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Ralph Verney

Birthdate: (43)
Birthplace: Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: May 8, 1525 (39-47)
Albury, Hertfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Albury, Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Verney and Margaret Verney
Husband of Margaret Emme Inwardly and Anne Weston
Father of Ralph Verney; Eleanor Verney; Francis Verney; Richard Verney; Eleanor Verney and 3 others
Brother of Cecily Chamberlain

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About Sir Ralph Verney

Letters and papers of the Verney family down to the end of the year 1639 By Verney family

Ralph Verney d. May 08, 1525, was the son of John Verney and Margaret Whittingham, he m.1st Margery Iwardby who was the 2nd dau. and one of three co-heiresses of John Iwardby of Quainton, in the county of Bucks. Children: Ralph b. April 26, 1546 m. Elizabeth Bray. Ralph m.2nd 1511 Anne Weston dau. of Edmund Weston, Children: Francis, Eleanor, Katherine, Anne. Ralph m.3rd Elizabeth, widow of John Breton, sheriff of London 1521. Ralph also had a bastard dau., Cecille, from unknown woman.


I Ralph Verney d.1223 m. Amabella

II John Verney m. Alice de Bella Aqua or Bellew

III Ralph Verney

IV Robert Verney children: William, John

V John Verney

VI John Verney children: John, Edward

VII Edward Verney

VIII Ralph Verney

IX Ralph Verney d. 1478 m. Emme, widow Pyking children: Ralph, John, Margaret, Beatrice

X Ralph Verney d. 1528 m. Eleanor Pole

 XI    John Verney married twice 1st wife children: Robert, Mary, 2nd wife Dorothy

X John Verney d. 1505 m. Margaret Whittingham children: John, Robert, Ralph, Cecile, Ann

XI Ralph Verney d. 1525 m. 1st Margery Iwardby, Children: Ralph, m. 2nd 1511 Anne Weston Children: Eleanor, Katherine, Anne, Francis, m. 3rd Elizabeth ?. Also had a bastard dau. Cecille

XII Ralph Verney d. 1546 m. Elizabeth Bray children: Edmund (1), Anne, John, Edmund (2), Francis, Ralph, Urian, Richard, Dau.

XIII Edmund (1) Verney d. 1600 m.1st Frances Hastings, widow Redmayne, no children m. 2nd Audrey Gardener, widow Carew, children: Francis, m. 3rd Mary Blakeney (Turville)(St. Barbe) children: Edmund.

XIV Francis Verney b. 1584 d. 1615 m. Ursula St. Barbe, no children

XIV Edmund Verney b, 1589/90 d. 1642 m. Margaret Denton children: Ralph, Thomas, Edmund, Henry, John, Susanna, Penelope, Margaret, Cary, Mary, Richard.



The whole manor thus acquired follows the same descent as that of Overbury in Great Missenden (q.v.) until the death in 1485 of John Iwardby, (fn. 40) whose window Joan held it in 1525. (fn. 41) Owing to the death in 1509 of his second daughter Margery, first wife of Sir Ralph Verney, the reversion passed to their son Ralph, (fn. 42) who died seised in 1546. (fn. 43) On the death after 1559 (fn. 44) of his widow Elizabeth it passed to his son Sir Edumund Verney, heirs of his brother Edumund. (fn. 45) Sir Edumund died seised in 1600, having settled this manor on his wife Mary and his elder son Francis. (fn. 46) Francis Verney and his stepmother sold the Quainton estate in 1607 to Richard Abraham and others.

From: 'Parishes : Quanton with Shipton Lee', A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4 (1927), pp. 92-99. URL: Date accessed: 24 September 2010.


Nicholas Iwardby, son of John, (fn. 38) became lord of the manor upon the death of his father, (fn. 39) and was succeeded by his son John in 1462, (fn. 40) who being under age was placed under the custody of Richard Fowler. (fn. 41) He died in 1485, leaving three daughters, Elizabeth wife of William Elmes and afterwards of Thomas Pigot, Margery wife of Ralf Verney, and Helen who married first William Cutland (fn. 42) and secondly Thomas Clifford. (fn. 43)

From: 'Parishes: Great Missenden', A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 2 (1908), pp. 347-353. URL: Date accessed: 24 September 2010.


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Sir Ralph Verney's Timeline

Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 27
Tring, Hertfordshire, England
Age 30
Albury, Hertfordshire, England
Age 32
Albury, Hertfordshire, England
Age 34
Pendley Manor, Tring, Hertfordshire, England
Age 36
Pendley Manor,Tring,Hertfordshire,England
May 8, 1525
Age 43
Albury, Hertfordshire, England
Age 43
Albury, Hertfordshire, England