Baron Tennyson

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Arms of Tennyson: Gules, a bend nebuly or thereon a chaplet vert between three leopard's faces jessant-de-lys of the second[1]
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, the poet, usually referred to (strictly incorrectly) as "Alfred, Lord Tennyson"[2]

Baron Tennyson, of Aldworth in the County of Sussex and of Freshwater in the Isle of Wight, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[3] It was created in 1884 for the poet Alfred Tennyson, his son, the second Baron, served as Governor-General of Australia, and his grandson, the third Baron, as a captain for the English cricket team. On the death in 2006 of the latter's younger son, the fifth Baron, the line of the eldest son of the first Baron failed; the title was inherited by the late Baron's second cousin once removed, the sixth and present holder of the peerage. He is the great-grandson of Hon. Lionel Tennyson, second son of the first Baron.

Another member of the Tennyson family was the naval architect Sir Eustace Tennyson-d'Eyncourt, 1st Baronet, he was the grandson of Charles Tennyson-d'Eyncourt, uncle of the first Baron Tennyson.

Barons Tennyson (1884)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Alan James Drummond Tennyson (b. 1965) and the heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son, Andrew Barnard Tennyson (b. 1992).

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  1. ^ Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, p.1091
  2. ^ Such a style is properly used for the courtesy title of the eldest son and heir apparent of certain peers
  3. ^ "No. 25308". The London Gazette. 15 January 1884. p. 243.
  4. ^ Verbs (here est) frequently omitted in Latin mottos for stylistic purposes