This family claims descent from Josias Lambert, born 1554, father of Major General John Lambert, of Carlton, in Craven, Yorkshire
1. John Lambert
John Lambert, an officer in Lord Clanricardes Regiment in the Duke of Ormonde’s Army in Ireland 1645. Had a lease of Creg Clare from the Earl of Clanricarde in 1669.
John married firstly, 1649, Redish Lynch daughter of Thomas Lynch Mayor of Galway and had:
Mary – who married Robert French of Rahasane, Co. Galway.
Joseph – ancestor of the Mayo branch.
John married secondly in 23.6.1259, Mary French. leaving a son
Charles Lambert of Creg Clare, married Janet daughter of Walter Taylor, of Ballymacragh (later called Castle Taylor) and was killed at the siege of Derry, leaving
Walter Lambert of Creg Clare, Co. Galway, married Miss Hamilton (First Marriage), and had an only son:
4. Charles. (6)
Charles Lambert of Creg Clare, married Margaret daughter of Dominick Browne of Castle McGarrett, Co. Mayo, died 1785 and had:
Elizabeth – married John Burke of Tyaquin.
Catherine – married Mr Wilson of Belvoir, Co. Clare.
Ellis – married Joseph Donelan of Killagh, Co. Galway.
Mary – unmarried.
5. Walter (5)
Geoffrey – unmarried.
Walter Lambert of Creg Clare, married on the 2.3.1778 Honoria Dillon, of Clonbrock and sister of the first Lord Clonbrock. (First marriage). He married in 1784 Catharine, daughter and co-heir of James Staunton, of Waterdale (Second marriage). He died 21st of September 1822 leaving
Harriet – unmarried.
Maria Margaret – unmarried.
Emily – unmarried.
James Staunton (6) – born 1789
Thomas Dominick – born 1791, unmarried.
6. James Staunton Lambert of Creg Clare and Waterdale, M.P. for Galway from 1826-1833 J.P and D.L, High Sheriff 1814 born 5.3.1789; married 25.9.1832 to Hon. Camden Elizabeth MacSellen, only child of Camden Gray, last Lord of Kirkcudbright and died on the 1.7.1867 having by her (who died 1874).
Walter MacSellen – born 1833, unmarried.
Sarah Elizabeth – Married Charles Edward Lewis of Monmouth.
Harriet – married Somerset Molyneux Wiseman-Clarke, C.B.
Charles James – unmarried.
Katherine Isabella – born 1837, unmarried.
Thomas Camden of Waterdale – born 1841, married Rose Armstrong of Toronto.
Robert – born 1844, married Mary Ann Alice Newman of Bath. (Had seven children.)
James Henry – born 1851.
3. Walter Lambert of Cregclare (married Miss Martin of Tullyra (second marriage) and died 17.5.1770 having had:
John Lambert of Milford, ancestor of the Aggard and Kilquaine branch.
Peter Lambert of Castle Ellen.
Thomas Lambert, ancestor of Castle Lambert branch.
Note: This and the following family lines were originally sourced by Lorna O’Regan, in Burke’s Landed Gentry 1912. She also downloaded and recorded many of the Irish Lamberts from the internet – Andy Lambert’s web pages. Under the guidance of our good friend and expert in these matters Peter Wood in New Zealand she then converted them to this easy to read format.
Feature Photo: Cregclare House, Ardrahan, Co. Galway
Written by Lorna O'Regan
Published here 08 Feb 2021
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