Vice Admiral Robert Stuart Lambert

2nd Apr 1772 - 23rd Sep 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Captain Robert Lambert RN, and devisee of his mother Catherine Byndloss, who was in turn the devisee of Thomas Cussans on the Winchester Estate in Jamaica.

  1. Married Charlotte Pigou, daughter of Frederick Pigou, at St Marylebone 11/12/1799. Burial of Robert Stuart Lambert of Weston Green born 02/04/1771 died 16/09/1836 aged 65 years at St Mary Thames Ditton 23/09/1836. Will of Rear Admiral Robert Lambert otherwise Robert Stuart Lambert Vice Admiral of the Royal Navy of Hinde St., Manchester Square, Middlesex proved 03/10/1836.

  2. Robert Lambert, Admiral signed amongst others to call a meeting of Planters, Merchants, Ship-Owners, Manufacturers, Tradesmen and all others interested in the preservation of the British West India colonies in 1833.

  3. Rear Admiral Robert Stuart Lambert was part of a military and naval dynasty: his brothers included General 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.

  4. The Byndloss family of Jamaica had intermarried with the Cussans in the mid-18th century: Henry Morgan Byndloss (1703-1755) married Jane, daughter of Thomas Cussans of Amity Hall  in 1751; Thomas Byndloss married Elizabeth Cussans 1745. The Thomas Cussans from whom Lambert's claim derives was very probably the Thomas Cussans son of Thomas Cussans of Jamaica (d. 1745) who matriculated Trinity Oxford in 1755 aged 16 and died 'of Mayfair' Middlesex in 1796, whose will was proved 05/08/1796.  

  5. Robert Stuart Lambert's brother General Sir John Lambert married Jane Morant, daughter of John Morant of Brockenhurst and sister of John Morant (q.v.) and almost certainly of George Morant (q.v.).


T71/1200 and T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East claim no. 119.

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online] (where he signed as Robert Lambert junior, and Charlotte Pigou is mistranscribed as Pigon); [accessed 11/07/2011], which identifies Catherine Byndloss as his mother: the site refers to work done by Kathy Chater and Marika Sherwood on 'The Pigou Family across Three Continents';, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online] (where the year is given erroneously as 1837); PROB 11/1868.

  2. Times 25/05/1833 p. 1

  3. Ron McGuigan, British Generals of the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815 'Lambert, John (1772?-14 September 1847)' at [accessed 11/07/2011]; Christie's New York Sale 1318 Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana, 18/12/2003 Lot 312 [accessed 11/07/2011].

  4. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Volume III p. 260-264 and 265-266: Byndloss of Jamaica and Cussans of Jamaica; PROB 11/1278. T71/1200 counterclaim of Robert Lambert of Weston, County of Surrey confirms the connection with the Thomas Cussans who died 1796.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Vice Admiral R. Lambert
Charlotte Pigou
Sailor (Royal Navy)

Associated Claims (1)

£5,125 15s 3d

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
1832 [EA] - → Heir

One of the co-heirs of the estate of Thomas Cussans through his mother, Catherine Byndloss.

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Commander of British Forces
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Son → Mother

Addresses (2)

Weston Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey, South-east England, England
Hinde Street, Manchester Square, London, Middlesex, London, England