Captain Robert Alexander Lambert RN

???? - 1805


Husband of Catherine Byndloss (q.v. under Catherine Lambert nee Byndloss) and through her part owner of the Winchester estate in St Thomas-in-the-East. Father of Admiral Robert Stuart Lambert (q.v.) among others.

  1. The children of Catherine Byndloss and Robert Alexander Lambert constituted a military and naval dynasty. Their sons included Rear Admiral Robert Stuart Lambert, General Sir John Lambert, Captain Henry Lambert RN, Major-General Samuel Lambert and Admiral Sir George Lambert RN. Robert Stuart Lambert was the commander of the British garrison on St Helena at the time of Napoleon's death there, and wrote to John Wilson Cro[c]ker 02/05/1821 to alert him to Bonaparte's impending death, subsequently enclosing an autopsy report from 06/05/1821. General Sir John Lambert and Capt. Henry Lambert have entries in the ODNB as 'army officer' and 'naval officer' respectively.

  2. Will of Robert Lambert of [Hinde Street] St Marylebone [made in 1805] proved 03/01/1806. The will is silent on property in Jamaica, and left his houses in Hinde Street and Brighton to his wife Catherine. Although many genealogical sites online give 1801 as the death-date of Robert Alexander Lambert, this 1805 will is certainly the will of the husband of Catherine nee Byndloss: it gives their sons as Robert, John, Harry, Samuel and George and daughters as Lady Baynes, Maria and Lydia, all details consistent with what is known of Catherine Lambert nee Byndloss, and the Hinde Street address recurs in Catherine Lambert nee Byndloss' will.


  1. Laughton, J. K. "Lambert, Henry (d. 1813), naval officer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 11 Mar. 2018.; Lloyd, E. M. "Lambert, Sir John (1772–1847), army officer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 11 Mar. 2018. [which gives his father as 'Capt. Robert Alexander Lambert (c. 1732-1801 [sic]) second son of Sir John Lambert 2nd bart.' as well as his mother - correctly - as Catherine Byndloss].

  2. PROB 11/1437/10; family papers, notably including parts of the diary of Catherine Lambert nee Byndloss, are in the Surrey History Centre, [accessed 11/03/2018].

Further Information

Catherine Byndloss

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1799 [EA] - 1799 [LA] → Joint owner

The estate was shown as property of Robert Lambert in 1799. He had married Catherine Byndloss, one of the co-heirs of Thomas Cussans II

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Husband → Wife

Addresses (2)

Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England
Hinde Street, London, Middlesex, London, England