Name: Richard Vernon
Death: 21 JUL 1403 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Residence: Shipbrook, Cheshire
Cause: Beheaded and his head set above the gates of Chester.
Change Date: 27 MAR 2013
Richard was executed two days after the battle of Shrewsbury on 23 July 1403 and his head set above the gates of Chester 'so long as it shall last' as a deterent to potential opposition to Henry IV. Richard's actions ked to him being immortalised by William Shakespeare. Richard had married firstly Alice, the widow of Sir William Bulkylegh some time before 1383, but by 1403 he was married to a woman named Elizabeth who was struggling to support herself and her five infants following Richard's death.
The Barony expired when Sir Richard was captured after the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 and executed for treason.
Father: Richard Vernon
Mother: Elizabeth Dokinfield
Isabel or Elizabeth Malbank
- Ralph Vernon
- Richard Vernon b: 7 JUL 1395