Admiral  Edwin Clayton Tennyson d'Eyncourt, CB RN

Admiral Edwin Clayton Tennyson d'Eyncourt, CB RN

Male 1813 - 1903  (89 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Edwin Clayton Tennyson d'Eyncourt 
    Prefix Admiral 
    Suffix CB RN 
    Born 4 Jul 1813 
    Gender Male 
    Life Story Edwin Clayton Tennyson d'Eyncourt was a distinguished British naval officer. The second son of Charles Tennyson d'Eyncourt (1784-1861, born Charles Tennyson), and a first cousin of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, he entered naval college in 1826 and in 1837 became a Lieutenant. He served in South American, East Indies and China stations during the 1840s. In 1854 he served in the Baltic campaign under Sir Charles Napier as captain of the gunboat H.M.S. Desperate, and returned to that theatre in 1855 under Rear-Admiral Richard Saunders Dundas, as captain of the frigate H.M.S. Pylades. By 1878 he had attained the rank of Admiral. He was made a Companion of the Bath in 1873.

    As a young man he thoroughly embodied his family's social pretensions and their snobbish behaviour towards their poor relations, the Tennysons of Somersby. However, in later years the mutual dislike between him and his famous cousin thawed, and he gave Alfred advice on the propriety of accepting the peerage offered to him in 1883. 
    Died 14 Jan 1903 
    Probate 27 Feb 1903  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    D'EYNCOURT Edwin Clayton Tennyson of 56 Warwick-square Pimlico Middlesex C.B. retired-admiral died 14 Jaunuary 1903 Probate London 27 February to John Davies Davenport and Alfred Henry Tarleton esquires Effects 67338 11s.9d. Resworn July 1903 68355 18s.8d. 
    Person ID I13010  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2017 

    Father Right Hon. Charles Tennyson (later d'Eyncourt), FRS, PC, MP,   c. 20 Jul 1784, Market Rasen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1861, 8A Gloucester Place, Portman Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Frances Mary Hutton,   b. 1787 or 1788, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1878, 131 Ebury Street, Pimlico, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1808 
    Family ID F586  Group Sheet

    Family The Right Honorable Lady Henrietta Pelham Clinton,   b. c.1838,   d. 19 Aug 1890, Llanfairfechan, Carnarvon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1859  St Mary, Bryanston Square, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Henrietta Charlotte Tennyson d'Eyncourt,   b. 10 Jun 1864
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F587  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Edwin Clayton Tennyson d'Eyncourt
    Edwin Clayton Tennyson d'Eyncourt
    A carte-de-visite portrait


Home Page |  What's New |  Most Wanted |  Surnames |  Photos |  Histories |  Documents |  Cemeteries |  Places |  Dates |  Reports |  Sources