This brief biography is taken from ‘A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars: With Brief Biographical Notices’ by John Hutchinson and Published by Printed by Butterworth and Co. for the Honourable society of the Middle Temple in 1902
Admitted 21 June, 1667.
Fourth son of Thomas Trenchard of Woolveton, со. Dorset. He was born at Lytchett Matravers, near Poole in Dorset, on 30 March, 1640. He was called to the Bar on 29 May, 1674. He took an active part in the third and fourth Parliaments of diaries II., and was apprehended in 1683 on suspicion of being concerned in the plot for which Russell and Sydney suffered. After the accession of James IL, he was concerned in the Duke of Monmouth’s rebellion. He supported the cause of the Revolution in 1688, and was rewarded by William III. by being made Serjeant, Chief Justice of Chester, with the honour of knighthood, and finally Secretary of State. He died in 1695.