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Vernon, Baron (GB, 1762)


Creation: let. pat. 12 May 1762


Family name: Vernon later Venables-Vernon later Vernon-Harcourt




Quarterly:  1st and 4th grand quarters, quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent a Fret Sable;  2nd and 3rd, Or on a Fess Azure three Garbs of the field (Vernon);  2nd and 3rd grandquarters, Azure two Bars Argent (Venables)


1st:  a Boar's Head erased Sable ducally gorged Or (Vernon);  2nd:  a Wyvern with wings endorsed standing on a Fish Weir or Trap devouring a Child and pierced through with an Arrow in fess all proper (Venables)


Dexter:  a Lion Gules collared and Chain reflexed over the back Or;  Sinister:  a Boar Sable ducally gorged and Chain reflexed over the back Or


Vernon Semper Viret or Ver Non Semper Viret (Vernon always flourishes or The spring foes not always flourish)


Arms, Crest and Supporters as borne by the 10th Baron Vernon



George [Vernon later Venables-Vernon], 1st Baron Vernon

1st and only surv. son and heir of Henry Vernon, of Sudbury, co. Derby, by his first wife Anne Pigot, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Pigot, of Chetwynd, co. Salop, by his wife Mary Venables, sister of Peter Venables, of Kinderton, co. Chester


9 Feb 1707/8

mar. (1)

21 Jun 1733 Hon Mary Howard (b. c. 26 Apr 1710; d. 23 Feb 1739/40; bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Howard], 6th Baron Howard of Effingham, by his first wife Mary Wentworth, only child and hrss. of Ruishe Wentworth, of Sarre, Isle of Thanet, co. Kent

children by first wife

1. Hon George Venables-Vernon, later 2nd Baron Vernon

1. Hon Mary Venables-Vernon, mar. 5 Jan 1763 George Adams later Anson MP, of Orgrave, co. Stafford, and later of Shugborough, co. Stafford (bapt. 25 Jul 1731; d. 27 Oct 1789), 4th son of Sambroke Adams, of Sambroke, co. Shropshire, by his wife Janette Anson, sister of George [Anson], 1st Baron Anson, and dau. of William Anson, of Shugborough, co. Staffford, and had issue

mar. (2)

22 Dec 1741 Anne Lee (dsp. 22 Sep 1742; bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby), only dau. of Sir Thomas Lee, 3rd Bt. MP, of Hartwell, co. Buckingham, by Elizabeth Sandys, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Sandys

mar. (3)

10 Apr 1744 Martha Harcourt (b. 15 Jul 1715; d. 8 Apr 1794; bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby), sister of Simon [Harcourt], 1st Earl Harcourt, and 1st dau. of Hon Simon Harcourt MP (by his wife Elizabeth Evelyn, sister of Sir John Evelyn, 1st Bt., of Wotton, co. Surrey, and dau. of John Evelyn, barrister and a Commissioner of the Irish Revenue (by his wife Martha Spencer, dau. and cohrss. of Richard Spencer), son and heir ap. of John Evelyn, of Sayes Court, Deptford, and Wotton, co. Surrey, the famous diarist), 2nd but only surv. son and heir ap. by his first wife of Simon [Harcourt], 1st Viscount Harcourt

children by third wife

2. Hon Henry Venables-Vernon later Sedley later Venables-Vernon, later 3rd Baron Vernon

3. Hon William Venables-Vernon (dvp. young)

4. Right Hon and Most Rev Edward Venables-Vernon later Vernon-Harcourt DD, of Nuneham Courtenay and Stanton Harcourt, co. Oxford, Prebendary of Gloucester 1785-91, Bishop of Carlisle 1791-1807, Archbishop of York 1807-47, succeeded to the Harcourt estates on the death of his first cousin William [Harcourt], 3rd Earl Harcourt, on 17 Jun 1830 and assumed by Royal Warrant the name and arms of Harcourt the next year (b. 10 Oct 1757; d. 5 Feb 1847), mar. 5 Feb 1784 Lady Anne Leveson-Gower (d. 16 Nov 1832), 3rd dau. of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford, by his second wife Lady Louisa Egerton, 1st dau. and cohrss. in her issue by his second wife of Scroop [Egerton], 1st Duke of Bridgewater, and had issue:

1a. George Granville Vernon-Harcourt later Harcourt, of Nuneham Courtenay and Stanton Harcourt, co. Oxford, Member of Parliament for Lichfield 1806-31 and for Oxfordshire 1831-61 (b. 6 Aug 1785; d. 19 Dec 1861), mar. (1) 27 Mar 1815 Lady Elizabeth Bingham (d. 9 Sep 1838), 1st dau. of Richard [Bingham], 2nd Earl of Lucan, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Howard, former wife of Bernard Edward [Howard], 12th Duke of Norfolk, and 3rd dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of Henry [Belasyse], 2nd Earl Fauconberg, and (2) 30 Sep 1847 Frances Elizabeth Anne Waldegrave (b. 4 Jan 1821; widow of (1) her second husband's elder but illegitimate brother John James Henry Waldegrave, of Navestock, co. Essex, and (2) George Edward [Waldegrave], 7th Earl Waldegrave; mar. (4) 20 Jan 1863 Chichester Samuel [Parkinson-Fortescue], 1st Baron Carlingford later 2nd Baron Clermont; d. 5 Jul 1879), dau. of John Braham, a noted tenor, by his wife Frances Bolton, dau. of George Bolton, of Ardwick, co. Lancaster, and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Elizabeth Lavinia Harcourt (d. 16 Oct 1858), mar. 7 Jan 1835 Montagu [Bertie], 6th Earl of Abingdon, and had issue

2a. Edward Vernon-Harcourt (b. 1787; dvp. 1806)

3a. Rev Leveson Vernon-Harcourt, Chancellor of York Minster (b. 1788; dsp. 26 Jul 1860), mar. 19 Aug 1815 Hon Caroline Mary Peachey (dsp. 16 Jul 1871), only dau. of John [Peachey], 2nd Baron Selsey, by his wife Hester Elizabeth Jennings, dau. of George Jennings, of Newsells in Barkway, co. Hertford

4a. Rev William Vernon-Harcourt later Harcourt, Canon of York Minster (b. Jun 1789; d. 1 Apr 1871), mar. 11 Jul 1824 Matilda Mary Gooch (d. 19 Nov 1876), dau. of Col William Gooch, and had issue:

1b. Edward William Harcourt DL, of Nuneham Courtenay and Stanton Harcourt, co. Oxford, Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire 1878-86 (b. 26 Jun 1825; d. 19 dec 1891), mar. 26 Jun 1849 Lady Susan Harriet Holroyd (d. 5 Apr 1894), only dau. of George Augustus Frederick Charles [Holroyd], 2nd Earl of Sheffield, by his wife Lady Harriet Lascelles, 1st dau. of Henry [Lascelles], 2nd Earl of Harewood, and had issue:

1c. Aubrey Harcourt JP DL, of Nuneham Courtenay and Stanton Harcourt, co. Oxford, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 18945 and 1897 (b. 16 Aug 1852; d. 22 Mar 1904)

1c. Edith Harcourt (b. c. 1856; d. 6 Jan 1944; bur. at Ewerby, co. Lincoln), mar. 27 Oct 1875 Murray Edward Gordon [Finch-Hatton], 12th Earl of Winchilsea, and had issue

2b. Rt Hon Sir William George Granville Harcourt DL KC, of Nuneham Courtenay and Stanton Harcourt, co. Oxford, and of Malwood, Lyndhurst, co. Hampshire, Member of Parliament for Oxford 1868-80, for Derby 1880-95 and for West Monmouth 1895-1904, Solicitor-General 1873-74, knighted 1873, Home Secretary 1880-85, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1886 and 1892-95 (b. 14 Oct 1827; d. 1 Oct 1904), mar. (1) 5 Nov 1859 Maria Thérese Lister (d. 1 Feb 1863), 1st dau. of Thomas Henry Lister, of Armytage Park, co. Stafford, by his wife Maria Theresa Villiers, sister of George William [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon, and only dau. of Hon George Villiers (by his wife Hon Theresa Parker, sister of John [Parker], 1st Earl of Morley, and only dau. by his second wife of John [Parker], 1st Baron Boringdon), 3rd son of Thomas [Villiers], 1st Earl of Clarendon, and had issue:

1c. Julian Harcourt (b. 6 Oct 1860; dvp. 2 Mar 1862)

2c. Rt Hon Lewis Harcourt MP, later 1st Viscount Harcourt

Sir William George Granville Harcourt mar. (2) 2 Dec 1876 Elizabeth Cabot Ives (widow of Thomas Poynton Ives, of Rhode Island, USA; d. 1 Apr 1928), dau. of Hon John Lothrop Motley, US Ambassador to London, and had further issue:

2c. Robert Harcourt, Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Montrose Burghs 1908-18, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary 1908 (b. 7 May 1878; d. 8 Sep 1962), mar. 26 Jul 1911 Marjorie Laura Cunard (d. 4 Nov 1977), only dau. of William Samuel Cunard (by his wife Mary Ada May, dau. of J May), 1st son of William Cunard (by his wife Laura Charlotte Haliburton, sister of Arthur Lawrence [Haliburton], 1st Baron Haliburton, and dau. of Hon Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Nova Scotia), 2nd son of Sir Samuel Cunard, 1st Bt., by his wife Susan Duffus, dau. of William Duffus, and had issue:

1d. Mary Elizabeth Harcourt (b. 1922; d. 23 Jul 1998), mar. 17 Jun 1950 Cdr Ian Rochfort Johnston RN, son of Capt Basil Lyall Johnston RN, of Shawford, co. Hampshire, and had issue

1b. Emily Julia Harcourt (d. 20 Dec 1913)

2b. Cecilia Caroline Harcourt (d. 17 Feb 1912), mar. 18 Feb 1864 Admiral Sir Edward Bridges Rice KCB, of Dane Court, co. Kent (d. 30 Oct 1902), and had issue

3b. Selina Anne Harcourt (dsp. 14 Sep 1883), mar. 8 Jun 1854 Sir Warwick Charles Morshead, 3rd Bt., of Trenant

4b. Mary Annabella Harcourt (d. 11 Jul 1917), mar. 24 Apr 1860 George de la Poer Beresford JP DL, of Aubawn, co. Cavan, High Sheriff of co. Cavan 1867, Member of Parliament for Armagh 1875-85 (b. 22 Apr 1831; d. 3 Aug 1906), 1st son of Most Rev Marcus Gervais Beresford DD, Archbishop of Armagh (by his first wife Mary Digby, widow of R E Digby, of Geashell, and dau. of Col Henry Peisley L'Estrange, of Moystown, King's County). 2nd son of Rt Rev George de la Poer Beresford DD, Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh (by his wife Frances Bushe, dau. of Gervais Parker Bushe MP, of Kilfane), 2nd son of Rt Hon John Beresford (by his first wife Ann Constantin de Ligondes, dau. of General Count de Ligondes, of Auvergne, France), 2nd son of Marcus [Beresford], 1st Earl of Tyrone, by his wife Lady Katherine Power, suo jure Baroness La Poer, only dau. and hrss. of James [Power], 3rd Earl of Tyrone, and had issue

5a. Admiral Frederick Edward Vernon-Harcourt (b. 15 Jun 1790; d. 1 May 1883), mar. 1829 Marcia Tollemache (d. 27 Dec 1868), 4th dau. of Vice Admiral John Richard Delap Halliday later Tollemache RN, of Peckforton Castle, co. Chester, and Helmingham Hall, co. Suffolk (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Stratford, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough), 1st son and heir of Maj John Delap Halliday, of The Leasowes, co. Shropshire, by his wife Lady Jane Tollemache, 7th dau. and in her issue eventual cohrss. of Lionel [Tollemache], 4th Earl of Dysart, and had issue:

1b. Augustus George Vernon-Harcourt, of St Clare, Ryde, Isle of Wight (b. 24 Dec 1834; d. 23 Aug 1919), mar. 10 Sep 1872 Hon Rachel Mary Bruce (d. 24 Jun 1927), 2nd dau. of Henry Austin [Bruce], 1st Baron Aberdare, by his first wife Annabella Beadon, only dau. of Richard Beadon, of Clifton, by his wife Annabella à Court, sister of William [à Court], 1st Baron Heytesbury, and dau. of Sir William Pierce Ash à Court, 1st Bt. MP, of Heytesbury, co. Wiltshire, and had issue:

1c. Maj Bernard Francis Vernon-Harcourt (b. 23 Dec 1877; dsp. 19 May 1959), mar. (1) 23 Apr 1912 Irene Margaret Nicholls (d. 19...), only child of Sydney Nicholls, of Bayswater, London, and (2) 11 Jun 1931 Mrs Elizabeth Sommerhof (d. 19...)

2c. Simon Evelyn Vernon-Harcourt (b. 19 Jan 1882; d. 21 Feb 1966), mar. 3 Aug 1916 Dorothy Margaret Hudson MBE (d. 1987), only child of Sir Robert Arundell Hudson, and had issue:

1d. Simon Vernon-Harcourt (b. 2 Jul 1917; dvp. in a car crash 9 Oct 1941)

2d. Capt Robert Vernon-Harcourt (b. 26 Dev 1918; dsp. 19...), mar. 25 Sep 1948 Sylvia Jeannette (Jane) Kitching, only dau. of Lt Col Charles Henry Kitching DSO, of Fairhaze Cottage, Piltdown Cottage, co. Sussex

1d. Anne Vernon-Harcourt (b. 11 Jul 1925; d. 19...)

1c. Mildred Edith Vernon-Harcourt, served in World War I 1914-18 as a nurse in France and Italy (b. 26 Sep 1874; d. 14 Oct 1965)

2c. Mabel France Vernon-Harcourt, Headmistress County High School for Girls, Chelmsford (b. 26 Sep 1874; d. Oct 1965), mar. 26 Dec 1910 William Arthur Price (d. 13 May 1954), son of Rev Bartholomew Price, Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, and had issue

3c. Cecil Violet Vernon-Harcourt (b. 17 Nov 1875; d. 24 Jan 1961), mar. 25 Jun 1901 Nowell Charles Smith, Headmaster Sherborne School, 1909-27 (d. 21 Jan 1961), 1st son of Horace Smith, of Beckenham, co. Kent, and had issue

4c. Helen Dorothea Vernon-Harcourt (b. 19 Nov 1876; d. 4 Aug 1969), mar. 17 Apr 1900 Sir William Beach Thomas KBE (d. 12 May 1957), 2nd son of Rev Daniel George Thomas, and had issue

5c. Janet Isabel Vernon-Harcourt, Headmistress Runton Hill School, West Runton, co. Norfolk (b. 3 Jun 1879; d. 18 Feb 1966)

6c. Doris Margaret Vernon-Harcourt (b. 21 Aug 1883; d. 15 Sep 1953)

7c. Winifred Rachel Vernon-Harcourt (b. 17 Jan 1886; d. 19...), mar. 4 Dec 1913 Herbert John Schiele (d. 1919), son of Edward C Schiele, of Argentina, and had issue

8c. Isabel Marcia Vernon-Harcourt (b. 12 Aug 1887; d. 19...), mar. 23 Jul 1919 (Cornelius) Jan Olivier (d. 24 Mar 1955)

2b. Professor Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt, Professor of Civil Engineering, University College London 1882-1905 (b. 25 Jan 1839; d. 14 Sep 1907), mar. 2 Aug 1870 Alice Brandreth (d. 28 Aug 1919), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Henry Rowland Brandreth FRS, and had issue:

1c. Leveson William Vernon-Harcourt, barrister-at-law (b. 15 Oct 1871; d. 30 Apr 1909), mar. 18 May 1899 Rose Adelaide Lawrence (mar. (2) 31 Oct 1914 Mathew Liddell, of Stillington Hall, Easingwold. co. York; d. 25 Sep 1959), 1st dau. of Frederic Lawrence, of Caerleon, co. Monmouth, and had issue:

1d. Col William Ronald Denis Vernon-Harcourt OBE (b. posthumously 4 May 1909; d. 28 Feb 1999), mar. 29 May 1937 Nancy Everil Leatham, only dau. of Lt Col Bertram Henry Leatham DSO, and had issue:

1e. Anthony William Vernon-Harcourt, later 11th Baron Vernon

1e. Anne Dorothy Vernon-Harcourt (b. 23 Sep 1945), mar. (1) 30 Sep 1967 (div. 1974) Nicholas Guy William Bloxam, only son of Lt Col Guy Cholmley Bloxam OBE, of Berwick Cottage, Lympne, co. Kent, and (2) Peter George Cobb, of The Old School, Clanfield, co. Hampshire, and has issue by her first husband

1d. (Rose May) Dorothy Vernon-Harcourt (b. 2 Mar 1900; d. 1985), mar. (1) 5 Sep 1922 Capt Hon Frederick Somerset Gough-Calthorpe (b. 27 May 1892; dvp. 19 Nov 1935), only son of Somerset Frederick [Gough-Calthorpe], 8th Baron Calthorpe, by his wife Mary Burrows, 1st dau. of Ogden Hoffman Burrows, of Newport, USA, and (2) 12 Aug 1949 Lt Col Guy Alexander Ingram Dury MC, son of Theodore Seton Dury, of London SW1, and had issue by her first husband

2c. Archibald Edward Vernon-Harcourt (b. 22 Jul 1875; dvp. 13 Apr 1891)

1c. Evelyn Alice Vernon-Harcourt (b. 30 Dec 1876; d. 28 Jul 1964), mar. 6 Aug 1903 Arthur Clutton-Brock (d. 8 Jan 1924), son of J A Clutton-Brock, of Weybridge, co. Surrey, and had issue

2c. Violet Mary Vernon-Harcourt (b. 22 Mar 1883; d. 19...), mar. 28 Jan 1911 John Pascoe Elsden, barrister-at-law (d. 14 Apr 1950), son of Charles William Elsden, and has issue

1b. Marcia Elizabeth Vernon-Harcourt (d. 8 Nov 1898)

2b. Emily Anne Vernon-Harcourt (d. 3 Mar 1916)

3b. Jane Vernon-Harcourt (d. 22 Mar 1875), mar. 18 Apr 1872 Rev Francis Digby Legard, Rector of Stokesley, Northallerton, co. York (b. 13 Mar 1829; d. 10 Nov 1883), 1st son of George Legard, of Westhorpe House, Scarborough, co. York (by his wife Anne Elizabeth Hawksworth, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Francis Ramsden Hawksworth, of Barmbro' Grange, Doncaster, co. York), 1st son of Digby Legard, of Watton Abbey, co. York (by his wife Frances Creyke, 3rd dau. of Ralph Creyke, of Marton, co. York), 5th son of Sir Digby Legard, 5th Bt., of Ganton, co. York, and had issue

6a. Lt Col Henry Vernon-Harcourt (b. 1791; dsp. 26 Feb 1853), mar. 20 Apr 1835 Lady Frances Harley (d. 15 Oct 1872), 5th dau. of Edward [Harley], 5th Earl of Oxford and 5th Earl Mortimer, by his wife Jane Elizabeth Scott, dau. of Rev James Scott, Vicar of Itchen Soke, co. Hampshire

7a. Granville Vernon-Harcourt later Harcourt Vernon, of Grove Hall, East Retford, co. Nottingham, barrister-at-law, Chancellor of the Diocese of York (b. 26 Jul 1792; d. 8 Dec 1879), mar. (1) 22 Feb 1814 Frances Julia Eyre (d. 5 Feb 1844), dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Hardolph Eyre, of Grove, co. Nottingham, and (2) 22 Nov 1845 Hon Pyne Jesse Cottrell (widow of John Henry Cottrell; d. 3 Mar 1872), dau .of Henry Otway [Brand later Trevor], 21st Baron Dacre, by his wife Pyne Gordon, former wife of Sir John Benjamin Gordon of Park, 6th Bt., sister and cohrss. of William [Crosbie], 4th Baron Brandon, and 2nd dau. of Very Rev Hon Maurice Crosbie, Dean of Limerick (by his second wife Pyne Cavendish, dau. of Sir Henry Cavendish, Bt.), 3rd son of Maurice [Crosbie], 1st Baron Brandon, and had issue by his first wife

8a. Vice Admiral Octavius Henry Vernon-Harcourt (b. 26 Dec 1793; dsp. 14 Aug 1863), mar. 22 Feb 1838 Anne Holwell Danby (widow of William Danby, of Swinton, co. York; d. 26 Jun 1879), dau. of William Gater

