Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameVernon LUSHINGTON, 4882
Birth1832
Death1912
EducationHaileybury and Trinity College Oxford
FatherRt Hon Dr Stephen LUSHINGTON , 4878 (1782-1873)
MotherSarah Grace CARR , 4884 (1794-1837)
Spouses
Birth1834, New South Wales
Death1884
FatherFrancis MOWATT MP , 7277 (1803-)
MotherSarah Sophia BARNES , 7278
ChildrenKatherine , 7272 (1867-1922)
 Margaret , 7274
 Susan , 7276 (1870-1953)
Notes for Vernon LUSHINGTON
Vernon Lushington Q.C. (8 March 1832 – 24 Jan 1912), was a Positivist, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Second Secretary to the Admiralty, and was associated with the Pre-Raphaelites.

Lushington was born in Westminster, London, to Stephen and Sarah Grace (née Carr) Lushington; his twin brother was Godfrey Lushington, KCB GCMG, Permanent Under-Secretary of State of the Home Office. He was educated at East India College, Haileybury, Hertfordshire, and Trinity College Oxford. He became a Q.C., a county court judge, Secretary to the Admiralty in 1871, and Deputy Judge Advocate General from 1878 to 1912. He married Jane Mowatt, daughter of Francis Mowatt, on 28 February 1865.

With his brother Godfrey, he advocated positivist philosophy, motivated by the ideas of Auguste Comte, and was a follower of Frederic Harrison. Influenced by Frederick Denison Maurice, he joined the Working Men's College as a teacher; he became part of the group that formed the first College governing Corporation in 1854. At the death of Maurice in 1872, he, with his brother, and Frederick James Furnivall, Thomas Hughes, and Richard Buckley Litchfield, became a unifying force at the College.

He was a friend to artists, authors and activists, particularly those of The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the Arts and Crafts Movement who gravitated to the Working Men's College. In 1856, it was he who first introduced Edward Burne-Jones to Dante Gabriel Rossetti in his College rooms.[1] Rossetti used Lushington’s wife, Jane, as a model in 1865.

Lushington, friend of William Morris, was a frequent visitor to Kelmscott Manor. He was a close friend of Leslie Stephen and his family; Stephen’s daughter Virginia (later Woolf) based her character Mrs. Dalloway on Lushington’s daughter Kitty. He was also a close friend of Working Men’s College founder Richard Buckley Litchfield and his wife Etty, daughter of Charles Darwin; the Lushington’s were regular visitors to Darwin’s Down House. As Thomas Carlyle’s friend, he edited Carlyle’s first "Collected Works", (Chapman and Hall, 1858).

From Venn’s

Adm. pens.
(age 19) at TRINITY, Jan. 17, 1852.
[4th] s. of [The Rt. Hon.] Stephen (Christ Church, Oxford, 1797) [Judge of the Admiralty Court and Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple] [and Grace, dau. of Thomas Wilson Carr, of Hampstead]. B. Mar. 8, 1832, in London.
Matric. Lent, 1852; Scholar, 1854; (Civil Law Classes, 1st Class, 1854-5); LL.B. 1859; LL.M. 1885.
President of the Union, 1854.
Adm. at the Inner Temple, Mar. 15, 1852.
Called to the Bar, Jan. 26, 1857.
Deputy Judge Advocate-General, 1864-9. Q.C., 1868.
Bencher, 1869.
Secretary to the Admiralty, 1869-77.
Judge of County Courts (Surrey and Berks.) 1877-1900.
Married, Feb. 28, 1865, Jane, dau. of Francis Mowatt, M.P., and had issue.
Author, Reports of Cases decided in Admiralty Court and on appeal to the Privy Council. Of Kingsley, Bordon, Hants.
Died Jan. 24, 1912.
(Scott, MSS.; Law Lists; Foster, Men at the Bar; Inns of Court; Burke, P. and B.; Who was Who.)
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