John Russell Vernon

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Claimant or beneficiary


Counterclaimed aparently unsuccessfully for the compensation for the enslaved people on an estate called Goory in Manchester for his wife, Eleanor Bellew, 'an absentee', the daughter of Bryan Connor, a judgment creditor of George Young the owner-in-fee. The compensation was paid to Thomas Powell, the execuotr of Bryan Connor.

  1. In 1861 John R Vernon Lieut. Army half pay aged 54 born Jamaica was living at Long Ashton Somerset with wife Eleanor aged 40 [sic], also born Jamaica, son Alfred aged 14 born Bristol and sister Catherine aged 70 born Bromsgrove Somerset. The death of Eleanor Bellew Vernon was recorded Q2 1865 at Bath Somerset.

  2. John Russell Vernon, a lieutenant in the British Army, with a sequence of addresses in Bath and Bristol, was imprisoned for debt in Bristol in 1845. He had purchased his lieutenancy in 1827.


T71/860 Manchester no. 287; T71/1189 counterclaim which gives him as 'of Manchester' and appears to give his wife as Eleanor Pellew.

  1. 1861 census online;, England & Wales, Free BMD Death Index: 1837-1915 [database online]

  2. London Gazette20456 25/03/1845 p. 975; ibid 18387 14/08/1827 p. 1743.

Further Information

Eleanor Bellew Connor

Associated Claims (1)

£590 13s 0d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)