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Lamb Family of Maryland

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  • Rachel Lamb (1738 - 1802)
    Residence : Kent, Maryland, United States - 1738** Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : Sep 24 2020, 21:47:13 UTC
  • Pearce Lamb, Sr. (1732 - 1807)
  • Hannah Dye (1773 - 1862)
    Ancestry has: Born in Kent County, Maryland on 2 Sep 1773 to Pearce 1741 Lamb and Catherine Lamb. Hannah Lamb married William Dye and had 10 children. She passed away on 16 Dec 1862 in Mays Lick,...
  • Pearce Lamb (1741 - 1816)
    Name Pearce Lamb * Born 9 Feb 1741/42 Cecil MM, Kent County, Maryland * Gender Male * Died 1818 Mason County, Kentucky - Probate * Person ID I026173 Tree1 * Father Edward Lamb, b. 22 Dec 1706, Chest...
  • Hannah Atkinson (1773 - 1857)

Project based on Lamb Family geneology by Francis L. Lamb of Chestertown, MD in the early 1990's.

It begins with ? Lambe marries ? Pearce, parents of Richard Lambe, Francis Lambe, Henry Lambe and Pearce Lamb (who comes to America in 1669).


The family tract, Lamb's Meadow, is in historic trust. Details here:

Pearce Lamb had Lamb's Meadow surveyed on the 19th day of March in 1694. It contained 215 acres. Upon his death in 1709, Pearce left Lamb's Meadow to his wife Mary Howe, stipulating that after her death it was to be divided between their two sons, Francis and Pearce. As the will states: "that tthey may set in any place of the tract which is above mentioned." This stipulation infers that their father's own dwelling may have been located elsewhere, perhaps on Lamb's Range adjoiningS, which was patented about 10 years before.

Francis Lamb (b. 1689) lived a long and prosperous life. On April 3, 1714, he married Rosamund Beck, at St. Paul's Church. While the records of all of his children's births and deaths are found in the Quaker records of the county, it remains difficult to ascertain when Francis took over the property as the date of his mother's death is unrecorded. Family tradition holds that Francis' brother Pearce died shortly after their father, leaving Francis sole heir of the tract. But according to a resurvey conducted for Francis in 1743, there were only 103 acres of the original grant in his possession.3

When Francis Lamb began the construction of his house is not easy to determine. Again according to family tradition, the house was built by Pearce and Mary Lamb, but that is improbable, as there are no other gambrel roof structures dating from before 1709 on the Eastern Shore.


4 Jacob Lambs in the tree.

  • 1: Son of Francis and Rosamond, b. 9/8/1725.
  • 2: son of Edward and Eleanor, b. 5/8/1745 and died about age 3!
  • 3: son of Pearce and Rachel, b. 3/3/1763. He married Mary Nuttall of KY and lived in KY. Daughter, "Polly", b. 5/28/1796 married Rev. Peter Hamilton Vorhees and son John married Elizabeth without issue.
  • 4: Jacob Emerson Lamb, b. 10/23/1798 d. 5/28/1800 son of Isaac and Rachel