Baron Glenconner

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The industrialist Charles Tennant, ancestor of the Barons Glenconner.

Baron Glenconner, of The Glen in the County of Peebles,[1] is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1911 for Sir Edward Tennant, 2nd Baronet, who had earlier represented Salisbury in the House of Commons as a Liberal and also served as Lord Lieutenant of Peeblesshire. Lord Glenconner was succeeded by his second son, the second Baron. He was succeeded in 1983 by his eldest son, the third Baron, who bought the island of Mustique. As of 2014 the titles are held by the third Baron's grandson, the fourth Baron, who, when he succeeded in August 2010 became the next to youngest peer in the Realm. The Tennant Baronetcy, of The Glen and St Rollox,[2] was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in 1885 for Charles Tennant, a businessman and Liberal Member of Parliament and the grandson of the chemist and industrialist Charles Tennant. Tennant was succeeded by fourth son, the aforementioned second Baronet, who was elevated to the peerage in 1911.

Several other members of the Tennant family have also gained distinction. The Liberal politician Harold Tennant was a younger son of the first Baronet. Margot Tennant, wife of Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, was the daughter of the first Baronet from his first marriage. The civil servant and politician Katharine Elliot, Baroness Elliot of Harwood, was the daughter of the first Baronet from his second marriage. The war poet Edward Wyndham Tennant was the eldest son of the first Baron, and The Hon. Stephen Tennant and The Hon. David Tennant were younger sons. The author Emma Tennant is the daughter of the second Baron. The model Stella Tennant is the daughter of the Hon. Tobias William Tennant, younger son of the second Baron.

Tennant baronets, of The Glen and St Rollox (1885)[edit]

Barons Glenconner (1911)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's first cousin Euan Lovell Tennant (born 1980).[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ London Gazette no. 28482. p. 2698
  2. ^ London Gazette no. 24590. p. 3239
  3. ^ Obituary: Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, telegraph.co.uk, 29 August 2010
  4. ^ "Glenconner, Baron (UK, 1911)", cracroftspeerage.co.uk

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