Edmund Jennings

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Edmund Jennings (1626 - September 1691) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1691.

Jennings was born at Scotton, the son of Jonathan Jennings of Ripon, West Riding of Yorkshire and was baptised at Farnham, Yorkshire on 30 November 1626. He attended schools at Silsden and Ripon in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He was admitted at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge on 7 May 1641. He was admitted at Lincoln's Inn on 6 October 1646.[1]

In 1659, Jennings was elected Member of Parliament for Ripon in the Third Protectorate Parliament.[2] In 1660, he was elected MP for Ripon in the Convention Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Ripon in 1673 for the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.[2] He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1675.[1] He was re-elected MP for Ripon in 1685 and sat until 1687 and in 1690 and sat until 1691.[2]

Jennings died at the age of 64.

Jennings married Margaret Barkham, daughter of Sir Edward Barkham, 1st Baronet, of South Acre and of Tottenham High Cross, Middlesex.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jennings, Edmund (JNNS641E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b c d History of Parliament Online - Jennings, Edmund
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Not represented in Second Protectorate Parliament
Member of Parliament for Ripon
1659
With: Jonathan Jennings
Succeeded by
Not represented in restored Rump
Vacant
Not represented in the restored Rump
Member of Parliament for Ripon
1660 – 1661
With: Henry Arthington
Succeeded by
Thomas Burwell
Sir John Nicholas
Preceded by
Sir John Nicholas
Thomas Burwell
Member of Parliament for Ripon
1673 – 1679
With: Sir John Nicholas
Richard Sterne
Succeeded by
Christopher Wandesford
Richard Sterne
Preceded by
Christopher Wandesford
Richard Sterne
Member of Parliament for Ripon
1685 – 1689
With: Sir Gilbert Dolben, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Jonathan Jennings
Sir Edward Blackett, Bt
Preceded by
Sir Jonathan Jennings
Sir Edward Blackett, Bt
Member of Parliament for Ripon
1690 – 1691
With: Sir Jonathan Jennings
Succeeded by
Sir Jonathan Jennings
Jonathan Jennings (2)