Birth: 14 June 1899

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Warminster, Wiltshire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 4 October 1983 - Aged 84

Place or Registered Place of Death: Island of Corfu, Greece

Father: Edward Priaulx Tennant

Mother: Pamela Genevieve Adelaide Wyndham


1. Pamela Winifred Paget

2. Elizabeth M. Powell (1914-)

Date of Marriage:

1. 25 September 1925

2. 25 March 1935

Place or Registered Place of Marriage:

1. Wells Cathedral, Somerset

2. Westminster, London


Marriage to Pamela Winifred Paget:

Colin Christopher Paget Tennant (1926-)
James Herbert Tennant (1929-1992)

Marriage to Elizabeth M. Powell:

Emma Christina Tennant (1937-)
Tobias William Tennant (1941-)
Catherine Elizabeth Tennant (1947-)


Christopher Grey Tennant, 2nd Baron Glenconner was born on 14 June 1899. He was the son of Edward Priaulx Tennant, 1st Baron Glenconner and Pamela Adelaide Genevieve Wyndham. He married, firstly, Pamela Winifred Paget, daughter of Sir Richard Arthur Surtees Paget, 2nd Bt. and Lady Muriel Evelyn Vernon Finch-Hatton, on 25 September 1925. He and Pamela Winefred Paget were divorced in 1935. He married, secondly, Elizabeth Powell, daughter of Lt.-Col. Evelyn George Harcourt Powell, on 25 March 1935. He died circa 1983.

The Times - September 15, 1925
Forthcoming Marrriages
Lord Glenconner and Miss Pamela Paget
The marriage between Lord Glenconner and Miss Pamela Paget will take place at the Cathedral Church, Wells, on Friday, September 25, at 2 p.m. A reception will be held at 35, Grosvenor-square on November 10, at 3.30.

The Times - September 26, 1925
Lord Glenconner and Miss Pamela Paget
The marriage took place in Wells Cathedral yesterday of Lord Glenconner, son of the late Lord Glenconner and of Viscountess Grey of Fallodon, to Miss Pamela Paget, second daughter of Sir Richard and Lady Muriel Paget. The ceremony was extremely picturesque and suggested the Middle Ages, with its pageantry and colour. The bride drove from Cranmore Hall, 8hepton Mallet, with her father and was met at the west door of the cathedral by the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Dean of Wells, and Canon Hollis, with the full cathedral choir, the processional hymn "Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven" being sung as they entered the cathedral.

The Times - October 6, 1983
Lord Glenconner
Lord Glenconner, who has died in Corfu at the age of 84, had throughout his life been occupied chiefly with the considerable industrial and commercial interest which he had inherited and with others which he had acquired. But he was also devoted to the fine arts, and to literature, and practically throughout his life was an extensive traveller.

During the Second World War he was head of the Cairo office of Special Operations Executive from 1942 to 1943. As such he was responsible for SOE activities in the Balkans at a critical time, as well as in the Middle East and Turkey.

Christopher Grey Tennant, second baron and third baronet, was born on June 14, 1899, the second but eldest surviving son of the first peer, and a grandson of Charles Tennant, the first baronet, so that he was the inheritor of the famous Scottish estate of Glen.

His eldest brother, Edward Wyndham Tennant, was killed in action while serving with the Grenadier Guards in 1916.

Christopher Tennant was educated at Eton, and for a while before going into commerce served as a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy. He succeeded to the peerage in the year of his majority, and almost at once began to shoulder the responsibilities in finance and commerce which had fallen upon him. Not long afterwards he became chairman of Charles Tennant Sons & Co Ltd, and as time passed joined the boards of various associated and subsidiary companies. He was chairman of the Power Investment Corporation Ltd, a governing Director of Tennant's Estates (1928) Ltd, Tennant and Budd Ltd, and he sat on the boards of Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd, Hambros Bank Ltd, The Northern Assurance Co Ltd, The National Mortgage & Agency Co of New Zealand Ltd, Palestine Potash Ltd, and others. He was for some years chairman of the directors of Max Parish & Co Ltd, the London publishers.

To the considerable collection of pictures and antiques which he inherited Lord Glenconner added considerably, largely as a consequence of his travels, but he was always knowledgeable and discriminating in his purchases. Although inheriting the Liberal tradition, and generally supporting Liberalism, he took no active part in politics, and apart from his business responsibilities and the arts, he was probably more interested in and attached to country life. latterly he had made over his estates to his son and retired to Corfu.

He married first Pamela Winifred, daughter of Sir Richard Arthur Surtees Paget, Bt. The marriage was dissolved in 1935 and he married secondly in that year Elizabeth, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Evelyn George Harcourt Powell. By his first marriage he had two sons; by his second marriage he had a son and two daughters. The heir is Colin Christopher Paget Tennant.

Christopher Grey Tennant
2nd Baron Glenconner