Edward Tenison 1673-1735

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Edward TENISON, Arch-Deacon of Carmarthen 1673-1735

Biographical Note

Only surviving child of Joseph Tenison of Norwich, and Margaret Mileham. Entered Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1691. Graduated BA (1695) at Cambridge and LLB (1697), DD (1731) at Lambeth. He was made prebendary of Lichfield in 1705, and was appointed archdeacon of Carmarthen in 1708. Became prebendary of Canterbury in 1709. He was nominated to the bishopric of Ossory in 1731 by Lionel Cranfield Sackville, Duke of Dorset and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


Tenison used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 29110). The extent of his library is not known, but his very lengthy will includes many references to books on husbandry and gardening, which were bequeathed between his son Thomas Tenison and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he endowed a professorship in husbandry. This professor was left many instructions, in the will, for the copying, translating and reading of various husbandry books, particularly by Columella and Samuel Hartlib.