JENNINGS, James (1670-1739), of Shiplake, Oxon. and Lacey’s Court, Abingdon, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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13 Dec. 1710 - 1713
1715 - 1722

Family and Education

bap. 26 June 1670, 1st s. of Robert Jennings, MA, of Shiplake, headmaster Abingdon free sch. 1657–83, by Mary, da. of James Jennens of Long Wittenham, Berks.  educ. Abingdon free sch.; Wadham, Oxf. 1686.  m. 1698, Frances, da. of Harry Constantine of Merley and Lake, Dorset, 6s. (3 d.v.p.) 4da. (2 d.v.p.).  suc. fa. 1704.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Oxon. 1694–5.

Freeman, Reading 1702, Wallingford 1708.2


Jennings’ Toryism was doubtless influenced by the experiences of his father, who had been e