LAMBTON, William Henry (1764-97), of Lambton Hall, co. Dur.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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9 Mar. 1787 - 30 Nov. 1797

Family and Education

b. 16 Nov. 1764, 1st s. of John Lambton.  educ. Eton 1778-82; Trinity, Camb. 1782.  m. 19 June 1791, Lady Anne Barbara Frances Villiers, da. of George Bussey, 4th Earl of Jersey, 4s. 1da.  suc. fa. 22 Mar. 1794.

Offices Held


Lambton was returned unopposed for the seat vacated by his father. He delivered his maiden speech on 24 Apr. 1787, seconding Fox’s motion for the repeal of the tax on shops, which tax he claimed to oppose under ‘particular instructions’ from his constituents;1 he spoke a few more times in that Parliament, always on the Opposition side; and voted with them over the Regency bill, 1788-9.

He died at Pisa of consumption, 30 Nov. 1797.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. Stockdale, xi. 306-8.