LAMBARD, Thomas (by 1464-1510), of New Romney, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1464. m. Agnes, 1s. 2da.2

Offices Held

Jurat, New Romney 1504-d., chamberlain 1506-8; bailiff to Yarmouth 1506.3


Thomas Lambard first paid taxes at Romney in 1485. He may have been a son of the John Lambard who appears in the local records from 1453, but there were two other men with that surname, natives of Canterbury and Dymchurch, admitted to the freedom of Romney during the reign of Edward IV, to either of whom Thomas Lambard may have been related.4

Lambard was a jurat of five years’ standing, with seven attendances at the Brotherhood to his credit, when in June 1509 he was one of the four men chosen by Romney to attend the coronation of Henry VIII. This honour, followed by his election to the Parliament which met in January 1510, marked the brief climax of his public career, for he died on 24 Aug. 1510. A brass effigy in the parish church commemorates him; to this church he had made various bequests in his will of 18 Mar. 1510. Although his wife and his son Richard survived him, his only other bequests were to his two daughters, each of whom was to receive £6 13s.4d. on marriage.5

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: Helen Miller


  • 1. Romney assessment bk. 1492-1516, f. 150v; Add. 34150, f. 135.
  • 2. Date of birth estimated from first reference. Canterbury prob. reg. C7, f. 83; 10, f. 44.
  • 3. Romney assessment bk. 1448-1526, ff. 114v seq.; 1492-1516, ff. 135v, 140; Cinque Ports White and Black Bks. (Kent Arch. Soc. recs. br. xix), 136.
  • 4. Romney assessment bk. 1469-92, f. 240; HMC 5th Rep. 543, 544, 546.
  • 5. Cinque Ports White and Black Bks. 136-43; HMC 5th Rep. 552; W. D. Belcher, Kentish Brasses, ii. 115; Canterbury prob. reg. C10, f. 44.