Cracroft's Peerage
The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage

If you have found this page useful, why not make a donation to The Peerage Research Trust so that we can continue to maintain and develop Cracroft's Peerage?

| Search this site | Introduction | Contents | The Monarchy | The Peerage | The Baronetage | Untitled Families | Orders of Chivalry | Miscellaneous | Forums | Contact Us | Links |



Melbourne, Viscount (I, 1781 - 1853)


Creation: let.pat. 11 Jan 1781


Extinct: 29 Jan 1853


Family name: Lamb




 Sable on a Fess Erminois between three Cinquefoils Argent two Mullets of the field


A Demi Lion rampant Gules holding between the paws a Mullet Sable


On either side a Lion Gules gorged with a Collar Or charged with two Mullets Sable and chained also Or


Virtute Et Fide



Peniston [Lamb], 1st Baron Melbourne later 1st Viscount Melbourne

only son and heir of Sir Matthew Lamb, 1st Bt., by his wife Charlotte Coke, sister and hrss. of George Lewis Coke, of Melbourne Hall, co. Derby, and dau. of Rt Hon Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain to Queen Anne


29 Jan 1744/5


13 Apr 1769 Elizabeth Milbanke (d. 6 Apr 1818), dau. of Sir Ralph Milbanke, 5th Bt., of Halnaby, co. York, by his wife Elizabeth Hedworth, dau. of John Hedworth, of Chester-le-Street, co. Durham


1. Hon Peniston Lamb, Member of Parliament for Newport in the Isle of Wight 1793-96 and for Hertfordshire 1802-05 (b. 3 May 1770; dvp. 24 Jan 1805)

2. Hon William Lamb, later 2nd Viscount Melbourne

3. Hon Frederick James Lamb, later 1st Baron Beauvale later 3rd Viscount Melbourne

4. Hon George Lamb MP, Under Secretary of State for Home Affairs (b. 11 Jul 1784; dsp. 2 Jan 1834), mar. 1809 Caroline Rosalie St Jules

1. Hon Emily Mary Lamb (b. 21 Apr 1787; d. 11 Sep 1869), mar. (1) 20 Jul 1805 Peter Leopold Louis Francis Nassau [Cowper], 5th Earl Cowper, and (2) 16 Dec 1839 Henry John [Temple], 3rd Viscount Palmerston, and had issue by her first husband

2. Hon Harriet Anne Lamb (d. unm. 9 Jun 1803)


22 Jul 1828


8 Jun 1770 Lord Melbourne, Baron of Kilmore in the County of Cavan

11 Jan 1781 Viscount Melbourne, of Kilmore in the County of Cavan

11 Aug 1815 Baron Melbourne, of Melbourne in the County of Derby (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by



suc. his father 6 Nov 1768 as 2nd Baronet; Member of Parliament for Ludgershall 1768-84, for Malmesbury 1784-90 and for Newport in the Isle of Wight 1790-93; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1783-96; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1812-28


William [Lamb], 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC


15 Mar 1779


3 Jun 1805 Lady Caroline Ponsonby (b. 13 Nov 1785; d. 26 Jan 1828), only dau. of Frederick [Ponsonby], 3rd Earl of Bessborough, by his wife Lady Henrietta Frances Spencer, 2nd dau. of John [Spencer], 1st Earl Spencer

only child

1. Hon George Augustus Frederick Lamb (b. 11 Aug 1807; dvp. 27 Nov 1836)


s.p.s. 24 Nov 1848

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Leominster 1806, for Haddington 1806-07, for Portarlington 1807-12, for Peterborough 1816-19, for Hertfordshire 1819-26, for Newport in the Isle of Wight 1827 and for Bletchingley 1827-28; Privy Councillor [UK and I] 1827; Chief Secretary for Ireland 1827-28; Home Secretary 1830-34; First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1834 and 1835-41; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1836-48


Frederick James [Lamb], 1st Baron Beauvale later 3rd Viscount Melbourne, GCB PC


17 Apr 1782


25 Feb 1841 Countess Alexandrina Julia Theresa Wilhelmina Sophia von Mahltzahn (b. 5 Jan 1818; mar. (2) 10 Jun 1856 John George Weld [Weld-Forester], 2nd Baron Forester; d. 7 Jul 1894), dau. of Count Joachim Charles Louis Mortimer von Mahltzahn, Prussian Envoy to the Court of Vienna


s.p. 29 Jan 1853


20 Apr 1839 Baron Beauvale, of Beauvale in the County of Nottingham


Cornet, Royal Horse Guards 1803; Secretary of Legation to Naples 1811-13 and to Vienna 1813-15; Minister to Munich 1815-20 and to Madrid 1825-27; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Frankfort 1820-24; Privy Councillor 1822; GCB 1827; Ambassador to Lisbon 1827-31 and to Vienna 1831-41


On the death of the 3rd Viscount Melbourne all his titles became extinct.




ã Copyright: Heraldic Media Limited. All rights reserved.