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Bowater Vernon (1725 - 1780)

Capt. Bowater Vernon
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Bowater Vernon was an officer in the British Army. He was the nephew of Bowater Vernon of Hanbury Hall, heir of the Vernon family estates in Worcestershire.

He was the son of Thomas Vernon and his wife Rachel Jeffries, and baptised on 12 November 1725 in Shrawley, Worcestershire.[1]

He was appointed lieutenant in the 49th Regiment of Foot in December 1751 and was, in 1758, stationed in Jamaica.[2]

He married Bathsua Ann [surname unknown] and they had six children.

He was promoted to the rank of captain in June 1766.[3][4] He served as a captain in the 49th Regiment of Foot, 66th Regiment of Foot and 50th Regiment until 1778.[5]

He died on 12 January 1780[6] and was buried at Hanbury, Worcestershire, on 17 January 1780.[7]


  1. Worcestershire Baptisms Transcription (available on Findmypast). Bowater Vernon, son of Mr Thomas & Mrs Rachel Vernon, baptised 12 Nov 1725, Shrawley, Worcestershire, England.
  2. A list of the general and field-officers, as they rank in the army, 1758, p. 111. "Forty-ninth Regiment of Foot, Jamaica. … Lieutenant … Bowater Vernon [Rank in the Regiment] 7 Dec. [1751].”
  3. The Scots Magazine (Edinburgh), 1 Sep 1766. "Lieut Bowater Vernon, a Captain, and Alexander Daniel, a Lieutenant, in the 49th Regiment,"
  4. A list of the general and field-officers, as they rank in the army ... for ... 1776, Great Britain, War Office, 1776, p. 104. "Fiftieth Regiment of Foot ... Captain … Bowater Vernon [Rank in the Regiment] 13. Apr 74 [Rank in the Army] 18 June 66.”
  5. The London Gazette, 26 Apr 1774, p. 1, “War-Office, April 27, 1774. … 50th Regiment of Foot, Captain Bowater Vernon, of the 66th Regiment, to be Captain, vice W. J. Skeffington, who exchanges”; The London Gazette, 16 Oct 1779, p. 2, “50th Regiment of Foot, Lieutenant John Wilson to be Captain, vice Bowater Vernon.”
  6. London Chronicle, 18 to 20 January 1780. "Country News ... On Wednesday last died, Bowater Vernon, Esq; late Captain of the 50th regiment of foot."
  7. Worcestershire Burials Transcription (available on Findmypast). Bowater Vernon Esq, buried on 17 Jan 1780 in Hanbury, Worcestershire.
  • T. Nash (ed), Collections for the History of Worcestershire, 2nd ed., London, 1799, vol. 1, p. 548a.

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