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Glenconner, Baron (UK, 1911)


Creation: let. pat. 3 Apr 1911


Family name: Tennant




Argent two Crescents in fess Sable on a Chief Gules a Boar's Head couped of the first a Bordure company of the second and first


A Mast with a Sail hoisted proper


Dexter:  a Stag proper gorged with a Mural Crown Or;  Sinister:  a Tiger also proper


Deus Dabit Vela (God will fill the sails)



Edward Priaulx [Tennant], 1st Baron Glenconner

4th son of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Bt., of The Glen, co. Peebles, by his first wife Emma Winsloe, dau. of Richard Winsloe, of Mount Nebo, Taunton, co. Somerset


31 May 1859


11 Jul 1895 Pamela Genevieve Adelaide Wyndham (mar. (2) 4 Jun 1922 Edward [Grey], 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon;  d. 18 Nov 1928), 3rd dau. of Capt Hon Percy Scawen Wyndham MP, of Clouds, Wiltshire (2nd son of George [Wyndham], 1st Baron Leconfield), by his wife Madeline Caroline Frances Eden Campbell, 5th dau. of Maj Gen Sir Guy Campbell, 1st Bt. CB, by his second wife Pamela FitzGerald, 1st dau. of Lord Edward FitzGerald (by his wife Stephanie Caroline Anne Symes, the actress "Pamela"), 5th son of James [FitzGerald], 1st Duke of Leinster


1. Lieut Hon Edward Wyndham Tennant (b. 1 Jul 1897; killed in action v.p. 22 Sep 1916)

2. Hon Christopher Grey Tennant, later 2nd Baron Glenconner

3. Hon David Francis Tennant (b. 22 May 1902; d. 8 Apr 1968), mar. (1) 16 Apr 1928 (div. 1937) Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton Baddeley, actress (d. 1986), dau. of William Herman Clinton Baddeley, (2) 23 Nov 1938 (div. 1953) Virginia Penelope Parsons, dau. of Alan Leonard Romaine Parsons by his wife Viola Tree, dau. of Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, and (3) 25 Jul 1963 Shelagh Ann Rainey, dau. of Maj Sean Rainey, and had issue by his first and second wives

4. Hon Stephen James Napier Tennant (b. 21 Apr 1906; d. 28 Feb 1987)

1. Hon Clarissa Madeline Georgiana Felicité Tennant (b. 13 Jul 1896; d. 3 Sep 1960), mar. (1) 18 Aug 1915 (div. 1918) Capt William Adrian Vincent Bethell (d. 16 Jul 1941), only son of William Bethell, of Rise Park, co. York, (2) 27 Mar 1918 (div. 1928) as his first wife Lionel Hallam [Tennyson], 3rd Baron Tennyson, and (3) 24 Jul 1928 (div. 1939) James Montgomery Beck, son of Hon James Montgomery Beck, of Washington, USA, and had issue by all three husbands

2. Hon Hester Tennant (b. and dvp. 1916)


21 Nov 1920


3 Apr 1911 Baron Glenconner, of Glen in the County of Peebles

suc. by



suc. his father 1906 as 2nd Baronet of The Glen; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly for the Church of Scotland 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1914


Christopher Grey [Tennant], 2nd Baron Glenconner


14 Jun 1899

mar. (1)

25 Sep 1925 (div. 1935) Pamela Winifred Paget (d. 1989), 2nd dau. of Sir Richard Arthur Surtees Paget, 2nd Bt., by his first wife Lady Muriel Evelyn  Vernon Finch-Hatton CBE, only dau. of Murray Edward Gordon [Finch-Hatton], 12th Earl of Winchilsea

children by first wife

1. Hon Colin Christopher Paget Tennant, later 3rd Baron Glenconner

2. Hon James Grey Herbert Tennant (b. 5 Mar 1929; d. 1992), mar. (1) 29 Oct 1955 (div. 1962) Emily Fawaz Licos, 2nd dau. of George Licos, of Khartoum and Cairo, and (2) 16 Jun 1962 Elizabeth Marya Romer (former wife of Ian Romer, of Hawkley, co. Hampshire; mar. (3) 1994 Philip Edwards), only dau. of James Dales, of West Vancouver, Canada, and had issue by his first wife

mar. (2)

