A High Court Judge and bottles of lager

Thomas Rolls Warrington was a high court judge. In the early years of the twentieth century, he made Clyffe Hall, in Market Lavington, his country seat. This was probably around 1904, when he was first appointed a judge.

We know he was at Clyffe Hall in 1907 because he sent a complaining letter to his wine and drinks merchant.

Letter from Thomas Rolls Warrington of Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington about bottles of lager

Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington, Wilts.

7th October 1907

Dear Sirs
You appear to have sent ½ pint bottles of lager this time. If so, please take them away and send pint bottles in their place.
Yours truly
Rolls Warrington

Letters like this must have terrified business folk. It is cleverly worded to suggest that Warrington is not 100% certain of his facts, but the intended message, that the suppliers of lager have been blithering idiots, is totally clear.

In 1926, when Thomas Rolls Warrington retired from his work as a judge, he was elevated to the peerage, becoming Lord Warrington of Clyffe.

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