Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Death of the Rt Rev Stephen Verney, 90, sometime Bishop of Repton

_.The Rt Rev Stephen Edmund Verney, who died 9 Nov, 2009, aged 90, was
Bishop Suffragan of Repton 1977-85, scion of the Verney Baronets, and
grandson maternally of a Viceroy of India.

He was b 17 Apr 1919, son of Lt.-Col. Sir Harry Calvert Williams
Verney, 4th Baronet,by his wife the former Lady Rachel Catherine Bruce
(1890-1964), dau of the Earl of Elgin & Kincardine, KG (1849-1917),
sometime Viceroy of India, &c.

. He married, firstly, Priscilla Avice Sophie Schwerdt, daughter of
George Francis Ignatius Schwerdt, on 13 December 1947, by whom he had
4 children. He married, secondly, Sandra (?) in 1981. A son from this
marriage died in infancy.


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