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Edward Lamb

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Edward Lamb
Born in St. Nicholas, Ipswich, Suffolk, Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died before in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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Edward Lamb [1] was born 04 OCT 1612, St. Nicholas, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. [2] He emigrated in 1633, settling initially at Watertown, removing to Boston by 1648. [3]
He married by 1633 Margaret _____, likely at Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts [4] [5] She survived him and married by 1650 Samuel Allen of Braintree. [6]
Either he or his wife Margaret (or both) held church membership at Watertown. [7]
Edward Lamb died between the baptism of his daughter Elizabeth 27 June 1648 and the remarriage of his widow in 1650; Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts [8]
He died between 27 Jun 1648 (baptism of daughter Elizabeth) and 1650 (widow's remarriage).
On 16 Oct 1650 the General Court granted administration on the estate of Edward Lamb to Samuel Allen; the petition for administration came from "Margrett Allen, late wife of Edward Lambe" [MBCR 3:216]


  1. Hannah, b Watertown 27 Dec 1633; no further record (Some say she m. Joseph Knight December 10, 1649
  2. Mary, bur Watertown 10 Nov 1635, aged 2 mo
  3. Samuel, b Watertown 3 Apr 1637; no further record
  4. Mary, b Watertown 30 Apr 1638; no further record
  5. John (twin) bur Watertown 20 Feb 1639/40, 7 days old
  6. Increase (twin) bur Watertown 20 Feb 1639/40, 7 days old
  7. (prob) John, b abt 1642, m1 by 1677 Mary (French) Poole [NEHGR 2:353; BrVR 663]; m2 by 1690 Lydia ____ [BrVR 669] -- that he was their son is based on several pieces of circumstantial evidence:
    1. John Lamb m in Braintree about 1677 Mary (French) Poole, widow of Samuel;
    2. the widow of Edward Lamb remarried to Samuel Allen of Braintree
    3. John Lamb had among his children a son of Samuel and a dau Margaret, possibly named for his mother and stepfather.
  8. (poss.) Sarah b abt 1644; m Braintree 27 Jul 1664 Stephen Scott [BrVR 717]
  9. Elizabeth, b abt 16 Jun, 1648; no further record
"In 1990 Joan S. Guilford examined the family of Edward Lamb, arriving at some conclusions which are not always consistent with those given above [Guilford Anc 526-28]."


  • Edward Lamb, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. Online database: (, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995).
  • Compiler: Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, Oregon 97232, used with permission, Edward Lamb
  • Source: S162 Anderson, Robert Charles Title: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33, Operations Inc.; Location: (Provo, Utah, USA; 2000); Repository: #R4 database at
  • Repository: R4 Name:
  • Source: S188 Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Online publication, (Provo, Utah, USA: Operations Inc, 2004). Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived; Repository: #R4
  1. Source: #S188 Marriage: 1632, Massachusetts
  2. Source: #S188
  3. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins...," Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS 1995, pp 1151-1152
  4. Source: #S246 page 448
  5. Source: #S188 Marriage: 1632, Massachusetts
  6. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins...," Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS 1995, pp 1151-1152
  7. Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Begins...," Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS 1995, pp 1151-1152
  8. Source: #S162 Edward Lamb: Migration: 1633 - first residence: Watertown


  • WikiTree profile Lamb-707 created through the import of Scoullar Family Tree dec07.ged on Jul 10, 2011 by Rhonda Scoullar. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Rhonda and others.

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