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Recorded from / Name / Year recorded

David Jennings 1933 Canada - Alfred's Son  (Absolutely no traces on all searches)

Annie Jennings b. 1906   Cheshire / Shropshire

Edith (Jennings) and Arthur Lockett. Married Cheshire 1901.

David Jennings ( Leonard's Son) Last known address was Winnipeg

Marie Jennings ( Leonards Wife )  Last known address was Winnipeg

Mark Jennings.  Barkers Chambers,Barker St. Shrewsbury. SY1 1SB.

Jennings T H & Sons, 22 Dogpole, Shrewsbury, SY1 1ES

 Shropshire Artist: Nesta Jennings 

Jennings Estates,  Shrewsbury 

June Jennings  SHREWSBURY  

Jennings Beers 

'An Impression at Ellesmere', Shropshire. Watercolour. Artist: Nesta Jennings Campbell. Shrewsbury Museums Service. (SHYMS: FA/1990/33/1). Image sy1181.

Admiral Sir John Jennings, 1664-1743
  National Maritime Museum, London)


 John Jennings (Member of the Long Parliament) ( *Recently connected. Jan2017)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir John Jennings, KB (died August 1642), of Sandridge in Hertfordshire, was an English Member of Parliament. Succeeding his father as head of the family in 1609, he was High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1626, and represented St Albans in Parliament from 1628 until his death in 1642. In the Long Parliament he was a sympathiser of the Parliamentary cause, but died before the outbreak of the Civil War.

 His son, Richard, succeeded him as MP for St Albans. Richard's daughter, Sarah, married the 1st Duke of Marlborough and was famous as the confidant of Queen Anne.

  D Brunton & D H Pennington, Members of the Long Parliament (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954)

Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803 (London: Thomas Hansard, 1808) [1]

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 John Jennings (Naval Lord)

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Admiral Sir John Jennings (1664-23 December 1743) was an officer in the English Royal Navy, a Lord of the Admiralty and Member of Parliament.

 Sir John Jennings was descended from a Shropshire ( *Recently connected. Jan2017) family which had suffered for its adherence to the Royalist cause during the English Civil War. He distinguished himself early through his service in the Royal Navy, and was regarded as one of the greatest seamen of his age, despite having few opportunities to distinguish himself in battle as a fleet commander.

 He was appointed a lieutenant on HMS Pearl in 1687, and served with the same rank in HMS St David and HMS Swallow, before being promoted to the command of the St Paul, a fireship. In 1690 he was made captain of the newly-launched HMS Experiment, of 32 guns, and employed in cruising off the coast of Ireland, where he intercepted a number of small vessels which were being used as transports by James II's forces. In 1693, Jennings was nominated captain of the Victory, flagship of Sir John Ashby; later the same year he was transferred to the 62-gun HMS Mary, in which he went to the Mediterranean with Admiral Russell. In 1696, he was removed to the Chichester, of 80 guns; and, in the following year, was entrusted with the command of the Plymouth, with which he captured a St Malo privateer. Shortly afterwards, together with the frigate HMS Rye, he fell in with three French ships: one quickly surrendered, and Jennings, leaving the Rye to look after their prize, pursued the other two and succeeded in compelling one to strike her flag after a vigorous defence. Having conducted their prizes to port, the Rye and the Plymouth fell in with the Severn, a British man-of-war, and the three ships steered together for the coast of France, where they took five vessels laden with wine from Bordeaux, and a small ship of war.

 On the outbreak of the War of Spanish Succession, Jennings commanded HMS Kent under Admiral Rooke at Cadiz and Vigo (of 70 guns) in 1702, where he played a part in the destruction of the Franco-Spanish fleet. He took part in the capture of Gibraltar, and was captain of the 96-gun HMS St George at the Battle of Malaga in 1704. He was knighted for his exploits by Queen Anne on 9 September 1704, and was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1705, Vice-Admiral in 1708 and Admiral in 1709. He commanded the fleet off Lisbon in 1708-1710, and was later Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean.

 Sir John entered Parliament in 1705 and was regarded as a useful member of the House of Commons, in which he represented Queenborough, Portsmouth and Rochester - all boroughs with strong naval connections where his selection as an MP might be taken as a mark of the esteem in which his service record was held, but equally as an indication of the influence he could potentially wield on their behalf as a senior serving officer and later as a naval administrator. He was a Lord of the Admiralty from 1714 until he resigned in 1727 because his increasing deafness was preventing him from adequately fulfilling the duties. He was also governor of Greenwich Hospital and Ranger of Greenwich Park from 1720, and presented the marble statue of George II by Rysbrack which stands in the Grand Square of the Hospital under the watchful gaze of a giant mechanical butterfly.

 Jennings died at the age of 79, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.


