A STUDY OF VERNON AND VENABLES FAMILIES AND THEIR CONNECTIONS




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THE VERNON FAMILY NAME

The Vernon family name begins with Richard de Reviers [F50], who was an officer loyal to William the Conqueror (before he became the conqueror). As a reward, Richard received the town of Vernon-sur-Seine in France in the year 1050. From then on, Richard de Reviers and his descendants took the name of the town for their surname.

The town of Vernon-sur-Seine is said to be named from the Gallic term Verno, which designates the Alder tree. The town lies on the banks of the River Seine, and is located about 30 miles (70 kilometers) down-river from Paris.

Sixteen years later, in 1066, William lands in England and is victorious. Richard de Reviers, now titled Richard de Vernon, fights with him at the Battle of Hastings. Richard and his family recieve many seignoral estates, in particular Vernon Castle in Cheshire.

The Venables family is closely tied together with the Vernon family, so both are followed here.

An inscription at Vernon in Normandy : "Cy Repose Guillaume de Vernon Digne de nom Prince et Gubernatuar. De ce liru ici dont la pris son surnam par droit canon."

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VERNON (temp. Edward III) Argent, fretty sable. Mantling sable and argent. Crest - On a wreath of the colours, a boars head erased sable, ducally gorged or. Motto - Vernon semper viret. Motto translates: Vernon always flourishes, or more literally, Vernon is always green.

