Joshua Lamb Family
From History of Perquimans County by Ellen Goode Rawlings Winslow.
Joshua Lamb in an affidavit made in Perq, asserted that he was “of Mass
Bay, in New England.” Sir William Berkeley granted to Joshua Lamb of New
England “the whole Island of Roanoke” April 17, 1676. Test’ James Bray,
Darby Maguire, John Culpepper. In this grant he is called “merchant.”
Joshua Lamb of Roxbury, Co of Suffolk, in New England, Merchant; sold said
Island for £150 unto Nicholas Paige, of Boston, same county, Merchant.
Sept 29, 1679. Mary Lamb widow of Joshua, returned to Roxbury, where she
signed some papers 1690, and calls herself of said town. As Joshua Lamb
made no will, so far as the records of Perq make manifest no direct line
can be traced from him, but it seems probable that the next to make his
entry into the county, may have been his son, or gr-son.
Lamb, William, (next to appear) made his will in Perq, probated April
1758, naming wife Miriam, and dau’s: Elizabeth, Miriam, & Mary. Ex William
Newby (bro-in-law). As he named no sons, we are at sea again, as to
descent, but he may have “set off” his sons before this date, to use an
old Quaker phrase, in use at that day. William Lamb m Miriam Newby 2, 11mo
Isaac Lamb, (s of Henry) m Elizabeth Nixon (d of Phineas) 18, 2mo 1756. As
these two appear to be contemporaries, they were probably brothers. Henry
Lambs name appears on Tithe List of James Sitterson J. P. 1744. On List of
Masters, & mistresses, between Cypress Bridge, & Skinners Bridge, are
found the names of Henry & Thomas Lamb (no date). As Henry Lamb made no
will it is not possible to find descent from him, although he surely had
children, as shown by his son Isaac.
Lamb, Joseph, (Thought to be son of Isaac) m Lovey Smith, 1, 11mo 1794.
His will p in Perq, Nov 1803, names sons: Nixon, & Stanton, brother John
Lamb, bro-in-law Hosea Smith, dau’s: Mary Sarah, & Nancy Lamb.
Lamb, Zachariah, m Miriam Griffin, 1, 2mo 1785. He also made his will in
Perq, p May 1804. Sons: William, & Chalkey, dau’s: Mary, & Betsy, wife
Lamb, Phineas, m Dorothy — & had issue according to his will, p in Perq
Feb 1809. Sons: Thomas, Jacob, Josiah, & Isaac, dau’s: Lydia, Rebecca, &
Elizabeth Lamb, dau Miriam Griffin.
Lamb, Restore, m Millicent Winslow (d of Jacob, & Elizabeth). His will p
in Perq, May 1823, names wife Millicent, sons: Stephen, & Caleb, dau’s:
Sarah Perry, & Mary Lamb, son Jacob, gr-son Thomas Hunter, dau Elizabeth
Hunter, dau Kezia Willson, & Gulielma Lamb, son-in-law Sam’l Willson.
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