JENNINGS, Philip (?1679-1740), of Dudleston, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. ?1679, 1st s. of Edward Jennings, Q.C., M.P., of the I. Temple by Elizabeth, da. of John Horne of Foster Lane, Cheapside, girdler; gd.-s. of Philip Jennings of Dudleston. educ. Eton c.1693-97; St. John’s, Camb. 2 Jan. 1698, aged 18; I. Temple 1698, called 1704, bencher 1735. m. (1) 23 Dec. 1705, Diana (d. 12 Oct. 1708), da. of Sir William Bowyer, 2nd Bt., of Denham, Bucks., 1s. d.v.p. 1da.; (2) 1721, Dorothy, da. of George Clerke of Launde Abbey, Leics., sis. and h. of Sir Talbot Clerke, 6th Bt., 3s. 6da. suc. fa. 1725.

Offices Held


Philip Jennings, a lawyer and nephew of Sir John Jennings, to whom he presumably owed his return, voted for the septennial bill in 1716, against the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in 1719, but for the peerage bill in that year. He did not stand again, dying on 10 Feb. 1740.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman