Sir Matthew Lamb, 1st Baronet

Sir Matthew Lamb, 1st Baronet (1705 – 6 November 1768) was a British barrister and politician. He was the grandfather of Prime Minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne.

Lamb was the son of Matthew Lamb, of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, and nephew of Peniston Lamb. His brother was Robert Lamb, bishop of Peterborough. He sat as Member of Parliament for Stockbridge between 1741 and 1747 and for Peterborough between 1747 and 1768. In 1755 he was created a Baronet, of Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire.

He married with Charlotte, daughter of Thomas Coke. He died in November 1768 and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Peniston, who was raised to the peerage as Viscount Melbourne in 1770. His daughter Charlotte married Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg.



    Parliament of Great Britain
    Preceded by
    Sir Humphrey Monoux
    John Berkeley
    Member of Parliament for Stockbridge
    With: Charles Churchill
    Succeeded by
    Daniel Boone
    William Chetwynd
    Preceded by
    Edward Wortley Montagu
    Armstead Parker
    Member of Parliament for Peterborough
    With: Edward Wortley Montagu 1747–1761
    Armstead Parker 1761–1768
    Matthew Wyldbore 1768
    Succeeded by
    Matthew Wyldbore
    Viscount Belasyse
    Baronetage of Great Britain
    Preceded by
    new creation
    (of Brocket Hall)
    Succeeded by
    Peniston Lamb

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