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  • Name JENKINS, Alexander 
    Prefix Major General 
    Suffix
    Born 1 Nov 1826  Aberporth, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 26 Nov 1826  Aberporth Parish Church, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As of Penrallt Aberporth Cardigan 
    Residence From 1851  Penrallt, Cardigan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Succeeded from his uncle, Mr. Thomas MORRIS (on his demise.) 
    Retired 1 Oct 1882  [1
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Penrallt, Cardigan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Retired Major General 
    1891 census in Pembrokeshire
    1891 census in Pembrokeshire
    (JENKINS)
    Newspaper article 18 Jun 1894  Cardigan Conservative Club Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Representation of Cardiganshire 
    Representation of Cardiganshire
    Representation of Cardiganshire
    Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
    18 Jun 1894
    Issue 7824
    Newspaper article 31 Oct 1899  Guild-hall, Cardigan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cardigan Habitation of the Primrose League 
    Cardigan Habitation of the Primrose League
    Cardigan Habitation of the Primrose League
    Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
    31 Oct 1899
    Issue 9497
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Penrallt, Cardigan, Aberporth, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Retired Major General Madras Staff Corps 
    1901 census in Penrallt
    1901 census in Penrallt
    (JENKINS)
    Died 25 Aug 1902  Penrallt, Cardigan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Newspaper article 26 Aug 1902  Penrallt, Cardigan, Aberporth, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Death of Major-General Jenkins 
    Death of Major-general JENKINS
    Death of Major-general JENKINS
    Evening Express
    26 Aug 1902
    Page 2
    Reference Number w4k_44 
    Buried 29 Aug 1902  Row 6, Saint Cynwyl's church, Aberporth, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Burial register at Saint Cynwyl's church, Aberporth, Wales
    Burial register at Saint Cynwyl's church, Aberporth, Wales
    Row 6
    Major General Alexander Jenkins, Mary Harriet and Jane Gwenllian Jenkins
    Major General Alexander Jenkins, Mary Harriet and Jane Gwenllian Jenkins
    Row 6, Saint Cynwyl's church, Aberporth, Wales
    Plot: Row 6
    Person ID I46  We 4 Kings
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2019 

    Father JENKINS, Captain Thomas Esq. of Penrallt .,   b. 1777, Llangoedmore, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1853, Penrallt, Cardigan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother MORRIS, Jane .,   b. Abt 1789, Colman, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1861, Penrallt, Cardigan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1806 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PINSON, Mary Harriet .,   b. 7 Nov 1832, St Thomas Mount, Madras, East Indies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1912, Newport, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1855  St. Thomas's Church, Quilon, Madras, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    Marriage of Alexander JENKINS to Mary PINSON
    Marriage of Alexander JENKINS to Mary PINSON
    North Wales Chronicle (Bangor, Wales)
    30 Jun 1855
    Issue 1477
    Children 
     1. JENKINS, Thomas Griffith Morris,   b. 21 Jan 1858, Quilon, Madras, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1886, Lewisham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. JENKINS, Agnes Mary Morris,   b. 12 Apr 1859, Madras, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1923  (Age 64 years)
    +3. JENKINS, William Morris,   b. 13 Jul 1860, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1923, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. JENKINS, Malcolm Morris .,   b. 2 Oct 1861, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1940, West Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. JENKINS, John Elystan Morris,   b. 1 Feb 1864, Montgom, Enildsfield, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. JENKINS, Alexander Cadwgan Morris,   b. 1867, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. JENKINS, Gwenlian Jane Morris,   b. 15 Jan 1873, Swandupore, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1923  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Nov 1826 - Aberporth, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Nov 1826 - Aberporth Parish Church, Cardiganshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Succeeded from his uncle, Mr. Thomas MORRIS (on his demise.) - From 1851 - Penrallt, Cardigan, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Retired Major General - 5 Apr 1891 - Penrallt, Cardigan, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper article - Representation of Cardiganshire - 18 Jun 1894 - Cardigan Conservative Club Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper article - Cardigan Habitation of the Primrose League - 31 Oct 1899 - Guild-hall, Cardigan, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Retired Major General Madras Staff Corps - 31 Mar 1901 - Penrallt, Cardigan, Aberporth, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1902 - Penrallt, Cardigan, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper article - Death of Major-General Jenkins - 26 Aug 1902 - Penrallt, Cardigan, Aberporth, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Aug 1902 - Row 6, Saint Cynwyl's church, Aberporth, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S87] East India Company, Burma baptisms, marriages and burials.
      Name: Alexander JENKINS
      Event type: Biography
      Start date:
      Start year: 1826
      End date:
      End year: 1902
      Biographical notes:
      Madras Army; b 1 Nov & bap 26 Nov 1826 Aberporth, Cardigan, s of Thomas, Late Cpt. EIC Maritime Service, & Jane; L/MIL/9/209 f.441 - Cadet 1844/5; ret 1 Oct 1882, d 25 Aug 1902 Penralt, Cardigan m Mary Harriet 30 Apr 1855 (b 7 Nov 1832, d 16 Jun 1912); Thomas Gill b 21 Jan 1858; Agnes Mary Morris b 12 Apr 1859, m 23 Nov 188; William Morris b 13 Jul 1860; Malcolm Morris b 2 Oct 1861; John Ellyston Morris b 1 Feb 1864; Jane G Morris b 15 Jan 1873, d 29 Dec 1923
      Transcribed by: British Library
      India Office Records Reference: L/MIL/9/209 f.441 L/AG/23/10/1-2
      Source name:
      Source year:
      Source edition:
      Presidency:

    2. [S17] FreeREG, Life, (The Trustees of FreeBMD, a charity registered in England and Wales, Number 1096940), http://www.freereg.org.uk/. (Reliability: 3).
      County: Cardiganshire
      Place: Aberporth
      Church: Parish Church
      Register Number: 118
      Date Of Birth:
      Baptism Date: 26 Nov 1826
      Fore name: Alexander
      Sex: M
      Father Forename: Thomas
      Mother Forename: Jane
      Father Surname: JENKINS
      Mother Surname:
      Abode: Penrallt
      Father Occupation: Mariner
      Notes: Captain in the east endia service
      File Number: 13379

    3. [S293] Evening Express, Page 2.
      DEATH OF MAJOR-GENERAL JENKINS:
      A Link with the Indian Mutiny Times.
      The death of Major-general Jenkins, of the Madras Army, Penrallt, Aberporth, Cardigan-shire, on Monday morning has caused another blank in the ranks of the heroes of the Indian Mutiny. General Jenkins had been unwell for a considerable time, but for the last week or two thought he was re-gaining health. He got up on Monday morning to breakfast, and fell, expiring almost immediately. He was a descendant of some of the best-known families of the olden time, the Jenkinses of Cilbronnau, who traced their descent from Elystan Glodrydd, and through the now extinct family of Morris of Trevigin, Pembrokeshire, on the male side, from Jenkyn Llwyd. of Cemmaes, of the tribe of Gwynfardd Dyfed, a powerful chieftain in his time. Morris ap Morris ap Hywel ap Jenkyn L:wyd resided at Fynone in 1580. Major-general Jenkins was a brother of the late Major Thomas Askwith Jenkins, the eldest son of the late Captain Thomas Jenkins, of Penrallt, who by his marriage with the only daughter of Mr. Thomas Morris, of Trevigin, and Bachhendre, succeeded to Trevigin and the manor of Monnington. On the demise of his uncle, Mr. Thomas Morris, in 1851. Major-general Jenkins succeeded to the Penrallt estate, on which he resided for many years, respected and beloved by all. While in health he took an active part in all good works. He was born in 1826, and married in 1855 Mary, daughter of the late Major-general Albert Pinson. He served in the Burmese War, 1852-3, and distinguished himself at the capture of Prome, the defence of Nawaeng, and the capture of the stockades at Meaday. He retired from the Army in 1882 as lieutenant-colonel M.S.C. He was a staunch Conservative, and took a very active and prominent part in the Cardigan Habitation of the Primrose League to its close, which he always deplored. He was 79 years of age. The death of Major-general Jenkins will place many families in mourning.

