VERNON, Sir Charles (c.1683-1762), of Farnham, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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27 Jan. 1731 - 1734
17 Feb. 1735 - 1741
1747 - 1761

Family and Education

b. c.1683, 3rd s.1 of Sir Thomas Vernon, M.P., London merchant and director E.I. Co., by his w. Anne; bro. of Thomas Vernon. m. bef. 1717, Anne Catherine, da. of George Vernon of Farnham, 4s. 2da. Kntd. 27 Oct. 1717.

Offices Held


Vernon, a Turkey merchant, was returned unopposed in 1731 and 1735 on the interest of his nephew, Edmund Waller. Presumably a Tory, like his brother, he consistently voted against the Administration, though withdrawing on the motion for the dismissal of Walpole in February 1741. Both seats at Wycombe were required by the Wallers in 1741, but in 1747 he was returned at Ripon on the interest of his son-in-law, William Aislabie, the brother-in-law of Edmund Waller, and classed as ‘Opposition’. He died 4 Apr. 1762, aged 78.

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Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


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