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]

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Hugh Greg
British envoy to Denmark
1702–1707
Succeeded by
Daniel Pulteney
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Samuel Barker
Edmund Dunch
Member of Parliament for Cricklade
1708–1710
With: Edmund Dunch
Succeeded by
Samuel Robinson
Edmund Dunch