Sir Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Baronet

Sir Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Baronet (c.1655–1710), of Walcot, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. and Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire was an English landowner and Tory politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons between 1689 to 1710.

Early life

Jenkinson was the eldest son of Sir Robert Jenkinson, 1st Baronet of Walcot and his wife Mary Bankes, daughter of Sir John Bankes of Corfe Castle, Dorset.[1] He matricuklated at. Brasenose College, Oxford on 11 November 1671, aged 17 and was admitted at Inner Temple in 1672.[2]. In 1677, he succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father. From 1679 to 1680, he was Commissioner for assessment for Oxfordshire.. He was a freeman of Woodstock in 1680 and a Justice of the Peace for Oxfordshire from 1680 to March 1688. He was deputy lieutenant for Oxfordshire from 1681 to February 1688. He married Sarah Tomlins, daughter of Thomas Tomlins, Grocer, of London and Bromley, Middlesex on 14 February 1684. He was freeman of Oxford in 1684 and restored as Justice of the Peace for Oxfordshire in October 1688.

Career

Jenkinson. was returned as Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire at the 1689 English general election. He was also restored as deputy lieutenant for Oxfordshire and was Commissioner for assessment for Oxfordshire and Oxford in 1689.[3] He was returned again for Oxfordshire in a contest at the 1690 English general election and was returned unopposed at the 1695 English general election. He did not sign the Association in 1696 and lost his places as Deputy lieutenant and Justice of the Peace. He voted against fixing the price of guineas at 22 shillings in March 1696 and voted against the attainder of Sir John Fenwick on 25 November 1696. He was returned for Oxfordshire again at the 1698 English general election in a keenly-fought contest. He was restored as JP for Oxfordshire and Oxford in 1700 for the rest of his life. He was returned unopposed again at the first general election of 1701 but was blacklisted at the dissolution for opposing preparations for war with the French. He was returned again unopposed at the second general election of 1701 and supported the motion to vindicate the Commons’ proceedings in impeaching the former Whig ministers on 26 February 1702. In1702 he became deputy lieutenant for Oxfordshire, for the rest of his life. He was unopposed again at the 1702 English general election and voted for the Tack on 28 November 1704. At the 1705 English general election he was returned again unopposed and voted against the Court candidate for Speaker on 25 October 1705. He was returned again as a Tory, at the 1708 British general election.[4]

Death and legacy

Jenkinson’s wife died on 8 August 1709. He died on 30 January 1710, and was buried at Charlbury. He had nine sons and five daughters and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Robert.[3]

References

  1. Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1903), Complete Baronetage volume 3 (1649-1664), 3, Exeter: William Pollard and Co, retrieved 9 October 2018
  2. Foster, Joseph. "Jablonski-Juxston in Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714 pp. 793-836". British History Online. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. "JENKINSON, Sir Robert, 2nd Bt. (c.1655-1710), of Walcot, Oxon". History of Parliament Online (1660-1690). Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  4. "JENKINSON, Sir Robert, 2nd Bt. (c.1654-1710), of Walcot, Charlbury, Oxon. and Hawkesbury, Glos". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 2 July 2019.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
The Viscount Falkland
Thomas Tipping
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1689–1707
With: Sir John Cope 1689–1690
Lord Norreys 1690–1699
Sir Robert Dashwood 1699–1701
Sir Edward Norreys 1701–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1707–1710
With: Sir Edward Norreys 1707–1708
Viscount Rialton 1708–1710
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Jenkinson 3rd Bt
Viscount Rialton
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Robert Jenkinson
Baronet
(of Walcot and Hawkesbury)
1677–1710
Succeeded by
Robert Jenkinson
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