Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Capt. James Jenifer (d. 1677). A protege of Sandwich; he held three commands 1664-6 and was made captain of the Queen's yacht in 1671. His spirited journal of a voyage to Lisbon 1672-3 is in the Pepys Library.
JENNIFER, James,—was appointed lieutenant of the Dover in 1664, and was promoted to the command of the Seven Oakes in 1666. In 1671 he was made captain of the Sandadoes*; and on the 2d of December 1674, was re-appointed to the same vessel. He continued to command her several years; for on the 28th of April 1677, we find him as captain of the Sandadoes, capturing a small privateer fitted out from Ostend, called the St. Mary. We have not been able to learn any thing farther concerning him.
*This vessel is supposed to have been commissioned as a substitute for a yacht, and specially destined to the queen's use. The idea appears in some measure confirmed, by a note relative to captain Jennifer's appointment, in which it is said to have been made by the queen herself.---Biographia Navalis. J. Charnock, 1794.
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