Vernon, George John Venables, 5th Baron Vernon (1803 -1866)
George John Venables Vernon, 5th Baron Vernon, was the only son of the 4th Lord Vernon, and Maria, daughter and heir of Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren, Baronet. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 25 April 1822. He succeeded to his father's title in 1835, and took the name of Warren alone on the death of his mother in 1837. He married firstly, 30 October 1824, Isabella Caroline, eldest daughter of Cuthbert Ellison, of Hebburn Hall in County Durham. She had two sons and three daughters and died 14 October 1853. He married secondly, 14 December 1859, his cousin, Frances Maria Emma, only daughter of the Reverend Brooke Boothby, second son of Sir William Boothby, 8th Baronet. Lord Vernon was a great student of Dante, prepared a sumptuous edition of the Inferno in three folio volumes 1858 1865, and collected, with the help of the booksellers Payne & Foss, a fine library of books and manuscripts, a great number of which, mostly in French bindings, he sold en bloc to Robert Holford. His books were included in the Holford sale at Sotheby's in December 1927. Other books, possibly duplicates, were sold about 1839, and the main part of his library at Sotheby's 10 June 1918, 19 October 1921, and 16 July 1928.
The Vernons of Haddon were descendants of Sir William, third son of Richard de Vernon, Baron of Shipbrook, in the time of King John, and Avice de Avenell. George Vernon, 1st Baron Vernon of Sudbury, assumed the additional surname and arms of Venables in 1728, upon inheriting the estates of Sir Peter Venables, last Baron de Kinderton.