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  • ID: I1975
  • Name: Edmund * JENNINGS
  • Prefix: Governor
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1659 in Yorkshire,England
  • Death: 2 June or 5 Dec 1727 in Christ Church Parish,Middlesex County,Virginia
  • Note:
    King Edward I of England Generation No. 17.

    Edmund Jennings, born about 1659 (aged six in 1665 Visitation), emigrated to Virginia in 1680, colonel of a troop of horse and commander of the York County, Virginia, militia 1698, member of the Council 1691-1726, Attorney General 1684-91, Secretary of the Colony 1702-12, 1720-22, acting Governor of Virginia 1706-1710, resided "Ripon Hall", York County, Virginia. died 5 Dec. 1727; married Frances Corbin, died in London 22 Nov. 1713...Faris, David (1996) Plantagent Family of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, pp 147-148.

    Edmund Jennings, emigrated from England in 1680. He was in a unknown Horse troop and Colonel York County, Virginia Militia. He came to Virginia at an early age, and took an active part in affairs of both Church and State; was a liberal supporter of the Established Church; served as Attorney General, 1680-92; of the King's Council, 1701-27; Secretary of State, 1704-6; Acting Governor from June, 1706 to Aug. 23, 1710; again Secretary of State, 1720-22; and later he would have again become Acting Governor, but was set aside on account of feeble health.

    He married Frances Corbin, born 1651, daughter of Hon. Henry and Alice (Eltonhead) Corbin, of "Buckingham House," Middlesex County,Virginia. Not all data is proven.

    President of Council and acting Gov. of Virginia. COLONIAL FAMILIES OF THE Southern States of America JENNINGS FAMILY page 301 HON. EDMUND JENNINGS, of "Ripon Hall," York County, Virginia., b. 1659, in England; d. June 2, 1727, in Virginia; the son of Sir Edmund and Margaret (Burkham) Jennings, of Ripon, York County, England, and grandson of Sir Jonathan Jennings, of Ripon, and Sir Edward Burkham, Lord Mayor of London, 1621-22.

    Notes on Sir Edmund Jennings:

    Birth: (1) 1659. (2) s/o Sir Edmund Jennings of Ripon, Yorkshire, England.
    Death: (1) 1727.

    (1) Of Ripon Hall, York Co., VA.
    (1) Attorney-General of VA.
    (1) Sheriff of York Co., VA.
    (1) Sheriff of James City Co., VA.
    (1) President of the Council.
    (1) 1702-1712: Secretary of State of VA.
    (1) 1706-1710: Acting Governor of VA.
    (1) Commander in Chief and Lt. of York Co., VA.
    (1) Commissioner of William and Mary College.
    (3a) 1722: Lease of 1794, King William Co., VA, from Wm. HICKMAN and Wm. HARRIS to Thomas WALKER, states that the land was leased in 1722 by Edmund JENNINGS and Thomas CORBIN from Col. John HICKMAN for 500 years. The lease was inherited by William WARDE and sold in 1768 to John SHERMER, and on SHERMER's decease repurchased by WARDE, and he dying in 1789, his executor, Dudley RICHARDSON, conveyed to Wm. HICKMAN and Wm. HARRIS.


    Faris, David (1996) Plantagent Family of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, pp 147-148.,

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: Ancestral File (R) Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.,

    Colonial Families of the Southern States, Jennings Family Page: 301.,

    The Corbins of Virginia Author: Meigs Publication: copyright 1940.,

    Corbin Diaries Publication: Jack Corbin is transcribing the Corbin Diaries which are ancestral diaries beginning with Alcey Corbin(ca 1767-1850)and added to by succeeding generations.,

    Presidents Database: Genealogy of the US Presidents.,

    "The Tayloes of Virginia and Allied Families," by W. Randolph Tayloe (Berryville, VA, 1963) p.79. FHL #929.273 T211t.,

    "Burke's American Families with British Ancestry" (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1977) p.2740, "Hill".,

    "Virginia Land Records from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly" (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984), "Extracts from King William County Records," by W.B. Cridlin, p.308. Cites: (a) Book XI, p.188,190.,

    Lee of Virginia Edmund Jennings Lee....Pg. 300.,

    Note: The pedigree is condensed from one given in "The Curio",(of New York), Pg. 141.
  • Change Date: 1 JAN 1996 at 01:45:41

    Father: Edmund JENNINGS b: 20 NOV 1626 in Farnham,West Riding,York,England
    Mother: Margaret * BARKHAM b: 30 NOV 1625 in High Cross Tottenham Co.,Middlesex,England

    Marriage 1 Frances * CORBIN b: 1671 in Christ Church Parish,Middlesex County,Virginia
    • Married: Abt 1684 in Virginia
    1. Has Children Margaret * JENNINGS b: 1690 in Williamsburg,Virginia
    2. Has No Children Ann JENNINGS b: 1691 in Virginia
    3. Has No Children Priscilla JENNINGS b: Abt 1693 in Virginia
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth 'Betty' JENNINGS b: 1694 in England
    5. Has Children Edmund * JENNINGS b: Bet 1697 and 1705 in Virginia
    6. Has Children Frances * JENNINGS b: Bet 1700 and 1715 in Virginia
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