George Lamb

Hon. George Lamb

Officially son of Sir Peniston Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne (1744-1828) by his wife Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne (1751-1818), but widely believed to be an illegitimate son of her by the Prince of Wales, later George IV. King of the United Kingdom (1762-1830).

Born: 11. Jul 1784

Baptised: St. James, Westminster 11. Aug 1784

Married: Devonshire House, London 17. May 1809 Caroline St.Jules (1785-1862), illegitimate daughter of William Cavendish, 5th of Devonshire (1748-1811) by his mistress (and future second wife) Lady Elizabeth Foster (1759-1824), herself the daughter of Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol (1730-1803).

No issue

Died: Whitehall Yard 2. Jan 1834

Buried: Family Vault, Hatfield, Hertfordshire



Amanda Foreman "Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire", HarperCollins 1998; Anthony Camp ”Royal Mistresses and Bastards. Fact and Fiction 1714-1936”, London 2007