She was baptised 14 April 1718 at Coldred St Pancras, Kent, a daughter of Edward Howes and Elizabeth.
She married Richard Lambert 15 September 1747 by licence at All Saints, Canterbury, who in 1768, was a keeper.
She (wife of Richard Lambert) was mentioned in her father’s will of 1750/1 and received 1s.
In 1754 Richard Lambert was living at Waldershare and had freehold house(s) and land(s) at Coldreed (sic).
Richard and Ann Lambert of Waldershare were mentioned in the will of Robert Frisby of 1782, the husband of Ann’s sister Eleanor.
There is a burial of Ann Lambert 1799 at Waldershare with an age indicating a year of birth of 1716.
Richard was mentioned in the 1800 will of Eleanor Frisby formerly Howis.
There is a burial of Richard Lambert 1803 at Waldershare with an age indicating a year of birth of 1709.
Richard’s will was dated 29 June 1785. He was a yeoman of Waldershare. He mentioned his wife Ann, his children Richard, William and Edward Lambert, Mary Burnett and Elizabeth Castle, his grandson Richard Burnett, his son-in-law Thomas Burnett and his son-in-law Stephen Castle. His executors were Robert Frisby merchant of Jermyn Street, London and his son Richard Lambert. The witnesses were Stephen Howis, William Wraight and James Crab...? Attorney at Law Dover. Codicil 1 was dated 18 January 1789 and stated that son Richard Lambert had taken grandson Richard Burnett into his care resulting in an alteration, and Mary Castle eldest daughter of Stephen Castle was also mentioned. Robert Frisby had died so the other executor was to be his second son William Lambert of Ludgate Hill. The witnesses were Clement Pilcher and Thomas Manger. Codicil 2 was dated 19 October 1792 and stated that Richard Burnett had died at Sanwich (sic) and his mother was to take the bequest. Codicil 3, dated 5 July 1803, was a bequest of £10 to Sarah Castle a daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Castle. His will and three codicils were proved at the PCC at London 6 July 1803. James Lambert of the parish of London Bridge and Richard William Lambert of the same placed testified to the genuineness of the codicils.
Richard and Ann’s children were:
1. Mary Lambert, baptised 23 January 1747/8 at Waldershare, Kent. She married Thomas Burnett.
She and Thomas were mentioned in the 1785 will and 1792 codicil of her father.
She was also mentioned in the 1800 will of her aunt Eleanor Frisby, as the wife of (blank) Burnett. She was a widow when mentioned in the 1809 will of her brother William Lambert.
Her children were:
i. Ann Burnett, married William Sanderson 17 January 1796 at St George Hanover Square. He was an innkeeper of Oxford Street. William and Ann were mentioned in the 1809 will of William Lambert, her uncle.
ii. Thomas Burnett, mentioned in the 1809 will of William Lambert his uncle.
iii. Richard Burnett, mentioned as deceased and without issue in the 1809 will of William Lambert his uncle. His share was to go to brother Thomas, in addition to Thomas’s own share. From the will and codicils of his grandfather Richard Lambert, Richard Burnett was taken into the care of his uncle Richard Lambert and died at Sanwich (sic) (i.e. between 18 January 1789 and 19 October 1792).
2. Elizabeth Lambert, baptised 29 June 1749 at Waldershare, Kent. She married Stephen Castle at Northbourne 29 November 1768. The licence (dated 24 November 1768) details record that Stephen was of Northbourne, a farmer and bachelor and Elizabeth was of Waldershare, a spinster, and her father was Richard Lambert, a keeper.
Elizabeth and Stephen were mentioned in the 1785 will of her father.
Elizabeth (wife of Stephen Castle of Ashley, Kent) was mentioned in the 1809 will of William Lambert her brother.
Stephen was buried at Waldershare in 1818 with an age suggesting a year of birth of 1740.
Stephen’s will was dated 6 July 1817 and proved at the PCC 31 July 1818. He was ‘the elder’, a yeoman of Ashley in the parish of Northbourne. He mentioned his wife, Elizabeth, son Stephen his sole executor, his daughters Mary the wife of Richard Ragsdel, Sarah the wife of Henry Tritton, Elizabeth the wife of William Kember and Ann the wife of Stephen Kember, Elizabeth Stokes Castle the daughter of Elizabeth Kember and Mary the daughter of Ann Kember.
Elizabeth Castle was buried 1821 at Waldershare with an age indicating a year of birth of 1749.
Stephen and Elizabeth’s children were:
i. Mary Castle, married Richard Ragsdel. Mary Castle (eldest daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth) was mentioned in the 1789 codicil of her grandfather Richard Lambert. Mary Ragsdale, wife of Richard Ragsdale of Ash, farmer) was mentioned in the 1809 will of William Lambert.
