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Tennant Family of Briggate

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This is an interesting and well researched pedigree dating back to the 1690s. One or two corrections. Rev. William Tennant married Ann Feetham (not Freetham). She was a daughter of Thomas Feetham, a coal merchant of Weybridge. She had three brothers, John, Thomas Oliver and Rev. William Feetham, vicar of Penrhos, Raglan, Mon. and two sisters, Mary m. Lt.Col. Samuel Cox of Beaminster and Elizabeth m.Henry Yool.
Rev. William Tennant & Ann had three daughters. Angela Mary (d.1902 to whom a chapel at St. Stephens Curch Rochester Row, Westminster is dedicated). Margaret Ann d. ca 1940. Elizabeth Maria m. Rev. George Miller vicar of Holy Trinity, Pimlico.(destroyed in the blitz). Rev. William Tennant was the first vicar of St.Stephens after it was built by Baroness Burnett Coutts in the 1850s. There is still a bust of him in the church.
Rev. George Miller & Elizabeth had seven children. Agatha Tennant Miller m. Rev.Thomas Beckett vicar of Over, Cambs. (no issue), Angela TM (unmarried), Dorothea TM m. Dr. Frederick Pershouse. William TM, Paul TM (unmarried), Ambrose TM d.1893 aet. 8 and Christopher ( died young).
Dorothea & Frederick had one daughter Doris Elizabeth who married (1944) her cousin William Lloyd-Smith (grandson of Rev. William Feetham above). Two children Sarah L-S & Alan L-S.
Sarah L-S m. David Mills. Two sons: Simon & Alex
Simon m. Laura Clapcott > Eliza &Charlotte
Alex m. Ros Sanders-Hewitt > Beatrice &Eleanor

Alan L-S m. Wilma Farquharson 1975 Three children Thomas, Daisy, Edward
Thomas m. Virginia Lumsden Rix > Digby &Fergus
Daisy m. James Edmondson > Joshua, Charles, Isla, Grace
Edward.

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by charlie19 on 2019-02-08 19:42:34

This documentation could assist your notations + early ancestry of the
" Tennant " Genealogy - CHAS

The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Tennant. It is a name for someone who works as a tenant farmer. The name was applied to those who paid for the rent on their land through working the fields and donating a percentage of the take to the landlord.
Early Origins of the Tennant family

The surname Tennant was first found in Linlithgowshire (Gaelic: Lodainn an Iar), former county in south-central Scotland, now the Council Area West Lothian, where they held a family seat at Crestone or Creston from about the year 1150 A.D.
Early records in Scotland include: William tenant of Crestone of county of Linlescu, 1296. His seal shows a large dog and 'S' Will'l Tenavont.' Thomas Tenaunt was one of the witnesses in the inquiry concerning the Templars in 1309, and John tenant was one of the garrison of Edinburgh Castle, (1339-1340.) John Tennand was one of the burgesses of Stirling who attacked the cruives and fishings of the abbot and convent of Cambuskenneth, 1366. [1]

A little further to the south, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Willelmus Tenaunt; Johannes Tenant; and Ricardus Tenaunt. [2]


Early History of the Tennant family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tennant research.
Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320, 1339, 1366, 1500, 1519, 1539, 1542, 1550, 1555, 1644, 1649, 1549, 1673, 1746, 1695, 1706, 1718, 1727, 1740 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Tennant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tennant Spelling Variations

Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Tennant has been spelled Tennant, tenant, Tennand, Tennan, Tenman, Tennend, Tennent, Tenand and many more.

Early Notables of the Tennant family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was John Tennent of Listonshiels (died c. 1549), a servant and companion of James V of Scotland; and William Tennent (1673-1746), an early American religious leader and educator in British North America. Born in Mid Calder, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, he graduated from the University of...
Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tennant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tennant family to Ireland

Some of the Tennant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tennant family to the New World and Oceana

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tennant Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
E. G. Tennant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
Tennant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
John Tennant, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]
Jessie Tennant, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]
Margaret Tennant, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]
Elizabeth Tennant, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]
Andrew Tennant, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]
... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Tennant Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
James Tennant, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
Tennant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Christopher Tennant, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [4]
Christopher Tennant, who settled in Virginia in 1635
Tennant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
James Tennant, who arrived in Virginia in 1708 [4]
David, Judith and Rebecca Tennant, who all, who arrived in Charlestown, South Carolina in 1766
William Tennant, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1776
Tennant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
John Tennant, who landed in Delaware in 1800 [4]
Robert Tennant, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1810 [4]
William Tennant, who arrived in New York in 1810 [4]
Tennant Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
David Tennant, aged 26, who landed in America from Rutherglen, in 1903
Arthur Tennant, aged 4, who settled in America from Scotland, in 1909
Amy Tennant, aged 23, who landed in America from Cambnstang, Scotland, in 1910
Annie Tennant, aged 38, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1912
Alexander Tennant, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1912
... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tennant (post 1700)

William Tennant (1784-1848), Scottish linguist and poet, born in Anstruther Easter, Fifeshire, son of Alexander Tennant, merchant and farmer, and his wife, Ann Watson
Charles Tennant (1768-1838), 1st Baronet, Scottish businessman, industrialist and Liberal politician
Smithson Tennant (1761-1815), English chemist, born on 30 Nov. 1761 at Selby, Yorkshire, son of Calvert Tennant, vicar of Selby
James Tennant (1808-1881), English mineralogist, born on 8 Feb. 1808 at Upton, near Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Colin Christopher Paget Tennant (1926-2010), 3rd Baron Glenconner, British peer
Cody Charles Edward Tennant (b. 1994), 4th Baron Glenconner, English peer
Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant (1957-1996), 3rd Baron Glenconner, English peer
Emma Christina Tennant FRSL (1937-2017), British novelist and editor who also published work under the name Catherine Aydy
Edward Priaulx Tennant (1859-1920), 1st Baron Glenconner, English peer and Scottish Liberal politician, eldest surviving son of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Baronet
John Tennant, Australian bushranger in the 1920s
... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Tennant family


HMAS Sydney II
Mr. Ronald George Tennant (1914-1941), Australian Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class from Auburn, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [5]

The Tennant Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Plena Dabit Deus Vela
Motto Translation: God will fill our sails.

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