Edmund Jenings

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Edmund Jenings
DiedJuly 5, 1727
Spouse(s)Frances Corbin (ca 1688 - 1713, her death)

Edmund Jenings was a Virginian politician. He was President of the Council of Virginia and later became the acting governor from August 23, 1706, to June 10, 1710.[1][2]

His father Sir Edmund Jenings was a Member of Parliament. His daughter, Elizabeth Jenings, married Robert Porteus, and was the mother of Beilby Porteus, Bishop of Chester and London.

Ariana, his granddaughter, married John Randolph. They were parents of Edmund Randolph, who was Governor of Virginia and the first Attorney General of the United States under George Washington.


  1. ^ Knight, Thomas Daniel. "The Yorkshire Family of Edmund Jenings and Peter Jenings of Virginia." The American Genealogist, 87 (2015): 161-70, 308-16.
  2. ^ Knight, Thomas Daniel. "Edmund Jenings (1659–1727)". Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
Government offices
Preceded by
Edward Nott
Colonial Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by
Robert Hunter