    4. [S40] Census returns of England and Wales, 1891, Great Britain. Census Office, (Public Records Office, London.), RG124545, 5/6th April 1891.
      Administrative County of:
      The undermentioned Houses are situate within the boundarier of the:
      Page: 16
      Civil Parish of:
      Municipal Borough of:
      Municipal Ward of:
      Urban Sanitary District of:
      Town or Village or Hamilet of:
      Rural Sanitary District of:
      Parliamentary Borough or Division of:
      Ecclesiastical Parish or District of:
      ===================
      No of Schedule: 103
      ROAD, STREET, &c., and No. or NAME of HOUSE: Penralt
      Houses In-habited: 1
      Uninhabited or Building:
      Number of Rooms occupied. If less than five:
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Alexander Jenkins
      RELATION to Head of Family: Head
      Condition as to Marriage: Married
      Age last Birthday of: 64
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION: Retired Major General India
      Employer
      Employed
      Neither Employed nor Unimployed:
      WHERE BORN: Cardigan Aberporth
      Language spoken:Both
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Mary Harriet Jenkins
      RELATION to Head of Family: Wife
      Condition as to Marriage: Married
      Age last Birthday of: 58
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION:
      Employer
      Employed
      Neither Employed nor Unimployed:
      WHERE BORN: Madras, St Thos Mount
      Language spoken: Engilsh
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Gwendlian Jane Morris Jenkins
      RELATION to Head of Family: Daughter
      Condition as to Marriage: Single
      Age last Birthday of: 13
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION:
      Employer
      Employed
      Neither Employed nor Unimployed:
      WHERE BORN: Madras, Berhampoor
      Language spoken: English
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Agnes Mary Morris Jenkins
      RELATION to Head of Family: Daughter
      Condition as to Marriage: Married
      Age last Birthday of: 31
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION: Living on the means of her husband
      Employer
      Employed
      Neither Employed nor Unimployed:
      WHERE BORN: Madras Vepary
      Language spoken: English
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Robert Alexander Reddie
      RELATION to Head of Family: Grandson
      Condition as to Marriage: Single
      Age last Birthday of: 8
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION:
      Employer
      Employed
      Neither Employed nor Unimployed:
      WHERE BORN: Burmah Mzulnuin
      Language spoken: English
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Constance Agnes May Reddie
      RELATION to Head of Family: Granddaughter
      Condition as to Marriage: Single
      Age last Birthday of: 5
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION:
      Employer
      Employed
      Neither Employed nor Unimployed:
      WHERE BORN: Burmah Dangon
      Language spoken:English
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Gwenllian ? Reddie
      RELATION to Head of Family : Granddaughter
      Condition as to Marriage: Single
      Age last Birthday of: 2
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION:
      Employer
      Employed
      Neither Employed nor Unimployed:
      WHERE BORN: Cardigan Aberporth
      Language spoken: English
      ===================

    5. [S205] Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Issue 7824, 18 Jun 1894.
      REPRESENTATION OF CARDIGANSHIRE.
      MEETING OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY.
      ADOPTION OF MR. HARFORD, OF FALCONDALE.
      TO FIGHT AS A TORY AND NOT A UNIONIST.
      On Friday evening a crowded meeting was held at the Cardigan Consrevative Club for the purpose of considering the candidature of Mr. J. C. Harford, of Falcondale, for the county of Cardigan at the next general election. -The chair was taken by Mr. T. H. Brenchley, of Glaneirw, who proposed a resolution approving of Mr. Harford as the Unionist candidate. -Major-general Jenkins (Penrallt, Aberporth) seconded the resolution, which gave rise to an animated discussion, the consensus of opinion of the Conservatives present being that Mr. Harford should be brought out as a Conservative pure and simple, and not as a Unionist, and as a thorough supporter of Lord Salisbury's policy in every sense of the word. Addresses were delivered by the chairman, Major-general Jenkins, the Rev. W. C. Davies (Vicar of Cardigan), Mr. W. Woodward, Mr. Owen Williams (Brongwynmawr),
      ...

    6. [S205] Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Issue 9497, 31 Oct 1899.
      LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHS.
      ...
      At a meeting under the auspices of the Cargigan Habitation of the Primrose League, held in the Guild-hall, Cardigan, on Saturday afternoon, Major-general Jenkins, Penrallt, the ruling councillor, presiding, a vote of confidence in the Government was unanimously carried.

    7. [S39] Census returns of England and Wales, 1901, Great Britain. Census Office, (Public Records Office, London.).
      Administrative County: Cardigan
      The undermentioned Houses are situate within the boundaries of the Civil Parish: Aberporth
      Ecclesiastical Parish: St Cynfil Aberporth
      Rural District of: Part of Cardigan
      Parliamentary or Division of: County of Cardigan
      Page: 9
      No of Schedule: 72
      ROAD, STREET, &c., and No. or NAME of HOUSE: Penrallt
      Houses Inhabited: 1
      Number of Rooms occupied. If less than five:
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Alexander Jenkins
      RELATION to Head of Family: Head
      Condition as to Marriage: Married
      Age last Birthday of: 74
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION: Retired Major General Madras Staff Corps
      Employer, Worker, or Own account:
      If Working at Home:
      WHERE BORN: Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Mary H Jenkins
      RELATION to Head of Family: Wife
      Condition as to Marriage: Married
      Age last Birthday of: 68
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION:
      Employer, Worker, or Own account:
      If Working at Home:
      WHERE BORN: Madras, India
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Jane G M Jenkins
      RELATION to Head of Family: Daughter
      Condition as to Marriage: Single
      Age last Birthday of: 28
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION:
      Employer, Worker, or Own account:
      If Working at Home:
      WHERE BORN: Berampore, Ganjam, India
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Ivor A M Jenkins
      RELATION to Head of Family: Grandson
      Condition as to Marriage: Single
      Age last Birthday of: 15
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION:
      Employer, Worker, or Own account:
      If Working at Home:
      WHERE BORN: Acton, Middlesex, England
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Margaret J Thomas
      RELATION to Head of Family: Servant
      Condition as to Marriage: Single
      Age last Birthday of: 23
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION: Parlour maid, Domestic
      Employer, Worker, or Own account:
      If Working at Home:
      WHERE BORN: Llandygwydd, Cardigan, Wales
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Elizabeth Howells
      RELATION to Head of Family: Servant
      Condition as to Marriage: Single
      Age last Birthday of: 20
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION: Housemaid, Domestic
      Employer, Worker, or Own account:
      If Working at Home:
      WHERE BORN: Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales
      ===================
      Name and Surname of each person: Hannah Bowen
      RELATION to Head of Family: Servant
      Condition as to Marriage: Single
      Age last Birthday of: 32
      PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION: Laundress
      Employer, Worker, or Own account:
      If Working at Home:
      WHERE BORN: Aberporth, Cardigan, Wales
      ===================

