LAMBERT, Edmund (?1665-1734), of Boyton, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1708 - 1713
1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. ?1665, 1st s. of Thomas Lambert, M.P., of Boyton by Eleanor, da. of Edward Topp. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 3 Feb. 1682, aged 16; M. Temple 1683, called 1689. m. bef. June 1689,1 Sarah, da. of Peter Blake of Andover, Hants, sis. and h. of Peter Blake, 4da. suc. fa. 1692.

Offices Held


Lambert’s family had been seated at Boyton since the time of Elizabeth.2 A member of the October Club, he sat as a Tory for Hindon under Queen Anne until he was defeated there in 1713. Returned for Salisbury at the accession of George I, he voted against the Government in all recorded divisions but did not stand again. In 1722 his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.3 He died 29 Jan. 1734.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. PCC 23 Fane.
  • 2. Hoare, Wilts. Hundred of Heytesbury, 203.
  • 3. Stuart mss 65/16.