VERNON, Henry (1718-65), of Hilton Park, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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29 Jan. - 8 Apr. 1754
15 Jan. 1755 - 1761
1761 - Dec. 1762

Family and Education

b. 13 Sept. 1718, 1st s. of Henry Vernon, M.P. Stafford 1711-15, of Hilton Park by Penelope, da. and coh. of Robert Philips of Newton Regis, Warws.; bro. of Richard Vernon, M.P., and 2nd cos. of George Venables Vernon. educ. Westminster 1728-33; Trinity, Camb. 1736; L. Inn 1739; Grand Tour (France) with Sir John Hynde Cotton, 4th Bt., 1739. m. Dec. 1743, Lady Henrietta Wentworth, da. of Thomas Wentworth, 3rd Earl of Strafford, 3s. 5da. suc. fa. 1732.

Offices Held

Commr. of excise Dec. 1762-d.


Put up for Lichfield as a Whig by Lord Gower at a by-election in 1753, Vernon was returned on petition. He died 25 May 1765.

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