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[V28] http://www.aritek.com/hartgen/htm/de-lacy.htm
12. Anne Talbot, daughter of John TALBOT and Elizabeth BUTLER - She married Sir Henry Vernon. Sir Henry was born about 1447, lived in Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, England. He was the son of William Vernon and Margaret Swinfen. He died on 13 Apr 1515 . They had a child named Elizabeth Vernon 13. Elizabeth Vernon - She married Sir Robert Corbet. Sir Robert was born in 1477. He was the son of Sir Richard Corbet and Elizabeth Devereux. He died on 11 Apr 1513 and was buried in Moreton Corbet . They had a child named Dorothy Corbet *~*~*~*~*~*
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1. Sir Richard Vernon - died on 24 Aug 1451 . Sir Richard married Benedicta Ludlow before 24 Aug 1410. Children: (Quick Family Chart) i. William Vernon See #2. below. ----- Second Generation ----- 2. William Vernon - He was the son of Sir Richard Vernon and Benedicta Ludlow. William married Margaret Swinfen. She was the daughter of William Swinfen and Joyce Spernor. Children: (Quick Family Chart) i. Sir Henry Vernon was born about 1447, lived in Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, England and died on 13 Apr 1515 . See #3. below. ----- Third Generation ----- 3. Sir Henry Vernon - was born about 1447, lived in Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, England and died on 13 Apr 1515 . He was the son of William Vernon and Margaret Swinfen. Sir Henry married Anne Talbot. She was the daughter of John Talbot and Elizabeth Butler. Then Sir Henry married Ann Talbot about 1465 while living in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Ann was born about 1445, lived in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. She died on 17 May 1494 . Children with Anne Talbot (Quick Family Chart) i. Elizabeth Vernon Elizabeth married Sir Robert Corbet. Sir Robert was born in 1477. He was the son of Sir Richard Corbet and Elizabeth Devereux. He died on 11 Apr 1513 and was buried in Moreton Corbet . Elizabeth - survived her husband by fifty years and was called the "old Lady Corbet of Shawbury." See Corbet family for children. Descendency Chart for Vernon Family 0. Sir Richard Vernon - died on 24 Aug 1451 . He married Benedicta Ludlow before 24 Aug 1410. They had a child named William Vernon 1. William Vernon - He married Margaret Swinfen. She was the daughter of William Swinfen and Joyce Spernor. They had a child named Sir Henry Vernon 2. Sir Henry Vernon - was born about 1447, lived in Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, England and died on 13 Apr 1515 . As one of his 2 wives, he married Anne Talbot. She was the daughter of John Talbot and Elizabeth Butler. They had a child named Elizabeth Vernon 3. Elizabeth Vernon - She married Sir Robert Corbet. Sir Robert was born in 1477. He was the son of Sir Richard Corbet and Elizabeth Devereux. He died on 11 Apr 1513 and was buried in Moreton Corbet . They had a child named Dorothy Corbet 4. Dorothy Corbet - was born about 1511. She married Sir Richard Mainwaring. He was the son of Sir John Mainwaring and Joan Lacon. He died on 30 Sep 1558 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England . They had a child named Sir Arthur Mainwaring Based on "Our Folk" compiled by Albert Thomas Hart in 1972, and "Our Folk Revisited" compiled by Albert D. Hart, Jr in 1992 and the work of many family members - thank you to all of you. To report errors or omissions, request information or share sources or photos, Please send email to Albert Hart, Jr. Last change (on this page): Monday, July 21, 2003 [return to Index] [V30] Descendants of Randle Vernon. http://wendyblack.tripod.com/vernontree.html Descendants of Randle Vernon Generation No. 1 1. RANDLE1 VERNON Child of RANDLE VERNON is: 2. i. HUGH2 VERNON, b. 1579, Frodsham, Cheshire, England. Generation No. 2 2. HUGH2 VERNON (RANDLE1) was born 1579 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England. He married ELIZABETH ECCLESTON March 07, 1601/02 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England, daughter of JOHN ECCLESTON and CICELY DUTTON. She was born March 30, 1578 in Frodsam, Cheshire, England, and died 1640 in England. Children of HUGH VERNON and ELIZABETH ECCLESTON are: 3. i. JAMES3 VERNON, b. 1605, Chester, Cheshire, England; d. June 1675, Chester, Cheshire, England. ii. JANE VERNON, b. July 20, 1614. Generation No. 3 3. JAMES3 VERNON (HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born 1605 in Chester, Cheshire, England, and died June 1675 in Chester, Cheshire, England. He married HESTER BROWN 1639 in Stanthome, Cheshire, England. She was born January 01, 1608/09 in Chester, Cheshire, England. Children of JAMES VERNON and HESTER BROWN are: 4. i. ROBERT4 VERNON, b. January 01, 1641/42, Acton Parish, Stoke, Cheshire, England; d. January 10, 1708/09, Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania. ii. THOMAS VERNON, b. 1639. iii. RANDALL VERNON, b. 1640. Generation No. 4 4. ROBERT VERNON (JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born January 01, 1641/42 in Acton Parish, Stoke, Cheshire, England, and died January 10, 1708/09 in Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He married ELINOR MINSHALL May 20, 1678 in Lancaster, Acton by Nantwich Parish, Cheshire, England. She was born September 24, 1648 in Stoke, Cheshire, England. Children of ROBERT VERNON and ELINOR MINSHALL are: 5. i. THOMAS5 VERNON, b. 1686, Stoke, Acton by Nantwich, Cheshire, England; d. 1758, Cub Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia. ii. ALICE VERNON, b. June 30, 1674. iii. JOHN VERNON, b. April 13, 1679. iv. JACOB VERNON, b. August 13, 1680. v. ISAAC VERNON, b. 1682. vi. REBECCA VERNON, b. 1684. vii. WILLIAM VERNON, b. 1684. Generation No. 5 5. THOMAS5 VERNON (ROBERT4, JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born 1686 in Stoke, Acton by Nantwich, Cheshire, England, and died 1758 in Cub Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia. He married MARY BROWN 1710 in Caldwell Settlement, Cub Creek, Lunenberg, Virginia. She was born 1694 in England. Children of THOMAS VERNON and MARY BROWN are: 6. i. JAMES6 VERNON, b. 1730, Caldwell Settlement, Cub Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia; d. 1802, Abbeville, South Carolina. ii. RICHARD VERNON, b. 1711. iii. JONATHAN VERNON, b. 1712. iv. THOMAS VERNON, b. 1713. v. JOHN VERNON, b. 1715. vi. ISAAC VERNON, b. 1721. vii. REBECCA VERNON, b. 1721. viii. MAGDALENE VERNON, b. 1727. Generation No. 6 6. JAMES6 VERNON (THOMAS5, ROBERT4, JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born 1730 in Caldwell Settlement, Cub Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died 1802 in Abbeville, South Carolina. He married ELEANOR CALDWELL. She was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died 1813 in Abbeville, South Carolina. Children of JAMES VERNON and ELEANOR CALDWELL are: 7. i. ISAAC7 VERNON, b. January 07, 1757, Caldwell Settlement, Cub Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia; d. 1838, Elbert County, Georgia. ii. ROBERT VERNON, b. 1756. iii. HANNAH VERNON, b. 1762. iv. JOSEPH VERNON, b. 1766. v. SARAH VERNON, b. 1768. vi. NEHEMIAH VERNON, b. 1760. vii. JAMES VERNON, JR., b. 1754. viii. RICHARD C. VERNON, b. October 18, 1756. Generation No. 7 7. ISAAC7 VERNON (JAMES6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born January 07, 1757 in Caldwell Settlement, Cub Creek, Lunenburg County, Virginia, and died 1838 in Elbert County, Georgia. Children of ISAAC VERNON are: 8. i. ROBERT ALEXANDER8 VERNON, b. February 10, 1780; d. July 04, 1850, Elbert County, Georgia. ii. WILLIAM VERNON. iii. JAMES VERNON. iv. SAMUEL VERNON. v. THOMAS VERNON. Generation No. 8 8. ROBERT ALEXANDER8 VERNON (ISAAC7, JAMES6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born February 10, 1780, and died July 04, 1850 in Elbert County, Georgia. He married (1) SARAH SELF. He married (2) ELIZABETH A. WARD. She was born March 11, 1779. Children of ROBERT VERNON and SARAH SELF are: i. ROBERT MAHLON9 VERNON. ii. SARAH VERNON. Children of ROBERT VERNON and ELIZABETH WARD are: iii. REBECCA H.9 VERNON, b. December 18, 1806. 9. iv. THOMAS WARD VERNON, b. May 03, 1808, Eastrict, South Carolina; d. May 12, 1876, Henderson County, Tennessee. v. MOSES WADDELL VERNON, b. September 28, 1809. vi. ROBERT ALEXANDER BATES VERNON, b. April 05, 1811. vii. RICHARD P. VERNON, b. March 02, 1813. viii. JOHN L. W. T. VERNON, b. September 17, 1819. Generation No. 9 9. THOMAS WARD9 VERNON (ROBERT ALEXANDER8, ISAAC7, JAMES6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born May 03, 1808 in Eastrict, South Carolina, and died May 12, 1876 in Henderson County, Tennessee. He married ANNA OUTON December 20, 1832 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. She was born December 25, 1804 in Eastrict, South Carolina, and died August 10, 1892 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Children of THOMAS VERNON and ANNA OUTON are: 10. i. JOHN JOSEPH10 VERNON, b. February 14, 1844, Lincoln County, Tennessee; d. December 20, 1932, Taylor County, Texas. ii. ELIZABETH MARGARET VERNON, b. November 13, 1834. iii. JAMES B. VERNON, b. April 09, 1837. iv. REBECCA A. VERNON, b. September 13, 1840. Generation No. 10 10. JOHN JOSEPH10 VERNON (THOMAS WARD9, ROBERT ALEXANDER8, ISAAC7, JAMES6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born February 14, 1844 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and died December 20, 1932 in Taylor County, Texas. He married SARAH JANE JOHNSON February 25, 1860 in Giles County, Tennessee. She was born April 06, 1841 in Giles County, Tennessee, and died August 30, 1935 in Taylor County, Texas. Children of JOHN VERNON and SARAH JOHNSON are: 11. i. JAMES WILLIAM11 VERNON, b. July 05, 1873, Giles County, Tennessee; d. March 28, 1953, Levelland, Hockley County, Texas. ii. SAMUEL ARTHUR VERNON, b. August 09, 1867. iii. ANNIE CATHERINE VERNON, b. April 08, 1869. iv. LAURA REBEKAH VERNON, b. April 17, 1872. Generation No. 11 11. JAMES WILLIAM11 VERNON (JOHN JOSEPH10, THOMAS WARD9, ROBERT ALEXANDER8, ISAAC7, JAMES6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born July 05, 1873 in Giles County, Tennessee, and died March 28, 1953 in Levelland, Hockley County, Texas. He married ALICE ETHEL JOHNSON November 02, 1897 in Haskell County, Texas. Children of JAMES VERNON and ALICE JOHNSON are: 12. i. WILLIAM ELTON12 VERNON, b. December 03, 1908, Crowell, Foard County, Texas; d. March 24, 2000, Comanche, Comanche County, Texas. ii. ARTHUR ISAAC VERNON, b. November 04, 1900. iii. ALVON LAFAYETTE VERNON, b. January 19, 1905. Generation No. 12 12. WILLIAM ELTON12 VERNON (JAMES WILLIAM11, JOHN JOSEPH10, THOMAS WARD9, ROBERT ALEXANDER8, ISAAC7, JAMES6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born December 03, 1908 in Crowell, Foard County, Texas, and died March 24, 2000 in Comanche, Comanche County, Texas. He married SUSIE JANET STANLEY June 04, 1931 in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was born April 10, 1912 in Kerens, Navarro County, Texas, and died September 28, 1966 in Lubbock, Texas. Children of WILLIAM VERNON and SUSIE STANLEY are: 13. i. ELTA JEAN13 VERNON, b. May 01, 1933, Beula, TX. ii. BILLY RUTH VERNON, b. September 29, 1935. iii. VICKY VERNON, b. 1949. iv. LINDA SUE VERNON, b. August 22, 1947. v. SHIRLEY VERNON, b. January 08, 1940. vi. ROBBIE JO VERNON, b. August 16, 1940. Generation No. 13 13. ELTA JEAN13 VERNON (WILLIAM ELTON12, JAMES WILLIAM11, JOHN JOSEPH10, THOMAS WARD9, ROBERT ALEXANDER8, ISAAC7, JAMES6, THOMAS5, ROBERT4, JAMES3, HUGH2, RANDLE1) was born May 01, 1933 in Beula, TX. She married WOODROW WILSON BLACK January 07, 1955 in Levelland, Texas, son of WOODROW BLACK and LIBERTA GREEN. He was born July 28, 1936 in Hammond, IN. Children of ELTA VERNON and WOODROW BLACK are: i. BRIAN GENE14 BLACK, b. January 07, 1966, Bay City, Michigan; m. WENDY LYNN HARDY, July 07, 1990, Bay City, Michigan; b. October 23, 1965, Midland, Michigan. ii. LUCINDA JANET BLACK, b. August 07, 1968, Bay City, Michigan; m. (1) ROBERT DOUGLAS PRICE; b. April 04, 1970; m. (2) DONALD AUSTIN DAVIS, August 09, 1987, Bay City; b. June 27, 1966, Windsor, Canada. iii. WOODROW STEPHEN BLACK, b. September 23, 1956; m. LAURA JEAN GRAHM. iv. BRUCE ALLEN BLACK, b. December 03, 1957; m. JACKIE SPILLER. v. DEXTER LYNN BLACK, b. October 31, 1958. [V31] Bakewell, Derbyshire. Extract from Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817 (Magna Britannia. Vol 5). Transcribed by Barbarann Ayars © 2001. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/Bakewell/Lysons.html. Bakewell Derbyshire Towns & Parishes Bakewell, Derbyshire Extract from Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817 (Magna Britannia Vol 5) Transcribed by Barbarann Ayars © 2001 Please respect our Conditions of Use of transcribed material [Lyson's Magna Britannia Vol 5: Derbyshire page 23-41: BAKEWELL] The extensive parish of Bakewell comprises the township of that name; the townships of Blackwall, Brushfield, Calver, Curbar, Flagg, Froggatt, Over- and Nether-Haddon, Harthill, Hassop, Little-Longstone (or Longsdon), Rowland, Great Rowsley, and part of Wardlow; besides the parochial chapelries of Ashford, Baslow, Beeley, Buxton, Chelmorton, Great Longstone, Monyash, Sheldon and Taddington. Bakewell is a small market town situated twenty-six miles from Derby, fifteen from Chesterfield, and one hundred and fifty-two from London. The first mention we find of this town is in the reign of Edward the Elder, who, as we are told in the Saxon Chronicle, marched with his army in the year 924 from Nottingham to Badecanwillan, and then commanded a castle to be built in its neighbourhood, and garrisoned. This place evidently derives its name from a mineral spring and an ancient bath, which probably, as well as that of Buxton, was known to the Romans: the name is written Badequelle in the Domesday survey, and was soon afterwards further corrupted to Bauquelle. It appears by the quo warranto roll, that in the year 1330, John Gernon claimed a market on Monday, at Bakewell; a fair for three days at the festival of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and another for fifteen days beginning on the vigil of St. Philip and St. James. The last-mentioned fair had been granted in 1251, to William Gernon. A small market for butchers' meat etc is now held on Friday; there are now six fairs; Easter Monday, Whit-Monday, August 26th, Monday after October 11th, and Monday after old Martinmas day, for horses, cattle etc. There are also three fairs or great markets, annually, but not at fixed periods, for the sale of fat cattle only. The township of Bakewell contained in 1801, 280 inhabited houses, and 1412 inhabitants; in 1811, 286 houses, and 1485 inhabitants, according to the returns made to the parliament of those periods. The manor of Bakewell (the Badequelle of Domesday) was parcel of the ancient demesnes of the crown. William the Conqueror gave it to his natural son William Peverell, whose son, having forfeited all his possessions in the reign of Henry II this manor was given by King John to Ralph Gernon. In 1199, the fee of Bakewell was granted by King John to William Briewere, and was one of those assigned by King Edward I. in 1282, to Katherine, mother of Queen Eleanor. In 1286 William Gernon Lord of Bakewell, granted certain privileges to the burgesses of that town: the co-heiresses of Sir John Gernon, who died siesed of the manor of Bakewell, in 1383, married Botetourt and Peyton. Sir Richard Swinburne who married the heiress of Botetourt, died in 1391. Alice, one of the sisters and co-heirs of his son Sir Thomas, brought the manor of Bakewell to John Helion. Isabel, one of the co-heiresses of John Helion, the son, brought it to Humphrey Tyrell; whose daughter and heir having married Sir Roger Wentworth, joined in the sale of this manor to Sir Henry Vernon, in the year 1502. It has since passed with the Haddon estate, and is now the property of the Duke of Rutland. Moor-Hall, said to have been an ancient seat of the Gernons, stood about a mile west of Bakewell, on the edge of the moors. In the parish church, which is an ancient and spacious structure, exhibiting the architecture of various periods, are the monuments of Sir Thomas Wendesley or Wensley, mortally wounded, whilst fighting on the side of the House of Lancaster, at the battle of Shrewsbury; Sir John Vernon, Knt. (son and heir of Henry) 1477; Sir George Vernon, of Haddon, who died in 1561, and his two wives, Margaret daughter of Sir Gilbert Talbois, and Maud, daughter of Sir Ralph Longford; Sir John Manners (second son of Thomas Earl of Rutland) who died in 1611, and his wife (Dorothy, daughter and co-heir of Sir George Vernon) who died in 1584; John Manners, (third son of Sir John) who died in 1590 and Sir George Manners, who died 1623. He married Grace, daughter of Sir Henry Pierrepont. There are memorials also for Basset Copwood, maternally descended from the Bassets of Blore, who died at Bubnell Hall, in 1628, and the Walthalls descended from the family of that name at Wistaston, in Cheshire, 1744 &c. In the south aisle is an ancient monument for Sir Godfrey Foljambe, who died in 1376, and Aven his wife, who died in 1383. The inscription on the tablet was written by Mr. Blore, and put up in the year 1803. In Bassano's volume of church notes are recorded the memorials of Latham Woodroffe, Esq, 1648. Wo;;oa, Savo;le, Esq., 1658, both stewards to John Earl of Rutland; and Bernard Wells, Gentlemn, for Holme-Hall, 1653. The parish of Bakewell is stated in the Domesday Survey to have had two priests. King John, in the first year of his reign, granted the church of Bakewell, then collegiate, with its prebends and other appurtenances, to the canons of Lichfield, to whom it was afterwards appropriated. At the time of King John's grant, there were three officiating priests in this church, for whom a competent maintenance was stipulated, and one of the pregendaries of Lichfield was, in consequence of the above-mentioned grant, to say mass for the souls of the King and his ancestors, in Lichfield cathedral. The prebends of Bakewell were three in number: Matthew, a canon of Lichfield, being the incumbent of one of these, was allowed by the dean and chapter to retain it during his life. In consequence of a complaint, which came before John Peckham, Archbishop of Canterbury, at his visitation of the diocese of Lichfield, that the deacon and sub-deacon of the rich church of Bakewell were so ill provided for, that they were obliged to beg their bread; it was ordained by the Archbishop in 1280, that they should eat at the vicar's table, and that for the extraordinary expence, ten marks per annum should be allowed him out of the rectory, in addition to twenty marks which he had before received; and it is observed, that he had already two priests and the clerk to maintain. A mark was allowed to the deacon, and ten shillings to the sub-deacon, for clothes. The dean and chapter of Lichfield are still patrons of the vicarage of Bakewell, which is in their peculiar jurisdiction. Before the reformation there were two chantries in Bakewell church, one at the altar of the Holy Cross, founded in 1365. by Sir Godfrey Foljambe, and Avena his wife, valued at 6 pounds 6 shillings, 2, I Edward VI; the other at the altar of the Virgin Mary, valued at four pounds. The hospital of St. John at Bakewell was founded by Sir John Manners and his brother Roger Manners, Esq., of Uffington in Lincolnshire, for six poor men who were made a body corporate, and endowed in 1602, at the expence of 600 pounds with anuities or rent-charges to the amout of 40 pounds per annnum. The poor men have pensions of 6 pounds per annum each, the remaining four pounds are appropriated to a laundress: Sir John Manners left by will (1611) the sum of 30 pounds to purchase pewter, brass, and linen, for the use of the hospital. Grace Lady Manners (widow of Sir George Manners, who died in 1623) in the year 1636, founded a free-school for instructing the poor children of Bakewell and Great-Rowsley in reading, writing, etc., and endowed it with a rent-charge of 15 pounds per annum, issuing out of lands at Elton. Over-Haddon is within the King's manor of the High-Peak, but there is within it a subordinate manor, which with Over-Haddon-hall, in the reign of Henry VI, became the property and seat of a younger branch of the Suttons, of Sutton in Cheshire, who continued there for five generations. The Suttons were succeeded in this estate by the Cokes of Trusley, and it passed with the heiress of the Melbourne branch of that family, to the father of Lord Melbourne, who is the present proprietor. Allotments were made to Lord Melbourne, in lieu of manerial rights at the time of the inclosure in in 1806. Over-Haddon was the birthplace and residence of Martha Taylor, the celebrated fasting damsel, relating to whom there are as many as four pamphlets extant. It is said that she began to abstain from food on the 22nd of December 1667, being then in her eighteenth year, in consequence of the effects of a blow received some years before, but her illness is said not to have commenced till the end of August, or the beginning of September preceding. The last pamphlet was published March 30, 1669, when it appears that she was living and continuing to fast; her face is described as plump and ruddy; her pulse as even and lively; it is said that after she had left off eating, she once swallowed part of a fig, which had nearly proved fatal to her; that she had none of the usual secretions after the beginning of 1668; nor was there any moisture in her mouth or nose; that the vertebrae of her back might be felt through the abdomen; that she had very little sleep, and was once wholly without sleep for five weeks. It appears that she underwent two watches, having been attended by from forty to sixty women, who watched her strictly night and day. One of these watches was appointed by the neighboring townships; the other by the Earl of Devonshire. If the entry copied in the note, records the burial of this young woman, she survived the publication of the last pamphlet fifteen years. We have no account of the sequel, whether she was detected as an impostor, or whether she was a real sufferer, and, having recovered, returned to her usual habits. It is probable that some of these pamphlets might have fallen into the hands of the late notorious impostor Ann Moor, and suggested the leading circumstances of her impositions. This woman, who is a native of Derbyshire, resided at Tutbury, where during a pretended fasting of more than four years, she contrived that her case should in almost every particular resemble that of Martha Taylor. Having successfully eluded one watch of seventeen days and nights, she continued her imposture with the greater confidence; till at length, having reluctantly submitted to a second ordeal, it was conducted with so much care and skill, that she found it impossible to elude the vigilance of the watchers: and at length, when nature was almost exhausted with real fasting, she confessed herself an impostor. The manor at Nether-Haddon belonged at an early period to the family of Avenell, whose co-heiresses married Vernon and Basset. The heiress of Vernon, in the reign of Henry the Third, married Gilbert Le Francis, whose son Richard took the name of Vernon and died at the age of 29 in 1296. This Richard was common ancestor of the Vernons of Haddon, Stokesay, Hodnet, Sudbury, etc.. The Bassets continued to possess a moiety of Nether-Haddon in the reign of Edward III, but in or before the reign of Henry VI. the whole became vested in the Vernons, who had purchased Basset's moiety. Sir Richard Vernon of Haddon was speaker of the Parliament held at Leicester in 1425; his son of the same name was the last person who held for life the high office of Constable of England. Sir Henry Vernon, grandson of the latter, was Governor to Prince Arthur, son of Henry VIII, who is said to have resided with him at Haddon. The Haddon branch of the Vernons became extinct in 1565 by the death of Sir George Vernon, who, by the magnificence of his retinue and his great hospitality, is said to have acquired the name of "King of the Peak". Dorothy, the younger of his co-heiresses, brought Haddon to Sir John Manners, second son of Thomas, the first Earl of Rutland, of that family, and immediate ancestor of His Grace the Duke of Rutland, who is the present proprietor. The ancient castellated mansion of Haddon-hall, exhibits the architecture of various periods, having been built at several times by the families of Vernon and Manners. The general appearance of this ancient mansion, with its turrets, surrounded by woody scenery, is very picturesque. The gallery in the south front, about 110 feet in length, and only 17 in width, was built in the reign of Elizabeth. The great hall was the ancient dining-room. Most of the other apartments, which are numerous, are of small dimensions. About the year 1760, the house was entirely stripped of its furniture, which was removed to Belvoir Castle, but the building is still kept in good repair. The Rutland family have not resided at Haddon since the reign of Queen Anne, when the first Duke lived there occasionally in great state, and is said to have kept his Christmas with open house, in the true style of old English hospitality. A ball was given in the gallery by the Duke of Rutland on occasion of his coming of age, and another by the inhabitants of Bakewell, on occasion of the peace of 1802. The manor of Blackwall, a township in this chapelry, was given to the Priory of Lenton in Nottinghamshire by Wiliam Peverell, in the reign of Henry I. It appears by Pope Nicholas's Valor, that this manor consisted of four oxgangs of land, then valued at 1 pound 5 shillings per annum. This manor was granted in 1552 to Sir William Cavendish, and seems to have descended to the Newcastle branch of the fmaily. It is included in the rental of the Earl of Newcastle's estates in 1641, being then valued at 307 pounds per annum. There was another manor in Blackwall, which was the property and residence, for several generations, of the ancient family of Blackwall; the last of whom having become greatly involved in debt, an extent was issued at the suit of the crown, in the reign of Charles II for the enormous sum of 130,632 pounds 7s 10d This manor having been then seized appears to have been granted to the family of Hope; Lady Margaret Hope, widow (dau of the Earl of Haddington) was possessed of it in 1702. Both these manors and the whole of the landed property in Blackwall, are now vested in his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [From Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817. Transcription kindly donated by Barbarann Ayars, 22nd Aug 2001] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Created 23 Aug 2001. Last updated 10 Jul 2002 - 13:03 by Rosemary Lockie] [V32] Old Halls, Manors and Families of Derbyshire. Volume I, The High Peak Hundred. by Joseph Tilley. Transcription by Rosemary Lockie © 1999-2001. Haddon Hall. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/Tilley/VolumeI/HaddonHall.html Please respect our Conditions of Use of transcribed material -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Haddon Hall EVERY famous family of England has its romance, and the history of the House of Vernon is a series of romances. In the thirteenth century there was a Ralph Vernon, Rector of Hanwell, and Baron of Shipbroke,[1] who quietly set aside his vow of celibacy and made a match of it with Cecilia Crew (Lysons says there was no marriage certificate), and became the father of a son, who has given to the pedigree of the Shipbroke branch of his race that air of mystery and delicacy usually spoken of with incredulity and whisper. This son inherited the possessions of his father, and lived for one hundred and fifty years - all authorities so allow,[2] which is only the Curious part of the business. They allow, too, that he espoused Mary Dacre, and had legitimate issue; but it appears there was a buxom widow (Maud Grosvenor) by whom he also had issue, and this issue, on the death of the grandson of this venerable Baron, came in for the Barony, for there was a law suit by which they contested it and got it, for the legitimate line was adjudged Haslington. We will have a gossip of these matters perchance under Hazlebadge. Many sweet tints of an exquisite little romance have obscured the memorabilia of Haddon Hall and prevented them being known; but a knowledge of them only tends to invest its precincts with still greater interest, and lends an additional beauty to her whose love has hallowed its threshold. We will glance at a few of them. It was from the portals of this splendid old baronial residence that the Vernons, of Sudbury, Tong, Stokesay, and Hodnet went forth. We have before us the shield of this illustrious family, with its hundred quarterings, in which we recognise those of twenty-three Baronies, twenty-three Earldoms, one Dukedom, and one of Princely distinction. Their vast estates came to them by alliance with the heiresses of the Avenells, Camviles, Stackpoles, Pembruges, and Swynfens. We would correct an error made by many very learned authorities that Sir William Vernon, in the reign of Henry VI., married Margaret Pipe; this lady was Margaret Swynfen, heiress of the Pipes. Both Lysons and Burke are very clear on this fact, though we believe it tripped the celebrated Dugdale. Was it not in keeping with the traditions of both their houses that the affection of Dorothy Vernon and John Manners should be given to one another? The splendour of the House of Manners rose from heiresses even then. Eleanor Roos had brought them the Baronies of Vaux, Trushbut, and Belvoir, with its glorious Castle, together with a coronet. Anne St Leger (niece of Edward IV.) gave them relationship with the Plantagenets; Royal augmentation to shield, afterwards enhanced by an Earldom; and so Dorothy piled on her Derbyshire estates, and her womanly heart. How the Earldom of Rutland devolved upon their grandson was an incident which partakes of the marvellous. He became heir-apparent when there was scarcely the remotest prospect of such an event. Briefly instanced the facts are these:- In the year 1613, the two sons of the Earl mysteriously died, leaving him childless. The doctors could assign no reason, but it was ultimately discovered (so say certain State papers) that the boys had met their death from witchcraft. How Margaret and Philippa Flowers confessed their guilt and were hanged at Lincoln; how their mother said if she was guilty she hoped she might die, and immediately fell dead; and how King James and the Parliament of England were so satisfied of these women's crime that they passed the memorable statute against such occult practices, is to be found in our law books.[3] Among the committee of the Lords who framed this most superstitious of statutes were twelve bishops, and among the members of the Commons who passed it were Sir Francis Bacon and Sir John Coke. There is another incident of the House of Manners, told by old Leland, which is as incredible, but which will serve to illustrate the fact that this patrician house has a pedigree back to the old Earls of Mercia, who were petty sovereigns before England was a kingdom or Normandy a dukedom. Alfred the Third (of Mercia) being on a visit to the castle of D'Albini (which stood, we believe, on the site of Belvoir), appeared so enamoured of his daughters as to excite a suspicion in their father that he had entertained designs against the virtue of one of them, though he was at a loss to discover which. However, he one morning entered the apartment of the King, leading his eldest daughter naked with one hand and holding a drawn sword in the other; he was followed by his wife, leading the second daughter, and his son the third, both in like manner naked. And D'Albini, having informed the King of his apprehensions, required him immediately to declare if they were well founded, in which case he was determined to put them all to death before his face. But if, on the contrary, his intentions were honourable, he required him to make choice of one of them for his wife. The King was so affected with the solemnity of this expostulation that, determining to quiet the apprehensions of D'Albini, he immediately declared his resolution to make the second daughter his Queen.[4] Edmund Lodge, the Norray King at Arms, dug out from the Talbot Papers several letters of great interest relating to Derbyshire History, one of which we will transcribe, as it is signed by Roger Manners, the brother of Dorothy's John, and states the fact that one of the ladies of this illustrious family ran away with the gentlemen she was fond of, to the great displeasure of Queen Elizabeth. The letter is dated 20th September, 1594:- "I most humbly thank your Lordship and my Lady for this fat stag, which is very well baked; but that the pasties be so great that I have no dish that will hold them Mr. Bucknall thanketh your Lordship for the stag's head, which he is contented shall be placed on his head whensoever he doth marry; in the meantime he will place it not in the stables, but upon the entry of his house instead of a porter, and so he saith it shall be monument. "Touching the matter of my Lady Bridget's marriage, Her Majesty taketh it for a great offence, and so as I hear, she mindeth to punish, according to her pleasure, fiat. I am now not so discontented that my credit is no greater with the Countess (of Bedford), unless her Ladyship would be advised; she hath almost marred a good cause with evil handling, and truly she never vouchsafed to send to me in that cause, nor once to speak to me thereof when I was last with her Ladyship, so as I am ignorant of what course she holdeth therein; and yet my Lady Bridget, in her journey to my Lady of Bedford's, did vouchsafe a lodging in this poor cottage, where she was to me very welcome, and when it shall please them to command me I shall be ready to do them service. I thank your Lordship for your Irish news. I am so long a countryman as I am clean forgotten in Court, and, seldom hear hence, wherewith I am nothing displeased, and yet about a fortnight hence I mean to go towards London, and to go by my Lady of Bedford's to see my Lady Bridget. Thus recommending my duty to your Lordship and my honourable good Lady, I wish to both all honour and contentation." The beauty of Dorothy Vernon's love comes out splendidly when compared with the spurious fidelity of a lady who was mistress of Haddon exactly a century later. She was Anne Pierpont, daughter of the Marquis of Dorchester and wife of John Manners, ninth Earl of Rutland. Her children were pronounced by Act of Parliament, bearing date 8th February, 1667, to be illegitimate. Three years later there was another Act passed which allowed the Earl to marry again. How memorable this last Act was can only be thoroughly realised by the historical student, for the Canon Law of the Church prohibited a divorced man the solace of a second union, and this setting aside the Canon Law by legislation was only the second instance in the history of the nation. The earliest document relating to Haddon is one written in the reign of Richard I., and signed by his brother John, which gave authority to Richard Vernon to fortify his house with a wall, a portion of which is still to be seen. This was almost seven centuries ago, and immediately after the death of Sir William Avenell, whose daughter and co-heiress, Avicia, Vernon had espoused. Her sister Elizabeth married Ralph Basset, feudal Lord of Sapcote. History is silent about the Avenells, excepting their bequests to the Church. They gave One Ash to Roche Abbey and Conksbury to the Monks at Leicester. They were probably mesne tenants under the Peverells, and afterwards tenants in chief of the Crown. The Vernons were Lords of Vernon in Normandy before the Conquest, and after the victory of Hastings they were made Barons of Shipbroke, in Cheshire. The motto was and is Vernon semper viret, and one of the family seems very likely to have verified it in himself, for, according to Edmondson and other heraldic authorities, he lived through five generations and then thought proper to die. This was in the reign of Edward II. Quaint old Fuller renders and punctuates the motto:- Ver non semper floret; and adds, "So ill it is to trust in the spring of human felicity". Burke recounts there were fourteen generations of Vernons who were Lords of Haddon. Lysons shows fifteen, because Richard Vernon, the first holder, had only a daughter by Avicia Avenell, whose son by Gilbert le Franceys retained his mother's name. This fact Burke suppresses, but why should he do so ?[5] The Inq. Post Mort., 4 Edward I., shew a moiety of the Manor of Nether Haddon with Robert de Derley. We believe the de Derleys at the time were holding a moiety of the town of Nether Haddon, as we glean from the Quo Warranto Rolls; but without the de Derleys were tenants under the Bassets, which is improbable, the entry is difficult of explanation. The Vernons were more distinguished as warriors than statesmen. During the Wars of the Roses they were staunch adherents to the House of York, which fact Shakespeare has immortalised in his description of the quarrel between the Earls of Somerset and Warwick. The scene is in the Temple Gardens, and the hostile nobles, who have plucked different coloured roses as future badges, Vernon thus addresses: Stay, lords and gentlemen, and pluck no more Till you conclude that he upon whose side The fewest roses are cropp'd from the tree Shall yield the other in the right opinion. SOMERSET: Good Master Vernon, it is well objected; If I have fewest, I subscribe in silence. VERNON: Then, for the truth and plainness of the case, I pluck this pale and maiden blossom here, Giving my verdict on the white rose side. SOMERSET: Prick not your finger as you pluck it off, Lest, bleeding, you do paint the white rose red, And fall on my side so, against your will. VERNON: If I, my lord, for my opinion bleed, Opinion shall be surgeon to my hurt And keep me on the side where still I am. - I HENRY VI., Act II., Scene 4. When the battle of Bosworth utterly crushed the cause of the Yorkists, the Vernons were not disturbed in their possession of Haddon, but were actually (within a few years) made the governors of Prince Arthur.[6] The Plumptons, of Hassop, had poured out their blood for the House of Lancaster, yet the monarch they had helped to place upon the throne allowed his nefarious ministers, Empson and Dudley, to ruin them. The Bassets, of Bubnell and Blore (relatives of the Vernons), fought valiantly for Henry Tudor, but he did not give them back their Barony of Sapcote, for it remains in abeyance to this day These are facts that never extort a remark from the compilers of Derbyshire history. In the south-west angle of the chancel of the Chapel at Haddon there is an ecclesiastical curiosity too frequently overlooked by even lovers of the place. We refer to the "Squint". We know of no other in the Peak of Derbyshire. Some of out readers may not be aware that a squint allows a view of anyone in the building, and yet the beholder cannot he seen. How often may not John Manners have appeased the yearnings of his heart from here by a look at his Dorothy? We find from the Register of Chapel-en-le-Frith that the Vernons, of Hazlebadge, one of the branches of the Haddon family, were not extinct until the end of the seventeenth century. The present noble resident at Sudbury is not only the representative of the Vernons, of Haddon, but, says Forster, of a branch older, and moreover (which is extraordinary) of "three out of the eight Barons of the Palatine of Chester, created by Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, viz., Venerables, Baron of Kinderton; Vernon, Baron of Shipbroke; and Warren, Baron of Stockport". There is a fact which illustrates the lovable character of Dorothy Vernon that her greatest admirers too often forget. Her husband was a squire simply, and remained so until twenty years after her decease. Haddon, with its various styles of architecture, whether Norman, Early English, Decorative, Perpendicular, or Renaissance; with its gobelin tapestry and fixtures of the Middle Ages, makes us feel thankful that none of its noble owners have ever patronised the improver, and thankful, too, for their courtesy in allowing such an inestimable pleasure as a visit to its old baronial halls. This building is of very great interest to the student of antiquity, from its state of preservation, illustrating so thoroughly the baronial mansion of the Middle Ages, with its Chapel, Banqueting Hall, and State Bed-chamber. Rayner, in his History and Antiquities of Haddon Hall, tells a rich story of old times (the story was told to Rayner by William Hage, the Guide, "a descendant of John Ward, who, in 1527, was deer-keeper to the Lord of Haddon" . . . "who was turned out of the family six times for drinking too much, and at length died drunk. His son, however, succeeded him in his office; and his posterity in the female line have continued in the service of the proprietors of Haddon Hall to the present time." We, believe this guide is still alive, at a very advanced age, living at Clay Cross). "A great butcher, who used to fit the family at Haddon with small meat, a fat man weighing eighteen stone, named John Taylor, from Darley Dale, came at Christmas time, when they were keeping open house; and the old Earl's wife would not let the butter go into the larder till she had seen it, so it remained in the old family hall (the Banqueting Hall) and stood there for some hours. The butlers (of whom there were two, one for the small-beer cellar and the other for the strong) had for several weeks before missed two pounds of butter every week, and they could not think what had become of it, or who had taken it, so they determined to watch, one butler spying through the little door, and the other through the great door, when presently the great butcher came as usual for orders for small meat; and after looking round he lays his fingers upon the butter, and pops one pound of butter within his coat on one side, and another pound on the other side. This was observed, and the butler from the strong beer cellar came up to the butcher saying, 'Jack, it is Christmas time - I have a famous jack of strong beer and you shall have it before you go. Sit you down by the kitchen fire.' He sat there awhile, when the butler, handing him the flagon, said, 'Don't be afraid of it, I will fetch some more.' And as he sat near the fire, the butter on one side melting with the heat, began to trickle down his breeches into his shoes. 'Why Jack,' said the butler, 'you seem a great deal fatter on one side than the other. Turn yourself round, you must be starved on one side.' He was obliged to comply, and presently the butter ran down that side also; and afterwards, as he walked up the Hall, the melted butter ran over the tops of his shoes. The Earl, says Hage, made a laughing-stock of it, but if such a thing was to be done in these days, the man would be turned out of the family". This nobleman was the grandson of our Dorothy, and his lady was Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Montagu. The old doorway yonder leads into the Court-yard, where the squires and the host of retainers wearing the livery of their lord were wont to congregate; where the neighbouring knights and ladies met before an hawking expedition. How it makes us want to know them as Pepys and Evelyn have made us familiar with the Cavaliers of the Stuarts; yet what a link with past ages is its masonry. It was standing when an English was spoken which would be unintelligible to us; when John of Gaunt was dangling after Elizabeth Swynford; when it was a crime to wear satin or damask, or silk, or chamlet, or taffeta, or velvet, or a coat with sleeves, or "any fur, whereof the like kind groweth not in England, Calais, Berwick, or the marshes of the same". Notes: [1] Woodnoth's "Collections", and Lysons' "Cheshire". [2] Vide "Baronagium", Vol V., p. 193; Lysons' "Cheshire", p. 643. [3] "State Trials", and Nichol's "History of Leicestershire". [4] "Itinerary", Vol. VIII., p. 70 b. [5] Lysons "Mag. Brit.", Vol. V., p. 55. [6] See Article on Hazelbadge. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Return to top of page Bakewell Hall [Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie in April 1999 from G4TIFF images, available as part of David Blackwell's work scanning old, and out-of-copyright books.] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Created 15 Jan 2001. Last updated 24 Mar 2002 - 12:47 by Rosemary Lockie] [return to Index] [V23] http://www.kittybrewster.com/ancestry/vernon.htm Some of the Descendants of Sir William Vernon Sir William de Vernon. Married Margaret de Stokeport. Sir Richard de Vernon. Married Margaret de Vipont. Sir Richard de Vernon. Married second Juliana de Vesey. Sir Richard de Vernon. Married Matilda Camville. Sir William de Vernon. Married Margaret de Stopford. Sir Richard de Vernon. Married Juliana de Pembruge. Sir Richard de Vernon. Married Johanna Stackpole. Sir Richard Vernon. Married Benedicta Ludlows. Sir William Vernon, Kt. Married Margaret Swynfen. Sir Henry Vernon, Lord of Haddon. Died 1511. Married Anne Talbot. Humphrey Vernon. Died 1542. Married Alice Ludlow. Thomas Vernon. Died 1556. Married Helena Shirley. Walter Vernon. Died 1592. Married Margaret Littleton. A. Sir Edward Vernon. Born 1584. Died 1657. Married 1613 Margaret Vernon. 1. Sir Henry Vernon. Born 1615. Died 1658. Married Muriel Vernon. a. Sir George Vernon. Born 1635. Died 1702. Married third Catherine Vernon, dau of Sir Thomas Vernon, merchant of London. (A) Sir Henry Vernon. Married first Anne Pigott, dau of Thomas Pigott of Chetwynd. (1) George Vernon, 1st Baron Vernon. Born 1707. Died 1789. Married first 21 June 1733 Hon Mary Howard (died Feb 1739/40), dau and co-heir of 6th Lord Howard of Effingham. AA. George Vernon, 2nd Baron Vernon. BB. Mary Vernon. Married 5 January 1763 George Adams of Orgrave (died 1789), who took the name of Anson 30 April 1773 George married second Anne Lee CC. Henry Vernon, 3rd Baron Vernon. A. George Charles Vernon, 4th Baron Vernon. 1. George John Vernon, 5th Baron Vernon. a. Augustus Henry Vernon, 6th Baron Vernon. Married Harriet Frances Maria Anson. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please send comments, corrections, additions and amendments to Sir William Arbuthnot, Bt Last brought up to date 17:24 25 November 2003 [V34] http://www.antonymaitland.com/Vernon01.htm Vernon Genealogy Issue Date: 3/12/2003 Home Page VERNON APPENDICES: Appendix 1: HC VERNON and MASONS: Appendix 2: Vernon Trees Appendix 3: Atcherley Family Appendix 4: Hilton Main Colliery: Appendix 5: Letter Sources: J Jennie McFie BC Burkes' Commoners, 1836 Hilton Park: the Vernon seat from 1562 until 1955 was sold to the Order of St Joseph of Bordeaux as a convent, and in 1986 bought by the Tarmac group as its headquarters. The estate came into the Vernon family, originally from Derbyshire, through connections with the Swynnertons. The present Queen Ann house was built by Henry Vernon. The property consisted in 1958 of the mansion, stable block, L shaped moat and grounds. A dominant feature half a mile south is the stone built Portobello Tower, hexagonal and embattled with interior staircase, that was erected by Henry Vernon to commemorate the taking by Admiral Vernon of Portobello with six ships of the line in 1739. (ref sale advert). Admiral Vernon, a distant relative, was also famous for introducing "Grog" to the Navy, a mixture of rum and water, substituting this for raw spirit. The estate contained deposits of coal, gravel and clay, all of which contributed to the family’s fortune. From Burke's Landed Gentry 1964: Wolverhampton Express & Star extract: "Nature Turned Against Hilton Main, The Pit They said Would Go On for Years. In The End the Rock has Beaten the asses coal. Tomorrow's closure of production at Hilton Main Colliery ends a three century era dating to the days of Wolverhampton's "asses' coal." Hilton had its roots in 18th century mines of the Essington area, where black faced miners hacked out nuts which were carried on donkeys' backs to the town and sold by the "ass load." In the 17th and 18th centuries there was always a good market for the 1oads they called Squire Vernon's coal" after the Hilton autocracy of the times. The black-diamond zone north of Wolverhampton - where dozens of narrow shafts still lie capped and covered, but unfilled - fathered the Cannock Chase coalfield itself. The miners worked the seam northwards, and new pits and new communities were born as the old pits died. Hilton itself was conceived to extend the Holly Bank Colliery operations into seams north and west of Essington. Good coal "panels" were proved in 1908, and 14 years later the first shaft was driven. In 1924 up came the first coal, from 3Oom. year old measures. In mining tradition the first nuggets were toasted in good ale, and the future seemed assured. But it soon became clear that Hilton's seams had a Jekyll-and-Hyde character of rock-faulting. Good coal could turn suddenly into red or grey rock where a seam had slipped. It often needed steep gradients to keep working yet the coal was determinedly mined and in 1927 Hilton took over when the Essington pit closed. There was even a plan to open another pit at Four Ashes, a few miles westwards. Hilton made history as the Midlands' first all-electric pit and survived a company liquidation in 1936. Its second shaft went down in 1936, and at 637 yards was one of the deepest in the Cannock field roughly as far as far Wolverhampton's Queen-Square to Chapel-ash. The pit passed to the National Coal Board after the war and as late as 1964, was rated a "1ong-life" pit. A miners' union official predicted enough coal "for 25 years or more." Now the rock has won, despite the miners' desperate "donkey work" to find consistently profitable coal through new tunneling. And tomorrow, although the pit will live on for salvage, the era of the asses' coal will end. VERNON (temp. Edward III) Argent, fretty sable. Mantling sable and argent. Crest - On a wreath of the colours, a boars head erased sable, ducally gorged or. Motto - "Ver non semper viret" Richard Leveson Vernon: 1948: of Haughton, Neen Sollars, Worcester. 1960's: of Bryngwyn, Llangegryn, Merioneth. formerly of Hilton Park, Staffs. Born 26/11/1900, ed. Harrow. Died 19/7/1976, Burcher Cottage, Titley, Herefordshire. The Leveson name comes from a long established family in the Wolverhampton area, wool traders in the late middle ages, and then a prominent Catholic family in the Civil War. They owned property in Stowheath and Snow Hill, Wolverhampton. The last male of the main line died in 1750 and all their Willenhall properties were sold by 1763. Did daughters marry Vernons?? (Willenhall History Society 29/1/2000). According to Richard's second wife, Betty, a Leveson may have been one of Richard's godparents. He was an old style country gentleman and squire, with an enormous knowledge and love of the country, and gave Alice a love of the country and a calmer disposition than might have been expected, a gift which was to stand her in good stead later in life. Richard and Betty moved with Alice to Burcher Cottage, Titley, Herefordshire in about 1970, to be nearer Alice's schools, Richard remaining there until his death in July 1996. He was a man of understated intelligence, well read and interested in the natural world. He was also surprisingly interested in scientific developments. Richard was not a great traveller but he, Betty and Alice took a cruise to see the Greek sites of the Eastern Mediterranean. He only flew once, with Antony in a light twin-engined aircraft. After his initial fear, he realised what he could see of his beloved country and was fascinated by it. Richard had travelled to Kenya in the 1930's where he farmed for a few years before returning to England. During WW2, he farmed near Cleobury Mortimer. The remainder of his life was passed in living the life as a quiet country gentleman. Married, 2nd: 1978, Elisabeth Agnes (Chadwick) Kirk-Owen, widow of Reginald Kirk-Owen. Married, 1st: 4/10/1926, Barbara, widow of Robert Myles Heywood, 2nd Lt 3rd Bn the Buffs (East Kent Reg) & dau of Sir James De Hoghton, 11th Bt CBE DL JP. Divorced 26/5/1978. She died 17/7/1987, Devises. Issue of 1st marriage only: 1/1. Peter James Vernon 15/7/1927 ed privately 1/2. Christopher Miles Vernon 29/8/1932 ed Privately. 1/3. Barbara Flavia Rose Vernon 7/5/1931 Burkes: Sir James de Houghton of Houghton Towers and Walton-le-Dale, Lancs, Born 2/2/1851, s of 8th Bt by 2nd wife Harriet Smith, dau of John Smith of Newark, married Aimee Jean (d. 1919) only dau of John Groven jnr of Ferne. 1/1. Guy 2/5/1779-27/12/1780. 1/2. Cuthbert b 27/8/1880, m. 1917 Helen dau of Maj Duncan Macdonald of Glencoe, and has issue: Henry, Philip, Anthony, Mary (b. 1919) & Iseult Mary. 1/3. Vere 6/3/1882-13/10/1915. M. Helen, issue Diana. 1/4. Guy b. 21/11/1886, m 1st Violet Caroline Townley, div 1918, 2nd Miriam Hinkey. 1/5. Dorothy, m 1908 Achibald Lyle. 1/6. Cecily m. 1905 Piers Starkie 1/7. Joan m. 1921 Charles Thorp 1/8. Barbara m. RLV. Walter Bertie William Vernon b. 8/10/1871, d.26/1/1948, m.1897, Esther Hodgson (d.21/3/1957), widow of Capt Francis Robinson Atcherley of Marton Hall Salop & dau of John Mills. Esther had a daughter, Muriel Hope Atcherley by her first husband. Esther passed her last years at The Hydro, Bowden, Cheshire (ref letters in RLV's care). Francis Atcherley was probably a son of Francis Topping Atcherley. Issue: 1/1. Richard Leveson Vernon. Issue of Francis & Esther (Mills) Atcherley: (Deduced from papers in RLV's desk 2/2003). Muriel Hope Atcherley, born 1891, died about 1979 following motor accident. 1911: of The Grange, Welsh Frankton, Salop. 1948: of Mombasa. 1959: of Knysna, Cape Province. Muriel married: (1) Henry Hemsted abt 4/1911, who died 14/12/1945. 1911: a doctor of Purewell Hill, Christchurch, Hants. (2) Charles Edward Stuart-Prince 18/9/1946. She had three children by her first husband: Rupert Henry Rustad Hemsted, died unmarried 18/1/1944, war service. Penelope Atcherley Hemsted, born bef 1927, married Mr Owen Deane bef 1948. 1948 & 1959: of Geduld Mine, Dersley, Transvaal. Issue: Bob Deane, qual doctor in England abt 1975. Also Bob. William Richard Tobias Hemsted, born bef 1927. Married Margaret. 1948: of Rondebosch, Cape Town. 1959: of Kabete, Kenya, civil servant. 1959: mention of Stephen Tobias Rustad Hemsted of Nakuru: William's son?? Grand children by Toby: Ima (b. abt 10/1951)& Tom (b1954) RLV spent some time in Kenya in the 1930's, presumably with Muriel, to whom he was close, judging by her letters. RLV was a trustee of Muriel's marriage settlement in the 1950's. Augustus Leveson Vernon b. 20/9/1836, d 9/12/1925, m 2/6/1864, Selena Anne (b. 1/2.1842, d.9/12/1930) yst dau of Walter Peter Giffard of Chillington. J.P., D.L., High Sheriff Staffs 1899. Seat:- Hilton Park, Wolverhampton. Club:- Carlton. From newspaper cutting (RLV collection): The death took place on Monday at the Dower House, Hilton Park, of Mrs. Selina Anne Vernon, widow of Mr. Augustus Leveson Vernon, D.L., J.P., who died in December 1925, in his ninetieth year. Mrs. Vernon was the youngest daughter of Mr. W.P. Giffard, of Chillington Hall, near Brewood, and was married to Mr. Vernon in 1864. They settled at Deansfield, Brewood, and remained there until 1886, when Mr. Vernon came into the Hilton Estates and removed to Hilton Park. Like her husband, Mrs. Vernon was an enthusiastic follower of hounds, and was for many years a conspicuous figure in the field with the Albrighton and S. Staffs. Hunts. Upon celebration in 1924 of their diamond wedding, Mr. And Mrs. Vernon both took to the saddle and went out with the hounds, whilst Mrs. Vernon, who had commenced her career with the hounds as a girl, boasted that she could beat her husband's record by 16 years. For over half a century it was the custom of the Albrighton and S. Staffs. Hounds to meet at Hilton Park in alternate years on the occasion of Mr. Vernon's birthday, and generous hospitality was dispensed by Mr. and Mrs. Vernon. One of the most interesting hunting souvenirs at Hilton Park is the leather pouch for the hunt-master's horn used by Mrs. Vernon's father when he was the master of the Albrighton about ninety years ago. In addition, there is a fine collection of about a hundred brushes, collected by the late Squire over a period of fifty years, each brush being labeled with the date and circumstances of the killing of the fox with the local hounds. Mrs. Vernon took a sympathetic interest in the various religious and social activities of her husband, and by her beneficent works in the district gained the love and affection of a wide circle of friends. The funeral took place at Shareshill Chuchyard on Thursday, when there was a full congregation in the Parish Church. There followed a list of the mourners etc, amongst whom were Mr. and Mrs. WBB Vernon, Miss Vernon, Miss M Vernon (daughters), Miss D Vernon (grand-daughter). Another cutting described "the dower house which stands in the shadow of the memorial tower erected to the memory of Admiral Edward Vernon, who captured Porto Bello in 1739. It is notable that RL Vernon was not present: this was the time when he was farming in Kenya. Obituary for ALV from Staffordshire Paper. DEATH OF Mr. A.L. VERNON, D.L., OF HILTON PARK The death took place at his residence, Hilton Park, Shareshill, on Wednesday morning of Mr. Augustus Leveson Vernon, D.L., J.P., who had been lying seriously ill for the past two or three weeks. The deceased gentleman was in his 90th year. A year ago Mr. and Mrs. Vernon celebrated their diamond wedding. One of the last public functions at which Mr. Vernon attended and spoke at the opening ceremony of the new Hilton Main colliery of the Holly Bank Coal Co. Ltd. VERNONS and HILTON The association of the Vernons with Hilton Park stretch over a period of several centuries, and the last Squire, as he was familiarly called, took a great pride in his ancestry. His grandfather, Major-Gen. Hy. Chas. Edward Vernon, C.B., who lived to the ripe old age of 81, served throughout the Peninsular War, in Nova Scotia, the West Indies, and the Ionian Islands.He was twice wounded at the battle of Salamanca. There are several portraits of him at Hilton, and a number of paintings depicting some of the chief battles in which he fought. Hy. Chas. Vernon, father of the late squire, rendered splendid service to the country, and in 1867 held the position of High Sheriff. Augustus Leveson Vernon was born at Clifton, Bristol, on Sept. 20, 1836. At the age of ten he removed with his parents to Harrow. Henry, an elder brother, being at school there. Henry was in the Harrow cricket eleven for five years, holding the captaincy for a period, a position ha had the honour of holding in the Cambridge eleven. M. Vernon was considered to be too weakly to be sent to a public school, and was educated privately. Having an inclination towards agriculture, he later had a three years' course of farming in Suffolk, and I due course completed his course of agriclutural training in East Lothian. He married in 1864, and settled at Deansfield, Brewood, where he continued until 1886, when, upon the death of his father, he took up his residence at Hilton Park. When Henry Vernon, in 1775, married Penelope, daughter and co-heiress of Arthur Graham, of Hockley Lodge, County Armagh, he came into a fortune of £60,000, and by an arrangement between himself and the late squire's grandfather the money was some years after her death spent entirely on improving the Hilton estate. It was about in the year 1829 that the chief improvements were carried out, the old roads through the park stopped, and the present main road alongside Hilton Park boundary wall made. Other improvements were made later, and the late squire spent considerable sums of money in maintaining the estate in a high state of excellence. Agricultural matters always aroused his deep interest and support, and in recent years he has taken a very active part in the farmers' horse competitions at Cannock Flower Show, and has provided several substantial prizes. He delighted to be present at the shows and take part in the judging of the animals. PUBLIC WORK In public work, Mr. Vernon had a very o]long and busy career. For 63 years he was a justice of the peace for the Penkridge Petty Sessional Division; he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the county by the first Lord Hatherton, and in 1899 he held office as High Sheriff for the County. For half a century he served on the Cannock Board of Guardians and Rural Council for the parish of Hilton, retiring of 1914 owing to advancing age. It was only occasionally that he spoke at meetings of the authorities mentioned, but whenever he had anything to say he always left a definite impression on the minds of the members. Occasionally he would bring to the meetings some old volume out of his library, which threw some light on local history, and pass it round for examination by members. As a young man Mr. Vernon served for six years as a lieutenant in the 2nd King's Own Staffordshire Light Infantry, which was then in command of the second Lord Hatherton. Always a keen cricket enthusiast, Mr. Vernon joined the M.C.C. in his early days, and continued his membership to the close of his life. He was also a member of Zingari and the Free Foresters. As an effective left-hand bowler, as batsman, and as fielder Mr. Vernon had a considerable measure of success. He played in a number of important games in different parts of the country, particularly at Lords. STAFFORDSHIRE HUNT XI Many years ago, when the Staffordshire Hunt C.C. was formed by Lord Hatherton, Lord Alex. Paget, and Lord Berkeley Paget, Mr. Vernon was a member. The players wore red jackets, and presented a striking appearance when in the field. Some of the best cricketers in the country visited the district to play the Hunt XI. A number of matches were played on the Cannock Athletic grounds, where the Cannock C.C. still plays. Mr. Vernon also played for Staffordshire, and was for many years a member of the Cannock C.C., when Mr. Bernard Gilpin was president of the club. It was mainly through the instrumentality of Mr. Vernon that the present pavilion of the Cannock ground was erected. When cricket ceased to claim him, Mr. Vernon turned his attention to archery, and for the past 35 years he had been a member of the Royal Toxophibite Society, and of the Woodmen of Arden. Lawn tennis and croquet have also occupied a good deal of his time, and in recent years he added a magnificently equipped billiard room to Hilton Hall. WITH THE HOUNDS In the local hunting field Mr. Vernon had been one of the best known riders for the past 60 years. Year after year he had hunted regularly with the Albrighton and South Staffordshire Hounds, and for over half a century it has been the custom of the respective Hunts to meet I alternative years at Hilton Hall on Mr. Vernon's birthday. Mr and Mrs. Vernon celebrated their diamond wedding by hunting with the hounds, it being Mrs. Vernon's 76 year with the Albrighton Hunt. Mr. Vernon was exceptionally proud of a magnificent collection of brushes which he had collected during the past 50 years. They number about 100, and are accommodated in glass cases in the main entrance hall at Hilton Hall. Attached to each is a brief description in Mr. Vernon's handwriting of the run in which the fox was killed. A good proportion of the brushes were secured in the Cannock Chase district in Teddersley, Pottal, and Shoal Hill woods. Among the souvenirs treasured by Mr. Vernon were the leather pouch for the hunt master's horn, which was used by Mr. W.P. Giffard, whe nhe was Master of the Albrighton 90 years ago, ancient armour and swords, which were actually worn by his ancestors, fossils found in the old coal pits at Hilton over a century back, and the collars of three of the 17th century bells that formerly hung in the tower of Shareshill Parish Church. It was chiefly through the instrumentality of Mr. Vernon that a new peal of bells was provided at Shareshill Church a few years back, and in many directions his generosity to the church has made itself felt. Mr. Vernon was a keen temperance enthusiast, and at Shareshill, Essington, and Newtown he erected Temperance Institutes that have been assets to the villages mentioned. He presented a shield for competition among the Bands of Hope in the Wolverhampton district, and whenever possible attended personally and handed the shield to the winners. The Y.M.C.A also benefited considerable at his hands. For a long time he was president of the Wolverhampton Y.M.C.A, and for some years bore the whole cost of a full time secretary. When troops were in training on Cannock Chase during the war, Mr. Vernon contributed over £1000 for the provision of a Y.M.C.A hut at the camp. Issue: 1/1. Henry Arthur Leveson Vernon, b. 3/9/1868, m. 2/6/1896 Georgiana de Anyers Willis at Whiston, (between Manchester & Liverpool. He d. 28/12/1899, 1 dau (possibly Dorothy S Vernon, several photos in A3M collection). 1/2. Walter Bertie William Vernon, b. 8/10/1871, d.26/1/1948, m.1897, 1/3. Henrietta Catherine Vernon, who lived until the mid 1950's with her sister until their death at Oaken House (the Dower House), Oaken, Wolverhampton. IGI: ch 23/4/1867 Saint Mary, Brewood, Staffs. 1/4. Selina Mary Vernon. Henry Charles Vernon b. 9/1/1805, d. 26/2/1886 (other source says died at Comyn House, Leamington Feb 27 1886), m. 15/3/1828 Catherine (d. 29/3/1884) dau of Richard Rice Williams of Hendredenny, Glamorgan. Eld surv. son of Henry Charles Vernon, Esq., of Hilton Park, J.P., D.L., High Sheriff 1867. HCV was an active and high ranking Mason in Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Bristol (possibly the latter via his father-in-law). His father was a mason before him. Issue: 1/1. Maria VernonJ 1/2. Catherine VernonJ 1/3. Henry Vernon b: 16 DEC 1828 d: 19 FEB 1855J 1/4. Augustus William Vernon b: 15 JUN 1834 d: 6 AUG 1834J 1/5. Augustus Leveson Vernon, b. 20/9/1836. 1/6. Rev Frederick Wentworth Vernon (4th son) b. 7/1/1839; Married, 1st, 1867 Ellen Mary Woodhouse (d 1883), d. of Henry Woodhouse Acland; 2nd 1885 Edith Serena Hill, d. of Rev William Henry Boothby. 2/1. Hugh Woodhouse Vernon, Gentleman b.1872. 2/2. Charles Percy Vernon, Gentleman, b. 1873. 2/3. Richard Francis Vernon, Gentleman, b. 1874. 2/4. Evelyn Vernon, Gentleman, b. 1889. 2/5. Roger Vernon, Gentleman, b. 1893. 2/6. Peter Wentworth Vernon, Gentleman, b. 1895. 1/7. Rev. William George Vernon, b. 8/4/ 1840; M. 1st, 1866, Alexandrina Adelaide (d. 1914), d. of late William Davey Sole of Devonport; 2nd, 1917, Edith, d. of William Allord, of Ripple, Worcs. Late Vicar of St. John's, Kenilworth, Issue: 2/1. Cecil Charles William Vernon, Gentleman, b. 1868; m.1893, Charlotte Isabel Leane, d. of R.W. Flick of Banbury and has had issue:- 3/1. Cecil Wentworth Vernon, Gentleman, killed in action 1916. 3/2. Leveson George Wentworth Vernon Gentleman b. , Res:- 1/8. Edward Hamilton Vernon, Gentleman, b 16/1/1844, m. 1st, Fanny Ibbotson, 2nd, Miriam d.of Rev Henry Fisher of Leamington Res- Henry Charles Edward Vernon (sometime with suffix Graham, dropped mid 1830's) (of Hilton Park), b. 28/9/1779, m 28/2/1804 Maria Cook, dau George John Cook; he d. 22/3/1861, she b. 1794, d. 30/10/1829, bur Geneva. Major General in Crimea - When HCEV succeeded his father in 1814, he adopted the additional surname of Graham in compliance with the testamentary injunction of his maternal grandmother. BC As series of letters show ongoing financial problems with mortgages on the Hilton Estates from late 18thC onwards to at least 1835. Complexities introduced by loans by HCEV to his father and mortgages on the Hilton estate. His mother Penelope inherited extensive estates from her father. These must have been passed direct to HCEV. Included estates in Cobham, sold for £11000. Issue: 1/1. Emma Penelope Vernon J 1/2. Henry Charles Vernon, b. 9/1/1805, d. 1886. 1/3. George Augustus Vernon, of Harefield Park Middlesex. 2/1. Herbert Charles Erskine Vernon, Gentleman, I.C.S. (3rd son of George Augustus Vernon) b.1851, d.1893; m.1878 Helen, d. of General Liptrot:- 3/1. Col. Henry Albemarle Vernon, D.S.0. Officer i/c Roy. Signal Records, late Roy. Corps of Signals, and K.R.R.C., J.P, Co. Northampton, served S. African War and Great War, Chev. Legion of Honour, has Order of the Nile, 3rd Class Brev. Lt.Col. 1918, despatches twice, b.1879, m.1916 Maud Valerie only child of Maj Gen. J.G. Turner, C.B., of Eastgate House Warwick; Seat Stoke Bruerne Park Towcester. Res.- Saxonbury Rochester Kent. Club:- Junior Services. and has issue:- 4/1. Henry Richard Wentworth Vernon Gentleman, b.1919; 4/2. Dorothy Avril Wentworth. 1/4. William Frederick Vernon b: 7 NOV 1807, Army officer. M. Elizabeth Shittleworth d: 3 MAR 1853 1/5. George Augustus Vernon b: 31 MAY 1811, Army officer. M. Louisa Jane Frances Cator 2/1. Edith Henrietta Sophia Vernon 2/2. Louisa Jane Vernon 2/3. Lizzie Vernon 2/4. Mary Vernon 2/5. Muriel Isabel Vernon 2/6. George Edward Vernon b: 8 NOV 1843 2/7. Bertie Wentworth Vernon b: 26 OCT 1846 2/8. Herbert Charles Erskine Vernon b: 28 SEP 1851 M. Margaret Fisher Henry Vernon, Of Hilton, b 21/3/1748, d. 21/10/1814J. M. (1) 14/10/1775, Penelope dau of Arthur Graham of Co Armagh. Issue (only surviving): 1/1. Henry Charles Edward Vernon, b. 28/9/1779. M. (2) Margaret Fisher, dau of Thomas Fisher of Acton. Issue: 1/2. Frederick William Thomas Vernon-Wentworth b: 20 SEP 1795 J Inherited Wentworth Castle and other estates from his grandfather, the Earl of Strafford, assumed the surname of Wentworth. BC IGI: William Frederic Thomas Vernon C: 18 Oct 1795 Father: Henry Vernon Shareshill, Stafford, M. Augusta Brudenell-Bruce J 2/1. Louisa Mary Henrietta Vernon-Wentworth J 2/2. Henrietta Frances Elizabeth Vernon-Wentworth, M. Thellusson J 2/3. Thomas Frederick Charles Vernon-Wentworth b: 20 OCT 1831 J M. Harriet De Burgh J 3/1. Harriet Vernon-Wentworth J 3/2. Augusta Vernon-Wentworth d: 1861 J 3/3. Vernon-Wentworth b: 1 JAN 1863 J 1/4. George Augustus Frederick Vernon b: NOV 1798 d: 1815 J Henry Vernon b 13/9/1718, ch Shareshill, 7/10/1718 m. Lady Henrietta Westwood, dau of Thomas, 1st Earl of Stafford (b.1720, J d.26/4/1786). IGI: M: 26 Dec 1743 Albermarle St., London, Issue: 1/1. Anna Vernon b. 1744 J, IGI: D: 23 Mar 1797, Lord Berwick J Parents: Henry Vernon & Harriet Wentworth, Of, Hilton, Stafford, 1/2. Henry Vernon, b 21/3/1748 1/3. Henrietta Vernon (9THX-J6) Born: Abt 1740 Of Hilton, 1745 J Died 1828 J Ancestral File, 18/10/00, Parents Henry Vernon (9THZ-JB) Born: <1714 <1812 sp-Philip Frank (9THZ-33) Born: <1812 4/3. Had Issue Grosvenor (9THX-W3) Born: <1821 3/2. Thomas Grosvenor Egerton [Earl of Wilton] (9THX-59) Born: 30 Dec 1799 London, England sp-Susanna Isabella Smith [CountessofWilton] (9THX-SK) Born: Abt 1837 Of, Ilminister, Somersetshire, England 3/3. Mary Grosvenor (9THX-GT) Born: 19 Feb 1802 Of Eaton, Cheshire, England 3/4. Robert Grosvenor [Baron of Edburg] (9THZ-48) Born: 24 Apr 1803 Of Eaton, Cheshire, England sp-Charlotte Arbuthnot (9THZ-5F) Born: <1805 sp-Charlotte Arbuthnot Wellesley (1873-18J) Born: <1807 3/5. Miss Grosvenor (1873-0TV) Born: Abt 1803 Of, Lambeth, Middlesex, England 2/3. Thomas Grosvenor (9THX-LJ) Born: 13 May 1768 Of Eaton, Cheshire, England 2/4. Richard Grosvenor (9THX-MP) Born: 7 Jun 1769 Of Eaton, Cheshire, England Married, 2nd: George Porter MP (9THX-NV) Born: <1738 1/4. Lucy Vernon b: XXX 1746 d: 1783 1/5. William Vernon b: XXX 1749 d: JUN 1775 1/6. Caroline Vernon b: 1751 d: 1829, maid of honour to Charlotte, Queen Consort to George III. 1/7. Jane Vernon b: XXX 1752 d: 1805, unm. 1/8. Levison Vernon b: XXX 1753 d: 21 SEP 1831, unm. Henry Vernon b 1667, (or '63J), parents Henry & Margaret (Ladkins) Vernon. m. 1717 Penelope (1697-25/1/1726 J) dau of Robert Phillips of Newton Regis, Warks. He died 24/7/1732. Both bur Shareshill. Issue: 1/1. Henry Vernon, b 13/9/1718, 1/2. Thomas Phillip Vernon: b. 20/11/1719, ch Shareshill 8 Dec 1719 , d. 1755. 1/3. John Vernon: ch Shareshill 31/1/1720, J b: 20/1/1720 d: 16/5/1747 1/4. Edward Vernon b: 1723 d: 1794. J, Admiral Sir. 1/5. Penelope Vernon b: 6 JUN 1722 M. Sir William Duckenfield Daniel. J 1/6. Elizabeth Vernon b: 17 JAN 1724 d: 28 JAN 1726 J 1/7. Richard Vernon, b 18/6/1726, ch Shareshill 18/6/1726 (IGI) M. Evelyn Leveson, dau of John Leveson, Earl Gower, and widow of John Fitzpatrick, Earl of Upper-Ossory. BC 2/1. Henrietta Vernon, M. George Broke. J Henry Vernon of Hilton, 2nd son of Sir Henry Vernon of Houndshill, Staffs, born 6/1637. m. 1659, Margaret (b.1639 J, d. 1699) dau of William Ladburn/Ladkins J of Heledon, Northants BC or Shaw, Staffs. IGI: M: 20 Feb 1659, Kingsley, Staffs, Mary LADKINS Issue: 1/1. Henry Vernon b 1667, 1/2. Edward Vernon, b. 28/12/1665, d. 1742. J A merchant of London. BC 2/1. James Vernon, m. Lydia Purcell 3/1. Elizabeth Vernon, married Thomas du Pont 3/2. Louisa Vernon, married William Mackinnon 3/3. Caroline Vernon, m. John Dewar. 1/3. George Vernon, b. 15/8/1667. J killed abroad. 1/4. Thomas Vernon, b. 1674, d. 4/4/1742. J D. unm London, Sir Henry Vernon of Houndshill, Staffs. Born: 1616BC Parents: Edward & Margaret Vernon. Married BC: Muriel, dau of George Vernon of Haslington, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas. Issue: 1/1. BC George Vernon, his heir, of Sudbury, b.1635, grandfather of George of Sudbury, who assumed, in 1728, the additional surname and arms of Venables, and was created in 1672, Lord Vernon, Baron of Kinderton, in the county Palatine of Chester. 1/2. BC Edward Vernon, b.1636. 1/3. Henry Vernon of Hilton, 2nd son of Sir Henry Vernon of Houndshill, Staffs, born 1637. Edward Vernon J b.14/12/1584, d. 16/6/1657 Parents: Walter & Mary (Littleton) Vernon of Houndshill. Married: Margaret Vernon, dau of Henry & Dorothy (Heveningham) Vernon of Hilton & Essington. Issue: 1/1. Mary Catherine Grace Elizabeth Vernon J 1/2. Anne Vernon, M. George Harper J 1/3. John Vernon, d. 13/3/1670, J M. (1) Anne Huish. 2/1. John Vernon M. (2) Elizabeth Walwyn 2/2. Edward Vernon, M. Lettice Bankes 3/1. John Vernon, M. Dorothea Grahn 4/1. George Vernon d: XXX 1786, M. Elizabeth Science 4/2. Edward Vernon m. Caroline Catherine Yeates 4/3. Charlotte Vernon, M. Thomas Wright 3/2. Edward Vernon d: 1765 3/3. Catherine Vernon, M. Yeates 4/1. Caroline Catherine Yeates M. Edward Vernon 2/3. Mary Vernon 2/4. Elizabeth Vernon. 1/4. Edward Vernon M. Guldeford. J 2/1. Elizabeth Vernon 2/2. Mary Vernon 1/5. Henry Vernon M. Maud (Muriel) Vernon WALTER VERNON Born: 1552, died 1592. Parents: Mary Littleton, dau of IGI: Henry Charles Vernon (M).............. M: 23 Oct 1867 Spouse: Elizabeth Baynes NORTON Saint Nicholas In Newport, Lincoln, http://www.shercliff.demon.co.uk/WHS/streetl.htm Leveson Street. Named after the Leveson family, who were lords of the Manor of Stowheath, and a branch of which family lived in nearby Moat House and owned extensive lands in the area. Richard Leveson was in Willenhall at the time of the reign of Edward the First (1272 to 1307) as lessee of the prebendal Manor and holder of a considerable estate in the Kings manor of Stowheath. The family also owned a house at Snow Hill Wolverhampton and also Trentham Hall. They made their considerable fortune from the wool trade, then the main industry in the Wolverhampton area. The Leveson's, like the Lane's of Bentley were Roman Catholics and fought on the side of the King during the Civil War. Thomas Leveson was a Colonel in the Kings army and was the Governor of Dudley Castle which he successfully defended until it was surrendered when the war ended. When John Leveson died about 1750 there was no male heir and the property passed jointly to his three daughters but by 1763 all their holdings in Willenhall had been sold off and the family left the area. By the turn of the century the house had gone although the grounds with their surrounding moat remained until the area was re-developed during the 1800's. It is believed that Moat House was built during Tudor Times and the Hearth Tax returns for Willenhall for 1666 show that it had 10 hearths, the largest building in the town. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage: VERNON-GRAHAM, OF HILTON PARK. GRAHAM-VERNON,.HENRY CHARLES EDWARD, esq. of Hilton Park, in the county of Stafford, Col. in the army, and C.B. b 28th September. 1779, m. in 1804, Maria, third daughter of George John Cooke, esq. of Harefield Park, Middlesex, and by her, who died 30th October, 1827, and is buried at Geneva, bas issue, HENRY-CHARLES, who m. in 1828, Catherine, second daughter of R. Williams, esq. Of Cardiff, in Glamorganshire, and has surviving issue, Henry. Maria. Catherine. William-Frederick, an officer in the army. George-Augustus, also in the army. Emma-Pene1ope. Colonel Vernon Graham s. his father in 1814, and assumed the additional surname of Graham in compliance with the testamentary injunction of his maternal grandfather. This is a branch of the noble family of Vernon, which assumed its surname from the town of Vernon, in Normandy, and was established in England by one of the companions in arms of the Conqueror. HENRY VERNON, esq. of Houndshill, b. in 1616, m. Muriel, daughter and heir of Sir George Vernon, of Haslington, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, and had issue, I. George, his heir, of Sudbury, b. in 1635, grandfather of George Vernon, esq. of Sudbury, who assumed, in 1728, the additional surname and arms of Venables, and was created in 1672, Loan VERNON, Baron of Kinderton, in the county Palatine of Chester. II. Edward, b. in 1636. III. HENRY, of whom presently. The third son. Henry Vernon, esq of Hilton, in the County of Stafford, b. in June, 1637, Wedded Margaret, daughter of William Ladkins, esq. of Helledon, in Northamptonshire, and by her, who d. in 1699, had, I. Henry, his heir. II. Edward, of London, merchant. III. George, killed abroad. IV. Thomas, of London, d. unmarried, 4th Apri1, 1742, aged seventy. The eldest son, Henry Vernon, esq. of Hilton, m. in 1717, Penelope, second dau. and co-heir of Robert Philips, esq. of Newton, in Warwickshire, and by her, who d. 26th January, 1726, and lies buried with her husband at Shareshill, had five sons and two daughters, namely, I. Henry, his heir. II. Thomas-Philips, b. 20th November, III. John, b. 20th January, 1720, d.s.p. IV. Edward, b. in 1723. V. Richard, b. 18th June, 1726, married Evelyn, daughter of John Leveson, Earl Gower, and widow of John Fitz-Patrick, Earl of Upper-Ossory. I. Penelope, b. 6th June, 1722, m. to Sir William Duckenfield Daniel, Bart. of Over Tabley, in Cheshire. II. Elizabeth, b. 17th January, 1724, d. young. Mr. Vernon was succeeded at his decease by his eldest son, HENRY VERNON, esq. of Hilton Park, b. 13th September, 1718, who m. in 1743. Lady Henrietta Wentworth, youngest daughter of Thomas, Earl of Strafford, and had issue, I. HENRY, his heir. II. William, dead in June, 1775. III. Levison, d. unm. 21st Sept. 1831. I. Anne, m. to Lord Berwick. II. Henrietta, m. first to Richard, Earl Grosvenor, and, secondly, to General George Porter, M.P. Her ladyship d. in 1828. III. Lucy. IV. Caroline, maid of honour to Charlotte, Queen Consort of George III. V. Jane, d. unm. The eldest son, HENRY VERNON, esq. of Hilton Park, m. in 1775, first, Penelope, daughter and co-heir of Arthur Graham, esq. of the city of Dublin, by whom he had twins, a daughter who died shortly after her birth, and a son, HENRY CHARLES-EDWARD, his heir. He wedded, secondly, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Fisher, esq. of Acton, and by her had two sons, Frederick William Thomas, who inheriting Wentworth Castle, and other estates of his grandfather, the Earl of Strafford, assumed the surname of Wentworth, and is the present FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMAS VERNON WENTWORTH, esq. of Wentworth Castle, (see vol. ii. p. 81.) George Augustus Frederick, d. young. Mr. Vernon d. about the year 1814, and was succeeded by his eldest son, the Present HENRY CHARLES EDWARD VERNON-GRAHAM, esq. of Hilton Park. VERNON, Baron Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th quarterly of four, 1st and 4th,argent afret sable, 2nd and 3rd, or on a fess azure three garbs of the field (both for VERNON); 2nd and 3rd, azure two bars argent (for VENABLES). Crests: 1 A boar's head erased sable, ducahy gorged or (for VERNON), 2 A wyvem argent, standing on a weir of the last banded azure, pierce d through the body in fess by an arrow and devouringa child proper. Supporters: Dexter, a lion gules, gorged with a collar and chain reflexed over the back or; sinister, a boar sable, gorged with a ducal coronet and chain reflexed over the back or. Motto: Vernon semper viret ('Vernon always fiourishes'/'The spring does not always flourish'). Creation: B. (GB) 12 May 1762. THE 10TH LORD VERNON, BARON OF KINDERTON, Co Chester (John Lawrence Venables-Vernon) (The Rt Hon The Lord Vernon, Sudbury House, Sudbury, Derbys DE6 5HT]; b 1 Feb 1923; sf 1963; educ Eton and Magdalen Coll. Oxford; Capt Scots Gds WW 11 1942-46, barrister Lincoln's Inn 1949, Cabinet Office 1953-57, Colonial Office (attd Kenya Govt) 1957-58, P0 1959-61, JP Derbys 1965-77, co-proprietor Africa Confidential, menb Peak Park Planning Bd 1974-76; Chm Population Concern 1984-89; m 1st 7 July 1955 (divorce 1982) Sheila Jean, yr dau of W Marshall Clark, OBE, BSc, MICE, of Johannesburg; m. 2nd 14 July 1982 Sally Jean, est dau of Robin Stratford, QC, of Fernhill, Kilmacrennay, and formerly w. of (a) Colin Fyfe-Jamieson and (b) Sir (John) Jeremy Eustace Tennyson-d'Eyncourt, 3rd Bt (qv), and has had by his 1st w: 1 (Georgina) Frances; b 1 Dec 1963; educ Cranborne Chase and Cambridge; author: Privileged Children (1982), Gentlemen and Players (1984), A Desirable Husband (1987), The Bohemian Girl (1988), The Marquis of Westmarch (1989) and The Fall of Dr Onslaw (1991); d 1991. 2 *Joanna Elizabeth; b 30 Sept 1965; m 1992 Alexander Rupert Flizalan How- ard and has issue (see NORFOLK, D). Lineage (of Vernon): RICHARD; feudal Ld of Vernon and holder of many manors at tile time of the Domesday Survey 1086; enjoyed a local prominence in the County Palatine of Chester as Baron of Shipbrooke (a subinfeudetory rank (but not a peerage title) conferred by Hugh d'Avranches or Lupus (i.e., Wolf, so-called from his ferocity and acquisitiveness), Earl of Chester with quasi-regal powers, so cr 1071 in the reign of his great-uncle of the half-blood WILLIAM I (THE CONQUEROR)); had a 2nd s: WILLIAM de VERNON; ggf of: RICHARD de VERNON; m 1171 Avice, dau and coheir of William de Avenell, of Heddon, Derbys, and dvp, leaving, with two other sons: 1 Warine; s gf as Baron of Shipbrooke; m Auda, dau and coheir of William Melbank, Baron of Wich-Malbank (later Nantwich), Co Palatine of Chester (holder of a similar dignity to that of the Barons of Shipbrooke), and had, with a yr s (Ralph): (1) Warine, Baron of Shipbrooke; m Margaret, dau of Ralph de Andeville and widow of Hugh de Altaribus, and had, with a s (Warine, dsp), three daus (who after prolonged litigation with their maternal unc Ralph were obliged to give up to him half their patrimony): la Margery; m Richard de Wilburgham and has issue (see SKELMERSDALE) 2a Edith; m Sir William Stafford 3a Rohesia; m John Littlebury 2 William (Sir); Ch Justice Chester c 1231; m 1230 Margery (d 1239), dau of Sir Robert de Stockport, thus acquiring Appleby Parva, Leics, and had: (1) Richard; granted 1252 by HENRY III the Castle of the Peak, Derbys (2) Robert; exiled by HENRY III with his bro Richard for opposing the King in the Barons' Wars of the 1260s. 3 Robert, of Nether Haddon; had a dau and heiress: (1) Hawise; m 1231 Gilbert le Franceys, a of Adam le Franceys, s of John le Franceys, of Meaburn, Cumberland, and had: 1a Richard (Sir); took name VERNON by 1252; m Margaret de Vipont and had; lb Richard (Sir) of Haddon: m. lst Alianore (dep), dau of Giles de Frenes; m. 2nd Julia, dau of William de Vescy, of Alnwick, Nortlhumberland, and Malton, Yorks by Agnes, dau of William de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby (qv prcliminary remarks) of the 1138 cr, thus acquiring Arleston, Derbys, and by her had: lc Richard (Sir) m. Maud dau and coheir of William de Camville, 2nd Lord (Baron) Camville/Canville of the notional 24 June 1295 cr, and dvp by 3 Feb 1322/3 leaving with a dau (Isabella, m 1337 Sir Richard Stafford of Pype Staffs): 1d William (Sir) b. 1312/3 m. Margaret, dau of Robert de Stopford, and had: 1e Richard (Sir), of Haddon and Arleston; m Juliana, sis and heiress of Fulco de Pembruge and dau of Robert/Roger de Pembruge by Juliana Zoucbe, and d.1377, leaving: 1f Richard (Sir), of Haddon and Arleston; b 1370; m Jane, dau and heiress of Rhys ap Griffith, of Wichnor, Staffs, and d 1401, (leaving with a yr s and two daus: 1g Richard (Sir), JP Staffs 1417, Derbys 1422; b 1390; High Sheriff Staffs 1418-17 and Derbys and Notts 1424, MP Staffs 1419 and 1421 and Derbys 1422 and 1426-143- also Speaker of the Parl at Leicester 1426, Steward Duchy of Lancaster estates and Constable Castle of the Peak 1424-44, Treas Calais 1445-53; m Benedicta (d 1444), dau of Sir John Ludlow, of Tong, Salop (which he inherited 1446 from Isabella, widow of Fulco do Pembruge), and d Sept 1453, leaving an est surv s: 1h William (Sir), KI; b 1416; MP Derbys 1442-51 and 1467 and Staffs 1455-56, Kt Constable of England; m Margaret, dau and heiress of Sir William Swynfen by Jocose, yst dau of William Durvasell alias Spernore and heiress also of Robert Pype, and d 1467, leaving, with two yr sons and four daus: 1i Henry (Sir), KB, PC, feudal Ld of Heddon; Govr and Treasurer to PRINCE ARTHUR, est s of HENRY VII; m Anne, dau of 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford (qv), and d 1511, having had, with six daus and four yr sons: 1j Richard (Sir), of Haddon; m Margaret, dau of Sir Robert Dymake, and d 1517, leaving: 1k George (Sir) called 'King of the Peak', for his exten- sive possessions, which included Heddon and 29 other manors; m Margaret, dau by his 2nd w of Sir George Talboys, of Kyme, Lincs, de jure 9th Lord (Baron) Kyme (notional cr 24 June 1295) according to later doctrine, and sis of 1st Lord (Baron) Talboys, and d 1567, leav- ing: 1l Dorothy; m Sir John Manners, yr s of 1st Earl of Rutland (see RUTLAND, D), taking Heddon to her husb's family 2l Margaret; m Thomas Stanley, 2nd s of 2nd Earl of Derby (qv), taking Tong Castle to her husb's family 1k Agnes; m (Sir?) John Cokeyne, of Ashbourne Hall (see CULLEN OF ASHBOURNE, B) 2i Thomas; m. Anne, er dau and coheir of Sir John Ludlow, of Stokesay and Hodnet, Salop, by Elizabeth, alleged by her ggs Henry (see below) to be dau of Margaret Audley/Tuchet dau of 5th Lord (Baron) Audley; see WAKE, BI) by Richard Grey, 1st Lord Grey (of Powis) (see GREY, B), but quite Possibly Margaret's dau by her 1st husb Sir Roger Vaughan, and had: 1j Thomas, of Stokesey, Salop; d 1561, leaving, with other issue (extinct in the male line 1666): 1k Henry; advanced 1584 a claim (alleged 1731 John Kynaston, another much later claimant, to rest on forged documentation) to the Barony of Grey (of Powis) through his paternal gf's mother, styling himself Lord Powis; dsp 1606 2j HUMPHREY 3j John (Sir); memb Cncl of Wales and the Marches, custos rotulorum Derbys; m. Ellen, dau and coheir of Sir John de Montgomerie, thus acquiring Sudbury, Derbys, and d 1545, leaving: 1k Henry (Sir), of Sudbury; m. 1547 Margaret, dau and coheir of Humphrey Swinnerton, of Swinnerton and Hilton (see DYER, Bt), and d 1569, leaving with two daus: 1l. John; m. Mary, widow of his cousin Walter Vernon (see below) and dau of Sir Edward Littleton (see HATHERTON, B), and dsp 1600 2l Henry, of Hilton and Essington, Staffs; m. Dorothy, dau of Sir Anthony Heveningham, and d 21 June 1592, leaving: 1m Margaret; b posthumously; m. her 3rd cousin Sir Edward Vernon (see below) 1j Eleanor; m. Francis Curzon (see SCARSDALE, V) The 2nd s, HUMPHREY VERNON; m. Alice, yr dau of Sir John Ludlow (see above), and d 1542, leaving, with other issues: 1 George, of Hodnet; m. Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Pigot, of Chetwynd, Salop, and was bur 1553, leaving, with an er s. (Richard, d young): (1) John, of Hodnet; b c 1546; m. 1564 Elizabeth, dau of Sir Richard Devereux (see HEREFORD, V), and d 1592, having had, with 13 other children: 1a Robert (Sir), KB; b 1577; Comptroller Household to ELIZABETH I; m. Mary, sis of 1st Viscount Kilmorey (see KILMOREY, E), and d 1625, leaving: lb Sir HENRY VERNON, 1st Bt (E), so cr 23 July 1660; b c 1605; roylist Civil War, MP Salop 1660 and W Loon 1661-76; m. 1636 Elizabeth, dau of Sir Richard White, of The Friars, Anglesey, and d April 1676, leaving: 1c Sir THOMAS VERNON, 2nd Bt, of Hodnet; a Teller Exchequer; m. 1st 9 Sept 1675 Elizabeth (dsp, her 19 June 1676), dau of Thomas Cholmondeley (see DELAMERE, B) and sis of his bro-in-law (see below); m. 2nd 30 June 1677 Mary, dau of George Kirke and sis of Diana, Countess of Oxford (see SAINT ALBANS, 0), and d 5 Feb 1682/3, leaving by her, with two daus (d unm): 1d Sir RICHARD VERNON, 3rd and last Bt, of Hodnet; b 22 June 1678 educ Ch Ch Oxford; Envoy to AUGUSTUS, KING OF POLAND; d unm 1 Oct 1725 when the btcy expired. 