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Trevor, SIR JOHN (1633-1717), was by the influence of his patron, Judge Jeffreys, elected Speaker in 1685. Soon after he was also made Master of the Rolls, and after the Revolution became a Privy Councillor. In 1690 he again became Speaker, but five years later was expelled the House for having received a bribe from the City of London. He was a man of great ability, but thoroughly venal, and found congenial employment in "managing" the House of Commons for the Ministry.