Veryard is not a common name. My grandmother's sister Flo was a dressmaker who married a Thomas Veryard, also a dressmaker. I understand they were successful in that Flo was a court dressmaker with a shop in Sloane Square. The 1901 census has the family living at 31 Sloane Street, Chelsea. They had one son Leonard (Len), aged 1 in 1901. Thomas Veryard's place of birth is given as Castle Cary (Somerset). I don't know if Len ever went on to have a family of his own, but perhaps your father Peter was descended from him.