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TitleRecords of the Jenney family estate, Drayton Beauchamp, also Tring (Hertfordshire), Suffolk and Worcestershire

Edmund Jenney was the younger son of Sir Robert Jenney of Knoddishall, Suffolk. In 1676 Edmund married Dorothy Marryott, elder daughter and co-heiress of Robert Marryott of Bredfield, Suffolk, by whom he became possessed of an estate there.

His son Arthur Jenney of Bredfield married in 1709 Mirabella, who was the widow of Robert Burley of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, and daughter of Henry Edgar of Eye. Arthur Jenny died in 1729.

Arthur's eldest son Edmund Jenney (II) of Bredfield (baptized 1712, died 1745) in 1739 married Deborah Blomfield, daughter and eventual heiress of Simon Blomfield of Mendlesham and Little Stonham, Suffolk. Deborah Jenney died in 1810.

The two children of the marriage were Edmund Jenney (III) of Bredfield (baptized 1741) and Anne, later wife of John Thompson of Southwold.

The son of Edmund (III), Edmund Jenney (IV) of Bredfield and Hasketon, died unmarried in 1852 when the Suffolk estate devolved upon William Jenney of Drayton Lodge, Drayton Beauchamp, the great-grandson of Edmund (I).

The manor of Drayton Beauchamp had been held by the Cheyne family from the 14th century until the death of William Cheyne, 2nd Viscount Newhaven in 1728 and his widow Gertrude in 1732. It was then sold by William Cheyne's representatives to the Gumley family of Isleworth. Martha Gumley, widow of John Gumley, commissary-general of the forces, built Terret or Turrett House in about 1777. It was later occupied for several years by General Gerard Lake, Viscount Lake (1744-1808), who was Member of Parliament for Aylesbury from 1790 to 1802. In the 19th century, the house, part of which was taken down, became known as Drayton Lodge.

On the death of Mrs Gumley, the manor passed to her niece Mary, Lady Robert Manners (died 1829), who was succeeded by her daughter Lucy (died 1835). Lucy's heir was Caroline Frances Jenney, the wife of Captain William Jenney. She was a great-niece of Lady Robert Manners and grand-daughter of Lady Caroline Manners by her first husband, Sir Henry Harpur of Calke Abbey, Derbyshire.

On the death of Caroline Frances Jenney in 1861, the estate at Drayton Beauchamp passed to her two sons, Stewart William Jenney of Drayton Lodge (1816-1904) and Arthur Henry Jenney (1819-1894). Stewart William Jenney was succeeded by his son Major Stewart William Jenney (1866-1948). His other surviving son was Captain Henry Jenney (1867-1929). The returns of landowners in 1871 show Stewart W. Jenny (sic) of Drayton Beauchamp owning 586 acres and Henry Jenny of Great Yarmouth owning 564 acres.

[Information from Burkes Landed Gentry, 1937 (entry for Jenney), and Burkes Peerage, 1928 (entry for Rutland), Victoria County History, Buckinghamshire, volume III, pages 341-342, History of Buckinghamshire, by J.J. Sheahan (1862), page 664, and History and Antiquities of Buckingham, by G. Lipscomb (1847), volume III, page 333.]

Table of Contents

Drayton Lodge estate (Drayton Beauchamp, also Tring)

1. Manorial records, Drayton Beauchamp and Willesthorne [Wilstone], 1728-1807
2. Deed, Drayton Beauchamp, 1801
3. Deeds, copyhold property of the manor of Great Tring, 1834, 1838
4. Vouchers, 1886-1899
5. Rental, 1899
6. Highways order, 1775-1776

Gumley family

7. Legal accounts, 1728-1776

Sale particulars

8. Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, 1889-1906

Printed Ephemera

9. Official, agricultural, political, military, boy scouts, societies and associations, miscellaneous, 1894-1923


10. Deeds, Jenney estate in Suffolk (includes plan), 1648-1789
11. Deed, Worcestershire, Stourbridge, 1713
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