Ralph Verney, 2nd Earl Verney

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Ralph Verney, 2nd Earl Verney PC, FRS (1 February 1714 – 31 March 1791), styled Viscount Fermanagh between 1743 and 1752, was a British politician.

Background[edit]

A member of the Verney family, Lord Verney was the son of Ralph Verney, 1st Earl Verney, of Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, and Catherine, daughter of Henry Paschall.[1]

Political career[edit]

Verney succeeded his father in the earldom in 1752. However, as this was an Irish peerage, it did not entitle him to a seat in the House of Lords (although it did entitle him to a seat in the Irish House of Lords). He was instead elected to the House of Commons for Wendover in 1753, a seat he held until 1761.[1][2] He later represented Carmarthen between 1761 and 1768[1][3] and Buckinghamshire between 1768 and 1784 and 1790 and 1791.[1][4] In 1765 he was sworn of the Privy Council.[1][5]

Family[edit]

Lord Verney married Mary, daughter of Henry Herring, in 1740. They had no children. She died in January 1791, aged 74. Lord Verney only survived her by two months and died in March of the same year, aged 77. On his death all his titles became extinct.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lundy, Darryl. "p. 2981 § 29805". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 12 January 2012. [unreliable source]
  2. ^ "leighrayment.com". leighrayment.com. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "leighrayment.com". leighrayment.com. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "leighrayment.com". leighrayment.com. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "leighrayment.com". leighrayment.com. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Hampden
The Earl Verney
Member of Parliament for Wendover
1753–1761
With: John Hampden 1753–1754
John Calvert 1754–1761
Succeeded by
Richard Chandler-Cavendish
Verney Lovett
Preceded by
Griffith Philipps
Member of Parliament for Carmarthen
1761–1768
Succeeded by
Griffith Philipps
Preceded by
Richard Lowndes
Sir William Stanhope
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
1768–1784
With: Richard Lowndes 1768–1774
George Grenville 1774–1779
Thomas Grenville 1779–1784
Succeeded by
William Grenville
Sir John Aubrey, Bt
Preceded by
William Grenville
Sir John Aubrey, Bt
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
1790–1791
With: William Grenville 1790
James Grenville 1790–1791
Succeeded by
James Grenville
The Marquess of Titchfield
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Ralph Verney
Earl Verney
1752–1791
Succeeded by
Extinct