1c Elizabeth m. 1675 Robert Cholmondeley and d 1685, leaving: 1d Elizabeth m. John Atherton, of Atherten and Bewecy, Lance, and had 1e Elizabeth, m. 1722 Thomas Heber, of Marton, Yorks, and had, with an er s (Richard, dsp 3766); 1f Reginald; had, with two other sons and a dau: 1g Reginald (RI Rev); Bp Calcutta; had: if Emily m. Algernon Charles PERCY later HEBER-PERCY (see NORTHUMBERLAND, D), whereby the Hodnet estate ultimately passed to the HEBER-PERCYs 2 Thomas; m. Helena dau of Ralph Shirley, and d 1556, leaving: (1) Walter, of Houndshill; b 1552; m. as her 1st husb Mary Littleten (see above) and d 1592 leaving an only surv s: 1a Edward (Sir) b 1584 m. 1613 his cousin Margaret (see above) and d 1657, leaving with seven daus: lb HENRY (Sir) 2b Edward of N Aston, Staffs; Col; granted Clontarf Castle, Co Dublin; dspm 3b John; QMG English forces Ireland; ancestor of the VERNONa of Clontarf Castle 4b Walter; d unm. The est s: Sir HENRY VERNON; h 1615; m. Muriel, dau and heiress of Sir George Vernon, of Haslington, Judge Common Pleas, and d 9 March 1657/8, having had, with four other sons (including two who dsp and Henry, of Hilton, Staffs, b 1637, ancestor of the VERNONs of Hilton Park, VERNONs of Harefield Park and VERNON-WENTWORTHs of Wentworth Castle; also John, whose dau Penelope m. 1st Sir William Dukinfield and 2nd John Astley): GEORGE VERNON, of Sudbury; 8 1635; MP Derby 1679-81 and 1698-1700; m. 1st Margaret, dau of Edwin Onely, of Catesby, Northants, and had a s. (dsp) and five daus; m. 2nd Dorothy, dau of 1st Earl Ferrers (qv., and by her had two daus; m. 3rd Catherine, dau of Sir Thomas Vernon, of Twickenham Park, Middx, London, merchant, and sis of 3rd w of 1st VISCOUNT HARCOURT OF STANTON HARCOURT (see Lineage (of Harcourt below), and d 1702, leaving by her: HENRY VERNON, of Sudbury; b c 1686; MP Co Stafford; m. 1st Anne (d April 1714), only dau and heiress of Thomas Pigot, of Chetwynd, Salop. (by Mary, sis of Peter Venablea, the last Baron of Kinderton, another of the Co Palatine of Chester dignities already mentioned (see Shipbrooke and Wich-Malbank above), though following the annexation of the Earldom of Cheater to the Crown by HENRY III in 1265 their significance was purely vestigial), and had issue; m. 2nd Matilda (dsp), dau of Thomas Wright, of Longstone, Derbys, and d. 25 Feb 1718/9, leaving an only s: GEORGE VERNON later VENABLES-VERNON (on inheriting the Venables estate in Cheshire on the death 28 April 1715 without issue of his cousin Anne, w of 2nd Earl of Abingdon (see LINDSEY and ABINGDON, E), Peter Venables's dau), 1st Lord Vernon, Baron of Kinderton, Co Chester (GB), so cr 12 May 1762; b 9 Feb 1709/10; MP (anti-Walpole Whig) Lichfield 1731-47 and Derby 1754-62; m. 1st 21 June 1733 Mary (d 23 Feb 1739/40), dau and coheir of 6th Baron Howard of Effingham (see EFFINGHAM E), and had surv issue: 1 GEORGE VENABLES-VERNON, 2nd Lord Vernon, Baron of Kinderton; b 9 May 1735; educ Westminster and Trin Hall Cambridge (MA); MP (Whig) Weobley 1757-61, Bramber 1762-68, and Glam 1768-80; m. 1st July 1757 Louisa Barbara (dsps 16/2/1786), dau of last Baron MANSEL of Morgan (see MANSEL, Bt); m. 2nd 25 May 1786 Jane Georgiana (d31 May 1823), dau of William Fauquier, of Hanover, and d 18 June 1813, leaving by her: (1) Georgians; m. 19 Sept 1809 3rd Baron Suffield (qv) and d 13 Sept 1824, leaving issue 1 Mary; m. 5 Jan 1763 George ADAMS later ANSON (see LICHEIELD, B) The 1st Baron m. 2nd 22 Dec 1741 Anne (dsp 22 Sept 1742), dau of Sir Thomas Lee, 3rd Bt, of Hartwell, Bucks (see 1826 edn.); m. 3rd 10 April 1744 Martha (d 8 April 1794), sis of 1st EARL HARCOURT OF STANTON HARCOURT (see Lineage of Harcourt) below), and d 21 Aug 1780, having by her had surv issue: 2 HENRT, 3rd Baron 3 Edward (Most Rev) VENABLES-VERNON later, VERNON-HARCOURT (roy licence 15 Jan 1831 on inheriting Harcourt estates 1830; offered a revived peerage (presumably embodying the nane Harcourt) by the former PM the 2nd Earl Grey (qv) 1838), PC; b 10 Oct 1757; OD, DCL, Preb Gloucester 1785-91, Bp Carlisle 1791-1807, Archbp York 1807-47; m. 5 F6b 1784 Lady Anne Leveson-Gower (d. 16 Nov 1832), 3rd dau of 1st Marquess of Stafford (see SUTHERLAND, D), and d 5 Feb 1847, having had, with another s (d young) and two daus (d unm): (1) George Granville VERNON-HARCOURT later HARCOURT of Nuneham Courtenay, Oxon; b 6 Aug 1785; MP Lichfield 1806-31 and Oxon 1831-61; m. 1st 27 March 1815 Elizabeth (d 9 Sept 1838), est dau of 2nd Earl of Lucan (qv), and had: la Elizabeth Lavinia; m. 7 Jan 1835 6th Earl of Abingdon (see LINDSEY and ABINGDON, E) and d 16 Oct 1858, having had issue: (1) (cont.) George HARCOURT m. 2nd 30 Sept 1847 Frances Elizabeth Anne (m. 3rd 20 Jan 1863 1st and last Baron Carlingford (see 1898 edn) and d. 5 July 1879), widow of 7th Earl Waldegrave (qv) and dau of John Braham, a noted tenor), and d. 19 Dec 1861 without further issue (2) Leveson (Rev); b 1788; Chllr York; m 19 Aug 1815 Hon Caroline Mary Peachey (d 16 July 1871), dau of 2nd Baron Selsey (see 1838 edn), and d 26 July 1860 (3) William (Rev) VERNON-HARCOURT later HARCOURT; b June 1789; Canon York, first Sec then Pres Br Assoc; m. 11 July 1824 Matilda Mary (d 19 Nov 1876), dau of Col William Gooch, and d 1 April 1871, leaving, with another dau (d unm); 1a Edward William, DL, of Nuneham Courtenay and Stanton Harcourt, Oxon; h 26 June 1825; M~ Oxen 1878-86; m. 26 June 1849 Lady Susan Harriet Holroyd (d 5 April 1894), only dau of 2nd Earl of Sheffield (see STANLEY OF ALDERLEY, SHEFFIELD and, B), and d 19 Dec 1891, leaving; 1b Aubrey, JP, DL (Oxen), of Nuneham Park and Stanton Harcourt; b 16 Aug 1852; High Sheriff Oxon 1894 and 1897; d unm 22 March 1904 1b Edith; m. 27 Oct 1875 12th Earl of Winchelsea and 12th Earl of Nottingham (qv) and d 6 Jan 1944, leaving issue. 2a William George Granville (Sir), PC (1880), DL (Heats), of Nuneham Courtenay, Stanton Harcourt and Malwood, Lyndhurst, Hants; b 14 Oct 1827; MA Cantab; LLD, KC, MP Oxford 1868-80, Derby 1880-95 and Mon W 1895-1904, Sir-Gen 1873-74, ktd 1873, Home Sec 1880-85, Chllr Exchequer 1886 and 1892-95; m 1st 5 Nov 1859 Maria Theresa (d 1 Feb 1863), dau of Thomas Henry Lister (see CLARENDON, E), and had, with an er s (d an infant); 1b LEWIS HARCOURT, 1st VISCOUNT HARCOURT, of Stanton Harcourt, Co Oxon, so cr 3 Jan 1917, as also BARON NUNEHAM, of Nunehem-Courteney, Co Oxon (both UK) PC (1905); b 31 Jan 1883; educ Eton; Priv Sec to his f when Home Sec and Chllr, MP (Lib) Rossendale 1904-16, First Commr Works 1905- 10 and 1915-16, Sec State Colonies 1910-15; Ttstee Br Museum, Nat Portrait Gallery, Wallace Collection and London Museum; Hon DCL Oxen; m. 1 July 1899 Mary Ethel, GBE (1918), JP (Oxen), DGStJ, dau of Walter Hayes Burns, of New York and N Mymms Park, Herts, and d 24 Feb 1922, having had: 1c WILLIAM EDWARD HARCOURT, 2nd VISCOUNT HARCOURT, KCMG (1957), OBE (1945, MBE 1943), DL (Oxen 1952); b 5 Oct 1908 (HM EDWARD VII stood sponsor); aduc Eton and Ch Ch Oxford (BA 1930, MA 1954); 63rd (Oxen Yeo) Anti-Tank Regt RA and Staff WW II; Min (Ec) Br Embassy Washington and Head UK Treasury Delegn US l954-57, UK Exec Dir IBRD and IMF 1954-57, and Morgan Grenfell, chm; Legal and Gen Assur, Gresham Fire and Accident Insur Soc, Gresham Life Assur and Br Cwlth Insur; Chm Tate's London Museum 1961-; Hon Fell St Antony's Coll Oxford; m. 1st 1 June 1931 (divorce 1942) Hon Maud Elizabeth Grosvenor, dau of 4th Baron Ebury (qv), and had; 1d *(Elizabeth) Ann (The Hon Mrs Gascoigne, The Manor House, Stanton Harcourt, Oxon); b 17 Feb 1932; m. 19 Jan 1954 Crispin Gascoigne, only s of Maj-Gen Sir Julian Alvary Gascoigne, KCMG, KCVO, CB, DSO (see NEWMAN, Bt, of Mamhead), and has; 1e *William Harcourt Crisp; b 22 Nov 1955; m. 1980 Susan Alexandra, dau of Aubrey Greville Williams, of E Grinstead, Wilts, and has; 1f *Julian Aubrey Harcourt; b 1984 2f *Frederick William; b 1986 3f *Ralph Edward; b 1989 1e *Elizabeth Laura; b 31 July 1958; m. *Peter Nicholas Offord, est s of L R Offord, of London N21, and has; 1f Nicholas Alvery Harcourt; b 1990 1f Venetia Vernee; b 1988 2f Cecily Katharine; b 1992 2e *Mary Ann; b 20 March 1961; m. 1986 *Matthew Charles Louis Crosby, only s of Dr Jack Lionel Crosby, of Stanhope, Co Durham, and has; 1f *Miles William Southe; b 1989 2f *George Crispin Ivo; b 1992 2d Penelope Mary; b 17 May 1933; m. 14 Aug 1954 *Maj Anthony David Motion, late 9th Queen's Roy Lancers, s of Maj Malcolm Davis Motion, and has: 1e *Stephen Anthony; b 1 Aug 1967 2d (cont.) Maj and The Hon Mrs Motion also adopted; Georgina; bapt 24 Oct 1965 3d Virginia; b 16 Jan1937; m. 14 June 1958 Julian Francis Wells, s of Dr Arthur Quinton Wells, of Shipton Manor, Oxen, and d 19-, leaving; 1e *Philip Vernon; b 29 Dec 1962 1e *Sonia Clara; b 21 July 1960 2e *a dau; b 11 Sept 1966 1c (cont.) The 2nd VISCOUNT m. 2nd 23 Jan 1946 Elizabeth Sonia (d 30 Oct 1959), widow of Lionel Cyril Gibbs (see ALDENHAM and HUNSDON OF HUNSDON, B) and 2nd dau of Sir Harold Edward Snagge, KBE, and d 1979, when his peerage expired. 1c Doria Mary Therese; b 30 March 1900; m. 17 Nov 1924 6th Baron Ashburton (qv) and d 1981, leaving issue: 2c Olivia Vernon; b S April 1902; educ LMH Oxford; Woman Bedchamber to HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER 1951-61; V-Chm Govrs Roy Free Hosp 1951-61, Chm Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hosp 1945-84; m. 29 Oct 1923 Hon Godfrey John Arthur Murray Lyle Mulholland, MC, yst s of 2nd Baron Dunleath (qv), and d 1984, leaving issue 3c Barbara Vernon, OBE (1944); b 28 April 1905; Regal Adminr WVS N Midland region WW II; m. 1st 25 July 1925 (divorce 1936) Robert Charles Horace Jenkinson (see JENKINSON,Bt); m. 2nd 26 Jan 1937 William James Baird (d 2 Feb 1961), of Elie, Fife, and d 19 May 1961 2a (cont.) Sir William Harcourt m. 2nd 2 Dec 1876 Elizabeth Cabot (d 1 April 1928), dau of Hon John Lothrap Motley, US Amb UK, and widow of Thomas Poynton Ives, of RI, USA, and d 1 Oct 1904, leaving by her; 2b Robert; h 7 May 1878; educ Eton and Trin Coll Cambridge; MP (Lib) Montrose Burghs 1908-18, PPS to Home Sec 1908, Lt RNVR WW I, F/LI RAFVR WW Ii; m 26 July 191 1 Margorie Laura (d 4 Nov 1977), only dau of William Samuel Cunard (see 1970 edn CUNARD, Bt), and d 8 Sept 1962, leaving; 1c Mary Elizabeth (Mrs Ian Johnston, Malwood Walk, Minstead, Hants S043 7GF); b 1922; late Flt Offr WAAF; m 17 June 1950 *Cdr Ian Rochfort Johnston, RN, s of Capt Basil Lyall Johnston, RN, of Shawford, Hants, and has: 1d Sarah Elizabeth (Mrs William Ziegler, Lords Oak Cottage, Landford, Wilts SF5 2DW]; b 6 Dec 1956; m. 1979 William James Archer Ziegler (see BROWNLOW, B) and has issue. 2d Laura Catherine [Miss Laura Johnston, 8 Pembroke Gdns Cl, London W8 6HR]; d 16 March 1960 1a Cecilia Caroline; m. 18 Feb 1864 Adml Sir Edward Bridges Rice, KCB (d 30 Oct 1902), of Dane Court, Kent, and d 17 Feb 1912, leaving issue 2a Selina Anne; m. 8 June 1854 Sir Warwick Charles Morehead, 3rd and last Bt, of Trenant (d 17 March 1905), and dsp 14 Sept 1883 3a Mary Annabella; m. 24 April 1860 George de la Poel Beresfrord and 11 July 1917, leaving issue (see WATERFORD, M) (4) Frederick Edward; b 15 June 1790; Adml; m. 1829 Marcia (d 27 Dec 1808), dau of Adml J R Delap Tollemache (see TOLLEMACHE, B), and d 1 May 1883, leaving, with two daus (d unm): 1a Augustus George, of Ryde, loW; b 24 Dec 1834; educ Balliol Coll Oxford (MA); DSc Oxford, DCL Durham, LLD McGill U; FRS; m. 10 Sept 1872 Rachel Mary (d 24 June 1927), 2nd dau of 1st Baron Aberdare (qv), and d 23 Aug 1919, leaving: lb Bernard Francis; h 23 Dec 1877; Maj Welsh Regt WW I; m. 1st 23 April 1912 Irene Margaret (d 19-), only child of Sydney Nicholls, of Bayswater; m. 2nd 11 June 1931 Mrs Elizabeth Sommerhoff (d 19-) and dsp 19 May 1959 2b Simon Evelyn b 19 Jan 1882; m. 3 Aug 1916 Dorothy Margaret, MBE (1948) (d 1987) only child of Sir Robert Arundell Hudson, and d 21 Feb 1986, having had: 1c Simon b 2 July 1917 d car crash 9 Oct 1941 2c Robert b 26 Dec 1918; educ Marlborough and Ch Ch Oxford (BA 1938, MA 1968) Capt RTR WW II; m. 25 Sept 1948 *5ylvia Jeannette (Jane), only dau of Lt Col Charles Henry Kitching, OSO, of Fairhaze Cottage, Piltdown Sussex, and d 19- 1c Anne [Miss Vernon Harcourt, 60 Burton Court, London SW3]; b 11 July 1925 1b Mildred Edith; b 26 Sept 1874; edric Cambridge (MA); nurse ARRC France and Italy WW I (despatches); d nom 14 Oct 1965 2b Mabel Frances; h 26 Sept 1874; educ Oxford High Sch and Girton Coll Cambridge (MA); Headmistress Co High Sch for Girls Chelmsford; m. 28 Dec 1910 William Arthur Price (d 13 May 1954), s of Rev Bartholomew Price, Master Pembroke Coll Oxford, and d Oct 1965, leaving issue 3b Cecil Violet; b 17 Nov 1875; m. 25 June 1901 Nowell Charles Smith (d 21 Jan 1961), Headmaster Sherborne 1909-27, er s of Horace Smith, of Beckenham, and d 24 Jan 1961, leaving issue. 4b Helen Dorothea; b 19 Nov 1876; m. 17 April 1900 Sir William Beach Thomas, KBE (d 12 May 1957), 2nd s of Rev Daniel George Thomas, and d 4 Aug 1969, leaving issue. 5b Janet Isabel; b 3 June 1879; MA Dublin; Headmistress Runton Hill Sch, W Runton, Norfolk; d unm 18 Feb 1966. 6b Doris Margaret; b 21 Aug 1883; d unm 15 Sept 1953 7b Winifred Rachel; b 17 Jan 1886; m. 4 Dec 1913 Herbert John Schiele (d 1919), s of Edward C Schiele, of Argentina, and d 19-, having had issue. 8b Isabel Marcia; b 12 Aug 1887; m. 23 July 1919 (Cornelius) Jan Olivier (d 24 March 1955) 2a Leveson Francis; b 25 Jan 1839; MA Oxon; MInstCE, Prof Civil Eng UCL 1882-1905, Emeritus Prof 1906, Cdr Imp. Franz Josef Order Austria, m. 2 Aug 1870 Alice (d 28 Aug 1919), yr dau of Lt-Col Henry Rowland Brandreth, RE, FRS, and d 14 Sept 1907, having had, with another s (d young): 1b Leveson William; 6 15 Oct 1871; educ Oxford (BA); barrister; m. 18 May 1899 Rose Adelaide (d 25 Sept 1959, having m. 2nd 31 Oct 1914 Matthew Liddell, of Stillington Hall, Easingwold, who d l8 Jan 1934), est dau of Frederic Lawrence, of Caerleon, Mon, and d 30 April 1909, leaving: 1c +WILLIAM RONALD DENIS, OBE (1947) (Col William Vernon-Harcourt OBE, Quoin Cottage, Southwick Rd, Denmead, Portsmouth, Hants P07 6LA); b posthumously 4 May 1909; heir presumptive; educ Eton and Magdalene Coll Cambridge (BA 1930, MA); Col S Wales Borderers (24th Regt) Burma WW II 1941-42 (despatches), CD Offr SE Hants, 1957-68; m. 29 May 1937 *Nancy Everit, only child of Lt-Col Bertram Henry Leatham, D$O, Green Howards, and has; 1d +Anthony William [Anthony Vernon-Harcourt Esq, Monks Farm, Debden Green, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3LX); b 29 Oct 1939; educ Eton and Magdalene Coll Cambridge (BA 1960, MA 1966); m. 3 Dec 1966 Cherry Stanhope, er dau of Thomas James Corbin, of Lime Tree House, Spaldwick, Hunts, and has: le +Simon Anthony; b 24 Aug 1969 2e +Edward William; b 21 May 1973 3e +Oliver Thomas; b 15 Aug 1977 le *Charlotte Lucy [Miss Charlotte Vernon-Harcourt, 115 Howard Rd, Leicester LE2 1XT]; b 12 Jan 1968; has by *Paul Kaye: 1f *Hector Thomas Vernon Kaye; b 20 April 1998 1d *Anne Dorothy [Mrs Peter Cobb, The Old School, Clanfield, Hants; b 23 Sept 1945; m. 1st 30 Se p I 1967 (divorce 1974) Nicholas Guy William Bloxam, only s of Lt-Col Guy Cholmley Bloxam, OBE, of Barwick Cottage, Lympne, Kent; m. 2nd *Peter George Cobb and has by her 1st husb: 1e *Richard William; b 27 June 1971 2e David Vernon; b 3, March 1974 1c (Rose Mary) Dorothy: b 2 March 1900; m 1st 5 Sept 1922 Hon Frederick Somerset Gough Calthorpe (d 19 Nov 1935) only s of 8th Baron Calthorpe (see 1970 edn), and had issue. m. 2nd 12 Aug 1949 Lt-Col Guy Alexander Ingram Drury, MC, Gren Grds, s of Theodore Seton Drury of London SW1 and d 19- 1b Evelyn Alice: b. 30 Dec 1876; m 6 Aug 1903 Arthur Clutton-Brock (d. 8 Jan 1924), barrister, s of J A Clutton-Brock of Weybridge, and d. 28 July 1984, leaving issue 2b Violet Mary; b. 22 March 1881; m. 28 Jan 1933 John Pascoe Elsden (d 14 April 1951) barrister, s of Charles William Eslden and had issue. 1a Jane: m. 18 April 1872 Rev Francis Digby Legard and d 22 March 1875, leaving issue (see LEGARD Bt). (5) Henry; b 1791; Lt Col; m. 20 April 1835 Frances (d 15 Oct 1872), dau of 5th Earl of Oxford and (Earl) Mortimer [see OXFORD AND ASQUITH, preliminary remarks, also 1853 edn] and dsp 28 Feb 1853. (6) Granville VERNON HARCOUT later HARCOURT VERNON, of Grove Hall, E Retford Notts; b. 28 July 1792 barrister, Chllr York Diocese; m 1st 22 Feb 1814 Frances Julia (d 5 Feb l844) dau and coheir of Anthony Hardolph Eyre of Grove Notts; m. 2nd 22 Nov 1845 Pyne Jesse Brand Trevor (d 3 March 1872) dau of 21st Lord (Baron) Dacre (qv) and widow of John Henry Cottrell, and d 8 Dec 1879, having by his 1st w had, with another s (d young): 1a Granville Edward; b. 23 Nov 1816; MP Newark; m. 23 Nov 1854 Lady Salina Catherine Meade (m 2nd 8 July 1862 John Bidwell (d 22 Aug 1873) and 3rd 14 Aug 1880 Henry Arthur William Hervey, CB [d 31 May 1908], and d 20 Nov 1911), only dau of 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam (qv), and dsp 1 Feb 1861. 2a Evelyn Hardolph (Rev), of Grove Hall; b 30 Aug 1821; Preb Lincoln; m. 19 April 1849 Jane Catherine (d 15 May 1891), yst dau of Edward St John-Mildmay (see ST JOHN-MILDMAY, Bt), and d 26 Jan 1890, having had, with another dau (d unm); 1b Edward Evelyn, JP, DL, of Grove Hall; b. 19 Jan 1853; CC, High Sheriff Notts 1894, Capt Notts Yeo Coy; m. 1st 9 Sept 1879 Grace (d 9 March 1883), dau of Rev Alleyne FitzHerbert (see FITZHERBERT, Bt), and had; 1c Hardolph Venables; b. 3 March, d 11 March 1883 1b (cont.) Edward Harcourt Vernon m. 2nd 22 Aug 1883 Frances Theresa (d 20 Feb 1937), dau of Sir William FitzHerbert, 4th Bt (qv), and d 16 May 1932, having by her had; 2c Granville Charles FitzHerbert, DSO (1916), OBE (1945), MC (1919), JP Notts 1932 and Brecon 1939); b. 30 May 1891; educ Eton; Lt-Col Gren Gds WW I (wounded three times, despatches), WW II; m. 17 Oct 1925 Celine (d 12 April 1949), dau of M Van Hacks, of Brussels, and dsp 23 Feb 1974. 3c (Egerton) Gervase Edward, MC (1919); b. 13 July 1899; educ Eton; Capt Gren Gds (SR), WWs I and II; m. 29 June 1932 Norma [Mrs Gervase Harcourt-Vernon, Little Tudor, Cranbrook, Kent], dau of George William Hatherley, and d 14 Feb 1976, leaving; 1d *Anne Letitia; b. 23 Nov 1933; SRN, SCM 2d Pamela Teresa Marigold [Mrs Antony Cox, Wensley Hall, nr Matlock, Derbys DE4 2LL]; b. 30 Jane 1938; educ Bedgebury Park, London U (BSc 1958) and Newnham Coll Cambridge 1965); m. 1 July 1961 *Antony Dawson Cox, FRCP, FRCPsych, FRCPCH, Emeritus Prof UMDS London U, s of William Ronald Cox, of Canterbury, and has; 1e Simon; b. 30 Oct 1962; m. 24 June 1989 *Antonia, dau of Dr Edgar Feuchtwanger, of Dean, Hants, and has; 1f George Lea Vernon; b. 6 Jan 1994 2f *Thomas Gerrard Kennedy; b. 31 Oct 1996 2e *Nicholas; b. 19 Jan 1964; m. 15 June 1996 Kitty, dau of Adrian Secker, of Iver, Bucks 3e Hugo Francis; b. 34 June 1967 3d *Rosalind Elizabeth Ida [Mrs Christopher Howell, 36 Guards Club Rd, Maidenhead, Berkshire 5L6 8BN]; b. 29 July 1942; educ Bedgebury Park and Bp Otter Coll Chichester; m. 6 Aug 1966 Christopher Howell, s of Albert Howell, of Highcliffe, Hants, and has; 1e Candida Justine; b. 1969 2e *Madeleine Theresa; b. 1977 1c Sybil Ida; b. 6 June 1884; d unm 17 Jan 1954 2c Ida Beatrice; b. 26 Sept 1885; MSc, AIC; d unm 6 April 1973 3c Muriel Theresa; b. 13 June 1887; m. 5 April 1921 Walter Gordon Duncan (d 10 Sept 1930), 2nd s of Walter Duncan, and d 22 Feb 1975 4c Evelyn Hermione; b. 27 May 1889; d unm 23 Aug 1943 2b Algernon Hardolph (Rev); b. 7 July 1858; Vicar Clocolan, S Africa, Canon Bloemfontein Cathedral; m. 1st 1881 Kate (d 5 April 1883), dau of J Candler, and had: 1c Janet Kate; b. 27 March 1883; m. 7 Feb 1906 Capt Dugald Stewart Gilkison, Scottish Rifles (ka 1914), and d 21 Aug 1969, leaving issue 2b (cont.) The Rev Algernon Harcourt Vernon m. 2nd 5 May 1886 Georgina Marguerite (d 27 July 1951), dau of John Martin, and d 15 Dec 1936, having had by her; 1c Granville Arthur; b. 1888; Natal Roy Carabiniers, RAF WW I, Special Serv WW II; m. 21 Feb 1928 Mrs Mary Muriel Champion (nee Sutherland), of Larne, NI, and d 19 May 1964 2c Hardolph Evelyn; b. 1889; 2nd Rhodesians WW I; ka E Africa May 1915 1c Dorothy Margaret; b. 1887; d 19- 2c Marjorie Frances; b. 1891; m. 1924 Capt Ritchie Francis Henry Moffat (d 16 Jan 1957), RAF and SAAF; d 19- 3b Walter Granville; b. 31 Dec 1880; Lt 4th Bn Sherwood Foresters; m. 1884 Helen Rebecca (d 1926), dau of J W Traer, and d Nov 1937, leaving: 1c Evelyn Mends; b. 5 Nov 1882; d unm. 26 March 1943 4b Herbert Evelyn; b. 12 Jan 1863; Lt 4th Bn Sherwood Foresters; m. 14 Nov 1885 Mary Adelaide (d 11 July 1916), dau of Hon George W Allan, Senator Canada, and d. 17 Dec 1943, having had: 1c Humphrey Bingham; b. 24 March 1889; d 3 May 1909 2c Arthur Arundell; b 12 Oct 1895; E Surrey Regt, RFC and RAF WW I, RCAF WW II m 12 Sept 1929 (Alice) Margaret (d 1977), est dau of Rev Edward Cartwright Cayley (see CAYLEY, Bt), and d June 1971, leaving: 1d +Granville Patrick (Granville Harcourt Vernon Esq, 57 Glengowan Rd Toronto, Ont M4N 1G3 Canada); b 15 Nov 1926; educ U of Toronto (BA) LLB QC m. 11 Sept 1954 Deborah Perry Smith, dau of Walter Dent Smith of Toronto and Wilmington, Del., and has: 1e +Geoffrey William [Geoffrey Harcourt Vernon Esq, 20 Elmer Ave, Toronto, Ont, Canada), b. 7 April 1958; BA Toronto, BLA Guelph; m. 1980 (divorce 1994) Cynthia Jane Gunn and has: 1f Caitlin Elizabeth; b 1988 2f Julia Robin; b 1991 1e Catherine (Mrs Robert Martin, 71 Rosedale Heights Drive, Toronto, Ont, Canada); b 6 March 1956; BA Queen's. MBA Western Ontario; m. 1987 Robert Bruce McFarran Marlin and has: 1f Richard; b. 1988 2f Stephen Taylor; b 1990 3f Scott Edward; b 1993 2e Susan Elizabeth [Mme Denis Pellerin, 22 his rue de Sevres, 92150 Suresnes, France]; b 13 Nov 1961; BSc Queen's, MBA INSEAD; m. 1992 Denis Pellerin and has: 1f Sarah Caroline, b 26 Feb 1996 2d +Hugh [Hugh Harcourt Vernon Esq, 176 Melnise Ave, Toronto M5M 1Z1 Canada]; b. 27 Sept 1930; educ Toronto U (BA); m 1st 27 June 1953 Elizabeth Virginia Richardson, dau of Harold Richard Forbes Richardson, DDS, of Toronto; m. 2nd 1978 Shirley Rose Archer dau of Cecil Ernest Woodford, of Prestatyn, Clwyd, and formerly w of -- Archer, and has by his 1st w: 1e +Christopher Hugh; b 24 July 1956 1e Nancy Margaret; b 7 May 1960 2e *Tannis Elizabeth; b 21 Feb 1964 3d +John Anthony [John Harcourt Vernon Esq, 1565 Bigbay Point Rd, RR#4 Barrie, Ont L4M 4S6, Canada]; b. 6 April 1938; educ York U (BA); m. 1975 Susan Elaine dau of Thomas Tinniswood Vaulkhard, of Victoria, BC, and has: le +Mark Nicholas; b. 1984 2e +Stephen Andrew; b. 1984 1e Maria Georgina; b. 1982 1d Joy [Mrs Joy Harcourt Vernon, 977 Highview Terrace, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6K5, Canada]; b 5 Aug 1934; educ U of BC (BA, MSW) 2d *Rosemary [Mrs John Moorhead, Sussex Corner, New Brunswick ROE 1RO, Canada]; b 29 Dec 1935; educ U of Toronto (BA); m 4 June 1960 Rev John Francis Moorhead, Rector St Paul's, Dauphin, Manitoba, s of Rt Rev William Henry Moorhead, and has: 1e Margaret Patricia; b 17 March 1961 2e Nancy Catherine; b 22 July 1967 3e Cynthia Mabel; b 1970 1c Marjorie Catherine; b 24 March 1892; d 10 Dec 1893 1b Mary Frances; in 24 April 1879 Rev Algernon Frederick Ebsworth (d 22 Feb 1918), Rector W Tofts, Vicar Stanford, Norfolk, and d 7 Oct 1940, leaving issue. 2b Frances Jessie; Mother Superior St Michael's House, Bloemfontein, SA; d 5 Sept 1938 3b Selina Jane; m. 6 Sept 1893 Paulet Bertram St John-Mildmay (see ST JOHN- MILDMAY, Bt) and d July 1925 3a Henry Arthur; 8 July 1825; Maj RA; d unm 12 Nov 1862 4a Charles Egerton; 8 13 June 1827; Capt RN; m. 25 July 1865 Louisa Anne, yst dau of Capt Garth, RN, of Haines Hill, Berks, and d 14 May 1872, having had a dau (d. infant). la Marianne Frances; m. 20 Sept 1843 Humphrey St John-Mildmay, MP, 6th s of Sir Henry St John-Mildmay, 3rd Bt (qv), and d 13 Feb 1873, leaving issue. (7) Octavius Henry; b 26 Dec 1793; V-Adml; m. 22 Feb 1838 Anne Holwell (d 26 June 1879), dau of William Gater and widow of William Denby, of Swinton Park, Yorks, and d 14 Aug 1861. (8) Charles (Rev); 8 14 Nov 1798; Preb Carlisle; d unm 10 Dec 1870. (9) Francis, JP (Sussex), of St Clare, IoW, and Buxted Park, Sussex; b 6 Jan 1801; Col, Equerry to HRH THE DUCHESS OF KENT; m. 20 Nov 1817 Catherine Julia (d 5 Dec 1877), est dau of 3rd Earl of Liverpool (see JENKINSON, Bt), and dsp 21 April 1880. (10) Egerton, JP, DL, of St Clare and Whitwell; b 1801; m. 8 Dec 1859 Laura (d 5 Feb 1889), dau of Sir William Milner, 4th Bt (qv), and d 19 Oct 1881. (1) Louise Augusta; m. 14 June 1825 Sir John Vaaden-Bempde-Johnstone, 2nd Bt, and d 4 Aug 1869, leaving issue (see DERWENT, B) (2) Georgiana; m. 4 Dec 1846 Gen George Malcolm, CB (d 2 June 1888), and dsp 29 Oct 1886. 2 Elizabeth; m. 26 Sept 1765 her cousin 2nd EARL HARCOURT OF STANTON HARCOURT (see Lineage (of Harcourt) below) and dsp 25 Jan 1826. The 2nd BARON's half-bro, HENRY VENABLES-VERNON later SEDLEY (roy licence 19 March 1779) later VENABLES- VERNON again (on inheriting the title 18 June 1811), 3rd Lord Vernon, Baron of Kinderton; b 17 April 1747; educ Westminster; Groom Bedchamber 1770-1809; m. 1st 14 Feb 1779 Elizabeth Rebecca Anne Nash alias Sedley (d 16 Aug 1791), illegitimate dau and heiress of Sir Charles Sedley, 2nd and last Bt, of Nuthall, Notts, and had: 1 GEORGE CHARLES, 4th Baron 1 Catherine; d 29 April 1867 aged 85 2 Louisa Henrietta; m. 4 Nov 1816 Rev Brooks Boothby (see BOOTHBY, Bt) and d 6 March 1861, leaving issue The 3rd Baron m. 2nd, 29 Nov 1795 Alice Lucy (d 1 Aug 1827), dau of Sir John Whiteforce, 3rd Bt, and d 27 March 1829, leaving by her: 2. Henry; b 1796; Lt-Col Gren Gds; m. 29 Aug 1822 Eliza Grace, dau of Edward Coke, of Longford Court, Derbys (see LEICESTER, E), and d 12 Dec 1845, leaving, with a dau (d unm.): (1) Edward Henry; b 5 July 1823; LI RN; m. 21 Jan 1851 Louisa Sophia Charlotte (d 1895), dau of Ven J C de Joux, Archdeacon Mauritius, and d 7 Jan 1856, leaving: 1a William Henry (Sir), KBE (1921); b. 1 Jan 1852; Sir-Gen Jersey 1880, Attorney-Gen 1884, Cdr. Roy CI Yacht Club, Bailiff and Pres Roy Court and States of Jersey 1899-1931, ktd 1903, Hon LLD U of Caen 1923; m. 18 Dec 1880 Julia Matilda (d. 5 March 1954), only child of Philip Gossat, of Bagot Manor, Jersey, and d 23 Jan 1934 3. John (Rev); b 8 March 1798; Rector Nuthall and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts; m. 1st 24 Nov 1830 Frances Barbara (d 7 Dec 1848), 2nd dau of Thomas Duncombe (see FEVERSHAM, B); m. 2nd 15 Dec 1853 Carolina (d 17 July 1894), yr dau of Gen Hon Sir Edward Paget, GCB (see ANGLESEY, M), and d 11 Dec 1875, having by his 1st w had: (1) Frederick; b 8 Oct 1834; d 20 March 1835 The 3rd BARON's est s, GEORGE CHARLES SEDLEY later VENABLES-VERNON, 4th Lord Vernon, Baron of Kinderton; b 4 Dec 1779; educ Westminster; Capt 2nd Foot Gds (Coldstream Gds); m. 5 Aug 1802 Frances Maria (took by roy licence 28 June 1828 the name WARREN only under terms of will of Dowager Viscountess Bulkeley of Cashel (nee Warren) and s to the Poynton estate, Cheshire; d 17 Sept 1837), only dau and heiress of Adml Sir John Borlase Warren, Bt, GCB, PC, and d 18 Nov 1835, leaving: GEORGE JOHN VENABLES-VERNON later WARREN (roy licence 14 Oct 1837), 5th Lord Vernon, Baron of Kinderton; b 22 June 1803; educ Eton and Ch Ch Oxford; MP (Whig) Derbys 1831-32 and S Derbys 1832-34; m. 1st 30 Oct 1824 Isabella Caroline (d 14 Oct 1853), est dau of Cuthbert Ellison, JP, DL of Hebburn, Co Durham; m. 2nd 14 Dec 1859 his cousin Frances Maria Emma (m 2nd 19 July 1881 Rev Charles Martyn Reed and d 29 May 1907), only dau of Rev Brooke Boothby (see above), and d 31 May 1886, having by his 1st w had, with another s (d an infant): 1. AUGUSTUS HENRY, 6th Baron 2. William John VENABLES-VERNON later BORLASE-WARREN-VENABLES-VERNON, JP (Derbys and Staffs), DL (Staffs); b 1 April 1834; Arcsdemico Corrispondonte della Crusca Florence, Socio Corrispondente del Reale Institoto Lombardo di Scienza e Letteratura Milan, Commendatore Order Crown Italy, Cav Order SS. Maurce and Lazarus Italy, Kt Roy Order St Olaf Norway; m. 1st 8 May 1855 Agnes Lucy (d 30 Sept 1881), 3rd dau of Sir John Peter Boileau, 1st Bt (qv), and had: (1) Reginald William; 8 27 Jan 1858; m. 20 May 1879 Edith Georgiana Cowper (m. 2nd 7 March 1918 0 J Dower-Murray), est dau of William Smith Cowper Cooper, of Toddington Manor, Beds, and d 26 April 1912, leaving: 1a Agnes Ida; b 16 Jan 1882; d unm 19- 2a Mabel Eveline; b 17 Feb 1883; m. 17 Feb 1909 Frank Southby Walker 2 (cont.) William Borlase-Warren-Venables-Vernon, 2nd 25 Feb 1884 Annie Georgiana (d 8 Aug 1933), dau of Charles Eyre, of Welford, Berks, and d 12 Nov 1919, having by her had: (2) Arnold; b 18 Oct 1887; Midshipman RN; d 19 June 1906 (1) Mary Anne Alice; b 23 March 1885; m. 3 Dec 1909 (divorce 1935) Col Frederic Ernest Wilson, IMS, s of Maj Wilson, Scots Grays, and d 23 May 1957, leaving issue 1 Caroline Maria; in 7 May 1845 Rev Frederick Anson (see LICHFIELD, E) and d 20 Aug 1918 aged 92, leaving issue. 2 Adelaide Louisa; in 12 June 1855 Adm Sir Reginald John Macdonald, KCB, KCSI, 20th of Clanranald (d 15 Dec 1899), and d 27 April 1913, leaving issue. 3 Louisa Warren; m. 16 April 1873 Rev Thomas Parry Garnier (d 18 March 1898), Rector Cranwortb with Lotion and Southburgh, Norfolk, Hon Canon Norwich, and d 1894, leaving issue The 5th BARON's est s, AUGUSTUS HENRY VENABLES-VERNON, 6th Lord Vernon, Baron of Kinderton; b 1 Feb 1829; educ Magdalene Coll Cambridge; Capt Scots Fus Gds; Pres Roy Ag Soc; m. 7 June 1851 Lady Harriet Anson (d 15 Feb 1898), 3rd dau of 1st Earl of Lichfield. (qv), and d 1 May 1883, having had, with two other sons and another dau (d m. infancy): 1. GEORGE WILLIAM HENRY, 7th Baron 2. William Frederick Cuthbert; b 18 July 1856; in 17 April 1884 Louisa, 3rd dau of Brig-Gen D M Frost, US Army, of St Louis, Ma., and d 2 Aug 1913, having had, with two daus (d in infancy): (1) Richard Henry; b 27 Jan 1885; d 9 April 1921 (2) William Walter; b 22 April 1890; 2nd Lt RE, S Staffs Regt; ka 11 Oct 1916 1. Diana; b 22 Feb 1852; m. 4 May 1896 Charles Edmund Newton, DL (d 2 July 1908), of Mickleover Manor, Derbys, and d 22 July 1920. 2. Mildred; b. 8 Feb 1853; m. 2 Nov 1878 Hon Henry Augustus Stanhope, of Ashe Warren, Overton, Hants, 3rd s of 5th Earl Stanhope (see 1967 edn CHESTERFIELD and STANHOPE, E), and d 18 March 1915, leaving issue. 3. Margaret; b 15 May 1865; m. 4 Aug 1887 Rev Frederick Tufnell (d 28 Feb 1920), 3rd s of Edward Carleton Tufnell, barrister, and d 27 Dec 1888, leaving issue. 4. Alice; b 13 Feb 1868; m. 1 Feb 1896 Rev Somerset Carry Lowry (d 29 Jan 1932) and d 2 Oct 1933, leaving issue. 5 Adele; b 12 Oct 1870; m. 9 April 1896 R-Adml Algernon Horatio Anson and d 1 Jan 1931, leaving issue (see ANSON, Bt). The 6th BARON's est s, GEORGE WILLIAM HENRY VENABLES-VERNON, 7th Lord Vernon, Baron of Kinderton, PC (1892); b 25 Feb 1854; educ Eton; Lt Scots Gds, Capt 12th Lancers and Hon Corps Gentlemen-at-Arms 1892-94, memb Roy Commn Ag 1893-94, V-Chm Assoc Chambers Commerce; m.14 July 1885 Frances Margaret. Changes: 5/12/2000, edited. 6/6/2001: HTML saved from Word 6/10/2001: Mrs ALV death notice/obituary. 10/12/2001: Leveson note. 22/1/2003: Atcherleys, Hilton info. ALV obit. 28/1/2003: Burkes info on ancestors. 28/3/2003: Appendices 3/12/2003: edited and additions to RLV [V35] http://www.antonymaitland.com/Vernapdx.htm [check the links on this site] VERNON APPENDICES: Appendix 1: HC VERNON and MASONS: Appendix 2: Vernon Trees Appendix 3: Atcherley Family Appendix 4: Hilton Main Colliery: Appendix 5: Letter Appendix 1: HC VERNON and MASONS: PROVINCIAL GRAND CHAPTER OF STAFFORDSHIRE PREFACE In writing up the history of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Staffordshire from 1850 onwards, I must record my grateful thanks particularly to Mr.Richard Leveson Vernon, a great grandson of Henry Charles Vernon for the loan of the latter's Masonic diary for the year 1848. This is in a particularly good state of preservation and was not only a great help to me but gave a clear indication of E. Comp. H.C. Vernon's very busy Masonic life, particularly as in those days travelling was no sinecure. I also acknowledge the help given to me by E. Comp. J.M. Hamill, the Librarian of the United Grand Lodge and other Companions, not only of the Province but of others, amongst whom were E. Comp. A.G.J. Mickleburgh the Grand Superintendent of Bristol and the Staffordshire Provincial Grand Scribe E, E. Comp. S.C. Loweth. Perhaps I have dwelt too much on the first Grand Superintendent but he was the one who was responsible for the foundation of Staffordshire Provincial Grand Chapter. HENRY CHARLES VERNON. 1850-53. The first Grand Superintendent of the Province of Staffordshire was Henry Charles Vernon who resided at Hilton Park, Shareshill, near Wolverhampton and was descended from a family with military and naval connections. One of his ancestors being Admiral Vernon, well known as 'Grog' Vernon, who served this country with great distinction and was actively engaged in the Battle of Portobello in 1739. His father was Henry Charles Edward Vernon, a Crimean veteran and a Major General in the 10th Light Dragoons, who was initiated on the 19th January 1802 in the Lodge of Harmony (now 255) Richmond Surrey when he was a Captain. It is interesting to note that in 1800 he assumed the surname Graham by Royal Licence on inheriting maternal property, and therefore was initiated as H.C.E. Vernon Graham, as was his son, Henry Charles but in 1838 the family discontinued to use the surname Graham. Our first Grand Superintendent was born on the 9th January 1805 and died on the 26th February 1886. Apart from his Masonic activities he was a Justice of the Peace, a Deputy Lieutenant and was appointed High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1867. He had a second residence in Malvern, Worcestershire which explains his close connections with that Province. The family no longer reside at Hilton Park but it is of some interest that when our present Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro. Stanley Barrington, was looking for likely sites for the Major Wilson Keys Memorial Fund, this house was considered. Unfortunately because of certain restrictions, negotiations could not proceed. The family at that time owned considerable land and also an interest in coal minerals. In the nearby Church at Shareshill there are plaques of bequests made by the family and a stained glass window as a memorial to H.C. Vernon, the son of the Grand Superintendent who died at the early age of 26. 2 On the l1th March 1828 he married Katherine, daughter of Richard Bryce Williams, Esq., of Cardiff and it could be that his Masonic interest in Bristol was in some way connected with his in-laws, for he was initiated on the 13th April 1831 in the Royal Sussex Lodge of Hospitality No. 221 (now 187) Bristol, passed on the 11th May 1831 and raised on the 8th May 1833 in the same Lodge. In 1835 he became a joining member of the Clarence Lodge of Mariners No. 81 Bristo1 and also of the Moira Lodge No. 408 Bristol, occupying the Worshipful Master's Chair in both Lodges in 1835 and 1836 respectively. I am indebted to E. Comp. Mickleburgh for an extract from the Minutes of Moira Lodge of the 26th July 1836, which states that the Worshipful Master (Bro. R.B. Callender) informed the Lodge that having been elected Master in the year 1831 and no Brother having since been elected to that office, he could not consistently with the Constitutions remain in the Chair; but this not being the time by the bye-laws for the election of Officers, he thought the brethren could not at present proceed to such an election. He therefore begged to move that Bro. H.C. Vernon Graham being the W.M. of a Warranted Lodge be requested to take the Chair until the time appointed for the election of a Worshipful Master. This was seconded by a Brother Burroughs and carried unanimously. Brother Graham was immediately conducted into the Chair". On the 5th October 1834 he also became a joining member of St. Peter's Lodge No.607 (now 419) Wolverhampton. On the 3rd April 1848 he also became a joining member of the Lodge of Light, Warwickshire No. 689 (now 468), but had resigned by the end of 1851. He was appointed Provincial Senior Grand Warden of Staffordshire in 1835, and in 1847 was installed as Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the Province, an office which he held until he resigned in 1853. In 1848 he was appointed a Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of Eng1and and two years later, as well as being he Deputy Grand Master of Staffordshire he was installed as the Provincial Grand Master of Worcestershire under Patent dated 20th June 1850 an office he held until 1863. In Royal Arch Masonry he was exalted on the 5th June 1834 into the Chapter of Charity No. 221 (now 187) Bristol and became a joining member of St. Peter's Chapter No. 607 (now 419) Wolverhampton in 1846 and of the Sutherland Chapter No. 660 Burslem (now defunct) in 1847. He was installed as 3rd Principal of the latter Chapter in 1848 and presumably proceeded through the Chairs, that is if that Chapter had not ceased to meet soon afterwards. He was appointed First Assistant Grand Sojourner in 1848 and in 1849 was designated by Supreme Grand Chapter as the M.E. Grand Superintendent of Staffordshire, a position he held for four years. When he resigned as Grand Superintendent of Staffordshire in 1853, he was appointed M.E. Grand Superintendent of Worcestershire, a position he held until 1866. -3Apart from his interest in the Craft and the Royal Arch he had connections in other Masonic Orders. In the Ancient and Accepted Rite he was Perfected on the 24th of August 1855 in St. Peter and St. Paul Chapter (now No.6) and promoted to the 30° on 31st October 1855, to the 31° on 14th October 1856 to the 32° on the 13th October 1857 and was elected to the 33° in 1860, becoming a Grand Captain General in 1861, a position which he held until 1868. In the same year he was appointed Grand Secretary General and in 1862 appointed Grand Treasurer General and in 1869 Lieutenant Grand Commander which he resigned in 1871. In the Knights Templar he was installed into Beauceant Preceptory and on the Consecration of Godefroi de Bouillon Preceptory in 1853 he was installed as its first Preceptor by his brother George Augustus Vernon. He was appointed Second Great Captain in l854. It is recorded by V. Em. Kt. John Francis Moxon in his history of the Province of Staffordshire and Shropshire of the Religious and Military Order of the Temple, that at the Consecration of Richard de Vernon Preceptory in 1857, Charles Henry Vernon became Provincial Prior or Provincial Grand Commander of Worcestershire, which office he held until 1886. The first Meeting of the Provincial Grand Chapter of Staffordshire was held on the 21st May 1850 at the Castle Hotel, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire under the Banner of the Chapter of Perseverance No. 674. This Hotel which was situated in High Street, Newcastle is now a Supermarket and has been since about 1975, although the facade has been retained as it was a listed building. A copy of the original Minutes are as follows: The circumstances in which E. Comp. H.C. Vernon was designated as first M.E. Grand Superintendent is not clear but it is assumed that as he was the Deputy Provincial Grand Master of the Province and a very active Mason that he was the obvious choice for that office. One can only conjecture the reason for holding the Meeting at Newcastle-under-Lyme instead of under the Banner of St. Peter's Chapter, Wolverhampton which was much nearer to Hilton Park. There are two explanations, the first one being that in 1849 a Provincial Grand Lodge Meeting was cancelled at Wolverhampton and held at Newcastle-under-Lyme because of the cholera plague which had then struck Wolverhampton and its districts resulting in the death of 1500 and it being thought not wise to hold the Meeting at Wolverhampton. On the other hand it could be because he was a member of the Sutherland Chapter which met at the Castle Hotel, Newcastle and he preferred to hold the Meeting under the Banner of the Chapter where he had or was occupying one of the Chairs. Appendix 2: Vernon Trees. Jennie's family trees. Entries: 14227 Updated: Mon Jun 17 15:19:09 2002 Contact: Jennie Macfie. Most info given here comes from Burkes Landed Gentry 1863, Burkes Peerage 1891, Armorial Families 1910, notes from family conversations, emails from relations 1 Edward VERNON b: 14 DEC 1584 d: 16 JUN 1657 + Margaret VERNON 2 Mary Catherine Grace Elizabeth VERNON 2 Anne VERNON + George HARPER 2 John VERNON d: 13 MAR 1670 + Anne HUISH 3 John VERNON + Elizabeth WALWYN 3 Edward VERNON + Lettice BANKES 4 John VERNON + Dorothea GRAHN 5 George VERNON d: XXX 1786 + Elizabeth SCIENCE 5 Edward VERNON + Caroline Catherine YEATES 5 Charlotte VERNON + Thomas WRIGHT 4 Edward VERNON d: 1765 4 Catherine VERNON + YEATES 5 Caroline Catherine YEATES + Edward VERNON 3 Mary VERNON 3 Elizabeth VERNON 2 Edward VERNON + GULDEFORD 3 Elizabeth VERNON 3 Mary VERNON 2 Henry VERNON + Maud (Muriel) VERNON 3 Henry VERNON b: 1636 + Margaret LADKINS b: XXX 1639 d: 1699 4 Henry VERNON b: 1663 d: 24 JUL 1732 + Penelope PHILLIPS b: XXX 1697 d: 25 JAN 1726 5 Henry VERNON b: 13 SEP 1718 + Henrietta WENTWORTH b: XXX 1720 d: 12 APR 1786 6 Anne VERNON b: XXX 1744 d: 23 MAR 1797 + BERWICK 6 Henrietta VERNON b: XXX 1745 d: 1828 + Richard GROSVENOR + George PORTER 6 Lucy VERNON b: XXX 1746 d: 1783 6 Henry VERNON b: 21 MAR 1748 d: 21 OCT 1814 + Penelope GRAHAM 7 Henry Charles Edward VERNON -GRAHAM b: 28 SEP 1779 d: 22 MAR 1861 + Maria COOK b: XXX 1784 d: 3 OCT 1827 8 Emma Penelope VERNON 8 Henry Charles VERNON b: 9 JAN 1805 + Catherine WILLIAMS 9 Maria VERNON 9 Catherine VERNON 9 Henry VERNON b: 16 DEC 1828 d: 19 FEB 1855 9 Augustus William VERNON b: 15 JUN 1834 d: 6 AUG 1834 9 Augustus Levison VERNON b: 30 SEP 1836 9 Frederick Wentworth VERNON b: 8 JAN 1839 9 William George VERNON b: 8 APR 1840 9 Edward VERNON b: 16 JAN 1844 8 William Frederick VERNON b: 7 NOV 1807 + Elizabeth SHUTTLEWORTH d: 3 MAR 1853 8 George Augustus VERNON b: 31 MAY 1811 + Louisa Jane Frances CATOR 9 Edith Henrietta Sophia VERNON 9 Louisa Jane VERNON 9 Lizzie VERNON 9 Mary VERNON 9 Muriel Isabel VERNON 9 George Edward VERNON b: 8 NOV 1843 9 Bertie Wentworth VERNON b: 26 OCT 1846 9 Herbert Charles Erskine VERNON b: 28 SEP 1851 + Margaret FISHER 7 Frederick William Thomas VERNON-WENTWORTH b: 20 SEP 1795 + Augusta BRUDENELL-BRUCE 8 Louisa Mary Henrietta VERNON-WENTWORTH 8 Henrietta Frances Elizabeth VERNON-WENTWORTH + THELLUSSON 8 Thomas Frederick Charles VERNON-WENTWORTH b: 20 OCT 1831 + Harriet DE BURGH 9 Harriet VERNON-WENTWORTH 9 Augusta VERNON-WENTWORTH d: 1861 9 VERNON-WENTWORTH b: 1 JAN 1863 7 George Augustus Frederick VERNON b: NOV 1798 d: 1815 6 William VERNON b: XXX 1749 d: JUN 1775 6 Caroline VERNON b: 1751 d: 1829 6 Jane VERNON b: XXX 1752 d: 1805 6 Levison VERNON b: XXX 1753 d: 21 SEP 1831 5 Thomas Phillips VERNON b: 20 NOV 1719 d: 1755 5 John VERNON b: 20 JAN 1720 d: 16 MAY 1747 5 Edward VERNON b: 1721 d: 1794 5 Penelope VERNON b: 6 JUN 1722 + William Duckenfield DANIEL 5 Elizabeth VERNON b: 17 JAN 1724 d: 28 JAN 1726 5 Richard VERNON b: 18 JUN 1726 d: XXX + Evelyn LEVESON 6 Henrietta VERNON + George BROKE 4 Edward VERNON b: 28 DEC 1665 d: 1742 5 James VERNON + Lydia PURNELL 6 Elizabeth VERNON + Thomas DU PONT 6 Louisa VERNON + William MACKINNON 6 Caroline VERNON + John DEWAR 4 George VERNON b: 15 AUG 1667 d: XXX 4 Thomas VERNON b: 1674 d: 4 APR 1742 Jennie's family trees Entries: 14227 Updated: Mon Jun 17 15:19:09 2002 Contact: Jennie Macfie Most info given here comes from Burkes Landed Gentry 1863, Burkes Peerage 1891, Armorial Families 1910, notes from family conversations, emails from relations Index | Individual | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM Display pedigree in table format /Edward VERNON b: 14 DEC 1584 d: 16 JUN 1657 /Henry VERNON | | /Henry VERNON | \Margaret VERNON /Henry VERNON b: 1636 | | /George VERNON | \Maud (Muriel) VERNON /Henry VERNON b: 1663 d: 24 JUL 1732 | | /William LADKINS | \Margaret LADKINS b: XXX 1639 d: 1699 /Henry VERNON b: 13 SEP 1718 | | /Robert PHILLIPS | \Penelope PHILLIPS b: XXX 1697 d: 25 JAN 1726 /Henry VERNON b: 21 MAR 1748 d: 21 OCT 1814 | | /William WENTWORTH d: 1614 | | /William WENTWORTH b: XXX 1594 | | | \Anne ATKINS | | /William WENTWORTH | | | | /Thomas SAVILE | | | \Elizabeth SAVILE | | /Thomas WENTWORTH d: 15 NOV 1739 | | | | /Allan APSLEY | | | \Isabella APSLEY | \Henrietta WENTWORTH b: XXX 1720 d: 12 APR 1786 | | /Henry JOHNSON | \Anne JOHNSON d: 19 SEP 1754 /Henry Charles Edward VERNON -GRAHAM b: 28 SEP 1779 d: 22 MAR 1861 | | /Arthur GRAHAM | \Penelope GRAHAM /Henry Charles VERNON b: 9 JAN 1805 | | /John COOKE | | /George COOKE b: 1676 d: 1741 | | /George COOK b: XXX 1710 d: 1768 | | | | /Edward JENNINGS | | | \Anne JENNINGS b: 1681 d: 1736 | | /George John COOK b: XXX 1735 d: 1784 | | | | /Thomas TWYSDEN | | | \Catherine TWYSDEN d: 1765 | | | | /Francis WITHERS | | | \Catherine WITHERS | \Maria COOK b: XXX 1784 d: 3 OCT 1827 | | /William BOWYER | \Penelope BOWYER b: XXX 1745 d: 1821 Augustus Levison VERNON b: 30 SEP 1836 | /Richard WILLIAMS \Catherine WILLIAMS Appendix 3: Atcherley Family Armorial Families: Sons of Francis Topping Atcherley, Lt Col 35th Regt, by his wife Emma Arabella, dau of Francis Harris Heward of Toronto. 1. Richard Topping Beverley Atcherley, gent, b 1866. M. Caroline May dau of William Wynne Ffoukes: Issue: Mary Elizabeth Hope & Hester Mary. 2. Major General Sir Llewellyn William Atcherley, Kt Bach 1925, CMG, MVO, Col late RASC. Maj Gen 1918. Controlle of Salvage at War Office 1917. M. 1897 Eleanor Francis dau of Richard Micklethwaite JP DL. Res Fulford Villa, Fulford, York. Issue: 2/1. David Francis William Atcherley, RAF , 12/1/1904. 2/2. Richard Llewellyn Roger Atcherley, RAF., 12/1/1904. Ancestry.com: David Francis Atcherley, born West House, Buxton, died Marton Hall, Salop, 1887 Married: Caroline Frances Amhurst Stacey, b Kent. Dau of Courtney Stacey (b. 10/10/1789, Sanding Place, Maidstone) & Charlotte Daniel-Thyssen (b.12/7/1800, Rochester) CFS died 1898. Isssue Rosamund Minnie Margaret Atcherley, married E. France-Hayhurst. David Francis Atcherley appointed by the Bishop of Durham Attorney General 29/1/1835. Air Vice Marshal D F W Atcherley David Francis William b: 12 Jan 1904 d: 8 Jun 1952 CB - 1950, CBE - 1946, DSO - 1944, DFC - 1942. (Army) - 2 Lt: xx xxx 1924, Lt: xx xxx xxxx. (RAF) Fg Off: 19 Mar 1927, Flt Lt: 5 Nov 1930, Sqn Ldr:: 1 Feb 1937, Act Wg Cdr: xx xxx 1939, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1942, Act A/Cdre: 14 Jul 1944?, Gp Capt (WS): 14 Dec 1944, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947, AVM: 1 Jul 1950, xx xxx 1922: Attended Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. xx xxx 1924: Officer, East Lancashire Regiment. 19 Mar 1927: U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS. 20 Feb 1928: Pilot, No 2 Sqn. xx xxx xxxx: QFI Course, Central Flying School. xx xxx xxxx: Pilot/QFI, 'D' Flight, Central Flying School. 5 Aug 1930: QFI, RAF College - Cranwell. 16 Oct 1931: Flight Commander, No 28 Sqn. 29 May 1933: Flight Commander, No 20 Sqn. 21 Jan 1936: Attended RAF Staff College. 2 Jan 1937: Air Staff, HQ No 16 (Reconnaissance) Group. 27 Sep 1938: Officer Commanding, No 85 Sqn. (Hurricane) xx Jan 1940: Staff, HQ No 60 (Fighter) Wing, Air Component of the BEF.? xx May 1940: Officer Commanding, No 253 Sqn. xx Jun 1940?: Officer Commanding, RAF Castletown. xx Feb 1941: Officer Commanding, No 25 Sqn. (Beaufighters, Wittering) xx xxx 1941: Officer Commanding, RAF Hawarden. xx xxx 1942: Officer Commanding, RAF Fairwood Common. xx xxx 1942: Officer Commanding, No 323 Wing?, DAF. 8 Oct 1943: SASO, HQ No 2 Group. xx Dec 1945: AOC, No 48 Group. 15 May 1946?: AOC, No 47 Group. xx Oct 1946: Director of Air Support and Transport Operations. xx xxx 1948: Commandant, Central Fighter Establishment. 21 Jan 1950: SASO, HQ Fighter Command. xx Feb 1952: AOC, No 205 Group. David Atcherley and his identical twin brother, Richard, become a legend in the RAF. Their father was an Army officer, who took up ballooning before the first world war and would eventually rise to the rank of Major-General. Rejected for RAF service on medical grounds he entered the Sandhurst instead. His wish to fly was achieved after a couple of years in the Army, when he was accepted for secondment to the RAF. Proving to be as excellent a pilot as his brother he was able to have his secondment converted into a permanent transfer. Whilst at the Central Flying School, Wittering, he and a fellow pilot were detailed to fly two airmen to Halton to participate in a tennis tournament. for the return flight, David made a typical Atcherley suggestion, that they see who could perform the most slow rolls between Halton and Wittering. Having completed over 100 in the 65 mile journey, he won comfortably but on arriving back at Wittering, their aircraft where covered in a film of oil thrown out by the gyrations of their flight. Their flight commander, Basil Embry, then pointed out to them the AOC was due to make an inspection the following day and that their aircraft had better be clean by then. Setting about the job themselves, they gracefully cleaned their aircraft and the following day had the two cleanest aircraft on display. One of the units based at Castletown at the time was No 801 Squadron FAA and when they where detailed to carry out deck landing practice, he decided to pay his respects to the Captain of the carrier. Landing unannounced, he made a successful landing but promptly disappeared down an open lift shift, wrecking his aircraft but giving him a photograph for use on his Christmas cards that year. It was at Wittering whilst commanding 25 Squadron that his career nearly ended. Whilst taking off, he mistook an obstruction light for a flare path light as a result of which he collided with a tree shortly after take off, breaking his back. However, this did not stop him flying, although it did require six ground crew to get him into and out of his aircraft. During a conference at the Air Ministry, the matter of night fighters was brought up and when asked what type of aircraft would make a good night fighter, he suggested the Messerschmitt 110 which had an uplifting effect on the others, somewhat different to the effect a similar remark had had on Goering when Adolf Galland had requested a 'Squadron of Spitfires' during the Battle of Britain. He found himself working alongside Basil Embry yet again when in 1943, he returned to Britain becoming Embry's Senior Air Staff Officer at 2 Group. Embry often flew on operations as 'Wg Cdr Smith' and it was not unusual to see David Atcherley sitting beside him on one of these 'jollies', once he even flew with his arm in a plaster, having broken it the night before during a mess party. Appointed AOC of No 205 Group in Egypt, within six months he became the centre of a mysterious disappearance whilst flying a Meteor FR10 from Fayid in Egypt bound for Cyprus. His aircraft never arrived in Cyprus, no radio message was received from him and no sign of him or his aircraft was ever found despite an extensive search being carried out by RAF, Israeli, Turkish and USAF aircraft. This page was last updated on using FrontPage 2000© E B Ashmore Air Marshal Sir Richard Atcherley Richard Llewelyn Roger b: 12 Jan 1904 r: 4 Apr 1959 d: 18 Apr 1970 KBE - 1956 (CBE - 1945, OBE - 1941), CB - 1950, AFC - 1940, Bar – 1942, 1st Prize, 'R M Groves' Competition - 1924 Plt Off: 31 Jul 1924, Fg Off: 31 Jan 1926, Flt Lt: 13 Nov 1929, Sqn Ldr:: 1 Apr 1937, (T) Wg Cdr: 1 Mar 1940, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1942, Act A/Cdre: 9 Jan 1944?, Gp Capt (WS): 9 Jul 1944, (T) A/Cdre: 1 Jan 1946, A/Cdre: 1 Jul 1947, Act AVM: 31 Jan 1949, AVM: 1 Jan 1951, Act AM: 20 Dec 1955, AM: 1 May 1956,. xx xxx 1922: Flight Cadet, 'A' Sqn, RAF College. (Flt Cdt Sgt) 31 Jul 1924: Pilot, No 29 Sqn. (Snipe - Duxford) xx xxx 1925: Attended Central Flying School. xx xxx 1925: Pilot/QFI, No 29 Sqn. (Snipes – Duxford) 26 Oct 1925: Pilot/QFI, No 23 Sqn. (Snipes – Henlow) 4 Aug 1926: QFI, Central Flying School. 6 Oct 1928: Pilot, RAF High Speed Flight. 10 Oct 1929: QFI, Central Flying School. 9 Dec 1929: Flight Commander, No 23 Sqn. 13 Oct 1930: Flight Commander, No 14 Sqn.. xx Sep 1934: Test Pilot, Experimental Section, RAE. xx Jan 1937: Attended RAF Staff College. 1 Jan 1938: Air Staff, HQ Training Command 1 Jul 1939: Staff of AM Sir Charles Burnett, Inspector-General of the RAF. xx Oct 1939: Officer Commanding, No 219 Sqn xx May 1940?: Officer Commanding, Air Element BEF, Norway. 1940: Officer Commanding, RAF Drem. 1941: Officer Commanding, No 54 OTU - RAF Church Fenton. 1942: Officer Commanding, RAF Fairwood Common. 1942: Officer Commanding, RAF Kenley. 11 Apr 1943: AOC, No 211 Group - Tripoli 1944: Gp Capt - Training, HQ Fighter Command. 1944: Head of RAF Section (Temporary), Training Section, HQ AEAF. 1944: Deputy Head of RAF Section , Training Section, HQ AEAF. xx xxx 1945: Commandant, Central Fighter Establishment. xx xxx 1945: SASO, Commonwealth Tactical Air Force. xx Sep 1945: Commandant, RAF College - Cranwell. 31 Jan 1949: Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Pakistani Air Force. 1 Jun 1951: AOC, No 12 Group xx xxx 1953: Head of RAF Staff - British Joint Services Mission, Washington. 20 Dec 1955: AOC in C, Flying Training Command. Richard Atcherley, universally known as 'Batchy' gained a reputation together with his twin brother, David, as a practical joker, despite which he was an exceptional pilot and a charismatic leader. Their father, a retired army major and then Chief Constable of the West Riding of Yorkshire (he was recalled during WW1 becoming Major-General Sir Llewelyn) had taken up ballooning in the early part of the 20th Century. They attended Oundle School and both applied for admission into the RAF as Flight Cadets at the RAF College, Cranwell. Richard was accepted whilst his brother was turned down on medical grounds. In 1927 he was selected to fly as a member of the School's aerobatic team and remained a member for the next two seasons. In 1929, he was selected as a member of the RAF High Speed Flight which was tasked with flying Britain's entries in the Schneider Trophy Air Races. Selected to fly N248 in the competition, he unfortunately turned inside a pylon and was disqualified, however he subsequently went on to set records at 50 and 100 km of 332 and 331 mph respectively. Another aspect of the work of the High Speed Flight was exhibited in 1929, when 'Batchy' with G H Stainforth as navigator, took part in the King's Cup Air Race. They flew a 2 seater Grebe and won the competition at an average speed of 150.3 mph. His success in the Schneider Trophy and King's Cup Air Races had brought him fame around the world and in 1930 he was invited to take part in the Chicago Air Races in the USA. On arrival it was apparent that his demonstration of aerobatics in a standard British light aircraft would fall short of the American experts in their specially designed high performance aircraft. Therefore he decided to give a display of 'crazy flying', in which he flew the aircraft as though it was being flown by an unqualified pilot. His display was so spectacular that he was asked to return the following year, although by then he had been posted to Amman in Trans-Jordan with No 14 Squadron and this annual visit to the USA had to start with a flight home to the UK in his own aircraft. Whilst serving in Palestine, he carried out night flying/navigation experiments which he would later perfect into an approved night landing system. Another of his eccentricities at this time was his menagerie, which included a pet lion which he often took flying with him. Prior to leaving the Middle East, however, his antics caught up with him, when he carried out an aerobatic display over a tennis party which included the AOC, Sir Cyril Newell. Court Martialed, he lost 50 places in the seniority lists and was prevented from attending the RAF Staff College. Whilst he was in Chicago, he witnessed some experiments in Air to Air Refuelling and was immediately fascinated by them. As a result in 1934 he found himself posted to the second of his initial ambitions, the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, where he was able develop his ideas on air refuelling alongside other methodes then being tested. He also continued his previous experiments in night landing systems and even suggested that aircrews should wear specially designed flying suits based on the ski-suit (another common feature today). Following his tour at Farnborough, he was allowed to attend the course at the RAF Staff College at Andover from which he had been previously been barred. Appointed a staff officer at HQ Training Command, he was tasked with increasing the output of the command, which required both aircraft and airfields. He used his own aircraft for both searching for suitable airfield sites and for visiting Public Schools. He set up the Public School's Air Cadet Wing, whereby Schools' OTCs were affiliated to RAF Stations and at least two masters in each school were responsible for the training of OTC cadets in air matters. He went further, setting up annual camps for these cadets with Air Experience in Ansons and initial flying training for selected cadets in Tiger Moths. His brother David also assisted him and when unable to run the last camp before the war, David successfully stepped in and took over. With the German invasion of Norway, he was sent to organise the airfield at Bardufoss for the Gladiators of No 263 Sqn and later the Hurricanes of 46 Sqn. In order to make the landing ground safe. it was necessary to clear the snow from the runways. With limited resources, he was able to coerce the local population to undertake the task. With the situation in Norway becoming untenable the RAF personnel were ordered to evacuate and burn their aircraft. However, not wishing to lose valuable aircraft, he and 'Bing' Cross (OC, No 46 Sqn), decided to attempt the evacuation of the Hurricanes and Gladiators by landing them aboard HMS Glorious rather than destroying and abandoning them in Norway. The actual landing of the squadrons aboard the carrier was a complete success, but unfortunately it was sunk on it's way to Britain. On his return to the UK, he assumed command of RAF Drem in Scotland, where he continued development of his night landing light system, eventually adopted by the RAF and known as the 'Drem' system. Later at Fairwood Common, he was replaced by his brother and many of the station personnel did not even notice the change. At Kenley he often flew with the Wing but after protests from the squadron commanders that he could not see the enemy quick enough and when asked by the AOC in C to stop flying with the Wing he readily agreed. However, the next day the AOC in C, was informed the 'Batchy' had been shot down and was at that moment was somewhere in the English Channel. Rescued from the Channel having been wounded in the engagement a period of recovery was followed by a posting to the Middle East, where having been promoted Act A/Cdre in the Western Desert Air Force he crashed a new Kittyhawk, incurring the wrath of new AOC, AVM Harry Broadhurst. As a result he found himself returned to the UK as a Group Captain. Whilst at HQ AEAF, he had proposed the idea of a Central Fighter Establishment and when the idea was eventually put into action in 1945, it was logical and appropriate that 'Batchy' should become it's first Commandant. This unit was responsible for developing new tactics and assessing new fighter designs. The dropping of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki removed the need for the planned Commonwealth force of which he was to have been the SASO and instead he became the first ex-Cranwell cadet to become Commandant of the RAF College. Here he developed a technique whereby he inspected the whole station, permanent staff, cadets and apprentices whilst flying inverted in his personal Gloster Meteor. He was also responsible for returning Cranwell to the glory of its pre-war years. Leaving Cranwell, he then proceeded overseas to take command of the newly created Royal Pakistan Air Force which came into being following Indian independence and partition. Here he set about giving the new service the firm foundations needed for a growing air force and established its own 'Cranwell'. Rejoining Fighter Command, as AOC, No 12 Group after which he moved to the USA to take over as Head of the RAF staff attached to the British Joint Services Mission. Having managed to fly both the Hunter and Swift in Britain before leaving for America, he was able to add to his total there when he was allowed to fly the F86 Sabre, CF-100, although even he was unable to persuade the US General in command of the base to allow him to fly the prototype F-100 Super Sabre. In his final appointment as AOC in C, Flying Training Command he introduced the Jet Provost into the training syllabus and recommended the adoption of the Gnat as the RAF's new advanced trainer. Following his retirement from the RAF, he retained his connection with aviation by joining the Folland Aircraft Company as Sales Director, a post he held until 1965. This page was last updated on using FrontPage 2000© Appendix 4: Hilton Main Colliery: Cutting from Newspaper: NEW HILTONSinking: TASK HALFDONE Big ObstaclesOvercome WITHIN a year of commencing their operations, the sinkers of the new shaft at Hilton Main Colliery have nearly surmounted their greatest obstacle - the water-bearing strata - and they are hopeful that by the time another year has passed they will have arrived at the end of their journey 630 yards from the surface. They have got down at present 185 yards and they expect to be able to pierce through the remaining 445 yards in as many month's as they have made the first, and most critical, part of the advances. There has been water with which to contend, of course, but it has kept well under control, and the fact that the pumps have now been dispensed with and only a water barrel is being used is welcome evidence that things are going remarkably well at Hilton. The extent of the success of the sinkers in the first 185 yards is in extraordinary contrast to the alarming incidents which the sinkers of the first shaft at Hilton experienced when they had reached a depth of 150 yards. S 0 S FOR PUMPS Those down below had to rush for their lives when the water poured into the shaft with great volume and climbed steadily upward. A hurried search was made throughout the country for pumps to deal with the serious situation, but it was found that the pumps needed had been taken over the Channel to assist in reclaiming the mines which had suffered from the German invasion of the coalfields in Northern France. Eventually powerful pumps came to hand which made it possible for the water to be overcome. But before it could be held completely in check however, thousands of bags of cement had to be thrown down the shaft to form a solid block of concrete. This acted as a plug and it became possible to adopt other precautionary measures. Subsequently this mass of concrete was bored out and the sinking of the shaft was proceeded with. I visited Hilton Main to-day and saw the excellent progress which had been made in the sinking of No 2 shaft. At present the sinkers are passing through a dozen yards of marl which is child's play compared with the stiff task they had to deal with when, some weeks ago, they were fighting their way through a dozen yards of conglomerate. DAYS OF SLOW PROGRESS This was at 160 to 172 yards depth. In a whole day of three shifts not more than two feet of the tough compost could be pierced, and in the contest between man, the machine and nature there was an astonishing mortality of drills. At the pit-head there can be seen specimens of strata which had been subjected to the particular cementation process which is making the shaft watertight. There was a fissure of five inches width at one part of the shaft which had to be dealt with and so effective was the cementation application that the sinkers were able at a later stage to meet with the fissure completely closed by the injection of cement. The electric winder which is being used for the sinking of the shaft has been made at the Stafford works of the English Electric Co and will ultimately deal with coal and men. The estimated output per hour of coal is 100 tons, the weight of coal per wind 5,376lbs, and the net time of each wind 73 seconds. The winder is 600 b.h.p. Mr. Carl Nelson who has charge of the Hilton Main undertaking, told me they were continuing to make good progress, for some months they had not lost a single shift BALLOT FOR BATHS The question of the provision of pit-head baths had been engaging the attention of the management, and the workmen at Hilton Main were to be balloted on the question in the near future. It is felt that the installation of such baths would be a great boon to the men, many of whom travel far distances to the pit from their homes. Plenty of bricks will be available on the spot for the building of the baths, for big headings are being driven into the mountains of dirt which are supplying material for the machines and the kilns which are turning out 250000 bricks weekly. Another 200,000 bricks a week are being made at the Holly Bank plant of the company, so that what in the past has been looked upon as waste is being transformed into houses. "Do you think you will ever get rid of those mountains of dirt, and so get back something of the beauty of Hilton?" was the question I put to Mr. Nelson, and he replied that if they continued at their present rate there was not the least doubt that the Hilton landmark pyramids would vanish in due course. Hilton is a wonderful place for bluebells. They are at the moment in mass formation about the base of the mounds, close up to the sinkers' piles of equipment, and about the walls of the electricity sub-station, waiting for the warmer sun to bring them into full colour, and at the earliest opportunity they will reclaim and repossess their old habitations, where tens of thousands of corms lie submerged by disfiguring debris. PITMAN.Wolverhampton Express & Star extract:"Nature Turned Against Hilton Main, The Pit They said Would Go On for Years. In The End the Rock has Beaten the asses coal. Tomorrow's closure of production at Hilton Main Colliery ends a three century era dating to the days of Wolverhampton's "asses' coal." Hilton had its roots in 18th century mines of the Essington area, where black faced miners hacked out nuts which were carried on donkeys' backs to the town and sold by the "ass load." In the 17th and 18th centuries there was always a good market for the 1oads they called Squire Vernon's coal" after the Hilton autocracy of the times. The black-diamond zone north of Wolverhampton - where dozens of narrow shafts still lie capped and covered, but unfilled - fathered the Cannock Chase coalfield itself. The miners worked the seam northwards, and new pits and new communities were born as the old pits died. Hilton itself was conceived to extend the Holly Bank Colliery operations into seams north and west of Essington. Good coal "panels" were proved in 1908, and 14 years later the first shaft was driven. In 1924 up came the first coal, from 3Oom. year old measures. In mining tradition the first nuggets were toasted in good ale, and the future seemed assured. But it soon became clear that Hilton's seams had a Jekyll-and-Hyde character of rock-faulting. Good coal could turn suddenly into red or gray rock where a seam had slipped. It often needed steep gradients to keep working yet the coal was determinedly mined and in 1927 Hilton took over when the Essington pit closed. There was even a plan to open another pit at Four Ashes, a few miles westwards. Hilton made history as the Midlands' first all-electric pit and survived a company liquidation in 1936. Its second shaft went down in 1936, and at 637 yards was one of the deepest in the Cannock field roughly as far as far Wolverhampton's Queen-Square to Chapel-ash. The pit passed to the National Coal Board after the war and as late as 1964, was rated a "1ong-life" pit. A miners' union official predicted enough coal "for 25 years or more." Now the rock has won, despite the miners' desperate "donkey work" to find consistently profitable coal through new tunneling. And tomorrow, although the pit will live on for salvage, the era of the asses' coal will end. Letter to Henry Vernon-Graham Hilton Park 25th December 1834, Thursday Xmas Day Evening. Refers to Injury to HVG …. Xmas audit 1834 Hilton household expenses very considerably reduced this half year and if the New Colliery Expenses, for the same period, had been equally beneficial we would have done great things - but as it is, with a heavy loss of upwards of £385 - in the last half year, on the colliery concern, by the reduced expenses of the Hilton Household, amounting to upwards of £300 in the last half year, I have been enabled to meet the whole of the Tradesmans Bills amounting to £720 sent for payment at this Xmas audit 1834, and the Hilton Household Expenses for the Current half year, ending 15th June 1835, and to pay to Drummonds on your account £600. And also to inclose for you in this ??? £100 - which I shall leave for you with Wm Taverner, making to you £700 out of which is to be paid the £50 allowance half yearly to your children. Without you being obliged to sell out of the funds any stocks to meet the expenses of the current half year. I shall be in Town on the 2nd and 3rd of January, in the New Year 1835, and when you are in Town, after that time, I shall be most happy in the oppostunity of explaining to you, all matters of importance relating to our Xmas Audit 1834. ….. Wm Lowe, Inclosed are 5-20 Coy Notes = £100. To Lt Col Vernon Graham, Barbadoes. Ref 3500 lent by HCV to late father. Sold the Cobham Estate for 11000 tp Lord Carhampton, lent pa 3500. Estate will do, to set off the £2000 - given to you by his will and the £900 - advanced to you in 1812 or 1813, and the furniture in Hilton Hall value about £600 - w.. I make ….. £3500 - add the £3500 .. you lent you father in the year 1800 - they balance the account and there for you to release your ….. in the £10000. Under your father's will, whci must remain a charge upon both the settled and unsettled part of the Staffordshire Estates, …. To all the prior mortgages theron … etc Willm Lowe, Temple, 15 January 1817 Hilton Park 25 June 1822. It is with much concern I inform you that at my Rent Day on the 21st instant the Rents reced are upwards of £370 deficient to pay the half years Interest and Rent charges now due to Mre Vernon and the Mortgagors and that there is no prospect of my receiving the deficiency before the end of Oct next - I allowed the Tenants 10% of their Rents, but they all declared it was too little and they could not go on without their rents being much lowered - (details of farms) Mr Willoughby has had many great expensive difficulties to encounter, which are it is to be hoped at length overcome and he has now gained a new Pit of Maiden Coal, as it is termed, that is a Pit of entire new coal which has never before been opened and which all concur in saying both large in quantity and good in quality and that W Willoughby may now get what quantity of Coals he pleases and Mr Smith says he thinks Mr W may find a sale for all the coal he gets - hitherto however W. W has not been able to pay and Rent at all but for future .. pay rents with punctuality, but owing tot he low price of coal, .. reduce the royalty due from 1/6 to 1/- per ton … ….I am unable to afford Mrs Vernon Graham and pecuniary assistance …. Discussion of the debts of Mrs VG. The allowance for Mrs VG for herself and children as follows: To Mrs VG for pin money £300 To Mrs VG for her household expenses £1000 £1300 To Mrs VG for Henry £500 William £200 George £200 £900 £2200 and for the £2200 Mrs VG is to have the power to draw on Mrs Drummonds as her occasion may require to be answered by the Irish Rents remitted by Mr Mayne. More details Wm Lowe Account for the running to the "Cutter Dolphins" July 1836-May 1837 £1015-5-1 (about £78000 2002) to Lt Col HC VG. Letter from Lt Col HC Vernon Graham, Inspector Ionia in Malta, Corfu 7/2/1825. Essington Colliery - From February 1st 1833 to February 28th 1833 Coals sold the first 2 weeks ending 14th Feb 177T 2cwt 0Q Coals sold the second do ending 28th feb 225 18 2 403 0 2. Sales 1st 2 weeks Cash recd Ready money 16/2/6.5 On credit 46/13/9 62/16/3.5 Sales 2nd Cash 14/9/5.5 Credit 68/9/10 83/19/3.5 146/15/7 Expenses 1st 2 weeks Expenses at the pits 54/5/6 Bills 3/8/0 Carrying, Boating & Commission 12/12/4.5 70/5/10.5 Expenses 2nd weeks At Pits 46/1/10 Carrying etc 18/1/4 Bills 4/10/11 68/14/1 138/19/11.5 7/15/7.5 Coals on the Bank raised within the month Best coal 7 tons at 6/6 per ton 2/5/6 Count? Coal 10 tons at 4/6 per ton 2/5/0 4/10/6 12/6/1.5 Deduct Mr WW Bailey salary for 4 weeks 4/0/0 Balance in favour of colliery 8/6/1.5 Deduct (error above) 1/0/0 7/6/1.5 Hilton Park 3/3/1833, Nicholas Taverner. Letter re debts mentions colliery 8/3/1779. Internet 1/2/2003 Extracts: Hilton was the site of the Holly Bank mine, which was started in 1922. It was the first colliery in South Staffordshire to be run solely on electricity - marking a new era in local mining. The huge power station was said to be without equal in the Midlands coalfields and its electrical equipment was described as "the latest word." In 1924 the Hilton Main Colliery was opened and the two were linked together but production at Holly Bank declined due to geological faults and production ceased in 1952. Hilton Main closed in 1969. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1922: Holly Bank mine sunk at Hilton: Engineering and colliery chiefs turned out in force in September for the new "sinking" of the Holly Bank Colliery Company at Hilton, near Shareshill. The company faced tremendous difficulties in sinking the Hilton shaft but the end result was praised by visitors from the South Staffordshire and Warwickshire Mining Engineers, and the South Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire Colliery managers during a conducted tour of the premises. The huge power station was said to be without equal in the Midlands coalfields and its electrical equipment was described as "the latest word." It was revealed that Hilton would be the first colliery in South Staffordshire to be run solely on electricity - marking a new era in local mining. The main discussions centred round a massive diagram fixed in the power station showing sections of the shaft. It was pointed out that the shaft would have sunk 1,890ft when it was completed. The visitors went down the shaft to inspect the progress but it was stressed that it would be another 15 to 18 months before coal could be mined in the new colliery. Appendix 5: Letter Transcript of a letter found in RL Vernon's desk, but with the top cut off: who is Shiela?? The letter was probably written to Betty (then Kirk-Owen, later Vernon) in 1973, and the reference to Jacqueline was probably to Jacqueline Burton, and old friend of Betty's. Jan 2003. The text: My mother died about a year and a half ago. I loved her very much and was very sad and upset although she hadn't been well for ages. She died while I was touring so when I came home we buried her and I went straight back to work - it seemed the best thing to do and kept me distracted. About two months later I was home between tours for about three weeks and as my husband was away climbing mountains, I was alone. Feeling calmer, I decided to look at a trunk of letters and photographs we had in the attic that came here when my father died and which we'd never got around to looking at - for one reason, I always thought it would upset Mama who absolutely adored my father. Anyway I went to the attic and opened up. I found vast packets of love letters from my parents who met at 19 and 21 which were very moving - it was like meeting two quite different people on very intimate terms. I found my grandfather's diary at Eton around 1850 - not really interesting and yet it was in a way, just because he'd started writing it at 12 or something - they went there younger in those days and he was over fifty when Mama was born. I then found my gt gt grandmothers diary - actually it wasn't lost but I'd never bothered to read it properly but now did so. She was American and married my Irish gt gt grandfather George Nugent. I was also left with a large family tree and various documents so for the first time I began looking at the names and linking them and becoming increasingly confused at strange gaps. I went to the public library round the corner and by looking into old editions of Burkes and National Biographies etc I finally got things sorted out a bit. There seems to have been an excessive amount of illegitimacy with marriages after and all that - including that of my grandfather! By this time, I was fascinated - it was like working at a detective story. You see I had grown up with miniatures and prints of several people without having had any curiosity as to who they might be or what they did. I was surprised that though my American gt gt grandma's lineage was set out for instance in the diary, the page about my gt gt grandpa had been torn out. At the time I felt annoyed not realizing that it must have been done on purpose by my grandmother who gave the book to me when I was born. Anyway National Biography said he was acknowledged natural grandson of Robert Craggs Nugent - at that time I didn't know much about him either. However luckily I got his life out of the London Library and then everything was made clear. -2- It seems Robert first seduced his cousin Clare in Ireland then ran off to London - she ran after him with a maid, a priest and some Jewelery and sent him constant imploring notes all of which he refused to answer. She finally had an illegitimate child, was practically starving having sold all her Jewels, and later returned to her family. Robert went back to Ireland and married Emilia Plunkett and she died giving birth to their son, Edmund. It says he was deeply in love with her and as she died she asked him to make amends to Clare. He said he would, in fact he tried to do so but when he arrived at the Byrne household the butler slammed the door in his face telling him Miss Clare was marrying someone else the very next day! Robert then went to England and after a time married Ann Craggs the daughter and heiress of the South Sea Bubble man who conveniently died or committed suicide the very night before the date set for the enquiry into his activities. The daughter had already been married twice and was very rich settling 100,000 on Robert immediately. The marriage lasted about ten years. It sounds as if at first they were happy then later not - she was much older and he wanted children and she didn't have any. She finally died leaving him Gosfield in Essex. He promptly remarried this time Elizabeth Berkeley who gave him a daughter Mary whom he adored and another daughter whose paternity he denied and the marriage ended in divorce. His son by Emilia, Edmund, went to school in Dublin and was put in the army. Somehow and sometime he secretly married in Church Elizabeth Vernon - I think she was nineteen and he was 22. They had three children, George (my gt gt grandfather) Charles, and a daughter who died at 19.. Finally, it transpired their marriage was invalid and both their families persuaded them to separate. They abandoned the children - Elizabeth returned to Hilton and later married a Count Thomas du Pont. Edmund went back to his regiment and got engaged to someone called Violet Edgar but died at 39 before he ever married her. Robert meanwhile relented and took charge of the three children (at least this is what I gather! they boys were put to school in Dublin and his unmarried sister cared for them quite a bit. Later, his daughter Mary (by his 3rd marriage) married George Grenville who in due course inherited Stowe and Robert (he was now an Earl) got George made the Marquis of Buckingham.. (the Grenvilles were pretty grand anyway with Chatham and Pitt as Uncle and Cousin and George's father was Prime Minister, so I guess this wasn't difficult) Robert had by now grown very fond of his grandsons and I believe they spent a lot of time at Stowe. I read a letter somewhere written from Stowe in which he said they were having a quiet family life, he was very happy and that his two grandsons were everything he could desire. As my gt gt grandmothers diary makes frequent references to weekends at Stows this must have been true. Could you please ask Richard if or what he knows about Elizabeth and if he has a photograph or is there a book I could read or anything? I was sosurprised that both of them walked out on their children so seemingly callously. Why did they split up - is it documented at all? Who was Du Pont and what happened to Elizabeth afterwards? Who were her parents as they'd be my 4th grandparents on that side? I have miniatures of my gt gt grandparents and xeroxed Gainsborough's portraits of Robert and Edmund. I believe Baron Thyssen bought the portrait of Robert fairly recently but don't know where the other paintings would be. I've never been to Gosfield though it is open to the public occasionally - I mean I suppose there might be some portraits there though they probably went in the various Stowe sales. I have xeroxed a couple of pages I took from the book (Robert, Earl Nugent I had to give back to the London Library) It refers I think to the death -3- of Elizabeth's daughter and made me think Du Pont must have been Belgian -? Did she have more children? I found the whole saga rather strange and romantic - its hard to imagine how couples managed to vanish from home and get secretly married two hundred years ago - I mean now its commonplace - but then'. I did wonder why Robert and the Vernons didnt encourage them to remarry legally instead of discouraging them - as I read - but I suppose they'd stopped loving each other and no longer wanted to be together. My mother was a Clayton and another gt gt grandaunt Marion had married Charles Fox's younger brother Henry Edward who was in the army. They had three children and as the parents were often abroad the children were partly brought up at St Annes Hill by Mrs Charles Fox. Maria, my American gt gt refused to be introduced to her at some party "though she looked very amiable." It could have been on moral grounds of course, as she was originally a courtesan, but I took it to be because of the Pitt-Fox rivalry. (note in hand my gt granpa) ref Pitt) Anyway Maria's daughter Amelia married Rice Richard Clayton who I think would have been Marion Fox's nephew so I thought it rather ironical! I don't know if Mama's family is typical of the way everyone went on but another gt aunt or something ran off to Gretna Green in 1840 and her father chased after her but in that case the families accepted it and the couple were married a second time a fortnight later in London. She had a rather dramatic story too - her husband accidentally shot himself twenty years later - he was heavily in debt so suicide was suggested though not proved. Her eldest son sounded rather brutal, her second son got killed at 13 coming down the Matterhorn - they were the first people ever to get to the top, one of her grandsons was killed hunting and another got into a big scandal, and she ended as a nun in a convent...Sort of sad romantic! Well, I'd better stop. Do hope you haven't been too bored by all this. It seemed too complicated to explain verbally so Jacqueline said she'd take this letter with her. I would never have bothered Richard out of the blue but as you're there I feel I can and I would be so happy if he has any background information to fill in my gaps - particularly I'd love to know what Elizabeth looked like. Do hope you're fine and Happy '73. Are you surrounded by dreadful pig problems - it's so sad - I always hate it when hear of hundreds of animals being slaughtered. Come and see me one day in my falling down house in Kensington! With love Shiela [V36] The General Armory. Transcribed by Liamie C. Madewell. (last updated - 05 May 2003). http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~heraldry/bga_verelst_vernon.html Vernon NOTE:..Feudal Baron of Shipbrook, co. Chester, England. Founded by RICHARD DE VERNON, said to be a son of WILLIAM VERNON, of Vernon Castle, in Normandy, who came to England with William I, and was one of the barons created by Hugh Lupus, Earl of the co. Palatine of Chester; his descendant, RICHARD DE VERNON, Baron of Shipbrook temp. King John, had two sons - (1) WARINE; (2) Sir WILLIAM, ancestor of VERNON, of Haddon. VERNON, Baronet, of Hodnet, extinct. VERNON, Lord Vernon. VERNON, of Clontarf, &c. WARINE DE VERNON, the eldest son, succeeded as Baron of Shipbrook, and had two sons - (1) WARINE, last feudal Baron of Shipbrook, who left three daughters and co-heirs; (2) RALPH, ancestor of VERNON, of Haslington, and VERNON, Earl of Shipbrook. ANCIENT ARMS:..Or (gold), a fess Azure (blue). LATER ARMS:..Or (gold), on a fess Azure (blue), three garbs of the field (i.e., gold). CREST:..A demi Ceres affronty Proper (natural color), vested Vert (green), holding three ears of wheat over her left shoulder Or (gold), and in her right hand a sickle Proper (natural color), handle Or (gold). Vernon of Haslington, co. Chester, England ARMS:..Or (gold), on a fess Azure (blue), three garbs of the field (i.e., gold). CREST:..A demi Ceres affronty Proper (natural color), vested Azure (blue), in the dexter hand a sickle and in the sinister a garb Or (gold), wreathed about the temples with wheat gold. Vernon NOTE:..Earl of Shipbrook, extinct 1783. FRANCIS VERNON, fifth in descent from RALPH VERNON, the second son of RALPH VERNON, Esq., of Haslington, co. Chester, was created in 1762, Baron Orwell, of Newry, and Earl of Shipbrook 1777; died without issue. ARMS:..Or (gold), on a fess Azure (blue), three garbs of the field (i.e., gold). CREST:..A demi Ceres Proper (natural color), vested Azure (blue), in the dexter hand a sickle also Proper (natural color), and in the sinister a garb Or (gold), wreathed about the temples with wheat gold. SUPPORTERS:..Two Ceres Proper (natural color), vested Argent (silver), robed Gules (red), wreathed about the temples with wheat Or (gold), and holding in their exterior hands a sickle of the first (i.e., natural color). MOTTO:..SEMPER UT TE DIGNA SEQUARE. Vernon of Haddon, co. Derby, England NOTE:..Sir HENRY VERNON, Knt., of Haddon, temp. Henry VII, died in 1511, leaving four sons - (1) Sir RICHARD, his heir, whose son, Sir GEORGE, left two daughters and co-heirs to Haddon; (2) THOMAS, of Stocksey, whose grandson, HENRY, died without issue in 1606; (3) HUMPHRY, ancestor of VERNON, Baronet, of Hodnet, and VERNON, Baron Vernon; (4) Sir JOHN, ancestor of VERNON, of Sudbury. ARMS:..Argent (silver), a fret Sable (black). Vernon of Hodnet, co. Salop, England NOTE:..Baronet, extinct 1723. Descended from GEORGE VERNON, eldest son of HUMPHRY VERNON, third son of Sir HENRY VERNON, Knt., of Haddon, temp. Henry VII, who married in 1493, ALICE, "The Ladye of Hodnet," daughter and heir of Sir JOHN LUDLOW, Knt., of Hodnet. ARMS:..Argent (silver), a fret Sable (black). Vernon NOTE:..VENABLES-VERNON, Baron Vernon. Descended from THOMAS VERNON, second son of HUMPHRY VERNON and ALICE LUDLOW, his wife. "The Ladye of Hodnet". ARMS:..Quarterly, 1st and 4th, quarterly, 1st and 4th, Argent (silver), a fret Sable (black), 2nd and 3rd, Or (gold), on a fess Azure (blue), three garbs of the field (i.e., gold), both for VERNON; 2nd and 3rd, Azure (blue), two bars Argent (silver), for VENABLES. CRESTS:..1st - A boar's head erased Sable (black), ducally gorged Or (gold), for VERNON; 2nd - A wyvern Argent (silver), standing on a weir of the last (i.e., silver), banded Azure (blue), pierced through the body in fess by an arrow, and devouring a child Proper (natural color). SUPPORTERS:..Dexter, a lion Gules (red), gorged with a collar and chain reflexed over the back Or (gold); sinister, a boar Sable (black), gorged with a ducal coronet and chain reflexed over the back Or (gold). MOTTO:..VERNON SEMPER VIRET...(Vernon always flourishes). page 1056 Vernon of Hilton Park, co. Stafford, England NOTE:..Descended from HENRY VERNON, younger brother of GEORGE VERNON, the grandfather of the first Baron Vernon. ARMS:..Argent (silver), fretty Sable (black). CREST:..A boar's head erased Sable (black), ducally gorged Or (gold). MOTTO:..VERNON SEMPER VIRET...(Vernon always flourishes). Vernon NOTE:..Baron Lyveden. RICHARD VERNON, born in 1726, the fifth son of HENRY VERNON, Esq., of Hilton, died without male issue. His second daughter and co-heir, CAROLINE MARIA VERNON, married in 1798, ROBERT PERCY SMITH, Esq., and her son, ROBERT SMITH, assumed the surname of VERNON by royal license in 1846, and was created a peer in 1859. ARMS:..Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Argent (silver), a fret Sable (black), for VERNON; 2nd and 3rd, Gules (red), three bars gemel Argent (silver), a chevron Ermine, on a chief of the second (i.e., silver), three blackamoors' heads Proper (natural color), a canton of the field (i.e., red), charged with a battle axe Or (gold), all within a border counter-compony of the second (i.e., silver) and Azure (blue), for SMITH. CRESTS:..1st - A boar's head erased Sable (black), ducally gorged Or (gold), for VERNON; 2nd - A cubit arm erect in armour Proper (natural color), charged with a battle axe Sable (black), the hand grasping two wreaths of laurel pendent on either side also Proper (natural color), for SMITH. SUPPORTERS:..Dexter, a boar Sable (black), ducally gorged, and suspended therefrom by a chain an escutcheon Or (gold), charged with a rose Gules (red), slipped Proper (natural color); sinister, a wyvern Vert (green), plain collared, and suspended therefrom by a chain an escutcheon Or (gold), charged with a rose Gules (red), slipped Proper (natural color). MOTTO:..VERNON SEMPER VIRET...(Vernon always flourishes). Vernon of Clontarf Castle, co. Dublin, Ireland NOTE:..Descended from JOHN VERNON, Esq., the younger son of Sir EDWARD VERNON, Knt., born in 1584, ancestor of Lord Vernon. Pedigree registered and arms entered with sixty-three quarterings in Ulster's Office. ARMS:..Argent (silver), a fret Sable (black), a mullet Azure (blue), for difference. CREST:..A boar's head and neck erased Sable (black), ducally gorged and charged on the neck with a mullet Or (gold), for difference. MOTTO:..VERNON SEMPER VIRET...(Vernon always flourishes). Vernon of Sudbury, co. Derby, Ireland NOTE:..Descended from Sir JOHN VERNON, the fourth son of Sir HENRY VERNON, Knt., of Haddon, temp. Henry VII, who married ELLEN, daughter and co-heir of Sir JOHN DE MONGOMERIE, Knt., of Sudbury. The heiress of this line, MARGARET, daughter of HENRY VERNON, married Sir EDWARD VERNON, ancestor of Baron Vernon. ARMS:..Argent (silver), a fret Sable (black). CREST:..A boar's head erased Sable (black), ducally gorged Or (gold). MOTTO:..VERNON SEMPER VIRET...(Vernon always flourishes). Vernon of Hanbury, co. Worcester, England NOTE:..Descended from Rev. RICHARD VERNON, Rector of Hanbury for forty-six years, died in 1627, aged 77, the second son of RALPH VERNON, of Cranage and Twemlow, co. Chester; his eldest son, EDWARD VERNON, purchased the estate of Hanbury, and recorded his pedigree at Visitation of Worcester, 1634. ARMS:..Or (gold), on a fess Azure (blue), three garbs of the first (i.e., gold), in chief a cross crosslet fitchy Gules (red). CREST:..A demi Ceres Proper (natural color), habited Or (gold) and Purpure (purple), crined gold, wreathed about the temples with wheat and holding in her arms a garb Proper (natural color). MOTTO:..VERNON SEMPER VIRET...(Vernon always flourishes). Vernon of Little Beligh, co. Essex, and co. Nottingham, England ARMS:..Argent (silver), fretty Sable (black), on a canton of the last (i.e., black), a maunch Or (gold). CREST:..A boar's head erased per fess Sable (black) and Gules (red), ducally gorged Or (gold). ANOTHER CREST:..A tiger's head erased Gules (red), ducally gorged Or (gold), charged on the neck with a marlet of the last (i.e., gold). Vernon of Whatcroft, co. Chester, England ARMS:..Or (gold), on a fess Azure (blue), three garbs Proper (natural color). Vernon of London, England NOTE:.."The Blind Marchant Stapler," a great benefactor to the Merchant Tailors' Company, died in November 1616. Visitation of London, 1568. ARMS:..Or (gold), on a fess Azure (blue), three garbs of the field (i.e., gold), in chief two mullets Gules (red). CREST:..A stag sejant Or (gold). Vernon of London, England ARMS:..Argent (silver), a fret Sable (black), a canton Gules (red). Vernon ARMS:..Or (gold), a cinquefoil Gules (red). Vernon ARMS:..Or (gold), a bend Azure (blue). Vernon ARMS:..Sable (black), a lion passant Argent (silver). Vernon NOTE:..Sir THOMAS VERNON, knighted at Dublin by ROBERT, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant, on 12 July 1599. ARMS:..Argent (silver), fretty Sable (black), a canton Azure (blue). Vernon NOTE:..Impaled by BEAGHAN. Funeral Entry in Ulster's Office, 1675. ARMS:..Argent (silver), a fret Sable (black). Vernon NOTE:..Rev. CHARLES VERNON, D.D., of Herringswell, co. Suffolk, England. ARMS:..Or (gold), on a fess Azure (blue), three garbs of the field (i.e., gold), a cross crosslet in chief of the second (i.e., blue), for distinction. CREST:..A demi Ceres Proper (natural color), vested Azure (blue), holding in the dexter arm a garb, and in the sinister hand a sickle, about her head a wreath of wheat all Proper (natural color), charged on the vest with a cross crosslet Or (gold). Vernon NOTE:..BORLASE-WARREN-VENABLES-VERNON. Exemplified to Hon. WILLIAM JOHN VENABLES-VERNON, the second son of GEORGE JOHN, the fifth Lord Vernon, who assumed, by royal license in 1856, the additional surnames of BORLASE and WARREN. ARMS:..Quarterly, 1st, VERNON, 2nd, VENABLES, both the same as Lord Vernon; 3rd, WARREN, chequy Or (gold) and Azure (blue), on a canton Gules (red), a lion rampant Argent (silver), between the forepaws a crescent of the first (i.e., gold); 4th, BORLASE, Ermine, on a bend Sable (black), two arms issuant from clouds Proper (natural color), the hands alsoProper (natural color), rending a horseshoe Or (gold). CREST:..1st, VERNON; 2nd, VENABLES; both the same as Lord Vernon; 3rd - Out of a ducal crown Or (gold), a double plume of ostrich feathers Argent (silver), in the centre an eagle's leg inverted Sable (black), for WARREN; 4th - On a wreath a wolf passant reguardant Argent (silver), in the mouth an arrow Or (gold), vulning the neck Proper (natural color), for BORLASE. Vernon-Harcourt See HARCOURT, of Stanton Harcourt. Vernon-Wentworth of Wentworth Castle, co. York, England See WENTWORTH. [Note: apparently not transcribed yet. Keep checking back. RAM] [V37] http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/History/Barons/barons7.html VERNON, LORD VERNON. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

