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Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Bt (1650-1721), Bishop of Winchester

Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Ordained in 1676, he was unable to secure a preferment until the Duke of York succeeded to the throne as James II in 1685. That year he was made Bishop of Bristol. Although loyal to James, Trelawny was opposed to the King's policy of religious tolerance to Catholics and in 1688 he was one of the seven bishops who signed a petition to him asking him to reconsider his Declaration of Indulgence and was sent to the Tower. In 1689 he voted against the offer of the crown to William, Prince of Orange and Mary, but on their coronation he did take oaths of allegiance to them. Later that year he was made Bishop of Exeter and in 1706 was promoted to the Bishopric of Winchester.

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5855

Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Bt

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, 1720
On display in the Great Staircase at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 5855

D30897

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D30897

D30898

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D30898

D30899

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

by Simon Gribelin, sold by Thomas Jefferys, sold by William Herbert
line engraving, (circa 1688)
NPG D30899

D9284

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, by Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D9284

D9285

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

published by R. Palmer, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, (circa 1688)
NPG D9285

D9286

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

by Pieter Schenck, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688 or after
NPG D9286

D11942

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D11942

D30907

Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Bt

by Robert White, published by Thomas Basset, published by Thomas Fox
line engraving, published 1689
NPG D30907

D18862

The Seven Bishops committed to the Tower in 1688

by Robert White, published by Thomas Basset, published by Thomas Fox
line engraving, published 1689
NPG D18862

D19922

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

possibly published by John Smith, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D19922

D1333

The Seven Bishops Committed to the Tower in 1688

by Robert White
line engraving, 1689
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG D1333

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