Lambton, John George, 1st Earl of Durham (1792 -1840)
John George Lambton, of Lambton Castle Durham, born 12 April 1792, was the eldest son of William Henry Lambton M.P., of Lambton, and Anne Barbara Frances, second daughter of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey. He succeeded his father 30 November 1797. He was educated at Eton. He served in the 10th Dragoons (now Hussars) 1809 1810, and was Member of Parliament for County Durham 1813 1828. He was created Baron Durham of the City of Durham and Lambton Castle 29 January 1828. He was created Viscount Lambton and Earl of Durham 23 March 1833. He was also Lord Privy Seal November 1830 to March 1833, Ambassador to the Court of St Petersburg 1835 1837, GCB 27 June 1837, and Governor General of Canada January to December 1838. He married, firstly, 1 January 1812, Harriet Cholmondleley, illegitimate daughter of George James, 1st Marquess Cholmondeley. She died 11 July 1815, and he married, secondly, on 9 December 1816, Louisa Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. He died without issue 28 July 1840. A selection from the Lambton Castle Library was sold at auction by Sotheby's 8 February 1932.
For the quarterings see the pedigree in Robert Surtees. The history of Durham. 1816 1840 ii,175.