George Vernon d.1722

From Book Owners Online

George VERNON ca.1668-1722

Biographical Note

Vernon was born in London and educated at Eton before being admitted to King's College, Cambridge. BA 1691, MA 1694, fellow 1690. He was a chaplain in the Royal Navy from 1695-1701, and then became rector of Buckland, Hertfordshire from 1712 until his death.


Vernon's books were sold at retail sale in London from 20 February 1722, alongside those of James Hargrave. Advertisements in the Post Boy and other newspapers described the sale as 'consisting of a Collection of valuable and choice Books in Divinity, History, Law, Travels, Poetry, Classick Authors... and other valuable Editions of the best Authors in Greek, Latin, Spanish, Italian, French and English, with a large Collection of Sermons by the best Authors, bound and stitcht, and MS. Sermons; also several Historical Tracts, and a Collection of MS. Reports and Entries, with several Missals, &c. curiously written on Vellum; with Figures beautifully illuminated'.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.
  • CCEd Clergy of the Church of England Database.
  • A catalogue of the libraries of the Reverend Mr. George Vernon, late Rector of Buckland in Hertfordshire, and of James Hargrave (a Gentleman learned in the Laws and Antiquities of England, and most other Countries), both deceased, [London, 1722], ESTC T28721.
  • 'The Libraries of the Rev. Mr. George Vernon...', Post Boy, 17 February 1722.