- R. C. Anderson, Journals and Narratives of the Third Dutch War, 1946.
- J.R. Tanner, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Vol.I, 1903.
Thursday, May 05, 2005
English Captain: Sir William Jennens (or Jennings)
Sir William Jennens served in the Restoration navy. In 1688, he went over to King James II's side. In 1661, he was lieutenant on the Adventure. In 1664, he was lieutenant on the Gloucester and Portland. On 11 October 1664, he was appointed as captain of the Ruby. In 1666, he commanded the Sapphire. Later in 1666, Prince Rupert and the Duke of Albemarle appointed him to command the Lion. In 1670, he commanded the Princess. In 1673, he commanded the Victory. Later in 1673, Prince Rupert appointed him to command the Gloucester. After the Battle of the Texel, he was put in charge of a detachment of five ships sent home. Sir William Jennings was wounded in the battle. On 26 March 1678, the King appointed him to command the 2nd Rate French Ruby. On 30 November 1678, the King appointed him to command the Royal James, which was guardship at Portsmouth. The King appointed him to command the Jersey on 18 July 1686. On 15 September 1688, the King appointed him to command the Rupert. Later in 1688, the Lord Dartmouth appointed him to command the Warspite. Sources: