accessed 29/05/2018].

  3. Wallington Hall - now owned by the National Trust, [accessed 17/12/2020]; Nettlecombe Court - Historic England [accessed 17/12/2020].

Further Information

Louisa Marianne Simond
George; John; Walter

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Wallington Hall 
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Sir John Trevelyan inherited Wallington Hall from his grandfather Sir Walter Coverley (1707-1777) who largely rebuilt the...

Relationships (7)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Grandfather → Grandson
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George Trevelyan was the son of Rev. George Trevelyan, one of two younger sons of Sir John Trevelyan 4th...
Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (2)

Nettlecombe Court, Monksilver (near), Somerset, South-west England, England
Wallington Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, Northern England, England