    8. [S87] East India Company, Burma baptisms, marriages and burials, India Office Records Reference: L/MIL/9/209 f.441 L/AG/23/10/1-2.
      Name: Alexander JENKINS
      Event type: Biography
      Start date:
      Start year: 1826
      End date:
      End year: 1902
      Biographical notes:
      Madras Army; b 1 Nov & bap 26 Nov 1826 Aberporth, Cardigan, s of Thomas, Late Cpt. EIC Maritime Service, & Jane; L/MIL/9/209 f.441 - Cadet 1844/5; ret 1 Oct 1882, d 25 Aug 1902 Penralt, Cardigan m Mary Harriet 30 Apr 1855 (b 7 Nov 1832, d 16 Jun 1912); Thomas Gill b 21 Jan 1858; Agnes Mary Morris b 12 Apr 1859, m 23 Nov 188; William Morris b 13 Jul 1860; Malcolm Morris b 2 Oct 1861; John Ellyston Morris b 1 Feb 1864; Jane G Morris b 15 Jan 1873, d 29 Dec 1923
      Transcribed by: British Library
      India Office Records Reference: L/MIL/9/209 f.441 L/AG/23/10/1-2
      Source name:
      Source year:
      Source edition:
      Presidency:

    9. [S105] Tombstone Inscription.
      In Loving Memory of
      Major General
      Alexander Jenkins, Penrallt
      Son of the late Captain Jenkins,
      who passed away on the 25th August, 1902,
      in the 76th year of his age.

      Also of Mary Harriet widow of the above
      who passed away June 16th 1912 in her 80th year.

      Also of Jane Gwenllian Jenkins, youngest daughter of
      Major Gen. Alexander Jenkins
      who passed away Dec 29, 1923 in her 51st year.

    10. [S219] Saint Cynwyl's church, Burial Register., Saint Cynwyl's church, Aberporth, Wales.
      Page 8
      Rhes 6 {Translated to Row 6}
      54 (Cross wen) {Translated to White cross} Alexander JENKINS, Penrallt, 4th son of the late Captain JENKINS, d. 25 Aug 1902 (76th year)
      Mary Harriet, widow of the above, d. 16 June 1912 (80th year)
      (Ochr chwith) {Translated to left side} Jane Gwenllian JENKINS, youngest daughter of Major Gen. Alexander JENKINS, d. 29 Dec 1923 (51st year)

    11. [S17] FreeREG, Life, (The Trustees of FreeBMD, a charity registered in England and Wales, Number 1096940), http://www.freereg.org.uk/. (Reliability: 3).
      County: Cardiganshire
      Place: Aberporth
      Church: Parish Church
      Register Number:
      Burial Date: 29 Aug 1902
      Forename: Alexander
      Relationship:
      Rel1 Male Forename:
      Rel1 Female Forename:
      Rel1 Surname:
      Surname: JENKINS
      Age: 75
      Abode:
      Notes:
      File Number: 13678

    12. [S207] North Wales Chronicle (Bangor, Wales), Issue 1477, 30 Jun 1855.
      On the 30th of April, at St. Thomas's Church, Quilon, Alex, Jenkins, Esq, Lieutenant and Adjutant 2nd Regiment M.N.I., fourth son of the late Captain Jenkins, H.E.I.S., Penrallt, Cardiganshire, to Mary Harriet, daughter of Lieutenant-Col. Pinson, Madras Army.


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