JENKINSON, Sir Robert Bankes, 4th Bt. (1687-1738), of Walcot, Oxon. and Hawkesbury, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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4 Dec. 1717 - 1727

Family and Education

bap. 24 Jan. 1687, 2nd s. of Sir Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Bt., M.P., and bro. of Sir Robert Jenkinson, 3rd Bt.. educ. Trinity, Oxf. 1703; L. Inn 1705, called 1713. m. 12 June 1718, Catherine, da. of Sir Robert Dashwood, 1st Bt., M.P., of Northbrook, Oxon., 2s. 2da. suc. bro. 29 Oct. 1717.

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The grandson of Sir John Bankes of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy, Dorset, chief justice of the common pleas, Jenkinson succeeded his brother for Oxfordshire, voting as a Tory, against the Administration. He was put up unsuccessfully by the 2nd Earl of Abingdon for the recordership of Oxford in 1721,1 in which year his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.2 Returned unopposed in 1722 he did not stand in 1727. He died 2 July 1738 at Oxford, ‘of a consumption’.3

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. HMC Portland, vii. 293.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.
  • 3. Hist. Reg. 1738, chron. p. 27.