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Edmund Jennings, Gov.

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Birthplace: Ripon, Yorkshire, , England
Death: Died in Ripon Hall, York, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Edmund Jennings and Margaret Jennings
Husband of Frances Jenings
Father of Elizabeth Porteous; Margaret Jenings Hill; Frances Grymes; Priscilla Jennings; Edmund Jennings, III and 2 others
Brother of Anne Bledsoe; Joanna "Jane" Owens; Elizabeth Beckwith; Peter Jennings; Mary Jennings and 2 others

Occupation: Governor of Virginia
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About Edmund Jennings, Gov.

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marshall/esmd179.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Jenings

Edmund Jenings was a Virginian politician. He was President of the Council of Virginia and later became the acting governor from August 23, 1706, to June 10, 1708.


His father Sir Edmund Jenings was a Member of Parliament. His daughter, Elizabeth Jenings, married Robert Porteus, and was the mother of Beilby Porteus, Bishop of Chester and London.


Ariana, his granddaughter, married John Randolph. They were parents of Edmund Jenings Randolph, who was Governor of Virginia and the first Attorney General of the United States under George Washington.

-------------------- EDMUND JENINGS was son of Sir Edmund Jenings, of Ripon, Yorkshire, England, and his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir Edward Barkham, Lord Mayor of London 1621-'22. He was born in 1659, and died June 2, 1727. He came to Virginia at an early age, and settled in York county. He was appointed Attorney-General in 1680, and retained the office till after 1692. He was appointed to the Council in 1701, and remained a member till his death. In 1704, he was appointed Secretary of State, and from June, 1706 till August 23, 1710, he was acting Governor. Later he would have again become Acting Governor, but was set aside on account of his feeble health. He married Frances, daughter of Henry Corbin, of Buckingham House, and had issue (1) Frances, married Charles Grymes, of Moratico, Richmond county, and was ancestress of Gen. R. E. Lee; (2) Elizabeth, married Robert Porteus, of New Bottle, Gloucester county, who afterwards removed to England, where she became the mother of Beilby Porteus, Bishop of London; (3) Edmund, Secretary of Maryland, married in 1728 Anna, widow of James Frisby and Thomas Bordley, and daughter of Matthias Vanderheyden, by which marriage he was father of Ariana (who married John Randolph of Virginia, and who was mother of Edmund Randolph, first Attorney-General of Virginia, and of the United States), and a son, Edmund, who died unmarried in 1819.


Source: http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/schools/wmmary/quarterly/v10n1/pg31-35.txt



      
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Edmund Jennings, Gov.'s Timeline

1659
1659
Ripon, Yorkshire, , England
1680
1680
Age 21
1680
- 1691
Age 21
Virginia Colony
1688
1688
Age 29
England
1690
1690
Age 31
Richmond,Virginia,USA
1690
Age 31
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1690
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1690
Age 31
Abt. 1690 Va
1690
Age 31
Middlesex,Virginia,USA
1694
1694
Age 35
Middlesex, Virginia