Baron de Tabley (1835–95) Poet, educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He published verse under the pseudonyms ‘George F. Preston’ (1859–62) and ‘William Lancaster’ (1863–8), and two tragedies, also under pseudonyms, Philoctetes (1866) and Orestes (1867). In 1893–5 he published under his own name two series of Poems, Dramatic and Lyrical; also A Guide to the Study of Book Plates (1880). He was a botanist, and some of his poems reveal a close observation of nature.
From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.