I am a descendant of Thomas VERNON merchant of Aleppo Syria born circa 1730 and dead before 1770 at Bussora. He married Roxanna ZEGADI and issued 5 daughters. Her sole surviving daughter Louisa married David Hays in Aleppo merchant and consul in this country. They issued Marianne HAYS the wife of John BARKER the well known Consul in this town. In the book "Syria and Egypt under the last five sultans ..." written by EBB BARKER a son of John and Marianne it is said that She was of the Vernon of Hilton Park. In the book "Lares and Penates ..." written by William Burckhardt BARKER an other son of John and Marianne it is said that "He (Thomas VERNON) was of the family of the Vernon of Hilton, in Cheshire, and a near kinsman of Admiral Sir Edward VERNON, of Porto Bello celebrity." I would be interested in discovering the connections between all of them. Thank you. Pierre CLUZEL, Villeurbanne , France.