GEORGE VENABLES VERNON, baron of Kinderton; a vice president of the Welch Charity. This nobleman was born 9 May 1735, and elected 1774 to represent the county of Glamorgan. He succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 2 August 1780. Lord Vernon married first 16 July 1757 Louisa Barberina, daughter and heiress of Bussy Mansel lord Mansel; by which lady, who died -- ---- ----, he has issue Louisa, born 18 July 1765. He married secondly 25 May 1786 Georgiana, daughter of William Fauquier esquire; by which lady he has issue Louisa, born -December 1787. The family of Vernon is descended from Richard de Vernon, who came over to England with William the conqueror, and was created by Hugh Lupus, lord paramount of the county palatine of Chester, in the year 1086 baron of Shipbroke in that county. Richard, fifth lord Shipbroke, fifth in descent from Richard, had issue, Warren, sixth lord Shipbroke, at whose death; the barony was divided among his heirs. William, who was chief justice of Chester in the reign of king Edward the third. Richard, sixth in descent from William,, was elected speaker of the honourable house of commons in the year 1426; and William, his son, was constituted lord high constable of England for life, being the last person to whom that office was permanently granted. He died 30 June 1467. Henry, his grandson, was governor and treasurer to Arthur prince of Wales, son of king Henry the seventh. Humphrey, his son, had issue, George, whose grandson Henry was created a baronet by king Charles the second 23 July 1660, which title is now extinct Thomas. Henry, fifth in descent from Thomas, married Anne, granddaughter and heiress of Peter Venables lord Kinderton. George Venables, the issue of this marriage, was created by king George the third baron Vernon of Kinderton. He married first Mary, daughter of Thomas sixth lord Howard of Effingham; by which lady he had issue, George Venables, present and second lord Vernon. Mary, born 19 December 1739, and married 5 January 1763 to George Anson of Shuckburgh in the county of Stafford esquire. Lord Vernon married secondly Martha, granddaughter of Simon first lord Harcourt; by which lady he had issue, 1. Elizabeth, born 21 January 1746, and married to George Simon earl Harcourt. 2. Henry, born 7 April 1747, and constituted in the year 1770 one of the grooms of his majesty's bed chamber. He married 14 February 1779 ------,daughter and heiress of sir Charles Sedley of Nuthal in the county of Nottingham baronet; in consequence of which marriage he assumed the surname of Sedley. By this lady he has issue George Charles, born -- December 1779. 3. Martha, born 25 December 1751. 4. Anne, born 2 March 1754. 5. Edward, born 10 October 1757, who embraced the clerical profession, and married 1784 Anne, daughter of Granville Leveson, marquis of Stafford. C R E A T I O N. Baron Vernon of Kinderton in the county palatine of Chester 12 May 1776. C H I E F S E A T S. Sudbury in the county of Derby; Newick in the county of Sussex; and Briton Ferry in the county of Glamorgan.

