WARREN, Borlase (1677-1747), of Stapleford, Notts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 1715
1727 - 15 May 1747

Family and Education

bap. 25 Sept. 1677, o.s. of Arthur Warren of Staple-ford, Notts. by Anne, da. and eventually h. of Sir John Borlase, 1st Bt., M.P., of Bockmer, Bucks. m. 1702, Ann, da. of Sir John Harpur, 3rd Bt., of Calke, Derbys., 7s. 7da. suc. fa. 1697.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Notts. 1703-4.


Returned for Nottingham as a Tory in 1713, Warren lost his seat in 1715. His name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as one likely to support a rising.1 After failing by a small margin to recapture his seat in 1722, he was returned for it on a compromise in 1727. He was re-elected without opposition in 1734 and again in when he was

so liberal of his drink in the morning that, not long after he was got to his inn, his own mob grew very troublesome to him, beginning first to plunder the victuals, ale and wine, then whatever else they could lay their hands on, breaking bottles, glasses, pots, chairs etc., till at last his friends were forced to send for the mayor and aldermen ... to come with their constables and quell them, and Mr. Warren made his escape in Mr. Musters’ coach ...2

He consistently voted with the Opposition till his death, 15 May 1747.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Stuart mss 65/16.
  • 2. John Plumptre to Newcastle, 13 May 1741, Add. 32696, f. 518.