Birth: 8 March 1798

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Nuthall, Nottinghamshire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 11 December 1875 - Aged 78

Place or Registered Place of Death: Basford, Derbyshire

Father: Henry Venables-Vernon

Mother: Alicia Lucy Whiteford

Spouse(s): Caroline Paget

Date of Marriage: 15 December 1853

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: St. Peter's, Pimlico, London


Marriage to Frances Barbara Duncombe:

Frederick Venables-Vernon (1834-1835)


Peerage of the British Empire - By Edmund Lodeg
Hon. and Rev. John Venables Vernon, Rector of Kirkby and Nuttal, Notts, m. 1st, 24 November 1830, Frances Barbara, 2nd daughter of Thomas Duncombe, Esq., brother of the 1st Lord Feversham, who d. 7 December 1848; and, 2ndly, 15 Dec. 1853, Caroline, 4th surviving daughter of the late Gen. Hon. Sir Edward Paget, G.C.B., born 9 October 1823; by the first marriage he had issue - Frederick, b. 8 Oct. 1834, d. 29 March 1835.

The Brighton Magazine - Issues 5-8 - 1822
Ordination by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Chester, at St. Mary-le-bone Church.
John Venables Vernon, B.A., Christ Church, Oxford

Nottinghamshire. History, Directory and Gazetteer - 1864
Nutall Church - a small venerable fabric, is dedicated to St. Patrick. It was new pewed in 1838, new roofed in 1859, and had four new bells erected in 1862. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's books at £3 14s. 9d., now £350, in the patronage of Robert Holden, Esq., and incumbency of the Hon. and Rev. John Venables Vernon, H.A. There are fifty acres of glebe land.

The old church, a spacious and venerable edifice, erected in 1416, has been taken down, and with the exception of its fine steeple, entirely rebuilt, at a cost of about £1,500, raised by subscription. It is a neat and commodious edifice of stone, and was re-opened for divine worship August 25th, 1863. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's books at £18 1s. 8d., now at £730, in the patronage of the Duke of Portland and incumbency of the Hon. and Rev. John Venables Vernon ; the Rev. James D. Vickers and the Rev. Edmund Mason curates. The rectory is a large neat mansion near the church.

The Annual Register, Volume 72 - 1830
24. The hon. and rev. John Vernon, half-brother of the present lord Vernon, to Frances Barbara, second daughter of T. Duncombe, esq. of Copley.

The Gentleman's Magazine - Volume 196 - 1854
15 December
At St. Peter's Pimlico, the Hon. and Rev. John Venables Vernon, Rector of Nuthall and Kirby, Notts, to Caroline, fourth dau. of the late Gen. the Hon. Sir Edward Paget, G.C.B.

John Venables married first Frances Barbara Duncombe, 24 November 1830 at Copgrove in Yorkshire. She died 7 December 1848. Her parents were Thomas Duncombe and Emma Hinchcliffe. Frances was born about 1800 and baptised 30 November 1800 at Osmotherley, Yorkshire.

He married secondly Caroline Paget.

Eastwood Advertiser - 1 August 2008
The centuries-old pipe organ at the centre of a row in Nuthall has been removed and transported to Germany.

A musician and organ restorer dismantled it at St Patrick's Church, with the help of church members, and it is now in Cologne where it will be reassembled and stored.
Priest in charge, Rev Barbara Holbrook said: "It has gone to a good home."
The organ was built by Thomas Lewis, a master craftsman whose work adorns several cathedrals.

It was originally made for the mansion of an aristocratic patron, but in 1871 it was donated to St Patrick's Church and installed in a gallery as a memorial to the wife of the rector, the Rev the Honourable John Venables Vernon. Her initials FV - Frances Vernon - were carved on the organ's screen.

When the church was restored later, the gallery came out and the organ was moved to the chancel where a new arch was created to house its 660 pewter pipes.
Over the years, the organ has been described as "a real treasure" and "an excellent inheritance" and its loss caused upset. Objectors felt that a matter of such historical importance should have been the subject of a parish referendum or survey.

Protests were supported by history societies at Nuthall and Kimberley, as well as Nuthall Parish Council, and written objections were submitted to the Diocesan Chancellor.
Legal permission to remove the organ was eventually given on condition that it remains the church's property and is not sold. A new electronic organ, bought to take its place, will be installed shortly.


1861 Census:

John V. Vernon - Head - Married - 63 - Rector of Nuthall - Nuthall, Notts

1871 Census:

Main Street The Rectory, Nuthall, Notts
John V. Vernon - Head - 73 - 1798 - Rector - Notts
Caroline V. Vernon - Wife - 48 - 1823 - Blithfield, Staffs

Hon. Rev. John Venables Vernon