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William Vernon

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Sir William Vernon (1835-1919) of W. Vernon and Sons

1835 December 13th. Born the son of John Vernon and his wife Elizabeth Allen

1858 Birth of son John Herbert Vernon

1860 Birth of son William Allen Vernon

1862 Birth of son Thomas Thornycroft Vernon

1919 June 24th. Died

1917 Bio note

VERNON, Sir William, First Baronet (1914), Senior Partner, W. Vernon and Sons, Flour Millers. Shotwick Park, Chester ('Phone : 490 Chester). Born: 1835, at Leek, Staffs.; son of John Vernon, of Fole, Checkley, and Rudyard, Horton, Staffs., and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Allen, of Lazenby, Cumberland. Educated : Uttoxeter Grammar School. Married: July 3oth, 1857, to Jane Margaret, daughter of Thomas Cooper, of Fulford, Co. Stafford, and by her, who died June 4th, 1910, had issue four sons and one daughter: John Herbert, William Allen, Thomas Thornycroft, Henry Richard Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper (third son, Lieut.-Col. T. Thornycroft Vernon, is in command of the 44th Provisional Batt., stationed at Ramsgate). Occupation : Senior Partner of W. Vernon and Sons, Flour Millers, Liverpool and London. Club : Constitutional. Masonic Lodge : Foresters' Lodge 456 (Staffordshire).

1919 Obituary [1]

At the advanced age 84, the death occurred on Tuesday of Sir William Vernon, for many years head of the well-known flour millers, and Messrs. William Vernon and Sons, of London and Liverpool, with extensive mills the Cheshire side of the River Mersey. Sir William belonged to an old Cheshire family. The milling business was inaugurated, more than a century ago, by Sir William's grandfather at Fole Mill, near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. A baronetcy was conferred upon Sir William Vernon in 1914;

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Sources of Information

  1. Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - Friday 27 June 1919