Joseph Lambert Genealogy
28. JOSEPH LAMBERT was born Aug. 1, 1702, and was a merchant and
shoreman in Salem. He married Feb. 2, 1726/7, Mary, born May 8, 1706, died Dec.
30, 1795, daughter of John and Sarah (Manning) Williams. They, with the other
heirs of John Williams, bought of the widow Ruth Purchase, for forty shillings,
a right which had belonged to her brother Ebenezer Williams, cooper, July 30,
1750, and they sold, Apr. 5, 1753, for £11:8:8, to Enos Pope of Salem, clothier,
a common right, called the Green Pasture, in Salem, which had belonged to their
father Samuel Lambert. They also conveyed, Aug. 5, 1763, for £11, to their son
Joseph, jr., of Salem, mariner, a lot on the road leading to the Neck in Salem,
which had belonged to Joseph's uncle Joseph Browne.
Joseph Lambert died in 1764, and his widow conveyed, Jan. 4, 1770, for £10:13:4,
to her son Joseph Lambert of Salem, mariner, a common right in the Great or Cow
Pasture in Salem and Danvers, which had belonged to her father John Williams.
She also mortgaged, Dec. 1, 1791, for £40, to Thomas Mason of Salem, merchant,
the westerly end of her dwelling house and land in Salem.
The inventory of Joseph Lambert's estate was taken Nov. 26, 1764, and included
half a house called "the Block House " and land near the Neck Gate in Salem and
half a pew in Mr. Diman's meeting house. The amount of the inventory was
£107:18:11. Administration had been granted to the widow Nov. 19.
The will of Mary Lambert of Salem, widow, dated Nov. 30, 1793, and probated Apr.
15, 1796, provided "My Executors shall consider a debt due the estate of my late
son Joseph Lambert, deceased, although the statute of Limitation would debarr
such claim inasmuch as my grandson Joseph Lambert administrator of the Estate of
his father Joseph Lambert deceased, has not put such claim in suit. To my
grandchildren namely Joseph Lambert, Mary Crowninshield, Hannah Rice, Lydia
Townsend & Priscilla Lambert, 1/6 part of real and personal estate. To my five
daughters Margaret White, Mary Preson, Priscilla Ropes, Elizabeth Phillips, the
residue of my estate. Andrew Prefson executor."
Bentley's Diary contains a number of allusions to the widow Mary Lambert,
recording the deaths of different members of her family, and in almost every
case alludes to her children or grandchildren at sea.
Children, born in Salem:
51. MARGARET, born about 1729, married May 22, 1754, William
White, an Englishman and mariner, who died within the year. Bentley says she
died Nov. 16, 1803, aged 74; that she was married at 23, and left no children.
52. JOSEPH, b. abt. 1731; d. Aug. 17, 1790.
53. MARY, "JR.", born Feb. 2, 1732, and married Feb. 4, 1753, Andrew, born May
8, 1729, son of Randall and Susanna (Stone) Presson or Preston. He was a
mariner and was the executor of her mother's estate. Bentley records the death
July 8, 1802, of Susanna, a daughter of Susanna Preston, and says that Andrew
and his wife lived on Essex street, opposite Pleasant. He also notes the death
of Capt. Andrew Preston, Feb. 20, 1800, leaving one son and three daughters,
two married, and that Andrew was born in Beverly and was Inspector of Customs.
July 17, 1816, he gives the death of the daughter Mary, widow of Robert
Rantoul, who had been twice married, the first time at the age of 19. He says
a child died February, 1788, that a son was abroad in 1794, and another son
was lost at sea, at Wood Island, off Saco, Maine, in February, 1799. Mary died
Nov. 18, 1810. Children, born in Salem:
Sept. 17,1755; d. July 17, 1816.
Apr. 29, 1757.
Mar. 24, 1760.
Sept. 3, 1761; d. prob. young.
Sept. 3, 1761.
Mar. 6, 1763.
Mar. 11, 1765; d. prob. young.
JOHN, b. Mar.
Apr. 12, 1771.
54. SARAH, was born about 1735, and married, first, Jan. 1, 1755, Matthew,
probably born Sept. 30, 1727, died about 1764, son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Whitredge)
Butman of Beverly; and, second, before 1768, John Underwood. (Bentley calls
him George in one place, but this seems to be an error, as he is called John
in the Salem vital records.) They lived on Essex street, corner of Becket, and
her second husband died abroad about 1786, as Bentley says she lived with him
eight years. " Sarah (Lambert) wife of Matthew Butman, was baptized May 25,
1755."-Beverly First Church records. Children:
May 2, 1756, in Beverly.
Oct. 1, 1758, in Beverly.
July 9, 1769 (Salem); d. young.
Mar. 16, 1773 (Salem); d. bef. 1786.
Nov. 28, 1779 (Salem); d. after 1786.
*Bentley also says there was a son John who survived his mother, but does not
say by which marriage.
55. LYDIA, bapt. Sept. 25, 1737.
56. PRISCILLA, was born Feb. 26, 1739, and married Nov. 19, 1761, Daniel, born
June 19, 1737, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Purchase) Ropes. He died Oct. 6,
1821, and she died Sept., 1808. Children, born in Salem:
Feb. 28, 1763; d. Sept. 19 or Oct. 20, 1798.
Jan. 4, 1765; d. Apr. 24, 1843.
Jan. 1, 1767; d. Jan. 11 or 12, 1808, London.
RUTH, b. Dec.
20, 1768; d. Mar. 5, 1844.
MARY, b. Nov.
Jan. 22, 1773; d. Nov. 17, 1803.
Oct. 29, 1774.
Oct. 5, 1776; d. Nov. 26, 1776.
Oct. 5, 1776; d. Sept. 16, 1777.
SALLE, b. May
6, 1778; d. prob. young.
A SON, d.
Aug. 22, 1780.
Aug. 13, 1781; d. Feb. 9, 1787.
57. HANNAH, b. abt. 1740; d. Oct. 14, 1773.
58. ELIZABETH, b. abt. 1741; m. May 28, 1771, Henry Phillips, who d. bef.
1796. No chn.