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Thomas Vernon (1724–1771) was a landowner and Member of Parliament (MP) in eighteenth century England.
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He was the only son of Bowater Vernon (1683–1735), who had inherited Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire and large estates in Hanbury and elsewhere from his second cousin Thomas Vernon, who had died childless. Thomas was brought up in London in the family home in New Bond Street, and was only 11 when his father died.
Hanbury Hall is a large stately home, built in the early 18th century, standing in parkland at Hanbury, Worcestershire.
Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands of England. Between 1974 and 1998, it was merged with the neighbouring county of Herefordshire as Hereford and Worcester.
Hanbury is a rural village in Worcestershire, England near Droitwich Spa and the M5 motorway.
After a spell at University College, Oxford, he was elected as an MP for the Worcester constituency in 1746 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Thomas Winnington.He continued to represent Worcester till 1761.
University College, is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. It has a claim to being the oldest college of the university, having been founded in 1249 by William of Durham.
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Vernon married Emma (1711–77), daughter of Vice Admiral Charles Cornwall of Berrington in Herefordshire. It seems he first married her in the Mayfair Chapel, notorious for conducting clandestine marriages, and perhaps went through a second marriage when it became clear that a record of the first was not properly kept. No record of either marriage, of the christening of either of his children, Emma (1756–1818) or Thomas (born and died 1754), survives.
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Thomas was regarded as more sensible than his profligate father Bowater, and spent the last part of his life managing the family estates which stretched to nearly 10,000 acres (40 km²) in Hanbury, Dodderhill, Feckenham and Shrawley in Worcestershire, and in Shropshire and Warwickshire. He died suddenly in December 1771, and left as his heir his only surviving child Emma, who, in 1776, married Henry Cecil, later Earl, then Marquis, of Exeter.
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Feckenham is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Redditch in Worcestershire, England. It lies some 4 miles (6 km) south-west of the town of Redditch and some 11 miles (18 km) east of the city of Worcester. It had a population of 670 in the 2001 census and its immediate area is the location of notable royal manors that cover over 1,000 years of English history documented in many royal charters and Acts of Parliament. At its greatest, the historic Forest of Feckenham stretched to the River Avon in the south and to Worcester in the west. In 1389 Geoffrey Chaucer was as Clerk of Works and Keeper of the Lodge.
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