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Tennant of Glenconner, John (1725-1810)

'A worth, intelligent farmer, my father's friend and my own', was how Burns described the prolific John Tennant of Glenconner in a letter to Clarinda, dated 2nd March 1788. He accompanied the poet on an inspection of Ellisland, and somewhat injudiciously, as things turned out, advised him to take it from Miller. He was factor to the Countess of Glencairn at Ochiltree for eleven years, and rented the farm of Glenconner. Previously, he had been Willian Burne's neighbour, at which time he was renting the farm of Laigh Corton, near Bridgend. He was one of the witnesses at Rober's baptism and is the 'guid auld Glen, The ace an wale of honest men', of the 'Epistle to James Tennant', which Burns addressed to John Tennants eldest son.

John had five sons, all of whom are noted separately, as is his daughter.

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