Robert Jenkinson KG PC

Robert Banks Jenkinson KG PC (1770 - 1828)

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Robert Banks "2nd Earl of Liverpool" Jenkinson KG PC
Born in London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Wimbledon, London, Englandmap
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Died in Coombe Wood, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, Englandmap
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Robert was the son of Charles Jenkinson, who was George III's closest advisor, and his wife Amelia Watts who died from the effects of child birth soon after. Robert was baptized at St. Margaret's, Westminster on June 29, 1770. He was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ Church, Oxford and in the summer of 1789 he went to France to perfect his French. In 1790 he was elected to the House of Commons for Rye which seat he would keep until 1803. He was too young to take his seat at first so he spent the winter and spring travelling the continent. He married Louisa Theodosia Hervey at Wimbledon on 25 March 1795. [1]

With the death of his father in 1808 he became Earl of Liverpool and on 8 June 1812, Prime Minister. Robert was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the War of 1812, the Congress of Vienna, and the Peterloo Massacre.

Louisa died 12 June 1821 aged 54 after which he married Mary Chester who was an old friend of Louisa's. This marriage lasted seven years ending with his death on 4 December 1828. He died of a cerebral haemorrhage which was his third.

He had no children so his heir was Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool who was his half brother. Robert was buried beside his father and first wife at Hawkesbury parish church, Gloucestershire.


  1. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 March 2016), Robert Banks Jenkinson and Louisa Theodosia Hervey, 25 Mar 1795; citing Wimbledon,Surrey,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 0908518 IT 4, 475669.
  • 1812 The War that Forged a Nation 2004, Harper, perennial

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