Richard Jennings or Jennens was elected a William of Durham Fellow in 1573, but his links with the College might go back a little further, since he might be identified with a Jennens who appears on a list of commoners at the College in 1572/3 (A. Clark, "Register of the University of Oxford Vol. II (1571–1622)", part II (OHS xi, 1887), p.43).
Appearing at various times in the Bursars’ Rolls in the late 1570s and early 1580s, he served as Bursar in 1578/9, and resigned his Fellowship in August 1585. Nothing is known of his later career.
Catalogued in October 1996.
UC:S6/L1/1 16 Feb 1582/3
1. Richard Jennens, M.A., Fellow of University College, Oxford.
2. The Master and Fellows of the same College.
Comments: 1 is bound to 2 to repay £15, a sum which he has owed to the baker since he was Bursar by next Christmas.
Jennings was Bursar in 1578/9 (see UC:BU1/F/171), but since the Rolls for 1579/80, 1581/2 and 1582/3 are all lost, he might also have been Bursar in one of these years.