John Jenkins (1592-1678) British composer. A much valued musician in his day, he was employed by numerous noble families throughout England. He composed a great many sonatas for two violins, bass bowed instrument, and keyboard, as well as fancies, catches, songs, etc. His work owes much to Henry Lawes his older contemporary, who also interested Pound. Just how Pound developed his intense interest in Jenkins is not known, though it could have been through Dolmetsch, who certainly was concerned about his revival. In any case, he returned to the name of Jenkins repeatedly throughout his life, apparently without ever having heard much (or perhaps any) of his music.
--EP, Ezra Pound and Music, ed. R. Murray Schafer, New York, New Directions, 1977, pg. 496.