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Harriet Vernon

(1858-1923), Actress and vocalist; wife of William Thomas Gillett

Harriet Vernon (Harriet Maria Gillett (née Whitehouse))

Sitter in 3 portraits

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Harriet Vernon, by Newsboy - NPG x135814

Harriet Vernon

by Newsboy
albumen cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x135814

Harriet Vernon, published by Ogden's - NPG x197996

Harriet Vernon

published by Ogden's
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x197996

Harriet Vernon as Sinbad the Sailor, by Chicot - NPG D21364

Harriet Vernon as Sinbad the Sailor

by Chicot
watercolour and bodycolour on card, 1870s-1880s
NPG D21364


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Ann Barker

10 February 2021, 14:52

My grandmother’s name was Annie Louise Whitehouse and Harriet was her aunt on her father (George) side. Harriet was the mistress of Lord Costello. George moved to Walthamstow in East London where he and Annie had 11 children.

Mark Twyning

03 August 2015, 09:03

Harriet Vernon ( stage name ) is my great great grandmother on my mother's side of the family.
Her real name was Harriet Maria Whitehouse and she married my great great grandfather to become Harriet Maria Gillett.
She was born in Lambeth London on October 9th 1858, and died July 11 1923 of bronchial pneumonia at Doncaster infirmary.
She features in my family tree and I would be glad to send more info if required.

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