Sir Matthew Lamb, 1st Baronet
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 and heiress 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.
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- "Lamb, Matthew". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir Humphrey Monoux
|Member of Parliament for Stockbridge
With: Charles Churchill
Edward Wortley Montagu
|Member of Parliament for Peterborough
With: Edward Wortley Montagu 1747–1761
Armstead Parker 1761–1768
Matthew Wyldbore 1768
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(of Brocket Hall)
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