VERNON, Thomas (1724-71), of Hanbury Hall, Worcs.
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Family and Education
b. 7 June 1724, o.s. of Bowater Vernon* by his 2nd w. educ. University Coll. Oxf. 1742. m. Emma, 2nd da. of James Cornewall, M.P., of Berrington, Herefs. (bro. of Velters Cornewall*), 1s. d.v.p. 1da. suc. fa. 1735.
Returned without a contest in 1746, Vernon headed the poll in 1747 as an opposition Whig. In the 2nd Lord Egmont's electoral survey, c.1749-50, he is shown as 'sure' of re-election and as a supporter in the future reign. He seems to have agreed to stand at the next election on a joint interest with Robert Tracy*, who in calculating the probable cost reckoned that half of the £1200 for '200 London votes' would be borne by Vernon.1 In the end Tracy stood down but Vernon was returned unopposed. He died 9 Dec. 1771.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. 11 Dec. 1753, Add. 32733, f. 421.