Reed House and Hamlet soon after came into the hands of Sir John Jennings, kt., commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean in 1711, who presented to the church in 1727. (fn. 80) Sir John died in 1743, (fn. 81) and the manor descended to his son George Jennings, (( *Recently connected. Jan2017) fn. 82) who married Mary the daughter of Michael Bourke, tenth Earl of Clanricarde. (fn. 83) He had a daughter Hester Elizabeth, who married John Peachey, the only son and heir of Sir James Peachey, bart. (fn. 84) In 1787 George Jennings settled the manor on John Peachey and Hester Elizabeth, (fn. 85) and on the death of George Jennings in 1790 it descended to his daughter and her husband. (fn. 86) In 1794 Sir James Peachey was created Lord Selsey, and on his death in 1808 his son succeeded to the title. (fn. 87) He held Reed (fn. 88) till his death in 1816, (fn. 89) when it passed to his son Henry John Peachey, third Lord Selsey, who died in 1838, leaving no children. (fn. 90) His sister the Hon. Caroline Mary Peachey inherited his estates. (fn. 91) She married the Rev. Leveson Vernon-Harcourt, but had no children. (fn. 92) On her death in 1871, according to the will of her mother Hester Elizabeth Jennings, Reed passed to the Rt. Hon. Hugh Henry Rose, first Lord Strathnairn of Strathnairn and Jhansi, who was descended through his mother from Philip Jennings of Dudleston Hall, co. Salop, ( *Recently connected. Jan2017) the father of Sir John Jennings before mentioned. (fn. 93) He had gained his titles for his services in India. (fn. 94) He died unmarried in Paris in 1886, (fn. 95) and Reed passed to his brother Sir William Rose, who only survived him one month. It then descended to Admiral the Hon. George H. Douglas, the son of his sister the Countess of Morton, who subsequently sold his lands in Reed to Mr. Edward Pigg of Chipping, but all manorial rights appear by this date to have lapsed. (fn. 96) From: 'Parishes: Reed', A History of the County of Hertford: volume 3 (1912), pp. 247-253. URL: Date accessed: 25 October 2007.JENNINGS FRANK married Elizabeth Jennings (born 1871 daughter of John and Phoebe Jennings) at Alveley Church 19th November 1895. They are first cousins once removed.

JENNINGS JOHN, and his wife Phoebe live at 10 Alveley. John (farm labourer) was born at Spring Mill Alveley January 12th 1846, son of George & Rosanna Jennings. 
His wife Phoebe Elizabeth was born about 1848, daughter of Hannah Tolley. They were married at Alveley Church 8th September 1869 and have two children; Hannah (born 1870) and Elizabeth (three months).

JENNINGS WILLIAM, (born 1825, son of William & Elizabeth Jennings) is employed as a stone sawyer. He and his wife Anne (twenty-nine -maiden name Francis) live at "New Inns" (Also known as 27 Alveley). They were married at Alveley Church 9th May 1870.
( *Recently connected. Jan2017) (born Kidderminster 1785) is a retired Shoemaker, living with his son & daughter-in-law at "New Inns. His wife Elizabeth died 24th December 1869- buried at Alveley.
From: "Marc & Margaret"
Subject: Jennings of Alveley Shropshire 

I am looking for more information on The Jennings family of Alveley
So far the family dates back to 1785 to William Jennings Alveley Shoemaker.
( *Recently connected. Jan2017)
Can anyone help ??? If you think you may be related contact me, other
surnames on this Jennings tree are ROWLANDS, FRANCIS, POTTER, TOLLEY,
Could some also explain to me what "Jenning's Treasure" is ??( I've seen it
refereed to on several Jennings articles on the internet)

(Link to "Treasure article")

Margaret Sheridan.
Marc & Margaret Sheridan

Old Alveley Records

Philip Jennings

M, #227573

Last Edited=17 Apr 2007
     Philip Jennings married Dorothy Clerke, daughter of George Clerke and Dorothy Pearse.1
     He was ancestor of Sir Philip Jennings Clerke, 1st Bt. [1774].2 He lived at Duddleston, Shropshire, England.1


  1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 819. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  2. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume III, page 216. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.

Sir Philip Jennings-Clerke, 1st and last Bt.1 

M, #227574, b. circa 1722, d. 14 January 1788
Sir Philip Jennings-Clerke, 1st and last Bt.|b. c 1722\nd. 14 Jan 1788|p22758.htm#i227574|Philip Jennings|d. b 1742|p22862.htm#i228615|Dorothy (?)||p22863.htm#i228626|Edward Jennings|b. 1647|p22863.htm#i228627||||||||||

Last Edited=31 Mar 2007
     Sir Philip Jennings-Clerke, 1st and last Bt. was born circa 1722.2 He was the son of Philip Jennings and Dorothy (?).2 He married Anne Thompson before 1758.2 He died on 14 January 1788, without surviving male issue.2 He was also reported to have died on 22 April 1788.2
     Sir Philip Jennings-Clerke, 1st and last Bt. was baptised with the name of Philip Jennings.2 He matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 7 November 1739.2 On between 1760 and 1764 his name was legally changed to Philip Jennings-Clerke.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Totnes between 1768 and 1788.2 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Horse Guards.2 He was created 1st Baronet Jennings-Clerke, of Duddlestone Hall, co. Shropshire [Great Britain] on 26 October 1774.2
     On his death, his baronetcy became extinct.2

Children of Sir Philip Jennings-Clerke, 1st and last Bt. and Anne Thompson

bulletunknown daughter Jennings+ 2
bulletJohn Edward Jennings b. c 1758, d. b 17882


  1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 819. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  2. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume V, page 181. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.


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