JENKINS, JOHN (1808 - 1884), barrister and publicist

Name: John Jenkins
Date of birth: 1808
Date of death: 1884
Parent: David Jenkins
Gender: Male
Occupation: barrister and publicist
Area of activity: Education; Law; Politics, Government and Political Movements; Printing and Publishing; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

son of David Jenkins (a builder) and great-grandson of Lewis Rees, was born at Swansea, 21 August 1808, and educated at Carmarthen (1824-6) and at Glasgow (M.A., 1831). After a period as Unitarian minister and schoolmaster at Yeovil (1832-7) and Bath (1837-9), he returned to Swansea and opened a school. He lectured in West Wales for the Anti-Corn-Law League. He was offered an assistant-commissionership by one of the commissioners in the Welsh Education inquiry of 1846, but the Privy Council quashed the appointment because he was a Unitarian - in a later inquiry (1858-9) of the same sort, however, he did take part. In 1847 he founded the Swansea and Glamorgan Herald, and edited it for ten years. Called to the Bar (from Gray's Inn) in 1865, he removed to London to practise as a Parliamentary draughtsman. He died 14 October 1884.


Published date: 1959

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