Jenks, Benjamin

Jenks, Benjamin, an English divine, was borne in 1646. Of his early history but little is known. He was at first rector at Harley, then at Kenley, and afterwards chaplain to the earl of Bradford. He died at Harley in 1724. He published Prayers and Offices of Devotion for Families, and for particular Persons upon most Occasions (London, 1697, 8vo; of which the 27th edition was published in 1810 by the Rev. Charles Simeon, fellow of King's College, Cambridge, with alterations and amendments in style; there is also an edition by Barnes, 12mo, and an abridgment, 12mo): — Submission to the Righteousness of God (1700, 8vo; 4th ed. 1755, 12mo): — Meditations, with short Prayers annexed (1701, 8vo; 2d edit. 1756, 2 vols. 8vo. with a recommendatory Preface by Mr. Hervey): — Ouranography, or Heaven Opened (1710, 8vo): — The Poor Man's Companion, a lesser Prayer book for Families on common Days and other Occasions (Lond. 1713, 8vo), besides a number of sermons on various topics. See Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1, 963.

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