He was the fourth son of Reverend George Chinnery and his wife Eleanor Whitfield, daughter of William Whitfield. Chinnery was barrister and became High Sheriff of County Cork in 1786. He sat as Member of Parliament for Castlemartyr from 1783 to 1790. Subsequently he represented Bandonbridge in the Irish House of Commons until the Act of Union in 1801 and thereafter Bandon in the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1806. On 29 August 1799, Chinnery was created a Baronet, of Flintfield, in the County of Cork.
In February 1768, he married firstly his second cousin Margaret Chinnery, daughter of Nicholas Chinnery. They had three daughters and three sons. Margaret died in 1783, and Chinnery married secondly Alice Ball, fourth daughter of Robert Ball on 2 July 1789. He had two sons and two daughters by his second wife. Chinnery was succeeded in the baronetcy by Broderick, his eldest and only surviving son of his first marriage.
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- Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 241.
|Parliament of Ireland|
Sir Riggs Falkiner, 1st Bt
|Member of Parliament for Castlemartyr
With: John Bennett 1783–1787
Henry Cox 1787–1790
Sir James Cotter, 2nd Bt
Lodge Evans Morres
|Member of Parliament for Bandonbridge
1790 – 1801
With: Lodge Evans Morres 1790–1796
William Ponsonby 1796–1798
Robert William O'Callaghan 1798–1801
Parliament of the United Kingdom
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Bandon
1801 – 1806
Hon. Courtenay Boyle
|Baronetage of Ireland|