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Elizabeth Lamb (Milbanke), Viscountess Melbourne

Birthplace: Halnaby, Yorkshire, England
Death: April 06, 1818 (66-67)
Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, England
Place of Burial: Hatfield, Hertfordsire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Ralph Milbanke, 5th Baronet and Elizabeth Milbanke
Wife of Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne
Partner of George O'Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, FRS
Mother of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne; Hon. Peniston Lamb; Frederick Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne; Hon. George Lamb and Emily Lamb (Clavering-Cowper), Countess Cowper
Sister of Sir Ralph Noel Milbanke, 6th Baronet and John Milbanke

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About Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne

"Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne (née Elizabeth Milbanke; 1751 – 1818) was one of the most influential of the political hostesses of the extended Regency period, and the wife of Whig politician Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne. She was the mother of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne who became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amongst several other influential children. Lady Melbourne was known not just for her political influence but also for her friendships and romantic relationships with members of London society including Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, George, Prince of Wales and Lord Byron.Because of her numerous love affairs, the paternity of her children is a matter of dispute."





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Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne's Timeline

October 15, 1751
Halnaby, Yorkshire, England
March 15, 1779
Melbourne House, London, Middlesex, England
April 17, 1782
July 11, 1784
April 6, 1818
Age 67
Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, England
April 14, 1818
Age 67
St Etheldreda Churchyard, , Hertfordshire,, Hatfield, Hertfordsire, England, United Kingdom