Samuel Waring, 1st Baron Waring biography

Samuel Waring, 1st Baron Waring

Noble person

1860 – 1940


Who was Samuel Waring, 1st Baron Waring?

Samuel James Waring, 1st Baron Waring, known as Sir Samuel Waring, Bt, between 1919 and 1922, was a British industrialist, public servant and benefactor.

Waring was the second son of Samuel James Waring, of Liverpool, by Sarah Ann Wells, daughter of Thomas Wells, of Everton, Liverpool. He was the grandson of John Waring, who had arrived in Liverpool from Belfast in 1835 and established a wholesale cabinet maker business. In 1893 Waring was given the task of opening a branch of the family furniture making company in London. In 1897 Waring was responsible for the merger with Gillow and Company in 1897 to become Waring & Gillow, and of which Waring became chairman.

He was High Sheriff of Denbighshire between 1907 and 1908. He acquired Foots Cray Place in Foots Cray, Kent, and spent a considerable amount of money on improving the gardens and estate. He also owned Gopsall Hall in Leicestershire.

During the First World War Waring organised the production of war materials, including aircraft.


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Apr 19, 1860
  • England
Lived in
  • Liverpool
Jan 9, 1940

on July 23, 2013

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