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Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan

This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.

Biographical notes


Slavery connections

Grandson of 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.

According to LBS, Sir John Trevelyan’s Grenada estates were entailed to collateral branches of the family: ‘He left his land in England to his oldest son John Trevelyan [5th baronet] 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.’ (UCL Department of History, ‘Sir John Trevelyan 4th Bart. of Nettlecombe’, in UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership [online], London 2020, <> accessed 5 August 2021.)

Abolition connections

No known connections with abolition.

National Gallery painting connections

Donor: presented in 1849: NG219.


History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-,
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J. Morrell, 'Trevelyan, Sir Walter Calverley, sixth baronet', in C. Matthew et al. (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford 1992-,
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J. Turner et al. (eds), Grove Art Online, Oxford 1998-,
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UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership, London 2020,
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