Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. He was the son of Sir Roger Jenyns and his second wife Elizabeth Soame, daughter Sir Peter Soame. He was born in London, and was educated at St Johns College, Cambridge.In 1742 he was chosen M.P. for Cambridgeshire, in which his property lay, and he afterwards sat for the borough of Dunwich and the town of Cambridge. From 1755 to 1780 he was one of the commissioners of the board of trade. For the measure of literary repute which he enjoyed during his life Jenyns was indebted as much to his wealth and social standing as to his accomplishments and talents, though both were considerable. His poetical works, the Art of Dancing (1727) and Miscellanies (1770), contain many passages graceful and lively though occasionally verging on licence.