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George Vernon and Rebecca Golbourne

HUSBAND:
George VERNON. [Familytree]
George was born about August 1770.
George Vernon, son of Mary Vernon, was christened on 19 August 1770 at Bunbury, Cheshire, England. (S14,S24,S28).

It is also said that he was christened on 9 February 1766 at Church Minshull, Cheshire, England; son of Mary Vernon of Minshull-Vernon. (S29). Evidence that this is the correct George Vernon is not clear.

PARENTS

He is said by his grandson, George Morris, to be the son of that Craven Squire or son of Lord Vernon.
From this, I presume that this was an illegitimate relationship. This raises the question of exactly who were his parents:

first of all, his mother:
If it was an illegitimate relationship, why would his mother Mary have used the last name Vernon, and not her maiden name? Or was she in truth a Vernon, perhaps a cousin or other close relative to Lord Vernon?
She is said to be the Mary Vernon of Church Minshull-Vernon Parish, where a George Vernon was christened on 9 February 1766. (S29). It is also said (no source) that she was born about 1748 (S24), which is a more reasonable timeframe.
It is thought more correct that she was the Mary Vernon, whose son George Vernon was christened on 19 August 1770 at Bunbury, Cheshire, England. (S14,S24,S28).

Second of all, his father:
As noted, he is said by his grandson, George Morris, to be the son of that Craven Squire or son of Lord Vernon. (S2).
Given the place and time, if his father was indeed Lord Vernon, my guess is that it would have been George Venables Vernon, second Lord Vernon. This Lord Vernon is said to have had no male children who grew up to have offspring. The modern Venables-Vernon family also denies that such an illegitimate relationship occurred. However, if Lord Vernon did not wish to recognize such illegitmate offspring, of course that would be natural, and he would have had the power and influence to keep such offspring out of his official record.

A further complication is that there has been speculation from the wording in George Morris' Autobiography that the Craven Squire was in actuality a Craven and not a Craven Lord Vernon. Based on this speculation, it has been proposed that his father could have been Thomas Craven who married Mary Vernon on 9 October 1765 at Tarporley, Cheshire, England (S29). This is contradicted by other autobiography notes where the actual father is named Lord Vernon. It also needs to be pointed out that the autobiography said that Craven Squire, not Squire Craven.

MARRIAGE

The marriage intention of George Vernon and Rebecca Golbourne was posted in Cheshire, England on 24 June 1787. (S11,S29).
George Vernon and Rebecca Golbourne were married on 24 June 1787 at Acton (near Natwich), Cheshire, England. (S12,S13,S23,S29).
So the date of 24 June was the date of the marriage intention. Whether or not they were married the same day as the marriage intention is not known.

He was a tailor. (S29).

He died in 1822. (S28). He died on 15 November 1846. (S29). The record from the 1846 date is considered the more accurate source.

WIFE:
Rebecca GOLBOURNE. (Gaben-S23,S25,S28)(Goban-S26)(Golbourn-S29)(Goulborune-S29)(Golbourne-S29).

Rebecca married George Vernon. (S2).
George Morris (grandson of Rebecca), wrote in his autobiography:
...my mother was the daughter of George Vernon and Rebecca Goban. (S2). It is said that Rebecca was born about 1762. I do not know the source of this information. I doubt that it is correct, since I see no source for it, and it is about 8 years before her husband.

Rebecca Golburn, daughter of George Golburn and Mary, was christened on 12 August 1764 at Church Minshull, Cheshire, England. (S18).
Rebecca Golburn, daughter of George Golburn and Mary Perry, was christened on 12 August 1764 at Minshull-Vernon, Cheshire, England. (S29).
Rebecah Golborn, daughter of George Golborn and Mary, was christened on 12 August 1764 at Church Minshull, Cheshire, England. (S19).
Rebecah Golborn, daughter of George Golborn and Mary Golborn, was christened on 12 August 1764 at Minshull, Cheshire, England. (S20).

Other possible parents include:
Job GOLBOURN and Mary PERRY .
Job Golborn and Hannah Stockton, of Tattenhall, Cheshire, England, were married on 1 January 1771.
Job Golborn and Susanna Jones of Waverton, Cheshire, England.
John Goulborn and Sarah of Wrenbury, Cheshire, England, were married probably about 1740. These are probably too early.
William Golborn and Mary of Barrow, Cheshire, England, were married possibly about 1760.
Rebecca died in 1820 (S28).
She is said to have been buried on 2 June 1823 at Cholmondston, Acton, Cheshire, England. [Check to see if this is correct, or if this is another person.].
Rebecca Vernon was buried on 22 June 1823 at Acton (near Nantwich), Cheshire, England. She was age 56 at the time, indicating a birth in 1767. (S21,S23).

CHILDREN of George VERNON and Rebecca GOLBOURN:
  1. John VERNON. Born about 1790 at Berwardsley, Cheshire, England. (S26). John was christened on (15-S6,S7,S27)(17-S29) June 1788 at (Acton by Nantwich, Cheshire, England. (S6,S7,S27). It is said that at the time of his christening that his father was of Worleston. (S27). He married possibly Elizabeth. He had a "considerable" family. They lived in Maccelsfield, Cheshire, England. He was on the Land Assessment Records in Macclesfield in 1815 and 1816. (S15,S16). John was buried on 25 October 1840 at Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. (S17).
  2. Elizabeth VERNON. [Ancestors]. Elizabeth was born (in 1790-S28)(probably about February 1790)(1793-S25)(1794-S25,S28) at (Burwardsley-S28)(of Bunbury or Berwardsley-S28)(Dukinfield-S25), Cheshire, England. Elizabeth was christened on 21 February 1789-S8)(1790-S4,S29)(1791-S3,27) at (Acton by NantwichS3,S4,S27)(Cholmonsten-S29), Cheshire, England. She married (1) John SILVERTHORN. (S25). They had a son, James. Her husband soon deserted her. She married (2) Joseph MORRIS on 24 July 1815 at Chester, Cheshire, England. (S28). Joseph adopted her son James from her first marriage. Joseph was often gone so she moved to Duckinfield to be with her son George. [He was not a good provider, so she went to live with her sister Mary in Dukenfield. (S29). ]. She suddenly became ill in October 1838 and died within two weeks, on 2 November 1838 at Dukinfield, Cheshire, England. She was buried at St. Johns Church (Providence Chapel) in Duchenfield, Cheshire, England. (S25).
  3. Mary VERNON. Mary was born about 1792 (S23). Mary was christened on 6 November 1791 at (Acton by NantwichS5,S9,S10,S27)(Cholmonsten-S29), Cheshire, England. It is said that at the time of her christening, her father was of Cholmendstone. (S27). She married Robert WILD. They lived at Dukenfield. (S2,S29).


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