Charles Nicholas Warton (1832 – 31 July 1900) was a barrister and politician who sat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom as a Conservative from 1880 to 1885. In 1886, he was appointed Attorney-General of Western Australia.
Warton was the son of Charles Warton of Burwash, Sussex and his wife Maria. He attended University College School in London from 1845 to 1847, and was admitted to Clare College, Cambridge in 1851, but did not graduate. He was at Lincoln's Inn from 1857 until 1861, when he was called to the Bar of the English South-Eastern Circuit. For the next 25 years, he worked as a barrister and resided at Clapham.
In 1880, Warton was elected to the House of Commons as Member for Bridport. He held the seat until 1885, during which time he gained a reputation for insisting on the enforcement of procedural rules, thereby hindering the passage of otherwise unopposed bills.
In October 1886 Warton was appointed to the position of Attorney-General of Western Australia, arriving at Fremantle on R.M.S. Rome on 30 November. His appointment as Attorney General and member of the Executive and Legislative Councils was gazetted on 9 December 1886.
Warton married Agnes Wood, daughter of G H Wood, on 24 August 1864 and had at least one son.
- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Farewell Dinner to Mr C.N. Warton". Western Mail. Perth, WA. 11 December 1886. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
- "Government Gazette". Daily News. Perth, WA. 11 December 1886. p. 3. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
- "News and Notes". The West Australian. Perth, WA. 13 December 1890. p. 3. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
- Black, David; Bolton, Geoffrey (2001). Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One, 1870–1930 (Revised ed.). Parliament House: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0730738140.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Warton
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Bridport
1880 – 1885