Lord Warrington of Clyffe

Lord Warrington of Clyffe

This sketch is of the kind that artists still make in courts where cameras are not permitted. It shows Justice Warrington peering through his glasses and over his papers. No doubt a defendant is beginning to feel worried about what sentence will be handed down.

Thomas Rolls Warrington was born in 1851. His father was a London jeweller and goldsmith.

Census data doesn’t fall well for us with young Thomas. He missed the 1851 census but he was at home, with no occupation given for the 1861 and 1871 census. As yet, we have failed to find him in 1881 or 1891 which means he next appears on the 1901 census. By this time he’s a barrister, and a KC which means he’s a senior barrister.

However we know he was called to the bar in 1875. In 1883 he married Emma Maud Sturgess.

Thomas became a QC (Queen’s Counsel) in 1895 and was created a judge in 1904.

By 1911 the Warringtons lived at Clyffe Hall in Market Lavington.

He retired in 1926 and was created the 1st Baron Warrington of Clyffe of Market Lavington in the county of Wiltshire. The Warrington’s  continued to live at Clyffe Hall.

Both Thomas and Maud appear on the 1926 electoral roll.

Thomas died in 1937. He left no heir and the barony became extinct.


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One Response to “Lord Warrington of Clyffe”

  1. Drinks at Clyffe Hall « Market Lavington Museum Says:

    […] Warrington – we have met him before – was a senior judge who spent much of his time in London. No doubt he felt entitled to enjoy his […]

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