9a. Rev Charles Vernon-Harcourt, Prebendary of Carlisle (b. 14 Nov 1798; d. 10 Dec 1870)

10a. Col Francis Vernon-Harcourt JP, of St Clare, Isle of Wight, and Buxted Park, co. Sussex, Equerry to HRH the Duchess of Kent (b. 6 Jan 1801; dsp. 23 Apr 1880), mar. 20 Nov 1837 Lady Catherine Julia Jenkinson (dsp. 5 Dec 1877), 1st dau. of Charles Cecil Cope [Jenkinson], 3rd Earl of Liverpool, by his wife Julia Evelyn Medley Shuckburgh-Evelyn, only dau. and hrss. by his second wife of Sir George Augustus William Shuckburgh later Shuckburgh-Evelyn, 6th Bt.

11a. Egerton Vernon-Harcourt JP DL, of St Clare, Isle of Wight, and Whitwell (b. 1803; dsp. 19 Oct 1883), mar. 8 Dec 1859 Laura Emma Milner (d. 5 Feb 1889), 7th dau. of Sir William Mordaunt Sturt Milner, 4th Bt., by his second wife Harriet Elizabeth Cavendish-Bentinck, 1st dau. of Lord Edward Charles Cavendish-Bentinck (by his wife Elizabeth Cumberland, 1st dau. of Richard Cumberland, the dramatist and essayist), 2nd son of William [Bentinck], 2nd Duke of Portland

1a. Caroline Vernon-Harcourt (dvp. 13 May 1815)

2a. Anne Vernon-Harcourt (d. 1867)

3a. Louisa Augusta Vernon-Harcourt (d. 4 Aug 1869), mar. 14 Jun 1825 Sir John Vanden-Bempdé-Johnstone, 2nd Bt., and had issue

4a. Georgiana Vernon-Harcourt (dsp. 29 Oct 1886), mar. 4 Dec 1846 Gen George A Malcolm CB (d. 2 Jun 1888)

2. Hon Elizabeth Venables-Vernon (b. 21 Jan 1746; dsp. 25 Jan 1826), mar. 26 Sep 1765 her first cousin George Simon [Harcourt], 2nd Earl Harcourt

3. Hon Catherine Venables-Vernon (b. 31 Aug 1749; dvp. 8 Jun 1775)

4. Hon Martha Venables-Vernon (b. 25 Dec 1751; dvp. 17...)

5. Hon Anne Venables-Vernon (b. 2 Mar 1754; d. 1837)


21 Aug 1780 (bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby)


12 May 1762 Lord Vernon, Baron of Kinderton, co. Chester

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. to the Cheshire estates on the death without issue 28 Apr 1715 of his cousin, Anne, Countess of Abingdon, in accordance with the will of her father, his maternal great-uncle, Peter Venables, of Kinderton, co. Chester, when he assumed the name of Venables before that of Vernon; suc. to the Derbyshire estates on the death of his father 1719; Member of Parliament (Anti-Walpole Whig) for Lichfield 1731-47 and for Derby 1754-62


George [Venables-Vernon], 2nd Baron Vernon


9 May 1735

mar. (1)

16 Jul 1757 Hon Louisa Barbara Mansell (b. 2 Feb 1733; dspms. 16 Feb 1786), only dau. and hrss. of Bussy [Mansell], 4th Baron Mansell, by his second wife Lady Barbara Blackett, widow of Sir William Blackett, 2nd Bt., and only dau. of William [Villiers], 2nd Earl of Jersey

children by first wife

1. George Venables-Vernon (b. 18 Nov 1761; bur. vp. 20 May 1763 at Newick, co. Sussex)

2. George Venables-Vernon (dvp. an infant and bur. 10 Mar 1773 at Newick, co. Sussex)

mar. (2)

25 May 1786 Jane Georgiana Fauquier (d. 31 May 1823), dau. of William Fauquier, of Hanover

only child by second wife

1. Hon Georgiana Venables-Vernon (b. 9 Jan 1788; d. 30 Sep 1824; bur. at Gunton, co. Norfolk), mar. 19 Sep 1809 as his first wife Edward [Harbord], 3rd Baron Suffield, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 18 Jun 1813 (bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby)

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Weobley 1757-61, for Bramber 1762-68 and for Glamorganshire 1768-80


Henry [Venables-Vernon later Sedley later Venables-Vernon], 3rd Baron Vernon


17 Apr 1747

mar. (1)

14 Feb 1779 Elizabeth Rebecca Anne Nash or Sedley (d. 16 Jul 1793), illegit. dau. and testamentary hrss. of Sir Charles Sedley, 2nd Bt., of Nuthall, co. Nottingham

children by first wife

1. Hon George Charles Sedley later Venables-Vernon, later 4th Baron Vernon

1. Hon Catherine Venables-Vernon (b. c. 1762; d. 29 Apr 1867)

2. Hon Louisa Henrietta Venables-Vernon (d. 6 Mar 1861), mar. 4 Nov 1816 Rev Brooke Boothby, Rector of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, co. Nottingham, Prebendary of Southwell (b. 15 Mar 1784; d. 4 Jan 1829), 2nd son of Maj Sir William Boothby, 7th Bt., by his wife Donna Rafela Del Gardo, dau. of Don Miguel Del Gardo, of Port Mahon, Minorca, Spain, and had issue

mar. (2)

