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 - Will Buy Canadian Land Young Lord Vernon who...
Will Buy Canadian Land Young Lord Vernon who has left England for a stay at Ottawa as a guest at Rideau Hall proposes to devote some of the money obtained by the disposal of his Derbyshire estates to the acquisition of land in Canada following the example in this respect of the Duke of Sutherland and of many other members of the British peerage who resent the fiscal burden placed on large landowners in England by the chancellor of the exchequer Lloyd George and the present liberal administration Lord Vernon head of his house Is half an American his mother being a daughter of the late Francis O Lawrence of New York The widowed Lady Vernon has long been an Invalid and her two boys Lord Vernon and his younger brother as well as his sister were brought up to a great extent under the guardianship of their uncle the Hon William Vernon married to the daughter of Gen Daniel M Frost of St Louis Mo The Vernons can boast of being one of the very oldest families in England being descended of that Richard de Vernon who accompanied the conqueror from Normandy and was one of the seven barons created by Hugh Lupus the great Earl of Chester They settled at Haddon Hall in Derby - - shire over 600 years ago and one of them Sir Henry Vernon Lord of Haddon was governor and treasurer to Prince - Arthur elder brother of Henry VIII Arthur spent much of his time at Haddon Hall with his governor who was the grand father of that Dorothy Vernon whose elopement with Sir John Manners furnished so picturesque a romance and carried Haddon Hall Into the family of Its present owner the Duke of Rutland OriRin of the Prefix Venables The name of Venables prefixed to the patronymic of Vernon by means of a hyphen comes to Lord Vernon by the marriage of one of his ancestors Sir Henry Vernon member of parliament for Staffordshire with the granddaughter and heiress of Sir Peter Venables thelast of the Venables lords of Klnderton The son of this marriage was elevated to the peerage as Lord Vernon by George II and the barony of Klnderton was likewise revived in his favor In view of the fact that he had Inherited all the extensive Venables estates This first Lord Vernon married the granddaughter of Lord High Chancellor Viscount Hareourt and sister of Simon Earl Hareourt who dying without Issue the earldom became extinct but the family estates devolved upon the second of his sisters sons Edward Vernon archbishop of York who assumed In obedience to his uncles will the name of Hareourt In lieu of that of Vernon Louis Hareourt secretary of state for the colonies in the Asqulth cabinet and married to J Pierpont Morgans niece Mary Ethel Sums is the great - grandson of this archiblshop and the possessor of his estates including Stanton Hareourt and Nunham Park in Oxfordshire on the Thames M - aEQIise djd FQSTENot Copyright 191 by the Brentwood Company

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 03 Aug 1912, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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