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Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

   b 7 Jun 1770, Westminster

   d 4 Dec 1828, Coombe Wood, Surrey




Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool
   b 26 Apr 1729, Winchester

   d 17 Dec 1808, Mayfair

   m 9 Feb 1769, St Marylebone

Amelia Watts

   bap 22 Dec 1750, Calcutta

   d 12 Jul 1770, Westminster




Charles Jenkinson of Burford Lawn Lodge, Oxfordshire, Colonel of the Horse Guards
   bap 13 Jun 1693, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

   bur 23 Jun 1750, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

   m 7 Sep 1725, St Paul, Covent Garden, London

Amarantha Cornewall

   bap 12 Jun 1700, St Thomas, Winchester

   d 27 Jul 1785, Winchester

William Watts of South Hill, Ascot, Berkshire, and of Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, Governor of Fort William, Bengal

   b ca 1722

   d 4 Aug 1764, South Hill

   m 24 Nov 1749, Calcutta

Frances Croke

   b 10 Apr 1728, Fort St David

   d 3 Feb 1812, Calcutta




8  Sir Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Baronet, of Walcot, Oxfordshire and of Hawkesbury
   b ca 1655

   bur 4 Feb 1709/10, Charlbury

   m 14 Feb 1683/84, St Botolph, Aldersgate, London

Sarah Tomlins

   bap 1 Sep 1659, Bromley, Middlesex

   bur 15 Aug 1709, Charlbury

10 Captain Wolfran Cornewall of Winchester

   b ca 1655

   bur 21 Jan 1719/20, Bath Abbey


11 Elizabeth


   bur 18 Feb 1740/41, Shipton-under-Wychwood

12 William Watts of London, academy master

   b 16 Mar 1691/92, bap 23 Mar 1691/92, Orpington, Kent

   bur 20 Nov 1757, Lee, Kent

   m 28 Oct 1712, St Martin in the Fields, Westminster

13 Mary Hills

   bap 13 Jan 1683/84, Lee

   d ca 1725

14 Edward Croke, Governor of Fort St David

   b 1690, Madras

   d 12 Feb 1769, Madras

   m 16 Jan 1725/26, Madras

15 Isabella Beizor

   b ca 1710

   d 4 Oct 1780, Madras




16 Robert Jenkinson, 1st Baronet, of Walcot and Hawkesbury
   bap 27 Mar 1621, St Peter le Poer, London

   bur 10 Apr 1677, Charlbury

   m 26 Feb 1651/52, St Clement, Eastcheap, London

17 Mary Bankes


   d 13 Jun 1691, bur Charlbury

18 Thomas Tomlins of Bromley, Middlesex and of London, grocer


   bur 14 Apr 1677, Bromley

   m 26 May 1656, St Michael Bassishaw, London

19 Susanna Cranmer

   bap 24 Jul 1620, St Michael Bassishaw, London

   bur 5 Jan 1681/82, St Leonard, Bromley

20 Humphrey Cornewall of Berrington, MP for Leominster

   bap 14 Jul 1616, Eye

   bur 7 Jul 1688, Ludlow


21 Theophila Skynner

   bap 5 Jun 1622, Thornton Curtis, Lincolnshire

   bur 25 Apr 1718, Ludlow








24 Thomas Watts, vicar of Orpington

   b 24 Aug 1664, Hereford

   d 17 Feb 1738/39, Goadby, Leicestershire


25 Audria Oliver

   bap 30 Apr 1668, Shoreham, Kent

   bur 11 Feb 1716/17, Orpington

26 Major Nathaniel Hills


   bur 1 Sep 1722, Lee


27 Jane Mason


   bur 8 Jun 1721, Lee

28 George Croke of the Bengal Civil Service


   d ca 1695

   m 25 Sep 1689, Madras

29 Lucy Fleetwood

   b ca 1665

   d 25 Oct 1712









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The House of Cornewall, 90-91, 283, shows Wolfran Cornewall (number 10) as having married first, Elizabeth Humphrey or Humphreys of the family of Humphreys of Pennant, Montgomeryshire, and second Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Devereux of Cefngwarnfa in Forden, Montgomeryshire, and Mary Saithon, with Elizabeth Devereux being the mother of Amarantha Cornewall, wife of Charles Jenkinson. John Edwards Griffith, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Horncastle, 1914), 249, shows Edward Devereux and Mary Saethon but does not give a daughter Elizabeth. The primary sources cast doubt on the Devereux/Cornewall connection. The 1686 will of Edward Devereux (National Library of Wales, SA1686-4) mentions his eldest son George Devereux, and “my younger Children (vizt) To Bridgett Devereux Mary Devereux Margarett Devereux and to any other younger Child of mine lawefully begotten”, but does not mention a daughter Elizabeth. Moreover, the 1682 will of Edward’s father George Devereux (National Archives, PROB 11/377/4) refers to “Bridgett Devereux eldest daughter of my said sonne Edward Devereux” which seems to preclude the possibility that there was an older unmentioned Elizabeth. The dates of baptism of the daughters of Edward Devereux suggest that they were young when he wrote his will in 1686 (Margaret being baptised in 1683) and the likelihood of a daughter Elizabeth marrying and being the mother of Amarantha Cornewall by 1700 seems low.


Rose, daughter of Wolfran and Elizabeth Cornewall, was baptised in 1687/88 at Newport Pagnell. The marriage of “Woollfran Cornwall .B.” and “Eliz: Slack .S.” took place at St James, Duke’s Place, London, on 20 Apr 1693. This may be the marriage of Amarantha’s parents, although the indication of the bridgegroom being a bachelor would appear to be incorrect in that case. There was also a “Woollfran Cornwell” buried at Rochester on 11 Dec 1726, and a Woolfran, son of William Cornwall, shipwright, and Anne, baptised on 23 May 1712 at Greenwich.