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unsuccessfully contesting in the radical interest Stafford and Truro, he was during his absence in Canada returned at the general election of 1874 as member of parliament for Dundee and retained the seat until the dissolution of 1880. He then at a by-election in January 1881 contested Edinburgh as an independent liberal, but was defeated by Lord McLaren, then lord advocate [q. v. Suppl. II]. Subsequently, his dislike for Gladstone's views in imperial politics overcame his radicalism in home politics, and in 1885 he attempted to recover his seat for Dundee as a conservative, but he failed both then and in 1896. He was a fluent and popular speaker. He served on the royal commission on copyright in 1876-7.

Jenkins, who wrote articles on 'Imperial Federation' in the 'Contemporary Review' for 1871, made some unsuccessful attempts to repeat the popular success of 'Ginx's Baby,' publishing 'Lord Bantam,' a satire on a young aristocrat in democratic politics (2 vols. 1871); 'Barney Geoghegan, M.P., and Home Rule at St. Stephen's,' reprinted with additions from 'Saint Paul's Magazine' (1872); 'Little Hodge,' supporting the agitation led by Joseph Arch on behalf of the agricultural labourer (1872); 'Glances at Inner England,' a lecture (1874); 'The Devil's Chain,' a tale (1876); 'Lutchmee and Dilloo,' a tale (3 vols. 1877); 'The Captain's Cabin, a Christmas Yarn' (1877); 'A Paladin of Finance,' a novel (1882); 'A Week of Passion: or, The Dilemma of Mr. George Barton the Younger,' a novel (3 vols. 1884); 'A Secret of Two Lives,' a novel (1886), and 'Pantalas and what they did with him,' a tale (1897). He was from 1886 editor of the 'Overland Mail' and the 'Homeward Mail,' news- papers of which his brother-in-law, Sir Henry Seymour King, is the proprietor. From the beginning of Sir Henry King's political career he acted as his parliamentary secretary.

Jenkins died in London on 4 June 1910, after some years' suffering from paralysis. He married in 1867 Hannah Matilda, daughter of Philip Johnstone of Belfast, and left a family of five sons and two daughters.

[The Times, and Morning Post, 6 June 1910; Overland Mail, 10 June 1910; Dod's Parliamentary Companion; Brit. Mus. Cat.; Sir Leslie Stephen, Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen.]

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JENNER-FUST, HERBERT (1806–1904), cricketer, born on 23 Feb. 1806 at 38 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, was eldest son and one of fourteen children of Sir Herbert Jenner, afterwards Jenner-Fust [q. v.], dean of arches, by his wife Elisabeth, daughter of Major-general Francis Lascelles. Two brothers, both in holy orders, played in the Cambridge University cricket eleven — Charles Herbert, the second son, and the eighth son, Henry Lasoelles Jenner, first bishop of Dunedin, from 1866 to 1871. Jenner after education at Eton from 1818 to 1823 spent a year at a private tutor's. Like his father before him, he matriculated in 1824 at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he gained a scholarship and afterwards a fellowship. In 1826 he was first in college examinations, and next year was third in the law honour list, graduating LL. B. in 1829 and proceeding LL.D. in 1835. Called to tho bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1831 and admitted an advocate in the ecclesiastical court of Doctors' Commons in 1835, he practised there with success until 1857-8, when that court was abolished and its business transferred to Westminster. After residing successively at Beckenham, at Carshalton, and at Sidcup, he finally settled on the family property at Hill Court, Gloucestershire, in 1864, when he adopted the additional surname of Fust.

Jennor was best known as a cricketer. He was a member of the Eton eleven in 1822-3, and at Cambridge distinguished himself in more than one branch of the game. On 4 June 1827 he played as the captain of the Cambridge eleven in the first match between Oxford and Cambridge Universities, scoring forty-five runs in the single innings out of a total of ninety-two, and taking five wicket«, among them that of Charles Wordsworth [q. v.], the Oxford captain, afterwards bishop of St. Andrews. A few weeks later he was one of the seventeen Gentlemen who defeated eleven Players. Thenceforth, until his retirement in 1836, he was prominent in almost all first-class cricket, appearing for the Gentlemen, for England, for Kent, and two or three times, in a friendly way without county qualifications, for Norfolk. He was an excellent batsman, and a successful underhand bowler, round- hand bowling from 1816 to 1828 being expressly forbidden. But Jenner chiefly shone as a wicket-keeper. In 1833 he was elected tho annual president of the Marylebone cricket club at the early age of twenty-seven, and was from 1882 till death president of tho West Kent cricket club.

After 1836 Jenner often took part in local matches, proving himself an admirable captain. In 1877 ho was a prominent guest