Stella Tennant RIP
Date of Birth: 17 December, 1970
Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.
Date of Death: 22 December, 2020
Place of Death: Duns, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Northern Irish, Irish, Welsh, distant French
Stella Tennant was a Scottish-English model and fashion designer.
Stella was born in Hammersmith, London, England, the daughter of Lady Emma Cavendish and The Hon. Tobias William Tennant. She was raised on a sheep farm on the Scottish Borders. She was a second cousin of artist Daphne Guinness, through their great-grandparents, Sydney and David Freeman-Mitford. Stella was married to French photographer and osteopath David Lasnet, with whom she had four children.
Stella’s paternal grandfather was Sub-Lieutenant Christopher Grey Tennant, 2nd Baron Glenconner (the son of Edward Priaulx Tennant, 1st Baron Glenconner, and of Pamela Adelaide Genevieve Wyndham, Viscountess Grey of Fallodon). The 2nd Baron Glenconner was born in Warminster, Wiltshire, England. The 1st Baron Glenconner was the son of Sir Charles Clow Tennant of The Glen, 1st Bt., who was born in Traquair, Scottish Borders; and of Emma Winsloe, who was born in Somerset, England. Stella’s great-grandmother Viscountess Grey was born at Clouds House, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, the daughter of Hon. Percy Scawen Wyndham and Madeline Caroline Frances Eden Campbell, who herself was born in Dublin, Ireland.
Stella’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Powell (the daughter of Lt.-Col. Evelyn George Harcourt Powell and Phyllis Olive Barbara Pryor). Phyllis was the daughter of English parents, Robert Pryor, who was born in Roehampton, Surrey, and Matilda Mary Eyre, who was born in Warwickshire.
Stella’s maternal grandfather was Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire (the son of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire, and of Lady Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil, Duchess of Devonshire). The 10th Duke of Devonshire was born in Park Lane, Westminster, Middlesex, England, the son of Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, and of Lady Evelyn Emily Mary Petty-FitzMaurice, Duchess of Devonshire. Stella’s great-grandmother Lady Mary Alice was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, the daughter of James Edward Hubert Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th Marquess of Salisbury, and of Lady Cicely Alice Gore, Marchioness of Salisbury; whose own father was Arthur Saunders William Charles Fox Gore, 5th Earl of Arran of the Arran Islands.
Stella’s maternal grandmother was the Hon. Deborah Vivien Freeman-Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire (the daughter of David Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale, and of Sydney Bowles). Stella’s grandmother Deborah was born in Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, England, and was one of the well-known aristocratic siblings the Mitford sisters. The 2nd Baron Redesdale was the son of Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale, and of Lady Clementina/Clementine Gertrude Helen Ogilvy. Sydney was the daughter of Thomas Gibson Bowles, MP, and of Jessica Evans-Gordon.