Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameSir Charles Clow TENNANT 1st Bt , 4701
Birth1823
Death1906
Spouses
Birth1849
Death1895
ChildrenMargot , 4697 (1864-1945)
 Octavia Laura , 4703 (1862-1886)
 Charlotte Monckton , 3933 (1858-1911)
 Edward , 10450
 Katharine Lucy , 10458 (1903-1994)
 Harold John , 10454 (1865-1935)
ChildrenMargaret “Peggy” , 10456 (1899-1994)
 Jean , 10457 (1900-1910)
 Katharine Lucy , 10458 (1903-1994)
 Nancy , 10459 (1904-1969)
Unmarried
ChildrenCharlotte Monckton , 3933 (1858-1911)
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Sir Charles Clow Tennant, 1st Baronet (4 November 1823 - 4 June 1906) Scottish businessman, industrialist and Liberal politician.

Biography

Tennant was the son of John Tennant (1796–1878) and Robina Arrol. His grandfather was the chemist and industrialist Charles Tennant, at whose article many other notable members of the family are listed. He was President of the United Alkali Company and Chairman of the Union Bank of Scotland. Tennant also sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow from 1879 to 1880 and for Peebles and Selkirk from 1880 to 1886. He unsuccessfully contested Glasgow Partick in 1890. He was also a Trustee of the National Gallery and was appointed a Member of the Tariff Commission in 1904. In 1885 he was created a Baronet.

In 1852, Tennant purchased The Glen, an estate in southern Scotland, and commissioned architect David Bryce to design a new house, which was completed in 1855.

Tennant's first marriage was to Emma Winsloe, daughter of Richard Winsloe, in 1849. After her death in 1895 he was remarried to Marguerite Agaranthe Miles, daughter of Charles William Miles and cousin of Sir Philip Miles in 1898. His second wife was a talented amateur musician and he bought the Lady Tennant Stradivarius for her as a gift.

His son from his first marriage, Harold Tennant, became a Liberal politician, while his daughter from his first marriage, Margot, was the second wife of Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith and a socialite and author. Tennant died in June 1906 in Broadoaks, Byfleet, Surrey, aged 82, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Edward, who was raised to the peerage as Baron Glenconner in 1911. His daughters by his second marriage included Katharine Tennant, Baroness Elliot of Harwood, Nancy, Lady Crathorne and Margaret, Lady Wakehurst
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