Leicester Vernon

Mr Leicester Viney Vernon

Rush ID: 7305

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1798
Died:
14 April 1860
Birth place:
Perth, Perthshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Army officer
Election occupation:
Landowner
Parentage:
Major-General Sir Sigismund Smith, Royal Artillery
Notes:
Succeeded his brother as MP in 1853, succeeded by the same brother as MP in 1857.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Backbencher
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
7305
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q6519244
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. SMITH, Leicester (1798-1860) **
  2. VERNON, Leicester (1798-1860)

Alternative names

  1. Leicester (Leicester Viney) Smith (a.k.a.)

    1798

    name at birth; assumed surname Vernon on inheriting estates of Robert Vernon

Constituencies

  1. Berkshire

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1859
    Date of election: 28 April 1859
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1860*
    Date of exit: 14 April 1860
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Death
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  2. Chatham

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1853*
    Date of election: 23 June 1853
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1857
    Date of exit: 27 March 1857
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Relocation / defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Defeated contesting Berkshire at 1857 General Election.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Berkshire

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Higher education

  1. Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

    Graduated

  2. Gottingen

    Graduated

Marriages

  1. Douglas, unknown

    Year: 1825

Relationships

  1. Brother of Mark Smith

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club