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Elizabeth Lamb (Milbanke), Viscountess Melbourne

Birthplace: Halnaby, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, England
Place of Burial: St Etheldreda Churchyard, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of <private> Milbanke and Elizabeth Milbanke
Wife of Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne
Mother of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne; Frederick Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne; Emily Mary Lamb, Lady Cowper; Hon. Peniston Lamb and Hon. George Lamb
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."





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Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne's Timeline

October 15, 1751
Halnaby, Yorkshire, England
March 15, 1779
Age 28
Melbourne House, London, Middlesex, England
April 17, 1782
Age 31
Age 36
April 6, 1818
Age 67
Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, England
April 14, 1818
Age 67
St Etheldreda Churchyard, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England