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Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne (bap. 1751, d. 1818) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1800 reproduced by kind permission of Lord Ralph Kerr, Melbourne Hall


Lamb [née Milbanke], Elizabeth, Viscountess Melbourne (bap. 1751, d. 1818), political hostess and agricultural improver, was baptized on 15 October 1751 at Croft-on-Tees, Yorkshire, the only daughter of Sir Ralph Milbanke, fifth baronet (1721?–1798), of Halnaby Hall, Yorkshire, landowner and politician, and his wife, ...