John Lamberton, 1st Earl Lamberton

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The Right Honourable

The Earl Lamberton
1st Chief Secretary of New Ingerland
In office
18 February 1836 – 28 April 1852
Monarch Alexander I
Resident Sir George Wheeler
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by The Earl Deveraux
Personal details
Born (1799-09-19)19 September 1799
Died 11 June 1864(1864-06-11) (aged 64)
Resting place Port Frederick Cathedral
Spouse(s) Katherine
Children 4
Residence Eliza House
Religion Christian (Ingerian)

John Edward Louis Lamberton, 1st Earl of Lamberton GK EC (19 September 1799 – 11 June 1864), was a first settler and prominent politician in the early days of the Kingdom of New Ingerland. Appointed as Chief Secretary in the first administration of Sir George Wheeler, Lamberton would serve in the position until near bankruptcy forced him from office in 1852.

In addition to his political activities, Lamberton was also the founder of the House of Lamberton, one of the Noble Six aristocratic families in New Ingerland.

Later life

Having left the political scene, Lamberton devoted his later years to rebuilding his once vast fortune and developing his rural estates centred on his country house at Eliza House on the outskirts of Port Frederick.

Lamberton had been previously ennobled as the Earl Lamberton in 1836, when he was made at Knight Companion of the Order of New Ingerland in 1850. He died of dropsy[1] at Eliza House in June 1864.

Titles, styles, honours, and arms

Titles and styles

  • The Rt Hon The Earl Lamberton GK EC (1850-1864)
  • The Rt Hon The Earl Lamberton EC (1836-1850)
  • The Rt Hon John Lamberton EC (1836)
  • Mr John Lamberton (1799-1836)


Appointments, decorations, and medals

Honorific eponyms



Name Birth Death Comments
James Lamberton 22 December 1828 23 December 1828 Died in infancy
Lady Augusta Lamberton 18 February 1830 27 May 1892 Married Louis Crawley, 1st Baron Crawley; had issue
Edward Lamberton, 2nd Earl Lamberton 1 March 1832 19 June 1889 Married Elizabeth Percy; had issue
Lady Louise Lamberton 6 August 1836 19 July 1908 Married Richard Norton, 1st Earl Norton; had issue

References and notes

  1. Today, this condition is referred to as an oedema.

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Political offices
First Chief Secretary of New Ingerland
1836 – 1852
Succeeded by
The Earl Deveraux
Peerage of New Ingerland
New title Earl Lamberton
1836 – 1864
Succeeded by
Edward Lamberton