{S40}. Witton-cum-Twambrooks. (Gt. Budworth Parish). 1851 Census. (page14). http://www.geocities.com/ptrue84020/1851witton14.html. (page 17) http://www.geocities.com/ptrue84020/1851witton17.html. Schedule 138, Witton St. East. John VERNON, H., M., 56, Annuitant, b. Cheshire, Northwich. Elizabeth VERNON, Wife, 66, b. do., Middlewich. [ANALYSIS: John would have been born about 1795. Elizabeth would have been born about 1785.] Witton-cum-Twambrooks (Gt. Budworth Parish) 1851 Census (page 17) http://www.geocities.com/ptrue84020/1851witton17.html Schedule 121, Bebbington's Yard. Thomas VERNON, H., U., 30, Rock getter, b. Cheshire, Northwich. Joseph VERNON, Brother, U., 27, Rockgetter, b. Cheshire, Northwich. [ANALYSIS: Thomas would be born about 1821. Joseph would be born about 1824.] Schedule 137, Bebbington's Yard. Joshua VERNON, H., M., 31, Salt Boiler, b. Cheshire, Northwich. Frances VERNON, Wife, 30, b. Lancashire, Manchester. Alice VERNON, Dtr., 8, b. Lancashire, Manchester. Joseph VERNON, Son, 5, b. Lancashire, Manchester. Jane VERNON, Sister, U., 21, b. Cheshire, Davenham. [ANALYSIS: Joshua born about 1820. Jane born about 1830. Where these all brothers and sisters, children of John and Elizabeth?] [V49]. http://www.poyntonweb.co.uk/VisitorsCentre/historyofpoynton.htm History of Poynton DOMESDAY INFO. FAMILIES & MANOR HOUSE GENERAL INDUSTY VISITORS CENTRE --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

