Tuesday, 19 October 2021

The Emerson-Tennent Baronetcy

The family of EMERSON came originally from Foxton, County Durham.

GEORGE EMERSON, of Ardmore, County Armagh, was father of

WILLIAM EMERSON (1771-1821), a merchant of Belfast, who married Sarah, youngest daughter of William Arbuthnot, of Rockville, County Down, and had issue,
JAMES, his heir;
Mr Emerson was succeeded by his eldest son,

JAMES EMERSON JP DL (1804-69), MP for Belfast, 1832-45, who wedded, in 1831, Letitia, only daughter of William Tennent, of Belfast, and had issue,
WILLIAM, his successor;
Eleanor Edith Sarah.
Mr Emerson assumed, upon his marriage, the additional surname of TENNENT.

Sir James Emerson-Tennent, 1st Baronet (Image: Belfast City Hall)

He received the honour of Knighthood in 1845.

Sir James was created a baronet in 1867, designated of Tempo Manor, County Fermanagh.

He was succeeded by his son,

SIR WILLIAM EMERSON-TENNENT, 2nd Baronet (1835-76), who married and had issue, two daughters,
Edith Letitia Anna (1876-1953).
The elder daughter,

MISS ETHEL SARAH EMERSON-TENNENT (1871-1951), of TEMPO MANOR, married, in 1893, Sir Herbert Charles Arthur Langham, 13th Baronet, and had issue,

SIR JOHN CHARLES PATRICK LANGHAM, 14th Baronet (1894-1972), JP DL, who wedded, in 1930, Rosamond Christabel, daughter of Arthur Rashleigh, and had issue,

SIR JAMES MICHAEL LANGHAM, 15th Baronet (1932-2002), TD, of Tempo Manor, who married, in 1959, Marion Ellen Audrey, daughter of Oswald Horner Barratt, and had issue,
JOHN STEPHEN, his successor;
Rupert William;
Lucinda Jane.
Sir James was succeeded by his elder son,

SIR JOHN STEPHEN LANGHAM, 16th Baronet (1960-), of Tempo Manor, who wedded, in 1991, Sarah Jane, daughter of John Denis Greene, and has issue,
Phoebe Tara, b 1999;
Isabella Hay, b 2000.

THE family of TENNENT, originally Danand or Tenand, was of respectability in Scotland, and the principal branch resided at Glasgow.

William Tennent (Image: Ulster Museum)

WILLIAM TENNENT or TENNANT (1760-1832), of Tempo House, County Fermanagh, formerly a banker in Belfast, died leaving an only daughter and heiress,

LETITIA TENNENT (c1806-83), who espoused the aforesaid SIR JAMES EMERSON-TENNENT.

The Emerson Tennent Papers are held at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Former seats ~ Francfort, County Sligo; Tempo Manor, County Fermanagh.

Former London residence ~ 25 Duke Street, Westminster.

First published in October, 2010.

1 comment :

Andrew said...

A Kenyan friend of mine told me how grateful he was for the help, support and encouragement he got from Lady Langham.