George Jenkinson

IntroBritish Baronet
A.K.A.George Jenkinson, Sir George Jenkinson, George Samuel Jenkinson, Sir G…
Was Noble 
From United Kingdom 
Type Royals 
Gendermale
Birth 27 September 1817 
Death 19 January 1892 

(aged 74 years)

Sir George Samuel Jenkinson, 11th Baronet (27 September 1817 – 19 January 1892), was a British Conservative politician.

Background

Jenkinson was the son of the Right Reverend John Jenkinson, Bishop of St David’s, and Frances Augusta, daughter of Augustus Pechell. Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, was his first cousin once removed. In 1855 he succeeded his uncle as eleventh Baronet. He died in Eastwood House, Falfield on 19 January 1892 and was buried in a vault in St George’s Church, Falfield.

Political career

He served as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for 1862. He then unsuccessfully contested Wiltshire North in 1865 and Nottingham in 1866. In 1868 he was successfully returned for the former constituency, a seat he held until 1880.

Family

Jenkinson married Emily Sophia, daughter of Anthony Lyster, in 1845. They had two sons and three daughters. He died in January 1892, aged 74, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest and only surviving son, George. Lady Jenkinson only survived him by a month and died in February 1892. She is best known for having founded the Lady Jenkinson Thalberg Scholarship, in honour of her violin teacher Sigismond Thalberg.

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