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