Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Beatrice Aventon Tennyson 1927-2020

 _.Beatrice Aventon Tennyson [née Young], who died at Waikanae, New Zealand, 26 April, 2020, aged 93, was the widow of Lt-Cdr James Tennyson, DSC, RN [1913-2001], scion of the Barons Tennyson, descended from the poet.

She was the former Beatrice Aventon Young, and was born 5 March, 1927, daughter of Alexander Tolhurst Young, of Wellington, New Zealand, and married 11 December, 1954, James Alfred Tennyson, son of Alfred Browning Stanley Tennyson [1878-1952], and his wife the Hon Margaret Cicely Drummond [1880-1963], scion of the Viscounts Strathallan [Earls of Perth].

Mrs Tennyson leaves two sons, David Harold Alexander Tennyson, the 6th Baron Tennyson [born 4 June, 1960], who succeeded to the peerage from a cousin in 2006, and Alan James Drummond Tennyson [born 28 January, 1965].


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