'Tench1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Tench of Ballyhaly, Tench of Bryanstown, Tench of Low Leyton

BLG1863 reports that "This family claims descent from a Norman baron, who accompanies William the Conqueror to England. He was Lord of Tenchebrai" and "The acnestor of the family before us went to Ireland with Fitz-Stephen, and settled at Mullinderry, co. Wexford."
John de Tenche
m. _ Bryan (dau/heir of _ Bryan of Bryanstown)
1. Bryan Tenche of Mullinderry & Bryanstown
  A. John Tench
  i. John Tench 'of Bryanstown'
m. Elizabeth Cliffe (dau of John Cliffe of Mulcrancan Hall by Eleanor, dau of Nicholas Loftus of Fethard grandson of Archbishop Adam the Lord Chancellor)
  a. Joshua Tench of Bryanstown
  m. Jane Grogan (dau of John Grogan of Johnstown Castle)
  (1) Samuel Tench of Bryanstown & Ballyhaly
m. Margaret Boyd (dau of Highgate/Higatt Boyd of Roslare by Margaret, sister of Nicholas, Viscount Loftus)
  (A) Joshua Tench of Bryanstown (cleric)
  m. Jane Cliffe (b 1730, d 1797, dau of John Cliff of New Ross, cousin, m2. Charles Tottenham)
  (i) Mary Ann Tench (d 03.1830)
m2. (09.05.1785) Charles Powell (not Fowell) Leslie
  (B) Samuel Tench of Ballyhaly, Sheriff of co. Wexford (a 1784)
  m. Frances Evatt (dau of Humphery Evatt of Mount Louise by Frances, sister of Rev. Sir Thomas Forster of Tullaghan, Bart)
  (i) Higatt Tench of Ballyhally House, co. Wexford (d 04.1851) had issue
  m. (13.06.1805) Frances Nunn (dau of Joshua Nunn of St. Margaret's & Hill Castle)
  (ii) Frances Tench
  m. William Johnson (son of General Johnson)
  (iii) Jane Tench
  m1. Robert Harrison of Cheadle (Major)
  m2. Thomas Elwood Lindsay (descended from the Lindsays of Turin)
  (iv) Mary Anne Tench
m. Thomas Edwards (grandson of Cadwallader Edwards of Ballyhire House)
  (v) Elizabeth Tench
  m. William Walker of co. Longford (captain)
  (vi)+ other issue - Humphrey (captain), Henry (captain), Charles (captain)
  (C) Mary Tench
  m1. Henry Hatton (son of ?? Hatton of Clonard)
  m2. _ Lightburn (Lt. General)
  (2) Elizabeth Tench
  m. John Cox of Coolcliffe
  (3) Ellenor Tench
  m. Cadwallader Waddy of Kilmacos (son of John of Clougheast Castle)
  b. Mary Tench
  m. Thomas Hore (son of William of Harperstown)



BEB1841 identifies the arms of the following family as "Arg. on a chev. between three lione's heads erased, gu. a cross crosslet or".
Nathaniel Tench of Low Leyton, Essex (b 1631-2, d 02.04.1710)
m(2). Anne Fisher (dau of Thomas Fisher (alderman of London), sister/heir of Thomas)
1. Sir Fisher Tench of Low Leyton, Sheriff of Essex, 1st Bart (b c1674, d 31.10.1736, MP, 5th son)
  m. (by 1697) Elizabeth Bird (b c1674, d 04.03.1737/8, dau of Robert Bird of Hertfordshire (of Staples Inn))
  A. Sir Nathaniel Tench of Low Leyton, 2nd Bart (b 30.08.1697, d unm 02.06.1737)
  B. Jane Tench (bpt 30.06.1704, dsp 18.05.1752)
  m. Adam Soresby of Chesterfield
  C. daughter
  m. (06.03.1739) _ Cowley of Hertfordshire
2.+ 8 other sons (dvp)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1863 ('Tench of Ballyhaly')
(2) For lower section : TCB (vol 5, 'Tench of Low Leyton', p29+) with support from BEB1841 ('Tench of Low Leyton')
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