Born: April 28, 1839, Barking, Essex, England.
Died: January 5, 1915, London, England.
Buried: Tooting, Surrey, England.
Vernon was the son of Thomas Charlesworth of Barking and nephew of Joseph W. Charlesworth, vicar of Heacham, Norfolk.
He was educated at Homerton College.
He served as co-pastor (with Newman Hall) of Surrey Chapel (1864–69), headmaster of Charles Spurgeon’s Stockwell Orphanage (1869–1915), and a Ministering Elder of Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle.