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Members’ biographical register


Charles Nicholas Warton


Birth
Date: 1832
Place: England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
To WA November 1886
Parents
Son of Charles, surveyor
Marriage and Family
Married 24 August 1864 to Agnes Wood, daughter of GH Wood
Children: At least one son
Death
Date: 31 July 1900
Place: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Education
At University College School, London 1845–1847
Admitted Clare College, Cambridge 1851 but did not graduate
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Barrister
1857–1861 at Lincoln Inn
1861 called to Bar England South-Eastern Circuit
House
MLC
Date Elected
3 December 1886
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech can be found
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1890
Parliamentary Service
Colony

Electorates
  • MLC 3 December 1886–4 January 1888 and 6 March 1888–21 October 1890

Office
  • Attorney General (until 30 December 1890)

House of Commons

Electorates
  • Conservative MP for Bridport 1880–1885
  • Earned eccentric repute for persistent enforcement of procedural rules which prevented progress being made with otherwise unopposed Bills
Background/Membership
Resided in Clapham
1891 retired to England
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 24.
J Foster, Men at the Bar (London 1885)
HW Lucy, Memoirs of Eight Parliaments (London 1908), p. 16–17.
E Russell,
A history of the law in Western Australia and its development from 1829 to 1979, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, p. 218 (portrait)
Times, 2 August 1900.
JA Venn, Alumnii Cantabrigiensis , Cambridge 1951, Vol. VI, p. 360.