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John Jenkinson

John Jenkinson

British Member of Parliament
John Jenkinson
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Intro British Member of Parliament
Was Politician
From Great Britain United Kingdom
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 1734
Death 1 May 1805 (aged 71 years)
Mother: Amarantha Cornewall
Father: Charles Jenkinson
Siblings: Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool Elizabeth Jenkinson
Spouse: Frances Barker
Children: Fanny JenkinsonGeorge JenkinsonSir Charles Jenkinson, 10th BaronetJohn JenkinsonRobert Henry Jenkinson
Charterhouse School
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Captain John Robert Jenkinson (?1734 – 1 May 1805) was a British Army officer, courtier and Member of Parliament.


He was born the third son of Colonel Charles Jenkinson and was the younger brother of Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool. He was educated at Charterhouse School.

As a courtier he was a Page of Honour to King George II from 1748 to 1752, a gentleman usher to the Queen from 1761 to his death, the second (or Ulster) secretary to the Lord Lieutenant in Ireland for 1773–75 and joint secretary to the Lord Lieutenant in England in 1775.

As a soldier he was a Cornet in the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards in 1752 and a captain in 1762. He then transferred as a captain to the 12th Dragoons in 1765 before retiring in 1773.

He sat as Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle between 1768 and 1780.

He died in Winchester in 1805. He had married, in 1778, Frances, the daughter of Rear-Admiral John Barker, and had four sons and a daughter. One son was Sir Charles Jenkinson, 10th Baronet, a second son was John Jenkinson, Bishop of St David's. Their daughter Frances married Sir William Boothby, 8th Baronet.

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