General History Extract from Bagshaw's Directory 1850 'POYNTON, township, chapelry, and compact village, situated 5 miles S.S.E. from Stockport, near the Macclesfield branch of the London and North Western Railway, in 1841, contained 152 houses, and 854 inhabitants. Population in 1801, 432 : in 1731, 747. The township comprises upwards of £2,400 acres of good land, and mostly well drained, but its subterranean wealth far exceeds that on the surface. Lord Vernon is the owner and lord of the manor. The Poynton and Worth Coal Mines, the property of, and worked by the Right Hon. George Warren Lord Vernon, are numerous, and spread over a compass of two miles. The coal is of good quality, and the mines are very prolific, having seams of coal varying from 2 to 7 feet in thickness. A railway about a mile in length, on a self acting incline, worked by a wire rope, conveys the coal to the Macclesfield branch railway, which is thence forwarded to Macclesfield and Stockport in very considerable quantities. It is said that the mines were thus discovered :- "An old tenant of one of the farms was obliged to procure his water from a considerable distance, and frequently petitioned sir George Warren to sink a well for him; but his request not being attended to, he gave notice to quit the premises. This induced Sir George to pay more deference to the man's desire, and the well was begun. The spring lay at a great depth : but before they found the water, they discovered a large vein of superior coal." The Chapel is a small stuccoed fabric, dedicated to St. Mary. There appears to have been a chapel here in 1312, at which period the Abbot of Chester granted to Nicholas de Eaton and Joan his wife, that he should find a chaplain in the chapel of Poynton for ever. The living is a perpetual curacy, returned at £85 in the gift of Lord Vernon, and enjoyed by the Rev. Robert Littler. The Methodist Association have a spacious school, erected by subscriptions among the colliers, in 1846, in which divine service is performed. Lord Vernon gives £20 per annum towards the support of the school. The free school, a substantial building, a little east of the church, is supported by Lord Vernon. Poynton Hall, 1/2 mile N.E. from the church, a handsome stuccoed mansion, situated in a beautiful park, ornamented with a fine sheet of water, is the seat of Samuel Christy Esq., M.P. Poynton Towers is a castellated residence, the seat of Isaac Hawden Esq. Poynton Green is a hamlet 1/4 mile East from the church. Midway is a hamlet partly in Worth and partly in Poynton. Here is a railway station, and the Primitive Methodists have a Sunday School which is also used for a preaching room. The poor of Poynton are entitled to yearly sum of 5s left by Roger Holland in 1604. They also participate in the benefit of Warren Bulkeley's charity noticed with Worth.' Churches and Charities The ancient Chapel of St, Mary formerly stood near the Hall. A new Church was erected in 1787 by Sir George Warren and was Rebuilt in 1859; the church is dedicated to St. George. It is an edifice of stone in the Early English style, from designs by Mr. Crowther, architect, of Manchester. The tower with spire was erected in 1885 by public subscription as a memorial to the late Lord Vernon. It contained a clock with chimes and 6 bells. In the chancel is a marble reredos presented in 1891 by Lady Vernon, with a carved panel, representing "the Lord's Supper". There is a memorial window to William Alfred Turner esq. who died in 1886. There was a Baptist chapel erected in 1867, and a Primitive Methodist chapel, built in 1846. There was also a Methodist Free Church. There was a Poynton with Worth news room near the church , a red brick building, erected by Lord Vernon, and contains a spacious reading room and a library of 4,000 volumes. In the 1892 Kelly's directory, mention is made of Lady Warren Bulkeley's charity of £50 yearly as interest on about £1,889. This was applied to the general use of the poor of Poynton with Worth and to educational purposes. In 1914 there was also a charity of about £5 annually called the "Merttens Funs" in the hands of the Parish Council. This fund provided a holiday for sickly and delicate poor children residing in the village. Extract from Kelly's Directory 1892 ' The Poynton with Worth collieries, belonging to and worked by Lord Vernon, extend over a large area: Lord Vernon is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is clayey; subsoil gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats and potatoes. The area is 2,966 acres; rateable value £14,324 ; the population in 1891 was 2,166. The National school was built in 1856 and since enlarged for 550 children. Average attendance, 156 boys, 145 girls and 117 infants.' Donated Pictures 'Attached is an old postcard with a picture of Newtown Poynton. The postcard is from my grandfather's family who emigrated to the United States in 1915. It does not have a date on it, or price. It is most likely from the time period of 1913-1915. ' 'Our family worked in cotton mills and as general labourers around Stockport, prior to their emigration to the U.S. It is possible that one or more of them worked for some period in the coal mines. In the information we have obtained thus far, none have lived in Poynton. Perhaps Connie's grandfather, my G-grandfather, worked on a short term basis there ( or one of his older sons ).' Thanks to Shawn Worsencroft I decided to take a current version of this photo - April 2003 - Poynton Webmaster

