VERNEY, Ralph, 2nd Earl Verney [I] (1714-91), of Claydon House, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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17 Jan. 1753 - 1761
1761 - 1768
1768 - 1784
1790 - 31 Mar. 1791

Family and Education

b. 1 Feb. 1714, 2nd but o. surv. s. of Ralph Verney, 1st Earl Verney [I]. educ. Brentford from 1721; M. Temple 1729; Christ’s, Camb. 1733. m. 11 Sept. 1740, Mary, da. and h. of Henry Herring, merchant and director of the Bank of England, of Egham, Surr., s.p. styled Lord Fermanagh 1743-52. suc. fa. 4 Oct. 1752.

Offices Held

P.C. 22 Nov. 1765.


Verney inherited a large estate in Buckinghamshire and the control of both seats at Wendover, where he succeeded his father in January 1753 as a government supporter. About this time he bough1 the manor of Stokke, in Great Bedwyn, Wilts.,t with a view to establishing an interest there in opposition to Lord Bruce before the 1754 election. He died 31 Mar. 1791.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Narrative of the purchase of Stokke manor, Savernake mss.