See also
Edmund JENNINGS's brother: Jonathan JENNINGS (1655-1701)

Edmund JENNINGS (1659-1727)

Name: Edmund JENNINGS
Sex: Male
Father: Edmund JENNINGS (bap.1626, d.1691)
Mother: Margarett BARKHAM ( - )

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 1659 Yorkshire
Occupation 1706 (age 46-47) Colonial Governor of Virginia until 1708
Death 5 Dec 1727 (age 67-68) York Co, VA


Spouse Frances CORBIN (1671-1713)
Children Frances JENNINGS (1692-1770)
Elizabeth JENNINGS (1694-1753)
Edmund JENNINGS (1700-1759)
Marriage 1690 (age 30-31)

Individual Note 1

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. Richmond, VA (online at


II--Colonial Presidents and Governors

Name: Jenings Edmund

president of the council and acting governor from June, 1706, to August, 1710, was son of Sir Edmund Jenings, of Ripon, Yorkshire, England, and his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir Edward Barkharn, 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, after the death of Hugh Drysdale, 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 General 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, father of Edmund Randolph, first attorney-general of Virginia and of the United States), and a son Edmund, who died unmarried in 1819.

Individual Note 2