Mary and Richard’s children were:
1. Mary Ann Ragsdale, baptised 26 April 1795 at Waldershare.
2. Susanna Ragsdale, baptised 9 February 1800 at Waldershare.
ii. Sarah Castle, baptised 22 October 1773 at Waldershare. She married Henry Tritton 1791 or 2 at Waldershare, Kent. IGI contributors have 3 November 1792 at Waldershare. She, as Sarah Castle, was mentioned in the 1803 codicil of her grandfather Richard Lambert. Henry was a tenant of William Lambert at Timblestone, Kent. This is Tilmanstone where in 1838 in the tithe apportionment schedule James Lambert, William’s nephew, was the owner of four items (138 Tritton’s Field, 139 Tritton’s Field, 140 no name, and 141 house, garden and premises). Sarah was mentioned in the 1809 will of William Lambert her uncle.
iii. Elizabeth Castle, baptised 2 January 1780 at Waldershare. She married William Kember 1799 at Northbourne.
She had an illegitimate child:
1. Elizabeth Stokes Castle, baptised 15 January 1797 at Waldershare, father Thomas Stokes and mother Elizabeth Castle. Elizabeth Stokes Castle married at Northbourne 1820.
iv. Ann Castle, baptised 1 October 1782 at Waldershare. She married Stephen Kember 1799 at Hawkinge.
Ann and Stephen’s children were
1. Elizabeth Kember, baptised 7 February 1802 at Waldershare.
2. Mary Kember, baptised 12 January 1806 at Waldershare.
3. Alice Kember, baptised 12 June 1808 at Waldershare.
v. Stephen Castle, very probably baptised at Waldershare in 1785. In the Northbourne tithe apportionment schedule of the 1830s he owned and was occupying the following items: 142 Polls Bottom (arable), 154 (arable), 155a garden, 156 Ashley homestead, 173 orchard (pasture), 178 (arable) and 182 (arable). Stephen appears to be in the 1841 census index in the Eastry district aged 55. He appears not to be in the 1851 census index. The only Stephen Castle whose death is recorded in the Eastry district between 1841 and 1851 is in the December quarter 1847.
NOTE: In the schedule of the tithe apportionment, the executors of a Stephen Castle owned and occupied the following items in Northbourne parish: 427,428,429,439,440,430a,441,442 and 443. This is not this Stephen but could be his father or the one of the Whitfield Stephen Castles, most probably the one who was buried in 1840.
3. Richard Lambert, probably baptised in 1750 at Eythorne and married to Sarah Pingle in 1774 at Eythorne.
He (eldest son of Richard Lambert) was mentioned in the will of Robert Frisby of 1782.
He was mentioned in the 1785 will of his father.
He was mentioned in the 1800 will of his aunt Eleanor Frisby formerly Howis.
He and Sarah his wife were mentioned in the 1809 will of William Lambert his brother.
He was buried at Eythorne in 1817 with an age indicating a year of birth of 1750.
His will was proved at the PCC in London 22 July 1817. He was of Eythorne, a gentleman and late park keeper to the Earl of Guildford.
He received the Coldred property on the death of his mother.
Their children were:
i. James Lambert, baptised 1775 at Eythorne, Kent. He was mentioned in the 1809 will of William Lambert, his uncle. He succeeded to the manor of Stockwell in Lambeth after the death of his aunt, William Lambert’s wife. James’s will was proved at the PCC 31 January 1840. He was of Brixton. James Lambert apparently was the owner of two items in the 1843 tithe apportionment of Coldred – 161 an arable field and 162 a house and buildings with James Tritton as the tenant.
ii. Juliana Lambert, baptised 24 May 1778 at Eythorne, Kent. She married Thomas Wetton in 1800 at Eythorne. She, a widow of Eythorne and the sister of James and Richard William, was mentioned in the 1809 will of William Lambert. A possible burial of a Thomas Wetton is in Lambeth in 1808.
iii. Richard William Lambert, baptised 1780 at Eythorne, Kent. A possible burial is in 1812 in London with an age indication a year of birth of 1780. This is probably the same burial as that of William Lambert recorded on the inscribed leger stone in St Bride’s Fleet Street, London and described as a nephew of William Lambert aged 32. The date of death, 23 November 1813 could have been mistranscribed as parts of the inscription were illegible.
4. William Lambert, born about 1752.
He married Elizabeth Frisby 17 January 1779 at St Bride Fleet Street, London. Elizabeth was a sister of Mary Frisby who married Edward Howis, since Edward’s son, Edward Frisby Howis, and his daughter Eleanor Williams were described as William’s nephew and niece in William’s will.
He (second son of Richard Lambert) of Ludgate Hill and his wife Elizabeth were mentioned in the will of Robert Frisby of 1782, and in the 1807 will of Edward Howis as his ‘brother and sister in law’, to be understood as both being in laws, i.e. sister in law and her husband, though Edward was also William’s cousin.
He was mentioned in the 1785 will of his father.
William was mentioned in the 1800 will of his aunt Eleanor Frisby formerly Howis.
