LAMBTON, Henry (1697-1761), of Lambton Hall, co. Dur.
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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.
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.