Lt. Jonathan Lamb

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Lt. Jonathan Lamb

Birthplace: Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Death: September 23, 1749 (66)
Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt Abiel Lamb, Sr. and Elizabeth Lamb
Husband of Lydia Parsons
Father of Febe Reed; Lydia Lamb; Mary Lamb; Jonathan Lamb; Dorothy Shaw and 5 others
Brother of Deborah (Dorothia) Johnson, of Framingham; Abiel Lamb, II; Samuel Lamb, of Spencer; Harbottle Lamb; Dorothy Lamb and 1 other
Half brother of Mary Dana; Col. Joseph Buckminster and Elizabeth Buckminster

Managed by: Francis Gene Dellinger
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Immediate Family

About Lt. Jonathan Lamb

Family moved to Framingham when he was 13. Jonathan Lamb owned "the old Trowbridge farms and the Joseph Parker farm" and removed in 1726 to that part of Leicester that became Spencer. He was a selectman in Framingham 1716-20-21. In the French and Indian Wars he was employed to transport stores from Boston to Rutland and served as a Lieutenant in Captain Isaac Clark's company of troopers Aug 21 to Sept 1, 1725. He "made the 4th settlement in this (Spencer) town in 1726 or 1727." During that time the town was still the subject of Indian assault. He died in 1749 and his property was appraised at 664 pounds, 14 shillings.

Married by Jonas Bond, Justice of the Peace

JONATHAN LAMB (1682-1749) gg gf of Abel Lamb Son of Abiel Lamb and Elizabeth (Clark) Buckminster

Written by Harriet Jane Lamb Stradling

The third son of Abiel and Elizabeth (Clark) Buckminster, Jonathan, was born in 1682. As the son of his father and a child of the times, it was only natural that he should grow up to serve in a military as well as civic capacity. King William�s War with the French and Indians lasted from the time he was seven until his fifteenth year. At this time the family moved to Framingham. When he was twenty, the eleven-year-long struggle known as Queen Anne�s War began. Six years later, he fell in love with Lydia, daughter of John Death and Mary Peabody. The Watertown record states: "Jonathan Lamb and Lidia Death, both of Framingham, were joined in marriage July 9, 1708, by Jonas Bond, Justice of the Peace." By the time the war was over, this couple had been blessed with three small daughters�Pheobe (Febe), Lydia, and Mary.

Jonathan served the town of Framingham as Constable, and was also elected a Selectman for the period from 1716 to 1718. Jonathan Jr. arrived to brighten their lives. Dorothy and Joshua were also born while the family lived at Framingham.

In 1722 he was employed in transporting military stores from Boston to Rutland. He became a lieutenant in Captain Isaac Clark�s Company of Troopers, Muster Roll August 21 to September 18, 1725. Draper�s history of Spencer says that he was a lieutenant and was always so called.

Lieutenant Lamb moved his family to Spencer in 1726 or 1727, settling on Lot 27. He became known here also as a man of character, and exerted a good influence in this community for more than twenty years.

Their son John was born after the family left Framingham. It is probable that there were other children between Joshua and John, although records of only eight in all have been found.

He and Lydia were fortunate enough to rear their children to maturity in a period of peace, yet strife broke out with the French Colonies again during Jonathan�s last years. King George�s War (known in Europe as the War of the Austrian Succession) ended the year before he died, in 1749, at the age of sixty-seven.


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Lt. Jonathan Lamb's Timeline

November 11, 1682
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
March 2, 1708
December 31, 1710
November 8, 1712
February 26, 1715
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
February 3, 1717
October 28, 1717
Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
January 19, 1719
Middlesex, Framington, MA, United States
Worcester, MA, United States