Person Female Born 1862 Died 25/4/1886
Laura was one of the sixteen children of wealthy Scottish industrialist and Member of Parliament, Sir Charles Tennant (later Lord Glenconner). He had a large house in Scotland, 'Glen', and one in Grosvenor Square. The two younger daughters were Laura and Margot (who was to marry H.H. Asquith. Laura, a small, lovely, lively, highly intelligent, mercurial and fascinating young lady, married Alfred Lyttelton in 1885, and died in childbirth on Easter day 1886. Her friends mourned her loss for years, and their closed circle became known as the 'Souls'.
Laura was a close friend of Frances Horner of Mells Park in Somerset and the Mells parish church holds a memorial tablet to Laura designed by Edward Burne-Jones.
We are indebted to Margaret Wright of Australia for this biography and the delightful picture.