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|Lamb, the Hon. Henry William.|
Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 17) at TRINITY, July 7, 1796.
[2nd, but 1st surviving] s. of Peniston [1st] Viscount Melbourne, of London.
[B. Mar. 15, 1779.] School, Eton, and at Glasgow University.
Matric. Easter, 1799, as William; M.A. 1799.
Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, July 24, 1797.
Called to the Bar, 1804, but gave up practising in 1805.
M.P. for Leominster, 1806; for Haddington, 1806-7; for Portarlington, 1807-12; for Peterborough, 1816-19; for Herts., 1819-26; for Newport, Isle of Wight, 1827; for Blechingley, 1827-8. P.C., 1827.
Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1827-8. Succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Melbourne, July, 1828.
Home Secretary, 1830-4. Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, July-Nov. 1834, and again, April, 1835-Sept.
Acted as Adviser to Queen Victoria, 1837-41.
Elder Brother of Trinity House, 1836.
Ecclesiastical Commissioner, 1836.
Married, June 3, 1805, Caroline, dau. of Frederick (Ponsonby), 3rd Earl of Bessborough, well known for her infatuated admiration of Lord Byron; separated from her, 1825.
Died Nov. 24, 1848.
His only child to survive infancy, George Augustis Frederick (to whom King George IV stood sponsor), was a hopeless invalid, and died unmarried Nov. 27, 1836, aged 29.
Brother of George (1802) and Frederick J. (1801). (D.N.B.; G.E.C.; W. R. Williams MS.)
|Hon. Henry William LAMB |
Approx. lifespan: 17791848
Fell.-Com. aged 17 Trinity College adm1796:07:07
2nd, but 1st surviving] s. of Peniston LAMB [1st] Viscount Melbourne, of London
b. .] 1779:03:15
Sch: Eton, and at Sch: Glasgow University Glasgow, [ Scotland ]
Matric as William 1799:04ET:
Adm. Lincoln's Inn: 1797:07:24
Called to the Bar: 1804, but gave up practising in1805
M.P. for: : Leominster, [ Herefordshire ] 1806
for Haddington, Scotland ??? 1806-07
for Portarlington, [ Co. Laois ] 1807-12
for Peterborough, [ Northamptonshire ] 1816-19
for Hertfordshire 1819-26
for Newport, Isle of Wight 1827
for Blechingley, [ Surrey ] 1827-28
Chief Sec. for: : Ireland 1827-28
Succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Melbourne 1828:07
Home Sec.: 1830-34
Prime Minister: and First Lord of the Treasury, July-Nov. 1834, and again, April 1835- 1841:09
Acted as Adviser to: : Queen Victoria 1837-41
Elder brother of Trinity House 1836
Ecclesiastical Commissioner: 1836
m. 1805:06:03,Caroline dau. of Frederick PONSONBY 3rd Earl of Bessborough, well known for her infatuated admiration of Lord Byron; separated from her 1825
His only child to survive infancy, George Augustis Frederick (to whom King George IV stood sponsor), was a hopeless invalid, and died unmarried 1836:11:27 aged 29.
brother of George LAMB (1802)
brother of Frederick J. LAMB (1801)
( D.N.B.; G.E.C. ; W. R. Williams MS. )
[add:]Engraving by Freeman from portrait by Lawrence: CAS: G.91[:add]