George Jenkinson

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From a cabinet card by Ernest Edwards
"The Colossus of Roads"
Jenkinson as caricatured by Ape (Carlo Pellegrini) in Vanity Fair, April 1875

Sir George Samuel Jenkinson, 11th Baronet (27 September 1817 – 19 January 1892), was a British Conservative politician.


Jenkinson was the son of the Right Reverend John Jenkinson, Bishop of St David's, and Frances Augusta, daughter of Augustus Pechell. Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, was his first cousin once removed. In 1855 he succeeded his uncle as eleventh Baronet. He died in Eastwood House, Falfield on 19 January 1892 and was buried in a vault in St George's Church, Falfield.

Political career[edit]

He served as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for 1862.[1] He then unsuccessfully contested Wiltshire North in 1865 and Nottingham in 1866. In 1868 he was successfully returned for the former constituency, a seat he held until 1880.


Jenkinson married Emily Sophia, daughter of Anthony Lyster, in 1845. They had two sons and three daughters. He died in January 1892, aged 74, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest and only surviving son, George. Lady Jenkinson only survived him by a month and died in February 1892. She is best known for having founded the Lady Jenkinson Thalberg Scholarship, in honour of her violin teacher Sigismond Thalberg.[2]


  1. ^ "No. 22596". The London Gazette. 7 February 1862. pp. 648–649. 
  2. ^ Lady Jenkinson's Thalberg Scholarship at Open Charities


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Charles Bruce
Richard Penruddocke Long
Member of Parliament for Wiltshire North
With: Lord Charles Bruce 1868–1874
George Sotheron-Estcourt 1874–1880
Succeeded by
George Sotheron-Estcourt
Walter Long
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Charles Jenkinson
(of Walcot and Hawkesbury)
Succeeded by
George Banks Jenkinson