5 Dec 1795 Alice Lucy Whitefoord (b. c. 1767; d. 1 Aug 1827), 2nd dau. of Sir John Whitefoord, 3rd Bt., by his wife ..... Cartwright, dau. and cohrss. of George Cartwright, of Ossington, co. Nottingham

children by second wife

2. Lt Col Hon Henry Venables-Vernon (b. 1796; d. 12 Dec 1845), mar. 29 Aug 1822 Eliza Grace Coke, dau. of Edward Coke, of Longford Court, co. Derby (by his wife Grace Colhoun, dau. of William Colhoun, of Wrotham, co. Norfolk), yr. brother of Thomas William [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester, and 2nd son of Wenman Roberts later Coke, of Longford, co. Derby, and Holkham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Elizabeth Denton, dau. of George Chamberlayne later Denton, of Hillesden, co. Buckingham, and had issue

3. Rev Hon John Venables-Vernon, Rector of Nuthall and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, co. Nottingham (b. 8 Mar 1798; dspms. 11 Dec 1875), mar. (1) 24 Nov 1830 Frances Barbara Duncombe (d. 7 Dec 1848), 2nd dau. of Thomas Duncombe, of Copgrove, co. York (by his wife Emma Hinchcliffe, 1st dau. of Rt Rev John Hinchcliffe DD, Bishop of Peterborough, by his wife Elizabeth Crewe, sister of John [Crewe], 1st Baron Crewe, and dau. of Sir Thomas Crewe MP, of Stene, co. Northampton, Speaker of the House of Commons 1623-25), yr. brother of Charles [Duncombe], 1st Baron Feversham, and 2nd son of Charles Slingsby Duncombe, of Duncombe Park, co. York, by his wife Isabel Soulby, dau. of Robert Soulby, and (2) 15 Dec 1853 Caroline Paget (d. 17 Jul 1894), 2nd dau. of General Hon Sir Edward Paget GCB (by his second wife Lady Harriet Legge, 3rd dau. of George [Legge], 3rd Earl of Dartmouth), 4th son of Henry [Bayly later Paget], 1st Earl of Uxbridge, and had issue by his first wife


27 Mar 1829 (bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby)

suc. by

son by his first wife


Groom of the Bedchamber 1770-1809; voted against the Catholic Relief Act in 1825; took the name of Sedley by Royal Warrant 1779; resumed his original surname on succeeding to the peerage in 1813


George Charles [Sedley later Venables-Vernon], 4th Baron Vernon


4 Dec 1779


25 Aug 1802 Frances Maria Warren, suc. to her father's estates at Stapleford, co. Nottingham, and Stratton Audley, co. Oxford, on his death in 1822, and to the estate of Poynton, co. Chester, on the death of Elizabeth Harriet, Dowager Viscountess Bulkeley, in 1826 (b. 6 May 1784; d. 14 Sep 1837; bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby), only surv. dau. and hrss. of Adm Rt Hon Sir John Borlase Warren, 1st Bt. GCB MP, of Stapleford, co. Nottingham, and Stratton Audley, co. Oxford, by his wife Caroline Clavering, yst. dau .of Lt Gen Sir James John Clavering KCB, by his wife Lady Diana West, 2nd dau. by his first wife of John [West], 1st Earl De La Warr

only child

1. Hon George John Venables-Vernon later Warren, later 5th Baron Vernon


18 Nov 1835 (bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby)

suc. by



Ensign, 2nd Regiment of Foot guards (Coldstream Guards) 1756; Lieut and Capt 1799; retired 1802


George John [Venables-Vernon later Warren], 5th Baron Vernon


22 Jun 1803

mar. (1)

30 Oct 1824 Isabella Caroline Ellison (b. 18 May 1805; d. 14 Oct 1853; bur. at Kingsbury, co. Middlesex), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Cuthbert Ellison. of Hebburn Hall, co. Durham, by his wife Isabella Grace Ibbetson, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry Ibbetson, of St Anthony's, co. Northumberland

children by first wife

1. Hon Augustus Henry Venables-Vernon, later 6th Baron Vernon

2. Hon William John Venables-Vernon later Borlase-Warren-Venables-Vernon JP DL (b. 1 Apr 1834; d. 12 Nov 1919), mar. (1) 8 May 1855 Agnes Lucy Boileau (d. 30 Sep 1881), 3rd dau. of Sir John Peter Boileau, 1st Bt. JP DL, of Tacolneston Hall, co. Norfolk, by his wife Lady Catherine Sarah Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 3rd dau. of Gilbert [Elliot later Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound], 1st Earl of Minto, and (2) 25 Feb 1884 Annie Georgiana Eyre (d. 6 Aug 1933), dau. of Charles Eyre, of Welford, co. Berkshire, and had issue by both wives