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Virtual Poynton Home About Poynton Amenities Business Clubs and Societies Private Ads Events Links About This Site Poynton History References to Poynton and Worth go back to medieval times. The Lords of the Poynton manor resided at Poynton Hall in Poynton Park near the lake, now known locally as Poynton Pool. Looking at Poynton today it may be hard to believe that coal mining was once one of its major industries. Have a look at the following resources to find out more. Resources A short article reproduced from Poynton Official Guide Books covering Poynton History The Nelson Pit Visitors Centre The Macclesfield Canal If you have any old photographs of Poynton that you would be happy to have featured on this page please email office@virtualpoynton.co.uk or phone 01625 260988. All photographs will be returned after they have been scanned for display on this page.

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An Article reproduced from the Poynton Official Guide (copies of the guide may be obtained from the Parish Council Offices at the Civic Hall) The name of Poynton is of Saxon origin, but the settlement was omitted in the Domesday survey. The first mention of the manor of Poynton is in 1289 when it was part of the barony of Stockport. The Warren family held the manor until 1801 when Sir George, the last surviving male, died. He was succeeded by his daughter, Lady Warren Bulkeley. She died childless in 1826 when she left it to Frances Maria Warren, Lady Vernon. The Lords Vernon held the estate until the final sale in 1920. Several halls were built on the site in Poynton Park, each one then demolished to make way for a new one. The last hall, Poynton Towers, was finally taken down in the 1930s. Sir George Warren bought the Worth estate in 1792, and Worth Hall, originally the home of the Downes family of Worth, is now Davenport Golf Club. Farming was Poynton’ s original main occupation, then coal was found near the surface of the land. By 1789, technology had advanced with the invention of engines to pump water from the workings, thus allowing deeper pits to be sunk. Output in 1789 was over 26,000 tons rising to a peak production of 243,673 tons in 1859. The collieries closed in 1935 when the economically viable coal reserves had been exhausted. Sir George Warren was a promoter of the extension of the turnpike road from Manchester via Hazel Grove down to Sandon in Staffordshire where it joined what is now the A51. During the late 18th century, the Pickford family developed their family business of waggonors on the London to Manchester route with The Birches Farm at Poynton as its headquarters. The business thrived greatly but then outgrew Poynton, relocating to London in 1823. Pickfords is today one of the best known removal firms in Britain. The Manchester and Birmingham Railway opened a stretch of line through Poynton in 1845 which today is the London/Manchester main line. The Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway was opened in 1869, with stations at Higher Poynton and Middlewood, but it was closed in 1970. The line has now been developed into a pleasant route, called the Middlewood Way, for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. A canal was originally proposed in 1765, but was not built until 1826 due to opposition from outside parties. Thomas Telford was the canal architect and it is considered one of the most beautiful stretches of waterway in the country, forming part of the Cheshire Ring. It is well used for leisure activities and there is a large marina at Higher Poynton. Other industries in Poynton's past were, stone quarrying, brickmaking, silk and cotton weaving, a shirt factory, and hat trimming. Today these have been replaced by high tech and other light industry. Poynton has had a tradition of self help. Poynton Co-op was founded in 1862, staying independent until February 1992. There were many Friendly Societies, Burial Clubs, Workmens Club and the Miners Union. The Methodist Chapel was established in 1847 followed by the Baptists and Primitive Methodists chapels; together with St Georges Church they were the social centres of the village. Lord Vernon opened the first school in 1838 which was extended as the number of children attending it grew, and this building is still used today as the thriving Poynton Youth and Community Centre. Poynton's social activities have expanded to cover all interests and all ages. Today there are some 100 organisations both local and national, thriving in Poynton. Many houses, each with a garden, were erected by the collieries for their workers. From the 1870s private house buildings gathered pace and gradually Poynton became a commuter town. Since the Second World War several housing estates have been built by both the Local Authority and private developers. The population has risen from 5000 to over 15,000 since 1945. To accommodate the educational needs of the population, Poynton County High School and several primary schools have been built. Poynton’s history is well recorded. Three books have been published: Poynton, A Coalmining Village 1700-1939, Poynton: A Village At War 1939-1945 and Poynton: A Thriving Community 1946 -1983 which together with Poynton Local History Society’s Newsletters cover most aspects of the Parish of Poynton with Worth.

