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Harry Verney, second baronet


Born Harry Calvert. Politician. Served with the thirty-first foot, 1819–20; with the seventh fusiliers, and the seventy-second and fifty-second foot regiments. Adjutant, Grenadier Guards. Returned to private studies in 1822. Succeeded to the baronetcy in 1826. Assumed the surname Verney in 1827 on inheriting the estates of a cousin. Travelled in South America until 1829. Studied at Downing College, Cambridge, 1831–3. MP for Buckingham from 1832.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.