Emily Sarah Tennyson (Sellwood), Baroness Tennyson (1813 - 1896)

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About Emily Sarah Tennyson (Sellwood), Baroness Tennyson

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Emily Sarah Tennyson, Lady Tennyson (9 July 1813 – 10 August 1896) was the wife of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and a creative talent in her own right.

She was born Emily Sarah Sellwood at Horncastle in Lincolnshire. Her father was a solicitor who acted for the Tennyson family many times over the years. Her mother Sarah, who died aged 28 when Emily was three, was a member of the Franklin family, sister of Sir John Franklin, an explorer, and Sir Willingham Franklin. Emily first met Alfred Tennyson during childhood, but they did not become close until much later (when Tennyson's brother, Charles, married Emily's younger sister, Louisa), and did not marry until 1850. For much of the intervening time, they did not see one another at all.

They had two sons, Hallam and Lionel. During Tennyson's lifetime, Emily was his strong supporter and employed her own talents in setting some of his lyrics to music. After his death in 1892, Lady Tennyson devoted herself to helping her son write the authorised biography.

She is buried in All Saints' Church, Freshwater, Isle of Wight."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Emily Tennyson, Lady Tennyson', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 March 2013, 23:42 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Emily_Tennyson,_Lady_Tennyson&oldid=543722953> [accessed 10 May 2013]

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Emily Tennyson, Baroness Tennyson's Timeline

1813
July 9, 1813
1850
June 13, 1850
Age 36
1852
August 11, 1852
Age 39
Twickenham, Middlesex, England
1854
March 16, 1854
Age 40
1896
August 10, 1896
Age 83
August, 1896
Age 83
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England