Jonathan Lambert Genealogy
59. JONATHAN LAMBERT was born Aug. 9, 1743, and was a sea
captain and a member of the Salem Marine Society. His name was No. 1 in the East
India Marine Society, organized in 1799. It was probably he who owned the
brigantine " Hope " in 1790, which Joseph Lambert owned in 1791 and 1792.
Jonathan owned the schooner " Fog " in 1793, and was master of the brig "Laurel"
in 1804. Jonathan was owner and Jonathan, jr. was master of the schooner Ruth "
in 1795, and Jonathan was owner and master of the brigantine "Olive Branch" in
He married before 1768, Mary, baptized Jan. 8, 1748/9, daughter of Richard and
Susanna (Hannah in vital records) (Hibbard) Lee of Manchester and Salem.
Jonathan Lambert and his wife Mary, with his sister Lydia and her husband Samuel
Woodkind and his sister's husband Adam Wellman, and Rebecca Wellman his
daughter, sold, for $135, to David Murphy of Salem; ropemaker, a piece of land
on Essex street, which Samuel Lambert (No. 8) had owned and which Joseph (No.
28) and Jonathan (No. 29) had inherited. Rebecca Wellman was then living in
Boston, though her father was of Salem (Mar. 19, 1796).
Jonathan Lambert died Nov. 9, 1804, and his wife probably before 1804. He lived
on Court street.
The will of Jonathan Lambert of Salem, gentleman, dated Oct. 30, 1804, and
probated Dec. 3, 1804, bequeaths to daughter Mary the southerly half of my house
and the land and the southerly half of my barn and out house (on Court street,
Salem), the front stairs, &c., in common with my sons, to said Mary my
furniture, books & personal estate. To sons Samuel Lambert, Harry Lambert, & Nat
Lambert, the northern half of above house, &c. 2/10 to Samuel, 4/10 to Harry,
4/10 to Nat. To son Jonathan Lambert $200, one-half to be paid by daughter Mary
and the other half by Samuel. Mary to pay all debts, residue to my daughter Mary
and she executrix.
The inventory included the house on Court street at $4300, a floor pew in the
south meeting house, and was presented by " Mrs." Mary Lambert, Jan. 14, 1805.
Oct. 29, 1819, Jonathan's son Samuel, Samuel's son Henry, then of the city of
New York, mariner, together with a number of other heirs of the Lees of
Manchester, sold, for $25, to Joanna Goodridge of Manchester, their right in
land called "Dowing Lees" in that town. Samuel's daughter Mary, unmarried, also
joins in the deed.
Children, born in Salem:
74. SAMUEL, b. May 29, 1768; d. Jan. 24, 1832.
75. RICHARD, b. Jan. 9, 1770.
76. JONATHAN, b. Feb. 11, 1772; d. about 1820.
77. JOHN, b. 1773; d. Oct. 19, 1813.
78. SARAH, b. Feb. 11, 17 74.
79. MARY POLLY, b. Oct. 5, 1778; who was unmarried, died Mar. 1, 1837. . Her
will, dated Dec. 26, 1836, probated Apr. 4, 1837, provides bequests for
religious objects and to friends and also $30 to the children of late brother
Samuel Lambert, deceased, and $30 to children of brother Harry Lambert,
deceased, of Haverstraw, N. Y. The inventory included house and land on Court
street, the same estate lately occupied by said Mary Lambert given her by will
of her father Jonathan Lambert, adjoining the Tabernacle Society. She had
bought 4/10 of the northerly half of this house, formerly the estate of Nat.
Lambert, late of Salem, mariner, which he had bought, Aug. 29, 1814, at a
vendue of his father's estate, from James Odell of Salem, gentleman.
80. HENRY, b. June 29, 1780; d. about 1830.
81. NATHANIEL, b. June 21, 1788; d. July, 1813, at Stockholm, Sweden.
82. CHRISTOPHER, bapt. June 3, 1792.
83. LYDIA, b. June 25, 1794; d. Jan. 1, 1796.