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Luke Potter
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New Evidence on the Twelfth Century Vernons
Medieval genealogy is often a case of reanalyzing and
reinterpreting the same sources and evidence – and more often than not
ending up with an answer that is still open to doubt or other interpretations.
Finding completely new or overlooked evidence is the ...

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Roger de Vernon - The first of the Vernons.
In 1844 the Victorian historian Thomas Stapleton first suggested that the father of the first lord of Vernon, Hugh, was named Roger. This was based upon the an entry in the foundation charter for the Abbey aux Dames in Caen which stated: Billeheld, the daug...

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The Harlaston Charter
One of the key pieces of evidence in the story of the medieval Vernons is what I call the Harlaston Charter. This seems to have first been identified by the antiquarian Samuel Pipe Wolferston in the late eighteenth century, and first mentioned in print by t...
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