Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Emerson-Tennent Baronetcy

THE EMERSON-TENNENT BARONETCY WAS CREATED IN 1867 FOR THE POLITICIAN AND TRAVELLER JAMES EMERSON-TENNENT

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

GEORGE EMERSON, of Ardmore, County Armagh, was succeeded by his son,

WILLIAM EMERSON, a merchant at Belfast, who married Sarah, youngest daughter of William Arbuthnot, of Rockville, County Down, and had issue,
JAMES, his heir;
George;
Arbuthnot;
Eliza.
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 Bt. photo credit: Belfast City Hall 

He received the honour of Knighthood in 1845.

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

He was succeeded by his son,

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

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,
TYRONE DENIS JAMES, b 1994;
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 (1759-1832), of Tempo House, County Fermanagh, formerly a banker at Belfast, died leaving an only daughter and heiress,

LETITIA TENNENT, who had married, as already stated, 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 town residence ~ 25 Duke Street, Westminster.

First published in October, 2010.

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