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Richard Vernon

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  • Name Richard Vernon 
    Born of Shipbrook, Northwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jul 1403  Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate death 1404  Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I35861  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2021 

    Father Richard Vernon 
    Family ID F21071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Malbank,   d. Abt 1445 
    Children 
    +1. Richard Vernon,   b. Between 1380 and 1382, of Shipbrook, Northwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1419, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Beheaded after the battle of Shrewsbury.

      "The very ancient family of Vernon held the lordship of Shipbrook and fourteen other manors co. Chester, before "Dooms-day Survey." The character in [Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part I was grandson of Sir Ralph Vernon, called Old Sir Ralph, to distinguish him from others of that name, who by his second wife, Maud, sister of Sir Robert Grosvenor, was father of Richard Vernon, who had two sons, Sir Ralph, who died without issue, and Sir Richard Vernon, the personage in this play, who be came Baron of Shipbrook, though not a peer of the Imperial Parliament. He had considerable influence in the North, and, joining the confederacy against Henry IV, was one of the principal leaders at Shrewsbury, where he was taken prisoner after the battle, and 'upon the Mondaie folowyng the erle of Worcester, the Baron of Kinderton, and Sir Richard Vernon, Knights, were condemned and beheaded.' HOLINSHED. Sir Richard Vernon married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Piers Malbank, and left a son, Sir Richard Vernon, whose only daughter and heir, Johanna, married Sir Richard Foulshurst, Knight." [Shakespeareana Genealogica, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester by George Ormerod. Second edition, revised and enlarged by Thomas Helsby. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1882.

    2. [S5938] Shakespeareana Genealogica by George Russell French. London: Macmillan, 1869.