1770. 10. ‘Funeral of Arabert, Monk of La Trappe,’ 1771; 3rd ed. 1772. 11. ‘The Swedish Curate, a Poem,’ 1773. The curate concealed Gustavus Vasa in the parish church at the risk of his own life. 12. ‘Faldoni and Teresa,’ 1773. 13. ‘The Fall of Mexico, a Poem,’ 1775. 14. ‘Margaret of Anjou, an Historical Interlude,’ 1777. It was acted at Drury Lane on 11 March 1777, but with no great success. 15. ‘Fugitive Poetical Pieces,’ 1778. 16. ‘The Ancient English Wake, a Poem,’ 1779. 17. ‘Honoria, or the Day of All Souls’ [anon.], 1782. 18. ‘Rise and Progress of Scandinavian Poetry, a Poem in two parts,’ 1784; based on ‘The Scandinavian Poetics, the Edda,’ and pronounced by Horace Walpole ‘far superior to Jerningham's other works.’ 19. ‘Enthusiasm, a Poem,’ 1789. 20. ‘Lines on a Late Resignation [by Sir Joshua Reynolds] at the Royal Academy,’ 1790. 21. ‘The Shakspeare Gallery, a Poem,’ 1791. In praise of Boydell's collection of pictures. 22. ‘Abelard to Eloisa, a Poem,’ 1792. 23. ‘The Siege of Berwick, a Tragedy,’ 1794. Produced at Covent Garden on 13 Dec. 1793, and on four other nights. On the first night the heroine died, but on the succeeding representations her life was spared. In 1882 it was re-edited by H. E. H. Jerningham, and to it was prefixed a print of the author from an original picture. 24. ‘The Welch Heiress,’ 1795. Acted at Drury Lane for one night only, with Mrs. Jordan as the heiress; 2nd ed. 1795; 3rd ed. 1796. 25. ‘Peace, Ignominy, and Destruction’ [anon.], 1796. Ironically inscribed to C. J. Fox. 26. ‘The Peckham Frolic, or Nell Gwyn; a Comedy,’ 1799 [anon. and never acted]. 27. ‘Biographical Sketches of Henrietta, Duchess of Orleans, and Louis of Bourbon, Prince of Condé; with Bossuet's Funeral Orations on them’ [anon.], 1799. 28. ‘Select Sermons translated from Bossuet’ [anon.], 1800, and again in 1801. Some letters from Miss Seward to him on this volume are in the ‘Gentleman's Magazine,’ 1801, pt. i. pp. 113–17, 195–7. 29. ‘Mild Tenour of Christianity’ [anon.], 1803 and 1807. 30. ‘Dignity of Human Nature, an Essay’ [anon.], 1805. 31. ‘The Alexandrian School, a Narrative of its first Christian Professors’ [anon.], 1809; 3rd ed. 1810. 32. ‘The Old Bard's Farewell,’ 1811, and again in 1812.
Jerningham contributed to the ‘British Album,’ 1790, ii. 103–6; and an ode by him is ‘Beloe's Sexagenarian,’ ii. 357–9. Some lines by him on a fall of Mrs. Montagu at a drawing-room are in Mrs. Delany's ‘Correspondence,’ vi. 251, and in the ‘Gentleman's Magazine,’ 1785, p. 151. Two letters from him are in Parr's ‘Works,’ viii. 41; and some verses which he addressed to Lord Chesterfield are acknowledged in a letter from that peer (Letters, ed. 1845, iv. 366–8).
[Gent. Mag. lxxxii. pt. ii. p. 501, lxxxiii. pt. i. p. 283; Notes and Queries, 1883, 6th ser. viii. 133; Suckling's Suffolk, ii. 46; Halkett and Laing's Dict. of Anonymous Lit.; Walpole's Letters, ed. Cunningham, viii. 458–9, ix. 24, 294, 424–7; John Taylor's Records of my Life, i. 160–73.]
JERNINGHAM, Sir HENRY (d. 1571), an adherent of Queen Mary, was the eldest son and heir of Sir Edward Jernegan of Huntingfield, Suffolk, by his second wife, Mary, daughter of Lord Scroop. The manor of Cossey (or Costessy), Norfolk, was granted him in 1547, and he thus became the founder of the Cossey branch of the Jernegan family, spelling the name Jerningham to distinguish his branch from the Somerleyton Jernegans. He was the first to appear openly on Mary's side, joining her at Kenninghall with his tenantry in July 1553, immediately after Edward's death. He then proceeded to raise forces for her in Norfolk and Suffolk, and while she raised her standard at Framlingham went on to Yarmouth to guard the coast. Here he successfully defied a squadron of the fleet and persuaded the captains to surrender, he and the Yarmouth burgesses taking possession of their ships in Mary's name. He proceeded to London with the new queen, and was rewarded by the posts of vice-chamberlain of the royal household, captain of the guard, and a seat on the privy council (31 July 1553), the offices vacated by the attainder of Sir John Gates. On 29 Sept. he was also created a K.B. Jerningham went with Norfolk against Wyatt, and routed him on his way to Rochester; their forces were, however, routed by the rebels on Rochester Bridge, but Jerningham rallied his division at Charing Cross, and finally defeated Wyatt's men (1554). In 1556 Jerningham was appointed a commissioner to examine into the conspiracy of Clerbery, and became master of the horse the next year. He was in high favour throughout Mary's reign, and entrusted with constant state business by the queen (see correspondence in State Papers, Dom. Calendar, 1547–80, pp. 57, 101, 106, 108). He received the offices of keeper of the royal parks at Eltham and at Horne, Kent, with the various sources of income pertaining to these manors, besides being allowed to keep a hundred retainers of his own. On Elizabeth's accession he was deprived of his seat on the privy council, and his name no longer appears in state affairs. He died in 1571, leaving by his wife Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Baynham, in whose right he was lord of Beding-