Edward Verney [57819]
Ralph Verney [57818]
Ralph Verney Lord Mayor of London [43916]
(Abt 1410-1478)


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Emma Pyking [43917]

Ralph Verney Lord Mayor of London [43916] 25

  • Born: Abt 1410, Fleet Marston, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Marriage: Emma Pyking [43917] about 1435 in Fleet Marston, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Died: 11 Jun 1478 about age 68
  • Buried: 25 Jun 1478, St. Martin Pomeroy, London, Middlesex, England

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Lord Mayor London <http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Documents/mayors_and_sheriffs_of_london.htm>. The king in 1472, in consideration of the good services of Ralph Verney, removed the attainder upon Sir Robert Whittingham, whose daughter and heir Margaret had married Ralph Verney's son John, whereupon Margaret succeeded to Pendley, subject to the life-interest of Thomas Montgomery. John Verney died seised of the manor in right of Margaret, who survived him, in 1505, and was succeeded by his son Ralph Verney, who was subsequently knighted. Sir Ralph died in 1525, leaving his son Ralph a minor. He died in l556, and the manor came to his son Edmund, a minor at the time of his father's death. The wardship and marriage of Edmund and an annuity from the manor were granted in l547 to Sir Edmund Peckham. Edmund Verney seems to have fallen into disgrace under Queen Mary <http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/aboutMary.htm>, and was in 1553 ordered to keep to his house during the Queen <http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/aboutMary.htm>'s pleasure. He died in 1558, without leaving issue, and the manor came to his third brother, Edmund Verney, jun., who died seised of it in 1600, leaving his son Francis a minor. Edmund's second wife Mary survived him, and having persuaded her husband before his death to divide the inheritance between her son Edmund and her stepson Francis, an Act of Parliament was obtained to ratify this, and on the attainment of his majority Sir Francis tried to obtain a reversal of it. He failed to do so, however, and after selling his inheritance he went abroad, and dissipated it. He was an associate of Richard Giffard, captain of a pirate fleet, and died at the Hospital of St. Mary of Pity at Messina in 1615. The manor of Pendley had been sold in 1606/7 by Mary Verney and Sir Francis and Ursula his wife to Richard Anderson, from whom the manor descended in the same way as Wiggington (q.v.)
In 1506 it was stated that about eighty years before, Pendley was 'a great town, whereof part lay in the parish of Tring and part in the parish of Aldbury. The part in the parish of Tring was held of the Archbishop of Canterbury as of his manor of Tring and the part in the parish of Aldbury of the manor of Aldbury, At that time there was no great mansion-house there, but there were in the town above thirteen plows besides divers handicraft men, as tailors, shoemakers and cardmakers with divers others. The town was afterwards cast down and laid to pasture by Sir Robert Whittingham, who built the said place at the west end there as the town sometimes stood, for the town was in the east and south part of the same place'. From further proceedings it seems that Sir Robert Whittingham also ploughed up a common way and in 1491/2 vestiges of the hedges still remained.


Ralph married Emma Pyking [43917] [MRIN: 551610047] about 1435 in Fleet Marston, Buckinghamshire, England.

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