Admiral John Jennings (Godfrey Kneller, 1708-1709)

Admiral John Jennings (Godfrey Kneller, 1708-1709)

Sir John Jennings


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1664 - Dudleston Hall, ShropshireODNB
First Known Service12.5.1687ODNB
FatherPhilip Jennings (d1697)ODNB
MotherChristina EytonODNB
WifeAlice BretonODNB
SonGeorge (d.1790)ODNB
Last Known Service1743ODNB
Date of Death23.12.1743 - Greenwich ODNB
Burial12.1743 - Westminster Abbey ODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
12.5.1687 LieutenantCSORN
12.5.16878.1688Pearl (22), LieutenantB051
27.8.168812.1688Saint David (54), LieutenantB051
22.12.168815.11.1689Swallow (48), LieutenantB051
16.11.1689 CaptainCSORN
16.11.168914.12.1689Saint Paul (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
16901692Experiment (32), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
7.16921693Chester (50), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
7.1693 Winchester (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
7.169312.1694Mary (60), Captain and Commanding OfficerB051
26.8.16951696Chichester (80), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/73BWAS-1603
8.8.1696 CaptainADM 6/4
8.9.16961.5.1699Plymouth, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/4/23ADM 6/4
2.5.169925.2.1700/1Orford (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/5/45BWAS-1603
26.2.1700/118.3.1702/3Kent (70), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/61BWAS-1714
12.10.1702 Battle of Vigo 
19.3.1702/323.1.1703/4Saint George (96), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/7/106BWAS-1714
24.1.1703/47.12.1704Saint George (96), Second Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/45ADM 6/8
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
9.9.1704 Appointed Knight BachelorEWIKI
8.12.170419.1.1704/5Royal Sovereign (100), as Flag Officer, Captain ADM 6/8/116ADM 6/8
20.1.1704/5 Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/8/140CSORN
9.5.17056.10.1710Elected a Member of Parliament for QueenboroughHPO
15.5.1705 Royal Anne (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueBWAS-1714
1.17061.1708Saint George (96), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
8.17064.1707Devonshire (80), as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the BlueTRN2
10.12.1707 Rear-Admiral of the White ADM 6/9/109CSORN
1.1708 Triumph (90), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
9.1.1707/8 Vice-Admiral of the Red ADM 6/9/118ADM 6/9
26.1.1707/8 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.170812.1709Saint George (96), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
17.12.1708 Admiral of the Blue ADM 6/10/35ADM 6/10
14.11.1709 Admiral of the White ADM 6/11/4CSORN
171026.8.1710Royal Anne (100), as Flag Officer, Rear-AdmiralBWAS-1714
10.17101713Blenheim (96), as Flag Officer, Admiral of the WhiteBWAS-1714
7.10.17103.2.1710/11Elected a Member of Parliament for PortsmouthHPO
13.11.17101711Appointed Commander-in-Chief — The Mediterranean Sea ADM 6/11/81ADM 6/11
14.10.1714 Appointed one of the Lords Commissioners of the AdmiraltyEWIKI
2.1.1714/1525.4.1734Elected a Member of Parliament for RochesterHPO
30.3.1715 Admiral of the White ADM 6/12/38ADM 6/12
1720 Married AliceODNB
28.8.1720 Appointed Governor of Greenwich hospital and Ranger of Greenwich ParkB051
172617.10.1726Union (90), as Flag Officer, AdmiralBWAS-1714
6.1727 Resigned as one of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty due to deafnessEWIKI
7.12.1727 Admiral of the White ADM 6/13/180ADM 6/13
27.3.17331743Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great Britain ADM 6/14/140EWIKI
26.2.1733/34 Retired from active serviceODNB


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