Arthur Tremayne

Arthur Tremayne (15 May 1827 – 14 November 1905) was a Crimean War soldier and Cornish MP, who survived the charge of the Light Brigade, during which his horse was shot from under him.

Arthur Tremayne
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Truro
In office
Serving with James McGarel-Hogg
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Personal details
Born(1827-05-15)15 May 1827
Died14 November 1905(1905-11-14) (aged 78)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Margaret Frances Hely-Hutchinson
FatherJohn Hearle Tremayne

Personal lifeEdit

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]

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)
  • Caroline Mary (died in infancy),[5]
  • two other sons,
  • another daughter, also called Caroline Mary who married Francis Alexander on 31 January 1883 at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London.[6]

His first wife died in 1866. In 1870, he remarried to Emma Penelope Phillpotts. They had two sons.[7] Tremayne died on 14 November 1905.[7]

Crimean WarEdit

During the Crimean War, Tremayne was a Captain in the 13th Light Dragoons, he commanded Troup E in the Charge of the Light Brigade.[8][9][10] His horse was shot under him. Joseph Malone, his Lance-Sergeant, was awarded the Victoria Cross.[11]

Parliamentary careerEdit

He was Conservative MP for the Truro constituency from September 1878 until 1880.[12][13]


  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. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain 1863, p. 1535: Tremayne descent.
  6. ^ "Births, Marriages, Deaths". The Cornishman (239). 8 February 1883. p. 8.
  7. ^ a b The Times, 15 November 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37865; col D "Obituary. Colonel Arthur Tremayne."
  8. ^ Notes on the Parish of Mylor, published by Hugh Pengelly Olivey 1907 Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Google Books: The New Army List No. 85, 1 January 1860. page 50: The 13th Regiment of Light Dragoons
  10. ^ Google Books: In search of the Light Brigade: a biographical dictionary p 300.
  11. ^ ""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 25 October 1854. Barrett cites and quotes "Notes" by Colonel Tremayne". Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2008.
  12. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 25 September 1878; pg. 10; Issue 29369; col F "News in Brief : Election intelligence", The Times, Friday, 2 April 1880; pg. 9; Issue 29845; col B "The New Members Of Parliament" (Tremayne defeated by E. W. R. Wylliams). and Rayment.
  13. ^ There is some useful background to Tremayne's election in Edwin Jaggard's Cornwall Politics in the Age of Reform 1790–1855, Woodbridge: Royal Historical Society/Boydell Press, (1999), ISBN 0-86193-243-9, Chapter 6-8.

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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