1. Hon Caroline Maria Venables-Vernon (b. c. 1826; d. 20 Aug 1918), mar. 7 May 1845 Rev Frederick Anson, and had issue

2. Hon Adelaide Louisa Venables-Vernon (d. 27 Apr 1913), mar. 12 Jun 1855 Admiral Sir Reginald John Macdonald of Clanranald KCB KCSI (b. 19 Oct 1820; d. 15 Dec 1899), 1st son and heir of Reginald George Macdonald of Clanranald and Benbecula JP DL MP by his first wife Lady Carolien Anne Edgcumbe, 2nd dau. of Richard [Edgcumbe], 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and had issue

3. Hon Louisa Warren Venables-Vernon (d. 1894), mar. 16 Apr 1873 Rev Thomas Parry Garnier, Rector of Cranworth with Letton and Southburgh, co. Norfolk (b. 22 Feb 1841; d. 18 Mar 1898), 2nd son of Very Rev Thomas Garnier, Dean of Ripon 1859-60 and of Lincoln 1860-64 (by his wife and second cousin Lady Caroline Elizabeth Keppel, 6th dau. of William Charles [Keppel], 4th Earl of Albemarle), 2nd son of Very Rev Thomas Garnier DD, Dean of Winchester 1840-72 (by his wife Mary Parry, dau. of Dr Caleb Hillyer Parry, of Bath, co. Somerset), 5th son of George Charles Garnier, of Rookesbury, co. Hampshire, by his wife Margaret Miller, 2nd dau. of Sir John Miller, 4th Bt., of Chichester, co. Sussex, and had issue

mar. (2)

14 Dec 1859 his cousin Frances Maria Emma Boothby (mar. (2) 19 Jul 1881 Rev Charles Martyn Reed, Rector of Hasfield, co. Gloucester;  d. 29 May 1907), only dau. of Rev Brooke Boothby, Prebendary of Southwell, by his wife Hon Louisa Henrietta Venables-Vernon, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Henry [Venables-Vernon], 3rd Baron Vernon


31 May 1866 (bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby)

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament (Whig) for Derbyshire 1831-32 and South Derbyshire 1832-34; took for himself, but not his existing issue, the name of Warren in lieu of Venables-Vernon by Royal Warrant 1837 on inheriting the estates of that family following his mother's death


Augustus Henry [Venables-Vernon], 6th Baron Vernon


1 Feb 1829


7 Jun 1851 Lady Harriet Frances Maria Anson (b. 26 Dec 1827; d. 15 Feb 1898; bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby), 3rd dau. of Thomas William [Anson], 1st Earl of Lichfield, by his wife Louisa Barbara Catherine Philips, yst. dau. of Nathaniel Philips, of Slebech Hall, co. Pembroke


1. Hon George William Henry Venables-Vernon, later 7th Baron Vernon

2. Hon William Frederick Cuthbert Venables-Vernon (b. 18 Jul 1856; d. 2 Aug 1913), mar. 17 Apr 1884 Louisa Frost, 3rd dau. of Brig Gen D M Frost, US Army, of St Louis, Missouri, USA, and had issue

1. Hon Diana Venables-Vernon (b. 22 Feb 1852; dsp. 22 Jul 1920), mar. 4 May 1896 as his third wife Charles Edmund Newton JP DL, of Mickleover Manor, co. Derby (b. 6 Jan 1831; d. 2 Jul 1908), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of William Leaper-Newton JP DL, of Mickleover Manor, co. Derby, barrister-at-law, by his wife Henrietta White, 2nd dau. of John White, of The Lawns, co. Hertford

2. Hon Mildred Venables-Vernon (b. 8 Feb 1853; dspm. 18 Mar 1915), mar. 2 Nov 1878 Hon Henry Augustus Stanhope, of Ashe Warren, Overton, co. Hampshire (b. 4 Dec 1845; dspm. 17 Jun 1933), 3rd son of Philip Henry [Stanhope], 5th Earl Stanhope, by his wife  Emily Harriet Kerrison, 2nd dau. of Gen Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Bt. GCH KCB, and had issue

3. Hon Margaret Venables-Vernon (b. 15 May 1865; d. 27 Dec 1898), mar. 4 Aug 1887 as his first wife Rev Frederick Tufnell, Vicar of Kilmersdon, co. Somerset, and Rector of Sudbury, co. Derby (b. 21 Oct 1860; d. 28 Feb 1920), 3rd son of Edward Carleton Tufnell, barrister-at-law, by his wife Honoria Mary McAdam, only dau. of Lt Col Sir William McAdam, and had issue

4. Hon Alice Venables-Vernon (b. 13 Feb 1868; d. 2 Oct 1933), mar. 1 Feb 1896 Rev Somerset Corry Lowry (d. 29 Jan 1932), and had issue

5. Hon Adela Venables-Vernon (b. 12 Oct 1870; d. 1 Jan 1931), mar. 9 Apr 1896 her second cousin once removed Rear-Admiral Algernon Horatio Anson (b. 3 Aug 1854; d. 12 Nov 1913), 4th son of Sir John William Hamilton Anson, 2nd Bt., by his wife Elizabeth Catherine Pack, dau. of Maj Gen Sir Denis Pack KCB, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Beresford, 2nd dau. of George de la Poer [Beresford], 1st Marquess of Waterford, and had issue


1 May 1883 (bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby)

suc. by



Naval Cadet, HMS Illustrious, on the North American station 1841-44; Capt, Scots Fusilier Guards 1850-51; President, Royal Agricultural Society


George William Henry [Venables-Vernon], 7th Baron Vernon, PC


25 Feb 1854


14 Jul 1885 Frances Margaret Lawrence (d. 23 Jun 1940), dau. of Francis C Lawrance, of New York, USA, by his wife Frances .....


