James Tennent

Mr James Emerson Tennent

Rush ID: 5958

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1804
Died:
6 March 1869
Birth place:
Belfast, Ireland
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate (non-practising)
Election occupation:
Colonial administrator
Parentage:
William Emerson, merchant, of Belfast, and the daughter of William Arbuthnot
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1845
HighestOffice:
Backbencher
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
5958
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q3161065
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. EMERSON, James (1804-1869) **
  2. TENNENT, James (1804-1869)

Alternative names

  1. James (James) Emerson (a.k.a.)

    1804 - 1832

    Surname at birth; adopted wife's family name Tennent in 1832 in accordance with the will of his father-in-law

Constituencies

  1. Lisburn

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1852*
    Date of election: 5 January 1852
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1852*
    Date of exit: c. 1852*
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: Exit December 1852.
  2. Belfast

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1842*
    Date of election: 19 August 1842
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1845*
    Date of exit: c. 1845*
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Exit July 1845; resigned on appointment as Civil Secretary to Colonial Government of Ceylon.
  3. Belfast

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1838*
    Date of election: 8 March 1838
    Nature of election: Petition
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1841*
    Date of exit: c. 1841*
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Unseated on petition after 1841 General Election.
  4. Belfast

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: 6 January 1835
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1837
    Date of exit: 24 July 1837
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  5. Belfast

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1835
    Date of exit: 6 January 1835
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None

Higher education

  1. Trinity College Dublin

    Graduated

Marriages

  1. Tennent, Letitia

    Year: 1831

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member