Baron Pender, of Porthcurnow in the County of Cornwall, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1937 for the former Conservative Member of Parliament for Newmarket and Balham and Tooting, John Denison-Pender. He was the grandson of the businessman Sir John Pender, founder of a number of telegraph companies, Eastern Telegraph, Eastern and South African Telegraph, Europe and Azores Telegraph Company, Australasia and China Telegraph Company, London Platino-Brazilian Telegraph Company, Pacific and European Telegraph Company which later became Cable & Wireless. As of 2016[update] the title is held by the first Baron's great-grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2016.
The current Lord Pender is patron of the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum.
Sir James Pender, 1st Baronet, was the uncle of the first Baron Pender.
Barons Pender (1937)
- John Cuthbert Denison Denison-Pender, 1st Baron Pender (1882–1949)
- John Jocelyn Denison-Pender, 2nd Baron Pender (1907–1965)
- John Willoughby Denison-Pender, 3rd Baron Pender (1933–2016)
- Henry John Richard Denison-Pender, 4th Baron Pender (b. 1968)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Honourable Miles John Cuthbert Denison-Pender (b. 2000).
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