'Lamb1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Lamb of Brocket Hall, Lamb in Kent, Lamb of Melbourne, Lamb of Ryton, Lamb of Seat Hill, Lamb of Temon

(1) Berry identifies the coat of arms of the following family as "Sa. on a fesse or, betw. three cinquefoils erm. two mullets of the field" which suggests a connection with families shown on Lamb2 & Lamb3. BLG1863 ('Lambe of Bidney and Henwood'), which supports the relevant family shown on Lamb3, refers to the family of Kent (including reference to William Lambe, a gentleman of the chapel of King Henry VIII, and a great favourite of that prince", see below) and suggests that "The founder of the family appears to have been Flemish."
(2) Berry starts with 2 brothers, shown as sons of ...
?? Lamb
1. ?? Lamb
  A. William Lamb
  i. William Lamb ("of the household of Hen. VIII" who r. 1509-1547)
  B. Richard Lamb
i. William Lamb
2. John Lamb of Lambden, Chart Sutton
  A. Stephen Lamb
  i. Christopher Lamb of Egerton (d by 1624, clothier)
  m. Dorothy (d by 1636)
  a. Stephen Lamb of Kennington, Kent
  m. Jane Aldersey (dau of William Aldersey of Sutton Valence)
(1)+ issue (a 1619) - Christopher (b c1608, dsp bur 06.07.1635, of the Inner Temple), William (dsp before 07.1635), Dorothy, Jane, Susanna (d unm by 1635), Anna
  b. Ann Lamb
  m. Samuel Hoverden
  c. Jane Lamb
  m. Thomas Proud
  d. Susan Lamb (d 1648)
  m. Henry Streatfeild of Chiddingstone
  ii. Lawrence Lamb
  a. Christopher Lamb
  m. Cornelia
  (1) Margaret Lamb
  m. John Nethersole
  (2)+ other issue - William, James, Isabel



BE1883 identifies the coat of arms of the following family as "Sa. on a fesse, erminois, between three cinquefoils, arg., two mullets of the field". That suggests that it was closely connected to the famiy above. BE1883 starts with the following Peniston Lamb and then mentions his nephews, Robert & Matthew, and niece Elizabeth. TCP confirms that Robert & Matthew were sons of Matthew Lamb of Southwell. It is an assumption that Elizabeth was their sister (rather than cousin).
?? Lamb
1. Peniston Lamb of Lincoln's Inn (dsp 31.01.1734)
2. Matthew Lamb of Southwell (d 29.01.1735)
  A. Robert Lamb, Bishop of Peterborough (d unm)
  B. Sir Matthew Lamb, 1st Bart of Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire (d 06.11.1768, MP)
  m. Charlotte Coke (dau of Thomas Coke of Melbourne, sister/heir of George)
  i. Sir Peniston Lamb of Brocket Hall, 1st Viscount Melbourne of Kilmore, Baron of Melbourne (b 29.01.1748, d 22.07.1828, MP)
  m. (13.04.1769) Elizabeth Milbanke (d 06.04.1818, dau of Sir Ralph Milbanke, 5th Bart of Halnaby)
  a. Peniston Lamb (b 03.05.1770, dvp unm 24.01.1805)
b. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (b 15.03.1779, d 24.11.1848, Prime Minister)§E§
  m. (03.06.1805) Caroline Ponsonsby (b 13.11.1785, d 26.01.1828, dau of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough)
  (1) George Augustus Frederick Lamb (b 11.08.1807, dvp unm 27.11.1836)
  c. Frederick James Lamb, Lord of Beauvale, 3rd Viscount Melbourne (b 17.04.1782, dsp 29.01.1853)
  m. (25.02.1841) Alexandrina Julia Theresa Wilhelmina Sophia (dau of Joachim Charles Louis Mortimer, Count of Maltzan)
  d. George Lamb (b 11.07.1784, dsp 02.01.1834)
  m. (1809) Caroline Rosalie St. Jules
  e. Emily Mary Lamb (b 21.04.1787, d 11.09.1869)
  m1. (20.07.1805) Peter Leopold Cowper, 5th Earl Cowper (b 06.05.1778, d 27.06.1837)
  m2. (16.12.1839) Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (b 20.10.1784, dsp 18.10.1865, Prime Minister)
  f. Harriet Anne Lamb (b 27.07.1789, d 09.06.1803)
  ii. Charlotte Lamb (b 01.11.1743, d 01.04.1790)
  m. (29.05.1766) Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg (b 13.04.1743, d 23.03.1802)
  C. Elizabeth Lamb
  m. Henry Middletich (Rev.)



BLG1886 reports that "This family is a younger branch of the Lambs of Seat Hill, Cumberland, in which county they held lands for centuries." Visitation (Cumberland, 1619) does not mention them. Their coat of arms is identified as "Sa. on a fess erm. between three cinquefoils arg. two mullets of the field" which is the same for the family immediately above.
David Lamb of Seat Hill & Temon, Cumberland (b 1651, d 07.02.1719)
1. Richard Lamb of Seat Hill (b 1685, d 1716) the first mentioned by BLG1886
  m. (04.04.1716) Alice Graham (b 1688, d 1779, dau of _ Graham of Edmond Castle)
  A. Joseph Lamb of Ryton House, co. Durham (b 20.04.1731, youngest son)
  m1. Anne Humble (dau of Ralph Humble of Ryton)
  i.+ issue - Richard (d 03.1766), Ruth (d 02.1766)
  m2. (06.10.1772) Sarah Maude (dau of Warren Maude of Sunnyside)
  iii. Humble Lamb of Ryton Hall (b 1773, d 13.04.1844) had issue
  m. (1801) Jane Chatto (d 12.1819, dau of Alexander Chatto of Mainhouse)
  iv. Waren Lamb (b 1778) had issue
  m. (1811) Sarah Hunter (dau of Robert Hunter of Hunter Hill)
  v. Joseph Lamb of West Denton (Northumberland) & Temon (Cumberland) (b 11.11.1781, d 08.10.1859) had issue
  m. (04.05.1824) Amelia Mary Westbrook (b 1803, d 1876, dau of Joseph Westbrook, later Michael of Stamford)
  vi. Harriet Lamb
  m. Robert Scott of Shincliffe Hall
  vii. Sarah Lamb
  m. George Broadrick of Hamphall Park
  viii. Helen Lamb
  m. _ Fead (Captain RN)
  B.+ other issue

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p288), Visitation (Kent, 1619, 'Lamb')
(2) For middle section (originally uploaded within LZmisc04 on 23.12.05) : BE1883 ('Lamb of Melbourne'), TCP ('Melbourne')
(3) For lower section : BLG1952 ('Lamb of Temon and Scotby'), BLG1886 ('Lamb of West Denton')
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