George Warren, 2nd Baron de Tabley

George Fleming Warren, 2nd Baron de Tabley PC (28 October 1811 – 19 October 1887) was a British Liberal politician. He notably served as Treasurer of the Household under William Ewart Gladstone between 1868 and 1872.

The Lord de Tabley

George Warren, 2nd Lord De Tabley, by Margaret Sarah Carpenter.jpg
Portrait by Margaret Sarah Carpenter, c.1830/32
Treasurer of the Household
In office
12 December 1868 – 1 March 1872
MonarchQueen Victoria
Prime MinisterWilliam Ewart Gladstone
Preceded byPercy Egerton Herbert
Succeeded byThe Lord Poltimore
Personal details
Born28 October 1811
Died19 October 1887 (1887-10-20) (aged 75)
Political partyLiberal
  • Catharina de Salis-Soglio
    (c. 1810–1869)
  • Elizabeth Smith-Barry (née Jacson)
    (d. 1915)
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford


Born George Fleming Leicester, he was the eldest son of John Leicester, 1st Baron de Tabley, by his wife Georgina Maria Cottin, daughter of Josiah Cottin. A godson of George IV,[1] he was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1832 he assumed by Royal licence the surname of Warren in lieu of Leicester under the terms of the will of his kinswoman Elizabeth Warren-Bulkeley (née Warren), Viscountess Bulkeley.[2]

Political careerEdit

Lord de Tabley succeeded in the barony on the death of his father in 1827. He sat on the Liberal benches in the House of Lords and served under successively Lord Aberdeen, Lord Palmerston and Lord Russell as a Lord-in-waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) between 1853[3] and 1858[4] and 1859[5] and 1866.[6] In 1868 he was appointed Treasurer of the Household in the first Liberal administration of William Ewart Gladstone,[7] a post he held until 1872,[8] and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1869.[9]


Plaster oval miniature reliefs of De Tabley and his wife Nina, circa 1833.
Miniature of Lady de Tabley, from an album made by her sister-in-law, Emily Fane de Salis

Lord de Tabley married Catharina Barbara 'Nina', daughter of Jerome, 4th Count de Salis-Soglio, in 1832. They had two sons and four daughters:

Catherine-Barbara, first wife to 2nd Lord De Tabley.
Tomb of Lady de Tabley (c. 1870) and that of her eldest daughter, Catharine, Harlington.
Lady De Tabley's monogramme on her gravestone at Harlington (2013). (CWB for Catherina Barbara Warren).

Lady de Tabley died in 1869. Lord de Tabley subsequently married Elizabeth Smith-Barry (née Jacson) in 1871,[10] but had no further children. He died in October 1887, aged 75, to be succeeded in his titles by his eldest and only surviving son, John.[2]



  1. ^ Annual Obituary, 1827
  2. ^ a b George Fleming Warren, 2nd Baron de Tabley of Tabley House
  3. ^ "No. 21402". The London Gazette. 14 January 1853. p. 97.
  4. ^ "No. 22106". The London Gazette. 2 March 1858. p. 1207.
  5. ^ "No. 22279". The London Gazette. 24 June 1859. p. 2471.
  6. ^ "No. 23139". The London Gazette. 17 July 1866. p. 4035.
  7. ^ "No. 23452". The London Gazette. 22 December 1868. p. 6775.
  8. ^ "No. 23837". The London Gazette. 5 March 1872. p. 1312.
  9. ^ "No. 23465". The London Gazette. 5 February 1869. p. 584.
  10. ^ Elizabeth Jacson

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Political offices
Preceded by
Percy Egerton Herbert
Treasurer of the Household
Succeeded by
The Lord Poltimore
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Fleming Leicester
Baron de Tabley
Succeeded by
John Byrne Leicester Warren