Sir Robert Jenkinson, 3rd Baronet

Sir Robert Jenkinson, 3rd Baronet (1685–1717), of Walcot, Charlbury, Oxfordshire and Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire was a British landowner and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1710 to 1717.

Jenkinson was the eldest son of Sir Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Baronet and his wife Sarah Tomlins, daughter of Thomas Tomlins of Bromley, Middlesex, and was baptised on 23 November 1785.[1] He matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford on 18 February 1703 [2] In 1705, he was admitted at Lincolns Inn. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy on 30 January 1710.[3] He married by licence dated. 4 February 1712, Henrietta Maria Scarborough, daughter of Charles Scarborough.[1]

Jenkinson succeeded his father as Tory Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire at a closely contested by-election on 22 February 1710. He voted against the impeachment of Dr Sacheverell, and on 3 May 1710 presented his county’s loyal address to the Queen. He took a leading part in entertaining Sacheverell during his progress through Oxfordshire in July, dining him at Walcot on 19 July. Jenkinson was returned unopposed at the 1710 British general election. He was listed as a ‘worthy patriot’ who detected the mismanagements of the previous administration, and as a ‘Tory patriot’ who opposed the continuation of the war in 1711. He was a member of the October Club. He was returned again at the 1713 but then played little part in Parliament.[4] and 1715.[5]

Jenkinson died of a fever on 29 October 1717, and was buried at Charlbury. He had no children and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his brother Robert Bankes. His widow married Charles Eversfield in 1731.[4]

References

  1. John Burke. "A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage Volume 2". p. 94.
  2. "'Jablonski-Juxston', in Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714, ed. Joseph Foster (Oxford, 1891), pp. 793-836". British History Online. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  3. Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1903), Complete Baronetage volume 3 (1649-1664), 3, Exeter: William Pollard and Co, retrieved 9 October 2018
  4. "JENKINSON, Sir Robert, 3rd Bt. (1685-1717), of Walcot, Charlbury, Oxon. and Hawkesbury, Glos". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  5. "JENKINSON, Sir Robert, 3rd Bt. (1685-1717), of Walcot, Oxon. and Hawkesbury, Glos". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 28 September 2018.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Baronet
Viscount Rialton
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1717–1727
With: Viscount Rialton 1710
Francis Clerke 1710-1715
James Herbert 1715-1717
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Bankes Jenkinson
James Herbert
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Sir Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Baronet
Baronet
(of Walcot and Hawkesbury )
1710-1717
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Bankes Jenkinson
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