Profession: English Politician
Why Famous: Became a member of parliament for Taunton in 1679. He was associated with a group who proposed to exclude the Duke of York from the throne, and attended some of their meetings.
It is possible he was concerned in the Rye House Plot; the 1683 plot to assassinate King Charles II of England and his brother James, Duke of York. Trenchard was arrested in July 1683, but no definite evidence was brought against him so he was released. He was knighted in 1689.
- TRENCHARD, Sir John (1649-95), of Lytchett Matravers, nr. Poole, Dorset - The History of Parliament Trust