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June 2y 1816^ and educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became B.A. ; was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1841, and succeeded his father as ninth baronet, Nov. 15, 1856. He is a Magistrate and De- puty-Lieut, for the county of Corn- wall, was appointed in 1840 captain of the Cornwall Bangers Militia, and was some time Captain-Com- mandant of the 2nd Cornwall Bifles Militia. He was one of the mem- bers for Tavistock in the Liberal interest from March, 1843, till April, 1852, when he retired. Sub- sequently standing in 1852, he was unsuccessful, but was again elected in March, 1857, and retired at the general election in July, 1865. He was well known in the House of Commons as one of the leaders of the Anti-Church-rate Movement, and for several years proposed a motion on that subject. He was elected for East Cornwall in 1868, and held that seat till Feb., 1874. In 1870 Sir J. S. Trelawny was ap- pointed one of the commissioners to inquire into and report upon the administration and operation of the Conta^ous Diseases Acts.

TRENCH, The Rbv. Francis, brother of the Archbishop of Dub- lin, born in July, 1806, was educated at Harrow and at Oriel College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in classical honours in 1828. Hav- ing been curate of St. Giles's, and incumbent of St. John's, Reading, he was appointed to the Rectory of Islip, Oiifordshire, in 1857. He has written " Sermons at Reading," in 1843; "Travels in France and Spain," in 1845 j "Scotland, its Faith and Features,** and " Portrait of Charity, Exposition of 1 Corinth, xiii.," in 1846 ; "Walk Round Mont Blanc," in 1848; "Life and Cha- racter of St. John the Evangelist," in 1850; "Job's Testimony to Jesus, and Resuirection of the Body," in 1853 ; "Few Notes from Past Life/' in 1862; "Notes on the Oreek of the New Testament, for English

Readers," 1864; "Four Sermons preached in York Minster," in 1865 ; and a series of miscellaneous papers, "Islipiana," issued for the years 1869 and 1870. An edition of his theological works, in three volumes, appeared in 1857.

TRENCH, The Most Rev. Richard Chenbvix, D.D., Arch- bishop of Dublin, is the second son of the late Richard Trench, Esq., brother of the first Lord Ashtown in the Irish })eerage. He was born Sept. 9, 1807, graduated at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1829, and was ordained to a country curacy. It was not, however, as a scholar or a divine, but as a poet, that Mr. Trench first became known . About 1837, while holding the incumbency of Curdridge Chapel, a district in the extensive parish of Bishop's Waltham, Hants, he published two volumes of poems, entitled "Sab- bation. Honor Neale, and other Poems," and the " Story of Justin Martyr," somewhat in the style of Wordsworth. These poems, which were favourably received, were fol- lowed by " Oenoveva," " Elegiac Poems," and " Poems from Eastern Sources." Among those who took an interest in the author was the Rev. Samuel Wilberforce, then rec- tor of Alverstoke, to whom he be- came curate in 1841, resigning the incumbency of Curdridge. There he continued in the active discharge of his parochial duties tUl 1845, when his rector was promoted to the deanery of Westminster, and he was presented to the rectory of Itchen Stoke, by the late Lord Ash- burton, to whom he had become known at Alverstoke. Dr. Wilber- force, on his promotion to the see of Oxford, appointed Mr. Trench his examining chaplain. In 1845 and 1846 he was Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge, and for a short time one of the select preachers. About 1847 he became Theological Pro- fessor and Examiner at King's College, London, and continued to hold that appointment till he was