Mr. Edward Lee Warner
The death of Mr. Edward Lee Warner, of Denton House, Harleston, Norfolk, which occurred on Friday after a long and painful illness, removes the last of a well-known Norfolk, family of brothers, at the age of 82.
Born on January 10, 1845, he was the fourth son of Canon Henry James Lee Warner, of Thorpland Hall, Fakenham, by his marriage to Anne Astley, of Barsham. He was educated at Uppingham School under Dr. Thring, though of his brothers, James, Henry and William (afterwards Sir William Lee Warner, G.C.S.I.) were sent to Rugby, his father's old school, and the third son, John, to Marlborough. In 1864 Edward was articled to the firm of solicitors, Crawley, Arnold, Green, and Price, and in 1874 he went out to Bombay for a short time and joined the firm of Hearn, Cleveland, and Lee Warner. On the death of Mr. Horace Fellowes he was invited by his friend Sir Edward Scott to come as resident partner to the banking house of Sir Samuel Scott, Cavendish-square. There he remained till he retired in 1889, six years after the death of Sir Edward Scott. Mr. Lee Warner continued to live in London and occupied himself energetically in voluntary work. He associated himself closely with the large parish interest of St. Gabriel's Warwick-square, and was an active member of the Incorporated Church Building Society and other ecclesiastical charities. In 1907 he was persuaded to stand for Westminster City Council for the Victoria Ward, and at the 1909 election headed the poll for that large district. In 1912, on the death of his aunt, Mrs. Hamilton Pemberton, he succeeded to Denton House, Harleston, and so returned to live in his native county. There he gave up his time to country pursuits and was a county magistrate. Life his father, he was interested in antiquarian research, and wrote a memoir on his ancestor, Bishop Warner, of Rochester, the founder of Bromley College, Kent.Mr. Lee Warner married, in 1884, Maria Harvey, youngest daughter of Onley Savill-Onley, late of Sisted Hall, Braintree, Essex, and leaves a son, Edward Henry, who married Iris Beryl, only child of Arthur Wykeham Cornwallis, of Kent, in 1916, and a daughter, Maria Gladys.