Thomas Waring

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Thomas Waring
Member of Parliament
for North Down
In office
18 December 1885 – 12 August 1898
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded byJohn Blakiston-Houston
Personal details
Born(1828-10-17)17 October 1828
Waringstown, Ireland
Died12 August 1898(1898-08-12) (aged 69)
Political partyConservative
Irish Unionist
Spouse(s)Esther Smyth (d.1873)
Fanny Tucker (1874-83,died)
Geraldine Stewart

Col. Thomas Waring JP (17 October 1828 – 12 August 1898)[1] was an Irish barrister and Conservative Member of Parliament in the House of Commons at Westminster.


Born at his family's ancestral home, Waringstown House, Waringstown, County Down, then son of Major Henry Waring JP and Frances Grace Waring (herself the daughter of the Very Rev. Holt Waring, Dean of Dromore).[1] Waring was elected Member of Parliament for North Down in 1885, sitting until his death in 1898.[2] He also served as High Sheriff of Down in 1868. He was an opponent of William Ewart Gladstone's Home Rule policy.[2]


His first wife, Esther Smyth of Ardmore, Co. Londonderry, dying in 1873, aged 36, Waring married, secondly, on 6 August 1874, Fanny Tucker, of Trematon Castle, Cornwall. Fanny Waring died on 13 November 1883. Waring married for a third time, at Rostrevor, to Geraldine Stewart, of Ballyedmond, Rostrevor, Co. Down.[3]


  1. ^ a b ‘WARING, Col Thomas’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 4 Dec 2010
  2. ^ a b History of the Diocese of Dromore (
  3. ^ Howard, Joseph Jackson, Visitation of Ireland p. 112

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Down, North
Succeeded by
John Blakiston-Houston