- George Warren, 2nd Baron de Tabley
Born George Fleming Leicester, he was the eldest son of
John Leicester, 1st Baron de Tabley, and his wife Georgina Maria (née Cottin), and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1832 he assumed by Royal license the surname of Warren in lieu of Leicester under the terms of the will of his kinswoman Elizabeth Warren-Bulkeley (née Warren), Viscountess Bulkeley. He sat on the Liberal benches in the House of Lordsand served under successively Lord Aberdeen, Lord Palmerston and Lord Russell as a Lord-in-Waiting(government whip in the House of Lords) between 1853 and 1858 and 1859 and 1866. In 1868 he was appointed Treasurer of the Householdin the first Liberal administration of William Gladstone, a post he held until 1872, and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1869.
Lord De Tabley married Catharina Barbara, daughter of
Jerome, 4th Count de Salis-Soglio, in 1832. They had two sons and four daughters (of whom one son and two daughters predeceased him). She died in 1869. De Tabley survived her by eighteen years and died in October 1887, aged 75. He was succeeded in his titles by his eldest and only surviving son John, 3rd Lord De Tabley.
Daughters by first wife
*Meriel (1839-72), married (1862), Allen, 6th Earl Bathurst (1832-1892), of
Cirencester. (He succeeded in 1878, after her death).
*Eleanor (1841-14 August 1914), married (1864), Sir Baldwyn Leighton, MP, 8th Bt (1836-2 January 1897), of Loton, Salop.::::::She was (eventual) heir to her brother in 1895, and in 1900 took the name Leighton-Warren. Barbara Sotheby (1870-1952), photographer and painter, was her daughter.
*Margaret (1847-1921), married (1875), Sir Arthur Cowell-Stepney, 2nd Bt, (aka Emile Algernon Arthur Keppel Cowell-Stepney) (1834-1909), of
Llanelli.:::Their daughter "Catherine Muriel Cowell Stepney (Miss Alcyone Stepney)" (1876-1952), was painted by Sir John Everett Millais, Royal Academy, 1880, no. 239. Of Cilymaenllwyd, Llanelli, she married Sir Stafford Howard, KCB, DL, JP, MP in 1911.
*and two other children, both ob infans.
* [http://www.tableyhouse.co.uk/ Tabley House] , official web-site. See
Tabley House(an internal link).
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/ www.thepeerage.com]
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