Baron Pender

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Baron Pender, of Porthcurnow in the County of Cornwall, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] 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 the title is held by the first Baron's great-grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2016.

Porthcurnow (or Porthcurno) in Cornwall was the landing site of several international telecommunication cables.

The current Lord Pender is patron of the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum.

Sir James Pender, 1st Baronet, was the uncle of the first Baron Pender.

Baron Pender wrote a single word manifesto when asked to explain why he should remain in the House of Lords, “duty”.[2]

The family seat is North Court, Tilmanstone, Kent.

Barons Pender (1937)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Honourable Miles John Cuthbert Denison-Pender (b. 2000).


  1. ^ "No. 34410". The London Gazette. 22 June 1937. p. 4010.
  2. ^ "Peers under pressure". Guardian Politics. London. 27 October 1999.