James Powell Kernochan (1831-1897)

James P. Kernochan, of New York City

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He was described as a "well-known clubman" of New York. As the Governor of the Metropolitan Club, he was a leader of society and though he undertook various civic duties and kept a watchful eye over his wife's estates, he never pursued a conventional career. His wife, Kitty, was the daughter of Pierre Lorillard III and co-heiress to an immense fortune. They lived between 824 Fifth Avenue (see images) and Seaview in Newport. They were the parents of two children.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 29/07/2020 and last updated on 10/10/2022.