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Harriett Tempest Blakiston (1799–1817)
Harriett Tempest Renny (1817–1828)
Harriett Tempest Gray (1828–1858)


Daughter of Robert Blakiston and Margaret Cass; born in Bishop Wearmouth, Durham. Married Alexander Renny (1780/1–1825), a British merchant in Riga, Livonia, in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1817. Married Thomas Gray in London in 1828. Mother of George Alexander Renny (ODNB) and Elleanor Tempest François de Chaumont (née Gray). Died on the Isle of Man.


Census returns of England and Wales 1851 (The National Archives: Public Record Office HO107/2396/505/28)

Edinburgh Annual Register 10 (1817): 306

Foreign registers and returns (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG 33/60)

Isle of Man, Burial index, 1598–2003 (, accessed 4 June 2020)

London, England, Church of England marriages and banns, 1754–1932 (, accessed 4 June 2020)

ODNB s.v. Renny, George Alexander