VENABLES VERNON, George (1735-1813), of Briton Ferry, Glam. and Newick Park, Suss.
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b. 9 May 1735, 1st s. of George Venables Vernon by his 1st w. educ. Westminster 1742-5; Trinity Hall, Camb. 1753. m. (1) 16 July 1757, Hon. Louisa Barbarina Mansell (d. 16 Feb. 1786), da. and h. of Bussy, 4th Baron Mansell, 2s. 2da.; (2) 25 May 1787, Jane Georgina, da. of William Fauquier of Hanover, 2da. suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Vernon 21 Aug. 1780.
In 1757 Vernon was returned for Weobley on the interest of Lord Weymouth, to whom he was distantly related. He did not stand at the general election of 1761. When Vernon’s father was created a peer and William Fitzherbert vacated his seat at Bramber to stand for Derby, Vernon replaced him at Bramber. He voted against the peace preliminaries in December 1762, and with the Opposition over Wilkes, 15 Nov. 1763; although absent from the divisions on general warrants in February 1764, he was classed by Newcastle, 10 May, as a ‘sure friend’. Rockingham in July 1765 and November 1766 counted him as a friend, and he voted against Chatha