25 Mar 1935 Elizabeth Powell, 1st dau. of Lt Col Evelyn George Harcourt Powell, of Hillgate Place, London W8

children by second wife

3. Hon Tobias William Tennant, of Shaws, Newcastleton, co. Roxburgh (b. 1 Jun 1941), mar. 3 Sep 1963 Lady Emma Cavendish (b. 26 Mar 1943), 3rd dau. of Andrew Robert Buxton [Cavendish], 11th Duke of Devonshire, by his wife Hon Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford, 6th dau. and cohrss. of David Bertram Ogilvy [Freeman-Mitford], 2nd Baron Redesdale, and has issue

1. Hon Emma Christina Tennant, author and novelist (b. 20 Oct 1937; d. 20 Jan 2017), mar. (1) 18 Nov 1957 (div. 1962) as his first wife Sebastian Yorke (b. 24 Jan 1934), only son of Henry Vincent Yorke, author, by his wife and second cousin Hon Adelaide Mary Biddulph, 1st dau. of John Michael Gordon [Buddulph], 2nd Baron Biddulph, (2) 3 Apr 1963 (div. 1968) as his first wife Christopher John Penrice Booker (b. 7 Oct 1937; d. 3 Jul 2019), author and journalist, only son of John Mackarness Booker by his wife Margaret Mary Weston, (3) 13 Dec 1968 (div. 1973) Alexander Claud Cockburn, 1st son of Claud Cockburn by his wife Patricia Evangeline Anne Byron, former wife of Arthur Cecil Byron and 2nd dau. of Maj John Bernard Arbuthnot, and (4) 2008 Tim Owens, writer, and had issue by her first husband

2. Hon Catherine Elizabeth Tennant, astrologer (b. 10 Nov 1947), mar. 23 Jun 1976 Sir (Charles) Mark Palmer, 5th Bt., of Grinkle Park, and has issue


4 Oct 1983

suc. by

son by first wife


Colin Christopher Paget [Tennant], 3rd Baron Glenconner


1 Dec 1926


21 Apr 1956 Lady Anne Veronica Coke LVO, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas William Edward [Coke], 5th Earl of Leicester, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Mary Yorke DCVO, only child by his first wife of Charles Alexander [Yorke], 8th Earl of Hardwicke


1. Hon Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant (b. 15 Feb 1957; dvp. 19 Oct 1996), mar. 1983 as her second husband Sheilagh Scott, dau. of Matthew Raymond Scott, of Peebles, and had issue:

1a. Cody Charles Edward Tennant, later 4th Baron Glenconner

2. Hon Henry Lovell Tennant (b. 21 Feb 1960; dvp. 1990), mar. 5 Jan 1983 Teresa Mary Cormack (b. 29 May 1959; d. 2018), 3rd dau. of John McRae Cormack AFC, of Fethom View, Glen Estate, by his wife Hon Gwendoline Rita Jean Davies, 2nd dau. by his second wife of David [Davies], 1st Baron Davies, and had issue:

1a. Euan Lovell Tennant, heir presumptive to the Barony of Glenconner (b. 22 Jul 1980)

3. Hon Christopher Cary Tennant (b. 25 Apr 1968), mar. 14 Jun 1996 Anastasia Papadakos, only child of Dimitrios Papadakos, of Athens, Greece, and has issue

1. Hon (Flora) Mary Pamela Tennant (b. 8 Nov 1970), mar. 16 Apr 2005 Anton R N Creasy, son of Karl Creasy, of Nornea, co. Cambridge

2. Hon Amy Jasmine Elizabeth Tennant (b. 8 Nov 1970)


27 Aug 2010

suc. by



Cody Charles Edward [Tennant], 4th Baron Glenconner


2 Feb 1994


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Glenconner is Euan Lovell Tennant, a grandson of the 3rd Baron Glenconner and first cousin of the present Baron.


 Last updated 11 Jul 2019




4th Baron Glenconner, of Glen in the County of Peebles

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Apr 1911)

5th Baronet, styled "of The Glen"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jul 1885)



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