Ralph Verney 2nd Earl Verney

1714 - 1791


Buckingham landowner and MP, 'made speculative purchases of West Indian lands' [and presumably enslaved people there]. He reportedly lent money to Lauchlin Macleane (q.v.) secured on Macleane's speculative investment in Grenada property. Documents in the Archives at Claydon House show Ralph Verney lending money on mortgage to William Gray secured on the latter's Rhine plantation in Jamaica, a financial claim that descended to his niece and heir Baroness Fermanagh (q.v.).


http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/verney-ralph-1714-91 [accessed 23/01/2016]; A. S. Tammita-Delgoda, '''NABOB, HISTORIAN AND ORIENTALIST" The Life and Writings of Robert Orme (1728-1801)', unpublished PhD Thesis, King's College London (n.d.) https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/2926894/DX204899.pdf pp. 113-115 [accessed 29/04/2020]; email from James Brennan 15/07/2021.

We are grateful to James Brennan for sharing his research identifying the mortgage over the Rhine plantation.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1778 [SY] - → Mortgage Holder

Verney lent £6500 to William Gray secured on the Rhine estate in 1778.

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

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Wendover Buckinghamshire
1753 - 1761
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Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
1761 - 1768
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Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire
1768 - 1784
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Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire
1790 - 1791

Relationships (1)

Uncle → Niece

Addresses (1)

Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England