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Books on the History of Poynton For more information on the history of the Warren, Bulkeley and Vernon families see the book: "Poynton Park: Its Lords and Their Mansions" by WH Shercliff. For a history of Poynton between 1700 and 1939 covering the coal mining activities see the book: "Poynton: A Coalmining Village; social history, transport and industry 1700 - 1939" by WH Shercliff, DA Kitching and JM Ryan. (see the on-line version of the book Poynton A Coalmining Village) For more recent history see the book: "Poynton, A Thriving Community 1946 - 1983" by WH Shercliff All the above books are available for loan from Poynton Library.

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The Nelson Pit Visitors Centre

The Nelson Pit Visitors Centre near the canal at Higher Poynton is well worth a visit for those interested in Poynton history. There is a time line of Poynton events through the centuries. See the Higher Poynton map for its location.

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The Macclesfield Canal

For information on the history of the Macclesfield Canal see Tim Boddington's site on The Macclesfield Canal.

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3. A CHARITY BALL IN 1828

Announced on 2 February 1828 in Macclesfield Courier and Herald, Congleton Gazette, Stockport Express and Cheshire General Advertiser Stockport Dispensary and House of Recovery A Grand Fancy Dress Ball Lady Patronesses The Honourable Frances Maria Warren Mrs. Humphreys, Bramhall Hall Mrs. Birley Mrs. Phillips, Bank Hall Mrs. Newton, Taxal Lodge Mrs Hulton, Hulton Park Mrs. Egerton, Tatton Park Mrs. Legh, Lyme Hall Mrs. Leigh, Mount Heaton Mrs. Ryle, Park House Macclesfield Mrs. Trafford, Trafford Park Mrs. Vernon, Poynton Park Stewards Davies Davenport, MP Peter Marsland Wilbraham Egerton, MP Samuel Oldknow William Tatton Egerton John Ryle Thomas Houldsworth, MP Thomas Joseph Trafford George John Legh William Turner Thomas Legh, MP (Lyme Park) The Hon. George Vernon Sir Henry Mainwaring, Bart George William Newton William Astley Shakespeare Phillips Joseph Birley Admiral Tollemache Isaac Blackburn George John Vernon Captain Clarke, RN Thomas Walmsley, Mayor William Fox John White James Gee John Wright William Hulton Henry Harrison Richard Heywood Captain Humphreys, RN Gentlemen’s tickets, one guinea, Ladies’ tickets, half a guinea. The Company (Clergymen excepted) will be required to appear in Fancy Dress, Naval or Military uniforms. This company constitutes the "great and the good" of East Cheshire in 1828. Peter Marsland and Samuel Oldknow were both cotton manufacturers and they represent the rising class of industrialists in the Stockport and Manchester area. William Turner is also in this group. He was a manufacturer in Blackburn and purchased Shrigley Hall.

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[V52] Villages (and townships) on the Borders of Shropshire & Staffordshire. 1861 Knightley. http://www.geocities.com/brigaban/1861knightley.html

All that remaining part of the parish of Gnosall being the Township of Knightley, bounded on the North by the parishes of Eccleshall and High Offley, on the South by Gnosall Township, on the East by the parish of Eccleshall and Ranton Monastery, and on the West by the parish of Norbury.

Schedule 8. The Gorse. William VERNON, H., M., 51, Farmer of 155 Acres, b. Staff., Gnosall. Harriet VERNON, Wife, 51, b. Staff., Penn. Eliza VERNON, Dtr., U., 27, b. Staff., Walsall. Mary Ann VERNON, Dtr., U., 22, b. Staff., Norbury. William VERNON, Son, U., 20, b. Staff., Norbury. Folio 56, page 3, Knightley, Schedule 8, The Gorse, Continued. Harriet VERNON, Dtr., U., 18, Farmer’s Daughter, b. Staff., Norbury. Henry VERNON, Son, 16, Farmer’s Son, b. Staff., Norbury. Lucy Ellen VERNON, Dtr., 14, Farmer’s Daughter, b. Staff., Norbury. John VERNON, Son, 12, Farmer’s son, b. Staff., Norbury. Thomas Eli VERNON, Son, 10, Scholar, b. Staff., Norbury. Robert VERNON, Son, 6, Scholar, b. Staff., Gnosall. Joseph VERNON, Son, 4, Scholar, b. Staff., Gnosall. [return to Index]

[V53] http://www.geocities.com/fountalnpen/moreton.html Villages (and townships) on the Borders of Shropshire & Staffordshire. Fanny (nee Venables) and Charles Hall - parents to over 20 children - Post Office Lane, Moreton

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From: "lilian andrew" Subject: [CHS] RILEY,TOMLINSON, VERNON, WALLEY ,1858 Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 04:30:57 PDT

Dear Listers,

Sorry about the last one, my finger slipped! Just received a will from Brindley 1858 with lots of new names. I am trying to connect them up. Has anyone any knowedge/interest in Richard TOMLINSON of Marbury cum Quoisley Elizabeth and John WALLEY of Wettenhall Mary RILEY of Woolstanwood Elizabeth and George VERNON of Coppenhall The will was written in 1848 and the above were nieces/ nephews of Benajmin DUTTON of Brindley. Lilian Andrew in Sydney

Response to above:

From: Molly Subject: [CHS] Vernon Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 00:17:05 +1200 References: <<3.0.6.32.20000424083740.007bc210@cache.net>> Hi Lilian I have the following VERNONs in my family: George VERNON b. 1745 d. 23 April 1804 late of Coppenhall (Tomb at St Chads, Over, Cheshire) son: George VERNON* *George VERNON m. Mary ??? daughter: Elizabeth**b. 31 Dec 1799 Over, Cheshire **Elizabeth VERNON m. Joseph PLATT 5 Feb 1819, Church Coppenhall, Cheshire Elizabeth died 6 January 1874 Wettenhall, Cheshire but is in the tomb with her Grandfather George at St Chads. Elizabeth & Joseph had 7 children - one of them, John who married Sarah WOOD from Macclesfield - this is the line I come down from - (John & Sarah had a daughter Annie Maria who married Sam DUTTON in 1873) If any of these names link in with yours I would be interested to make contact. Regards, Molly Smith (nee Platt) New Zealand

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*1 VENABLES, Gilbert #: VNBL24

* 2 VENABLES, ALIAS VENATOR, Gilbert de b: 1050 d: >1086 #: VNBL25

* 3 DE VENABLES b: ~1110 d: ~1160 #: VNBL26

* |4 DE VENABLES, Gilbert, 1Baron Kinderton b: ~1140 Kinderton, CHS, ENG

| -d: ~1180 #: VNBL27 * |+ +DE HATTON, Margery b: ~1150 #: VNBL28 Father: Walthew, Lord of Hatton * | 5 VENABLES, Amabilia, of Kinderton CHS #: VNBL128 * | + +DE DAUNEPORTE, Richard #: DAVE381 | 5 VENABLES, Hugh, of Kinderton CHS #: VNBL140 * | 5 DE VENABLES, Sir William, 2Baron Kinderton b: ~1170 Kinderton, CHS, ENG d: 1227-1228 #: VNBL129 | 6 DE VENABLES, Robert b: ~1197 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL162 | 6 DE VENABLES, b: ~1199 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL163 | 6 DE VENABLES, William b: ~1201 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL164 | 6 DE VENABLES, Hamon b: ~1203 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL165 * | 6 [1] DE VENABLES, Hugh, 3Baron Kinderton b: <1240 Kinderton, CHS, | | -ENG d: 1269 #: VNBL160 | + +WENTLIAN #: VNBL105 m: <1220 | «2nd Wife of [1] Hugh» * | + +DE OXTON, Alice, of Kinderton CHS b: ~1240 #: VNBL194 m: ~1220 | | -Father: DE OXTON, Ranulph * | |7 DE VENABLES, Sir Roger, 4Baron Kinderton b: ~1220 Kinderton, | | -CHS, ENG d: ~1261 #: VNBL192 * | |+ +DE PENINGTON, Alice b: ~1225 Peninton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL99 | | -m: ~1240 Father: DE PENINTON, Alan, of Peninton Hall LAN | | 8 VENABLES, Margaret, of Kinderton CHS b: ~1240 #: VNBL224 | | 8 VENABLES, Rose b: ~1302 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL228 | | 8 VENABLES, Roger b: ~1304 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL229 | | 8 VENABLES, Amy b: ~1306 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL230 * | | 8 [2] DE VENABLES, Sir William, 5Baron Kinderton b: ~1240 | | -Kinderton, CHS, ENG d: 1292 #: VNBL1 | | + +(VENABLES), #: VNBL101 m: <1253 | | 9 DE VENABLES, Cecelia #: VNBL2 | | + +Adam the clerk of Allehulme nr Brereton #: VNBL102 | | «2nd Wife of [2] William» * | | + +DE DUTTON, Margaret b: Dutton, CHS, ENG d: >1292 #: DUTT19 | | -m: 1253 Kinderton, CHS, ENG Father: DE DUTTON, Thomas, Lord | | -Dutton * | | 9 DE VENABLES, Hugh I, 6Baron Kinderton b: ~1258 Kinderton, CHS, | | | -ENG d: 1310-1311 #: VNBL97 * | | + +DE VERNON, Agatha b: 1270-1282 Shipbrook #: VNBL3 m: ~1296 | | | -Father: DE VERNON, Sir Ralph, Baron Shipbrook * | | |10 [4] DE VENABLES, Hugh II, 7Baron Kinderton b: ~1302 | | | -Kinderton, CHS, ENG d: 1367-1368 #: VNBL5 | | |+ +DE MODBURLEGH, Elizabeth b: 1287 Mobberley Castle, CHS, ENG | | | -#: VNBL67 m: <1343 Father: DE MOBBERLEY, William | | | 11 [3] DE VENABLES, William b: 1350 #: VNBL69 • | | | + +DE DUTTON, Agnes, of Warburton #: VNBL71 | | | «2nd Wife of [3] William» | | | + +DE VERNON, Maud, of Shipbrook #: VNBL72 | | | 11 DE VENABLES, John d: <1367 #: VNBL70 | | | + +DE EGGERTON, Isabel #: VNBL73 Father: EGGERTON, Philip | | | 12 DE VENABLES, William #: VNBL75 | | |«2nd Wife of [4] Hugh» * | | |+ +DE HOUGHTON, Katherine b: ~1310 Lea Hall, Preston, LAN, ENG | | | -#: VNBL9 m: 1343 * | | | 11 [5] DE VENABLES, Hugh III, 8Baron Kinderton b: ~1330 | | | -Kinderton-cum-Hulme, CHS, ENG d: 1382-1383 #: VNBL10 | | | + +DE HUXLEGH, Ellen #: VNBL60 m: <1363 Father: DE HUXLEGH, | | | -Robert | | | 12 DE VENABLES, William dsp: #: VNBL63 | | | 12 DE VENABLES, Richard dsp: #: VNBL65 | | | «2nd Wife of [5] Hugh» * | | | + +DE COTTON, Margery b: ~1330 Cotton Rudeth #: COTT833 | | | -m: ~1363 Father: DE COTTON, Hugh | | | 12 DE VENABLES, Sir Richard, 9Baron Kinderton b: 1364 | | | | -Kinderton, CHS, ENG d: 1403 Shrewsbury Battle † taken | | | | -prisoner at battle of Shrewsbury and beheaded afterwards | | | | -#: VNBL15 | | | + +DE LANGTON, Isabel, of Newton b: ~1365 Newton, LAN, ENG | | | | -#: VNBL19 m: 1384 Father: DE LANGTON, Rawlin | | | |13 VENABLES, Joan b: 1382-1385 #: VNBL20 | | | |+ +GROSVENOR, Thomas b: 1377 Hulme #: GRVN160 | | | |13 DE VENABLES, Hugh IV, 10Baron Kinderton b: ~1386 Kinderton | | | | -d: 1414 #: VNBL21 | | | |+ +(VENABLES), Cecily #: VNBL256 m: ~1405 | | | | 14 VENABLES, Elizabeth #: VNBL98 | | | | + +BOSTOCK, Sir Adam b: 1428 Bostock, Cheshire, England | | | | -d: 1476 Bostock, Cheshire, England #: VNBL193 | | | | 15 BOSTOCK, Nicholas #: VNBL337 | | | | + +MOBBERLY, Catherine #: VNBL338 | | | | |16 BOSTOCK, Hugh #: VNBL335 | | | | |+ +DEL HEATH, Joan #: VNBL336 | | | | | 17 BOSTOCK, George #: VNBL333 | | | | | + +HORNE, Joan #: VNBL334 | | | | | 18 BOSTOCK, Joan #: VNBL332 • | | | | | + +JENNINGS, William #: VNBL331 • | | | | | |19 JENNINGS, Thomas b: 1500 Abingdon, BRK, ENG d: 08 | | | | | | -Apr 1561 Abingdon, BRK, ENG #: VNBL329 | | | | | |+ +BRIGHT, Alice b: 1503 Culham, ENG d: 1570 ENG | | | | | | -#: VNBL330 m: 1520 ENG • | | | | | | 20 JENNINGS, Katherine b: 1532 Abingdon, BRK, ENG | | | | | | -d: 25 Aug 1597 Abingdon, BRK, ENG #: VNBL326 | | | | | | + +BRANCH, William b: 1524 Abingdon, BRK, ENG d: 07 | | | | | | -Feb 1601/02 Abingdon, BRK, ENG #: VNBL325 m: 1556 | | | | | | -Abingdon, BRK, ENG | | | | | | 21 BRANCH, Lionel b: 18 Aug 1566 Abingdon, BRK, ENG | | | | | | | -d: ~1605 London, ENG #: VNBL327 | | | | | | + +SPARKES, Valentia b: 1569 ENG d: 1610 London, ENG | | | | | | | -#: VNBL328 m: 08 Jul 1596 St Martin's, Ludgate, | | | | | | | -London, ENG | | | | | | |22 BRANCH, Christopher, Immigrant b: 1602 London, | | | | | | | -ENG d: 16 Jun 1678 _, Henrico, VA #: VNBL320 | | | | | | |+ +ADDIE, Mary, Immigrant b: 1602-1603 Darton, YRK, | | | | | | | -ENG d: 1690 VA #: VNBL321 m: 02 Sep 1619 | | | | | | | -Westcheap, London, England | | | | | | | 23 BRANCH, William #: VNBL322 • | | | | | | | + +BURTON, Jane b: MD (perhaps) d: 1710 Henrico | | | | | | | -Co., VA #: VNBL323 | | | | | | | 24 BRANCH, John b: 1619 VA d: 1688 Varina Parish, | | | | | | | | -Henrico CO, VA #: VNBL324 | | | | | | | 23 BRANCH, Christopher, jr b: 1628 _, Henrico, VA | | | | | | | -d: 1665 VA #: VNBL340 | | | | | | | 24 BRANCH, Mary b: 1667 VA d: 1730 VA #: VNBL339 | | | | | | | + +JEFFERSON, Thomas b: 1665 _, Henrico, VA | | | | | | | | -d: <1697 #: VNBL161 m: 1685 VA | | | | | | | |25 JEFFERSON, Thomas, jr b: ~1679 d: 1731 | | | | | | | | -#: VNBL131 • | | | | | | | |+ +FIELD, Mary b: 1680 d: 1715 #: VNBL130 | | | | | | | | 26 JEFFERSON, Peter b: 1708 d: 1757 #: VNBL29 | | | | | | | | + +RANDOLF, Jane b: 1720 d: 1776 #: VNBL30 | | | | | | | | 27 JEFFERSON, President Thomas, POTUS b: 13 Apr | | | | | | | | | -1743 Shadwell, Albemarle, VA d: 04 Jul | | | | | | | | | -1826 Montecello, Charlottesville, | | | | | | | | | -Albemarle, VA #: VNBL31 | | | | | | | | + +WAYLES, Martha b: 30 Oct 1748 _, Charles | | | | | | | | | -City, VA d: 06 Sep 1782 Montecello, | | | | | | | | | -Charlottesville, Albemarle, VA † she never | | | | | | | | | -recovered from her last birthing in May | | | | | | | | | -1782 #: VNBL33 m: 01 Jan 1772 The Forest, | | | | | | | | | -Charles City, VA Mother: EPPES, Martha | | | | | | | | | -Father: WAYLES, John | | | | 14 VENABLES, Joane b: ~1406 Kinderton d: ~1456 #: VNBL227 • | | | | + +COTTON, Richard I b: ~1405 Cotton Edmunds #: VNBL119 | | | | -m: ~1430 Mother: FAUCONER, Elizabeth Father: COTTON, | | | | -John | | | | 14 DE VENABLES, Hugh #: VNBL225 | | | | 14 DE VENABLES, Richard #: VNBL226 | | | |13 VENABLES, Henry b: ~1388 #: VNBL22 | | | 12 DE VENABLES, William b: ~1367 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL17 | | | + +(BROWE), Blanche #: VNBL14 | | | 12 DE VENABLES, Angella #: VNBL106 | | | + + #: VNBL107 m: 1391 * | | | 12 [6] VENABLES, Margery b: 1365-1369 Kinderton, CHS, ENG | | | | -d: 1448 #: VNBL16 • | | | + +BULKELEY, Richard, of Chedill CHS b: 22 Feb 1368/69 | | | | -Cheadle, CHS, ENG d: 1390 #: VNBL57 m: ~1385 | | | «2nd Husband of [6] Margery» * | | | + +MAINWARING, Randle b: ~1360 Over Peover #: MAIN98 m: 1392 | | | | -Kinderton, CHS, ENG | | | 12 VENABLES, Thomas, of Horton in Hartford b: ~1368 Kinderton, | | | | -CHS, ENG #: VNBL18 | | | 11 DE VENABLES, Roger #: VNBL76 | | | + +LE ROTER, Elizabeth (Golborne) #: VNBL78 Father: GOLBURNE, | | | -William | | | 11 DE VENABLES, Thomas, Vale Royal monk(perhaps) #: VNBL77 * | | | 11 VENABLES, Richard b: 1336 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL11 * | | | + +FITTON, Joan Thornton, of Dutton CHS b: ~1345 d: 1382 | | | -#: VNBL258 Mother: THORNTON, Elizabeth Father: FITTON, | | | -Hamon * | | | 12 VENABLES, Sir William b: 1376 Bolyn, CHS, ENG d: 1402 | | | | -#: VNBL257 * | | | + +MASSEY, Joan b: ~1376 _, CHS, ENG #: VNBL290 | | | | -Mother: WORSELEY, Alice Father: MASSEY, Sir John | | | |13 VENABLES, Richard b: 1394 Bolyn, CHS, ENG d: Sep 1402 | | | | -#: VNBL291 * | | | |13 VENABLES, Dulcia (Douce) b: 1396 Kinderton, CHS, ENG d: 23 | | | | -Sep 1463 Wilmslow, CHS, ENG #: VNBL288 * | | | |+ +BOOTH, Robert b: ~1384 d: 14 Sep 1460 #: BOOT385 m: 03 | | | | -May 1409 | | | |13 VENABLES, Alice b: 1398 Bolyn, CHS, ENG #: VNBL292 | | | 12 VENABLES, Oliver Whitley, of Anterbus CHS b: ~1380 | | | | -#: VNBL259 | | | 12 VENABLES, John b: ~1380 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL260 | | | 12 VENABLES, Joan b: ~1382 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL261 | | | 11 VENABLES, Joane b: ~1330 Kinderton-cum-Hulme, CHS, ENG | | | -#: VNBL12 | | | + +DE LATHOM, Thomas, Lord Lathom, LAN #: LATH2 * | | | 11 DE VENABLES, Margaret b: ~1342 Kinderton-cum-Hulme, CHS, ENG | | | -d: >1417 #: VNBL112 * | | | + +DE DAVENPORT, Thomas b: ~1342 Wheltrough, CHS, ENG d: ~1390 | | | -#: DAVE202 Mother: DE LEGH, Elizabeth Father: DE | | | -DAVENPORT, John Jenkin | | |10 DE VENABLES, Reginald, of Hope in Bradwell #: VNBL83 | | |10 DE VENABLES, Roger d: >1336 #: VNBL84 | | |10 DE VENABLES, John d: >1336 #: VNBL85 | | |10 VENABLES, William dsp: #: VNBL4 | | |10 VENABLES, Ellen #: VNBL6 | | |+ +ARDERNE, John #: VNBL90 | | |10 VENABLES, Isabel #: VNBL8 | | |+ +DE EGERTON, David #: VNBL91 | | |10 VENABLES, Anilla #: VNBL7 | | |+ +BRERETON, Sir William, of Brereton #: VNBL92 | | |10 DE VENABLES, Elizabeth #: VNBL86 • | | |+ +DONE, Richard, of Utkinton CHS #: VNBL93 | | |10 DE VENABLES, Peter of Antrobus #: VNBL87 | | |10 DE VENABLES, Sir Richard of Bollin #: VNBL88 | | |+ +FITTON, Jane #: VNBL94 m: ~1375 | | |10 DE VENABLES, Thomas, of Horton & Hartford #: VNBL89 | | |10 DE VENABLES, Alice b: ~1299 Kinderton-cum-Hulme, CHS, ENG | | | -#: VNBL108 | | |+ +DE ARDERNE, Sir John, Kt b: ~1327 Aldford, CHS, ENG | | | -#: VNBL109 m: <1308 | | |10 DE VENABLES, Rose b: 1304 Kinderton-cum-Hulme, CHS, ENG | | | -#: VNBL110 | | |+ +TRUSSELL, William b: 1302 Warmington, CHS, ENG #: VNBL111 * | | 9 [7] DE VENABLES, Sir William, of Bradwell #: VNBL64 * | | + +DE LEGH, Agnes #: LEGH8 | | «2nd Wife of [7] William» | | + +ST PIERRE, Katherine de d: >1313 #: VNBL104 | | 9 DE VENABLES, Catherine #: VNBL32 | |7 VENABLES, Beatrix b: ~1272 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL195 * | |7 VENABLES, Elizabeth b: ~1274 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL196 * | |+ +DONE, Richard III b: 1240-1245 d: 1302 #: DONN29 | 5 Hamon DE VENABLES. b: ~1202 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL132 | 5 Gilbert DE VENABLES. b: ~1204 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL133 | 5 Michael DE VENABLES. b: ~1206 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL134 | 5 Robert DE VENABLES. b: ~1208 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL135 | 5 Hugh DE VENABLES. b: ~1210 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL136 | 5 Maud DE VENABLES. b: ~1212 Kinderton, CHS, ENG #: VNBL137