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Arthur Tremayne (15 May 1827 - 14 November 1905), Crimean War soldier and Cornish MP.

Arthur Tremayne, born on 15 May 1827, was the son of John Hearle Tremayne (1780 - 1851), MP and his wife, Caroline Matilda Lemon, the daughter of Sir William Lemon MP, and the sister of Sir Charles Lemon MP. After Sir Charles Lemon's death on 13 February 1868, he inherited most of his wealth [1]. [2]. [3]. [4]

During the Crimean War, as a Captain in the 13th Light Dragoons, he commanded Troup E in the Charge of the Light Brigade.[5] [6] [7]. His horse was shot from under him. Joseph Malone, his Lance-Sergeant, was awarded the Victoria Cross [8].

He was Conservative MP for the Truro constituency from September 1878 until 1880 [9]. [10]

He married on 22 September 1858, Lady Margaret Frances Hely-Hutchinson, second daughter of Lord Donoughmore. They had the following children: Arthur Richard (died in infancy), Francis William (Born 6 October 1862) and Caroline Mary (died in infancy) [11], two other sons and another daughter.

His first wife died in 1866. In 1870, he remarried to Emma Penelope Phillpotts. They had two sons [12].

He died on 14 November 1905 [12].


  1. ^ The Times 17 February 1868, page 9, Column F "The Late Charles Lemon".
  2. ^ St Keverne History - Manors:Trynanth and Tregarne inherited by Captain Tremayne.
  3. ^ Lemon Papers at Cornwall Record Office - Document Reference X62: Deeds for properties and papers concerning Arthur Tremayne's succession
  4. ^ Talbot correspondence: Footnote "Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Tremayne (1827–1905), politician and his brother John Tremayne (1825–1901), politician who sat for Cornwall from 1874 until defeated in 1880".
  5. ^ Notes on the Parish of Mylor, published by Hugh Pengelly Olivey 1907
  6. ^ Google Books: The New Army List No. 85, 1st January 1860. page 50: The 13th Regiment of Light Dragoons
  7. ^ Google Books: In search of the Light Brigade: a biographical dictionary p 300.
  8. ^ "The 13th at Balaclava: Part One: The 13th Light Dragoons in the Charge of the Light Brigade before the Russian guns at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War" From the Regimental History, C. R. B. Barrett, History of the XIII Hussars, 1911. Part One describes events leading up to the Charge on October 25, 1854. Barrett cites and quotes "Notes" by Colonel Tremayne.
  9. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Sep 25, 1878; pg. 10; Issue 29369; col F "News in Brief : Election intelligence", The Times, Friday, Apr 02, 1880; pg. 9; Issue 29845; col B "The New Members Of Parliament" (Tremayne defeated by E.W.R. Wylliams). and Rayment.
  10. ^ There is some useful background to Tremayne's election in - Edwin Jaggard Cornwall politics in the age of reform 1790-1855, Royal Historical Society/Boydell Press, (1999), ISBN 0-86193-243-9, Chapter 6-8.
  11. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain 1863, p.1535: Tremayne descent.
  12. ^ a b The Times, Nov 15, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37865; col D "Obituary. Colonel Arthur Tremayne."
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Williams, Bt.
Sir James McGarel-Hogg
Member of Parliament for Truro
With: Sir James McGarel-Hogg
Succeeded by
Edward Brydges Willyams
Sir James McGarel-Hogg


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