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.

Seat / Residence(s): Lambton Castle, Durham
Library Auction Details: Sotheby's (8 February 1932.)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Lambton, John George, 1st Earl of Durham   (1792 - 1840) (Stamp 1) Motto: Le jour viendra
Crest: 1. A woman's head affronty couped at the breast (Hedworth); 2. woman's head affronty couped at the breast (Hedworth); 3. Out of a ducal coronet an antelope's head winged (Darcy)
Arms: Quarterly of thirty 1 & 30. Sable a fess between three lambs passant argent (Lambton) 2. Argent a fess gules between three parrots [popinjay] (Lumley) 3. Gules six parrots three two and one (Lumley, ancient) 4. Gules a saltire argent (Gospatrick, Earl of Northumberland [Nevill?]) 5. Sable three standing cups (André) 6. A saltire vairy argent and sable (Morewic) 7. Argent a fess gules between three parrots (Tweng) 8. Azure a lion rampant ducally crowned (Darell) 9. Argent a lion rampant azure (Brus) 10. Gules two single arches in chief a double one in base (Arches) 11. Argent a lion rampant azure (FitzRoger) 12. Argent two bars gules on a canton gules a lion passant gardant (Lancaster) 13. Lozengy argent and gules (Fitzwilliam) 14. Azure semy of cinquefoils a lion rampant gardant (Holland) 15. Sable a chevron and chief indented argent (Thornton) 16. Argent a chevron sable in base an annulet (Wanton) 17. Quarterly Ist grand quarter France and England quarterly IInd grand quarter Or a cross gules (De Burgh) IIIrd Gules a castle triple towered (Kingdom of Castile) IVth Barry of six or and azure on a chief or two pallets between two base esquires azure overall an escutcheon argent (Mortimer) overall a bend sinister argent (Elizabeth Plantagenet base daughter of Edward IV) 18. Azure on a chevron between nine cinquefoils argent three mullets sable on a canton argent fretty gules a chief azure (Carus) 19. Argent two bars gules on a canton gules a cinquefoil or (Preston) 20. Argent an escutcheon sable within an orle of cinquefoils (Hedworth) 21. On a bend three quatrefoils (Hedworth, ancient) 22. Argent three cinquefoils (Darcy) 23. Gules crusilly an orle or (Bertram) 24. Vert an eagle displayed (Huton) 25. Or three parrots [popinjays] (Chauncellor)26. Ermine on a canton argent a saltire sable (Geoffrey) 27. Azure a fess or between three fleurs de lys (Skelton) 28. Sable a dolphin between three cross crosslets (James) 29. Ermine on a chief gules three cross crosslets (unidentified)
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: annulet, Heraldic Charges: antelope's head, Heraldic Charges: arches, Heraldic Charges: barry (6), Heraldic Charges: bars (2), Heraldic Charges: bend sinister, Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: canton, on a, Heraldic Charges: castle, Heraldic Charges: chevron, Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, Heraldic Charges: chief indented, Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: cinquefoil, Heraldic Charges: cinquefoils (3), Heraldic Charges: cinquefoils (9), Heraldic Charges: cinquefoils (semy), Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: cross, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (3), Heraldic Charges: cups (3), Heraldic Charges: dolphin, Heraldic Charges: eagle displayed, Heraldic Charges: escutcheon, Heraldic Charges: fess between, Heraldic Charges: fleurs-de-lys (3), Heraldic Charges: France and England, Heraldic Charges: fretty, Heraldic Charges: head (woman's), Heraldic Charges: lambs (3), Heraldic Charges: lion passant gardant, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant gardant, Heraldic Charges: lozengy, Heraldic Charges: mullets (3), Heraldic Charges: orle, Heraldic Charges: pallets (2), Heraldic Charges: parrots (3), Heraldic Charges: parrots (6), Heraldic Charges: quatrefoils (3), Heraldic Charges: quatrefoils (4), Heraldic Charges: ram's head, Heraldic Charges: saltire
Lambton, John George, 1st Earl of Durham   (1792 - 1840) (Stamp 2) Crest: A ram's head caboshed
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: ram's head