1. Hon George Francis Augustus Venables-Vernon, later 8th Baron Vernon

2. Hon Francis Lawrance Venables-Vernon, later 9th Baron Vernon

1. Hon Fanny Lawrance Venables-Vernon (b. 8 Jul 1886; d. 19...), mar. (1) 15 Jun 1910 Maurice Raoul Duval, of Chateau de Marolles, France (killed in action 18 May 1916), and (2) 1918 Lieut Jean de Kermaignant


15 Dec 1898 (bur. at Sudbury, co. Derby)

suc. by



joined the Scots Guards; Capt, 12th Lancers 1882-83; Capt, Derbyshire Yeoman Cavalry; Privy Councillor 1892; Captain of the Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms1892-94; Vice-Chairman, Association of Chambers of Commerce


George Francis Augustus [Venables-Vernon], 8th Baron Vernon


28 Sep 1888


10 Nov 1915

suc. by



a Page at the Coronation of King Edward VII 1902; 2nd Lieut, Derbyshire Yeomanry, 1906, Lieut 1912 and Capt 1914; entered the Diplomatic Service, being Hon Attaché at Constantinople 1908 and Munich 1909; served in World War I 1914-15, and died from dysentery contracted whilst on active service in Gallipoli


Francis Lawrance William [Venables-Vernon], 9th Baron Vernon, DL


6 Nov 1889


9 Feb 1915 Violet Miriam Nightingale Clay (d. 1978), dau. of Lt Col Charles Herbert Clay


1. Hon John Lawrance Venables-Vernon, later 10th Baron Vernon

1. Hon Avice Irene Venables-Vernon (b. 28 Jun 1919; d. 7 Aug 1964), mar. 16 Mar 1940 Francis William Marten CMG MC (b. 8 Nov 1916; d. 19...), of Whittington, co. Gloucester, 1st son of Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Arthur Marten KBE CMG CVO, of Whittington, co. Gloucester, by his wife Phyllis Raby Morgan, 1st dau. of William Morgan, of Karenza, Cheltenham, co. Gloucester, and had issue


18 Mar 1963

suc. by



served in World War I as Lieut-Cmdr RN in the North Sea and the Mediterranean


John Lawrance [Venables-Vernon], 10th Baron Vernon


1 Feb 1923

mar. (1)

7 Jul 1955 (div. 1982) Sheila Jean Clark, 2nd dau. of William Marshall Clark OBE, of Johannesburg, South Africa

children by first wife

1. Hon (Georgina) Frances Venables-Vernon, author (b. 1 Dec 1963; dvp. 1991)

2. Hon Joanna Elizabeth Venables-Vernon (b. 30 Sep 1965), mar. 1992 Alexander Rupert Fitzalan Howard (b. 29 Feb 1964), 4th son of Maj Gen Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard GCVO CB CBE MC, of Fovant House, Fovant, co. Wiltshire (by his second wife Jane Margaret Newman, 2nd dau. of Capt William Patrick Meade Newman, of Hope Cottage, Henley-on-Thames, co. Oxford), brother of Miles Francis [Fitzalan Howard later Stapleton Fitzalan Howard], 17th Duke of Norfolk, and 2nd son of Bernard Edward [Fitzalan Howard], 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop, and has issue

mar. (2)

14 Jul 1982 Sally June Tennyson d'Eyncourt (former wife of (1) Colin Fyfe-Janieson;  and (2) Sir (John) Jeremy Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt, 3rd Bt.), 1st dau. of Robin Stratford QC, of Fernhill, Kilmacrennay


s.p.m. 19 Aug 2000

suc. by

5th cousin once removed


served in World War II 1942-45 as Capt, Scots Guards' barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1949


Anthony William [Vernon-Harcourt], 11th Baron Vernon


29 Oct 1939


3 Dec 1966 Cherry Stanhope Corbin, dau. of Thomas Corbin, of Lime Tree House, Spaldwick, co. Huntingdon


1. Hon Simon Anthony Vernon-Harcourt (b. 24 Aug 1969), mar. Jessica Faber, and has issue:

1a. Rose Isabella Vernon-Harcourt (b. 3 May 2007)

2a. Cecily Beatrix Vernon-Harcourt (b. 3 Jun 2011)

2. Hon Edward William Vernon-Harcourt (b. 21 May 1973), mar. Rachel Emma Langrish, 1st dau. of Michael Langrish, of Exeter, co. Devon, and has issue

3. Hon Oliver Thomas Vernon-Harcourt (b. 15 Aug 1977), mar. Joanna N Hall, dau. of Kenneth Hall, of Crewkerne, co. Somerset, and has issue

1. Hon Charlotte Lucy Vernon-Harcourt (b. 12 Jan 1968)


 Last updated 23 Aug 2011




11th Baron Vernon, of Kinderton in the County of Chester

(Great Britain, let. pat. 12 May 1762)



Monks Farm, Debden Green, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3LX



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