'Tennant2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Tennant of the Cape of Good Hope, Tennant of Glasgow, Tennant of Glenconner

BFR reports that "The family of Tennant, originally Dunand or Tenand, has been long settled in Scotland, and the principal branch resided at Glasgow." BFR identifies teir arsm as "Arg. two crescents in fess sa., on a chief engrailed az. a boar's head couped of the first".
John Tennant of Blairstone, Ayrshire (b 1635, d 1728)
m. Jean McTaggart (d 1737)
1. William Tennant of Mains, Bridgend of Doon, Alloway (b 1680, d 1744)
  m. Agnes Reid (d 1746)
  A. John Tennant of Glenconner, Ayrshire (b 1725, d 1810)
  m1. Jean McClure (d 1756)
  i. William Tennant (d young)
  ii. James Tennant of Ochiltree (b 1754, d 1835)
  m. Jean McLatchie
  a.+ 1 son + 1 daughter
  iii. Jean Tennant (b 1756, d 1811)
  m. William Mearns (d 1828)
  a.+ 5 sons + 3 daughters
  m2. Margaret McClure (d 1784)
  iv. John Tennant of Creoch (b 1760, d 1823, 2nd son of this generation)
  m. Margaret Colville (d 1823)
  a.+ 4 sons + 8 daughters
  v. David Tennant of Swansea (b 1762, dsp 1839, Captain RN)
m. Ann Green (d 1860)
  vi. Charles Tennant of St. Rollox, Glasgow (b 03.05.1769, d 01.10.1838, "an eminent scientist and manufacturer")
  m. Margaret Wilson (d 1843)
  a. John Tennant (b 1797, d 1878) had issue
  John's son/heir Charles was created a Baronet and Charles's son Edward was created Baron Glenconner in 1911. Neither BFR nor BP1934 identify John's wife but Wikipedia ("Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Baronet", 29.01.2024) names her ...
  m. Robina Arrol
  b. Katherine Tennant (d 31.01.1855) probably of this generation
  m. (10.06.1834) Robert Wallace (b 22.09.1798, d 27.11.1852)
  c.+ other issue - Charles James (b 1801, dsp 1870), 6 other daughters
  vii. Alexander Tennant of the Cape of Good Hope (b 1772, d 1814)
  m. (1798) Cornelia Agatha Sandenbergh of Drontheim, Norway (b c1787, d 1852)
  a. John Tennant (b 1799, d 1842, auditor general at the Mauritius) had issue
  m. Henrietta le Marie
  b. Hercules Tennant of the Cape Colony (b 1801, d 1849) had issue
  m1. (1828) Aletta Jacoba Brand (b c1805, d 1839, dau of Johannes Hendricus Brand (by Wilhermina Catherine, dau of Heindrick le Seur of Ooyen), sister of Sir Christoffel Joseph Brand, Speaker of the House of Assembly)
  Their eldest son, Sir David, was Speaker of the House of Assembly of the Cape of Good Hope for 22 years.
  m2. (1841) Hermina Geertruyda Johanna Buyskes (b c1820, d 1883, dau of Egbert Andreies Buyskes of Cape Town)
  c. Alexander William Tennant of Uitenhage (b 28.11.1803, d 1851) had issue
  m1. Geertruda Ruysch
  m2. Josina Roselt (d 1892)
  d. Charles Tennant (b 08.08.1813, d 12.02.1853, youngest son) had issue
  m. Wilhelmina Frederica de Haan (d 1892, dau of William Frederick de Haan)
  e.+ other issue (d unm) - William (b 02.07.1810, d 22.01.1848), Anne Elizabeth (b 15.10.1805, d 29.01.1889), Margaret (d 1808)
  viii. Robert Tennant of Fentona, Ireland (b 1774, d 1841)
  m. Mary Weir
  a.+ 3 sons + 4 daughters
  ix. Agnes Tennant (b 1764, d 1787)
  m. (1785) George Reid of Ayr (d 1838)
  x. Janet Tennant (b 1766, d 1843)
  m. Andrew Paterson
  xi. Elizabeth Tennant (b 1766, d 1813)
  m. (1804) John Houghton
  xii. Sarah Tennant (b 1780, d 1864)
  m. (1803) William Sloan of Auchlin (d 1843)
  xiii.+ other issue (d unm) - William (b 1758, d 1813, cleric), Margaret (b 1770, d 1836), Katherine (b 1778, d 1848), Charlotte (b 1782, d 1859)
  m3. Jean McWilliam (dsp)

Main source(s): BFR ('Tennant', p589+) with some support from BP1934 ('Glenconner')
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