Edward was the eldest son of Andrew Jennings [1793-1869], North Street, Newry, County Down, and his wife Mary Anne Clarke, daughter of Edward Clarke.
He was baptised in Newry on December 1st 1827 and named after his maternal grandfather Edward Clarke of High Street, Newry..
Edward of Andrew Gennings [sic] and Mary Ann Clarke, 1827, sponsors Charles Gennings and Eliza Markey and M. Jennings per procurationem. Per procurationem means by proxy.
Edward may have died as a child as another son, Edward Daniel, was born in 1845.