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James Vernon the Younger

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James Vernon the Younger in the 1690s

James Vernon the Younger (15 June 1677 – 17 April 1756)[1] was a British diplomat and civil servant, briefly a Member of Parliament

He was the son of James Vernon, who was Secretary of State under William III.

He served as British envoy to Denmark from 1702 to 1707[2] and then as Member of Parliament for Cricklade from 1708 to 1710.[1] However, most of his career was as a civil servant. He was an extra clerk of the Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council from 1697, becoming one of the Clerk of the Privy Council in 1715, a post he held for the rest of his life.[3]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in May 1702 [4]


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Hugh Greg
British envoy to Denmark
Succeeded by
Daniel Pulteney
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Samuel Barker
Edmund Dunch
Member of Parliament for Cricklade
With: Edmund Dunch
Succeeded by
Samuel Robinson
Edmund Dunch