Margaret Verney

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Margaret Maria Verney (née Hay-Williams or Williams-Hay) (3 December 1844 – 7 October 1930), was an English-born educationist.[1]

Brass plaque to Margaret Maria Verney in All Saints Church, Middle Claydon

The daughter of John Hay-Williams, 2nd Baronet Williams of Bodelwyddan, she married Sir Edmund Hope Verney, MP.[2] In 1894 she became a member of the Statutory Council of the University of Wales, holding the position until 1922. In 1904 she produced an edition of the Memoirs of the Verney Family during the Seventeenth Century. She also contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography.


  • R. F. Verney et al. - In Memory of Margaret Maria Lady Verney (1930)

Further reading[edit]

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Verney [née Hay Williams], Margaret Maria, Lady Verney (1844–1930), historian and promoter of higher education in Wales, by H. E. D. Blakiston, rev. H. J. Spencer


  1. ^ "Verney, Lady (Margaret Maria)". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. pp. 1799–1800. 
  2. ^ "Verney, Sir Edmund Hope". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 1799.