LAMBTON, Henry (1697-1761), 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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25 Jan. 1734 - 26 June 1761

Family and Education

bap. 9 Nov. 1697, 1st s. of Ralph Lambton of Barnes, co. Dur. by Dorothy, da. and coh. of John Hedworth of Harraton; bro. of John Lambton.  educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 1715; L. Inn 1719. unm.  suc. fa. 1717 and uncle William Lambton, M.P., 1724.

Offices Held


Lambton was returned unopposed in 1754, and was classed by Dupplin as a Whig. In 1761 Ralph Gowland contested Durham City with strong support from Lord Darlington, who, having filled both seats for the county with his nominees, was attacking the city. Lambton, returned by a narrow majority of 20 votes, died on 26 June 1761.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier