Sir Richard Vernon, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Richard Vernon, 3rd Baronet (22 June 1678 – 1 October 1725) was a British diplomat and politician.

He succeeded in the baronetcy in 1683, when aged only five. He became a Member of the Irish Parliament for Monaghan Borough in 1703 and sat for it until 1713.

Envoy to Poland[edit]

Vernon was subsequently dispatched as British envoy to Poland, also visiting Dresden. On his way he passed through The Hague in September 1715.[1] The following April he travelled from Dresden to Danzig to attend the wedding between the Duke of Mecklenburg and the Tsar's niece, a splendid affair.[2] The following October, he passed through Berlin on his way to Gohr,[3] returning in November.[4] He was still in Berlin a month later, but about to go to Dresden to await the king of Poland there or go on to Poland.[5] By October 1718, he had been superseded and returned to England.[6]


Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Charles Dering
Robert Echlin
Member of Parliament for Monaghan Borough
1703 – 1713
With: Sir Thomas Prendergast, 1st Bt 1703–1710
Sir Alexander Cairnes, 1st Bt 1710–1713
Succeeded by
Richard Pockrich
Francis Lucas
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
British envoy to Poland
1715 – 1718
Succeeded by
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Vernon
1683 – 1725