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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 Service17.10.1726ODNB
Date of Death23.12.1743 - Greenwich Hospital ODNB
Burial12.1743 - Westminster Abbey ODNB

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
12.5.1687 LieutenantCSORN
12.5.168726.8.1688
Pearl (22) 1651-1697
British 22 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Lieutenant
B051
27.8.168821.12.1688
Saint David (54) 1667-1713
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant
B051
22.12.168815.11.1689
Swallow (48) 1653-1692
British 48 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Swallow"
, Lieutenant
B051
16.11.1689 CaptainCSORN
16.11.168913.12.1689
Saint Paul (32) 1679-1698
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Fireship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
16907.1692
Experiment (32) 1689-1717
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
7.169210.4.1693
Chester (50) 1691-1707
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
11.4.16937.1693
Winchester (60) 1693-1695
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
7.169312.1694
Mary (60) 1688-1703
British 60 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
B051
26.8.16957.9.1696
Chichester (80) 1695-1705
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/3/73
BWAS-1603
8.8.1696 CaptainADM 6/4
8.9.16961.5.1699
Plymouth (52) 1653-1703
British 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/4/23
ADM 6/4
5.2.1697 Action of 1697-02-05 
2.5.169925.2.1700/1
Orford (70) 1698-1709
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/5/45
BWAS-1603
26.2.1700/118.3.1702/3
Kent (70) 1699-1722
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/6/61
BWAS-1714
12.10.1702 Battle of Vigo 
19.3.1702/323.1.1703/4
Saint George (96) 1701-1726
British 96 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/7/106
BWAS-1714
24.1.1703/47.12.1704
Saint George (96) 1701-1726
British 96 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Second Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/45
ADM 6/8
13.8.1704 Battle of Malaga 
9.9.1704 Appointed Knight BachelorE-WIKI
8.12.170423.1.1704/5
Royal Sovereign (100) 1701-1723
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/8/116
ADM 6/8
20.1.1704/5 Rear-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.5.17056.10.1710Elected a Member of Parliament for QueenboroughHPO
15.5.1705 
Royal Anne (100) 1704-1727
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/69
BWAS-1714
1.17061.1708
Saint George (96) 1701-1726
British 96 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral ADM 107/3/69
BWAS-1714
8.17064.1707
Devonshire (80) 1704-1707
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral of the Blue ADM 107/3/69
TRN2
10.12.1707 Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
1.17084.9.1709
Triumph (90) 1698-1750
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1714 Renamed "Prince"
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral ADM 107/3/69
BWAS-1714
9.1.1707/8 Vice-Admiral of the RedADM 6/9
26.1.1707/8 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
9.1708bef.17.12.1709
Saint George (96) 1701-1726
British 96 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral
BWAS-1714
17.12.1708 Admiral of the BlueADM 6/10
14.11.1709 Admiral of the WhiteCSORN
171026.8.1710
Royal Anne (100) 1704-1727
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Rear-Admiral ADM 107/3/69
BWAS-1714
10.17101713
Blenheim (96) 1709-1763
British 96 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the White ADM 107/3/69
BWAS-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 AdmiraltyE-WIKI
2.1.1714/1525.4.1734Elected a Member of Parliament for RochesterHPO
30.3.1715 Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/12
1720 Married AliceODNB
28.8.1720 Appointed Governor of Greenwich hospital and Ranger of Greenwich ParkB051
28.8.172023.12.1743Appointed Governor of Greenwich Hospital ADM 73/36/25ADM 73/36
172617.10.1726
Union (90) 1726-1749
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral
BWAS-1714
6.1727 Resigned as one of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty due to deafnessE-WIKI
7.12.1727 Admiral of the WhiteADM 6/13
27.3.17331743Appointed Rear-Admiral of Great Britain ADM 6/14/140E-WIKI
26.2.1733/34 Retired from active serviceODNB


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