William Lambert, oilman of Ludgate Hill was rejected as a juror because he was not a freeholder, at the trial of Robert Thomas Crossfield for high treason at the Old Bailey 8 September 1794 (found not guilty).
William bought the manor of Stockwell in the parish of Lambeth. It consisted of a mansion house and about 14 acres of land. On his death at Wellfield House, Brixton he left it to his wife Elizabeth and then to his nephew, James.
On 12 September 1804 at the Old Bailey, Daniel Sutherland, aged 40, who had been employed as a porter for almost a year by William Lambert, an oilman of Ludgate Hill, was tried for stealing, on 5 August, twenty-seven pounds weight of soap, value 19 s. five brushes, value 5 s. three quarts of oil, value 2 s. 6 d. a stone bottle, value 1 s. a bottle of pickles, value 1 s. a bottle, value 2 d. a pint of pickles, value 10 d. two skins of leather, value 2 s. and a ball of packthread, value 6 d, the goods of William Lambert. He had been caught by marked bars of soap and was found guilty and transported for 7 years.
Elizabeth Lambert, the widow of William Lambert Esq. formerly of Ludgate Hill, died at the manor house, Brixton, aged 68 on 9 May 1826.
In St Bride’s Church Fleet Street, London, there are two wall tablets, and an incised leger stone in the centre of the church. The wall tablets read: “Sacred to the memory of James Lambert Esquire of Manor House Brixton Surrey and Fowlers, Hawkhurst, Kent who died 14 January 1840 aged 63 years and was buried in this church.” (See above).
“In the centre of this church are deposited the remains of William Lambert Esq. who died 16 July 1810 aged 58 years. Many years an inhabitant of this parish. Also of Mrs Elizabeth Lambert, relict of the above William Lambert who died 9 May 1826 in the 68th year of her age.”
The leger stone reads: “In memory of William Lambert Gent who died [16 July 1810] [aged 58 years] Also of Elizabeth the relict of the above William Lambert who died 9 May 1826 in the 68th year of her age Also of William Lambert nephew of the above who died 23 November 1813 (sic) aged 32 years and also of James Lambert Esq. late of the Manor House, Brixton, Surrey and of Fosters, Hawkhurst, Kent, who died [14 January 1840] [aged 63 years].” [illegible parts taken from the tablets]
William Lambert’s will was dated 23 December 1809. He was of Ludgate Hill, an oilman. He mentioned his wife Elizabeth, his nephews James and Richard William Lambert who are brothers and who should continue to trade as oilmen, a brother and sisters were living at the date of the will, his sister Mary Burnett widow, his brother Richard Lambert and Sarah his wife, his sister Elizabeth Castle wife of Stephen Castle of Ashley Kent farmer, Mary Ragsdale wife of Richard Ragsdale of Ash Kent farmer, his niece Sarah Tritton wife of Henry Tritton William’s tenant of his freeholds in Timblestone Kent, his niece Ann Sanderson wife of William Sanderson of Oxford Street innkeeper, his nephew Thomas Burnett, his nephew Edward Frisby Howis, his niece Eleanor Williams late Howis wife of (blank) Williams, Mrs Catherine Everson of Euston Hall Suffolk, his late brother Edward Lambert, his nephew Richard Lambert who died without issue whose share was to go to his brother Thomas in addition to his own, the sister of James and Richard William Lambert Juliana Wetton of Eythorne widow, St Bride’s Charity School Dorset Street, his servants who were to receive £5 each except John Baker who was to receive £35, his friends Mr John Blades of Ludgate Hill Mr John Lambert of Middleton (or Middlesex) Mr J C Preidel? of Winchester Street. His executors were his brother Richard Lambert, his nephew James Lambert his friend John Barker of Kentish Town Gent and his wife Elizabeth Lambert. His property consisted of his leasehold premises in Ludgate Hill, his manor and lordship of Stockwell, two freehold and one copyhold pieces of land in Lambeth, some leasehold houses in Bride Lane and the adjoining Parsons Court and freeholds in Timblestone. The will was proved at the PCC in London 3 August 1810 by James Lambert, John Barker and Elizabeth Lambert.
5. Edward Lambert,
He (third son of Richard Lambert) was mentioned in the will of Robert Frisby of 1782.
He was mentioned in the 1785 will of his father.
He was mentioned in the 1800 will of his aunt Eleanor Frisby.
He was mentioned as deceased in the 1809 will of his brother, William Lambert. William left £20 to Mrs Catharine Everson of Euston Hall, Suffolk for the ‘kind attention and friendship’ that she gave to Edward.
There is a burial of Edward Lambert at Euston, Suffolk in 1806.
Apparently, when Catharine Everson, spinster of Euston, died in 1825, she left no will and there ensued a dispute between ‘Goddard and Lambert’ for her estate. Catharine Everson was buried at Euston 1825 with an age indicating a year of birth of 1752.
Posted February 2014