Calendar of charters copied into the mid-seventeenth century Lambert Pedigree compiled by the Heralds' Office (p.126, Pedigrees item 1), and transcribed in the "Conspectus of the Codex Belsaiensis", a transcript made in 1898 for Sir Arthur Middleton by W. Shand of 64 Osborne Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne (p.97, item ZNI/B14/IV). Nearly all the charters appear to be forgeries: see notes at end of this calendar.
Roman numerals indicate skins of parchment used for pedigree. Letters of alphabet stand for column in which charter found within any particular membrane of the roll. Arabic figures indicate order of charters in the columns.
II, A 1. f.27 (1) Hugh de Lambart and Matilda his wife to (2) monks of Croyland. Grant of ten pieces of land in Holbech which had belonged to Peter de Rosse, father of the said Matilda. Witnessed, Jocelin, chaplain of that township, Alan de Lambart, Walter de Talinton, William Fogge of Depinge and John de Hanka, who wrote this charter, and many others. Seal represents equestrian figure.
II, A 2. f.29 (1) Hugh de Lambart to (2) monks of Croyland. Grant of three acres of meadow in Weston. Witnessed, Reginald Gyfford, Walter chaplain, Roger clerk, Godwinus Kinge and Everardus de Pinchbek. Seal of Hugh de Lambart.
II, A 3. f.31 (1) Thomas son of Nigel de Pinchbeck to (2) Church of St. James of ffreston and monks there. Grant of two selions of land in ffreston on Heyrburgdale. Witnessed, Roger de Huntingfeild, Alexander de Lambart, kt., John de Edlington, Lawrence his brother, William de Hupe, Roger son of Hugolinus, Alan de Butterwyke. Seal of Thomas de Pinchbeck.
II, A 4. f.33 1324 July 31: (1) Thomas de Lambart, kt., son of Henry, son of Richard, son of Edmund de Skipton in Yorkshire to (2) monks of Croyland. Grant of 10 acres in Geadney, which Raymundus de Hornor held of him. Witnessed, Fulco de Oyzie, Lambert, his son, Henry de Repingale, William de Barnack, Ranulph son of Thomas, Peter de Weston and many others. Given at Weston. Seal, a horse courant.
II, C 1. f.35 (1) Osbert, son of Nigel de Lambart to (2) monks of Croyland. Confirmation of his father's gifts to the monks of the churches of Ingolsby, of Sapertonia and St. Michael's in Stamford. Witnessed, John de Shrekingham(?), Ralph de Brun, Robert chaplain of Ingoldsby, Peter de Moreton and many others. Seal, a man on horseback passant, holding a sword upright in dexter hand with shield sinister arm. (oval).
II, C 2. f.37 (1) Robert de Kyma, kt. to (2) Church of St. James ffreston and the monks there. Grant of "totam salutem meam" - but apparently should read "totam salinam" in township of Sanctus Botholphus. Witnessed, Robert de Rosse, William de Lambart, kts., Thomas his son, Robert, son of Haennus(sic), Henry Medicus (doctor), Roger Gernun and many others. Seal, a blank shield, within a circlet surrounded by a plain border.
II, C 3. f.39 (1) William de Lambert to (2) monks of Croyland. Confirmation of grant made by his wife, Countess Gund(rea), of a virgate in Lothesmaea. Witnessed, Countess Gundrea, his wife, John de Cunct', Richard de Hern, William de Verdon, Richard de Caam, Harveius de Gretone, Thomas de Depe, William, son of Wlfricus, Odo and Robert the chaplain and Nicholas, son of Greg who wrote the charter. Seal, a horseman unarmed.
II, C 4. f.41 (1) Hugh, son of Ralph de Lambart to (2) monks of Crowland. Grant of saltworks in Weston. Witnessed, John de Wileby, Richard de Dunmons, Henry Launcelin, Reginald de Wells, William de Euesham, Stephen Chamberlain and others. Red seal, conventional fleur de lis with horder.
II, C 5. f.45 (1) Edmund de Lambart of Skipton, kt. to (2) Church of St. Mary of Swinsheuede. Grant of all lands belonging to (1) in Swinesheuede (sic).Witnessed Panius son of Walthero, Reginald son of Gyrch, Thomas son of Glune, Alan, his brother, Locius son of Gurman, Thorold and Warinus. Seal, a bird with wings expanded, probably intended to represent a hawk or falcon.
III, A 5. f.47 (1) Henry II to (2) Henry de Lambarte, standard bearer and Alice de Maundeville, his wife. Grant to (2) of confirmation of partition of lands in Yorkshire made with the monks of Sainctus Sainctus (sic) and Peter de Saltmarshe, kt. Witnessed, Roger, Archbishop of York, Robert, Bishop of Lincoln, Richard C(ha)villa, Iorell de Bailiolo, Robert Clifford, kt. Given at the castle of Leir.
III, C 6. f.49 1167: (1) William, King of Scots. (2) Henry de Lambart, envoy from England. (3) Alexander de Olifard, kt. Composition. Witnessed, Ingelram, Bishop of Glasgow, Nicholas, the chancellor, Richard, chaplain, David de Olifard, William Dolepen, Thomas de Maundeville, William Latimer, Peter de Colvill, Bernard, son of Brian, Roger Chamberlain, Wydo Marshal, Alexander de Neville and many others, Scots and English. The one parte of the seale broken awaye the waxe white the labell of leather. The usual armed figure on horseback holding up a sword. On the border M Tis.
IV, A 6. f.51 (1) William de Maundeville, Earl of Essex to (2) John de Lambart, son of Henry de Lambart, and Alice, his sister. Grant of tenement previously given by Geoffrey de Maundevill, his brother in York, (Everwyke), Skipton and Broughton. Witnessed, Henry de Lambart, Walther de Preston, Richard de Wat....hill, Ralph de Ansevill, James de Cauc', Nigel de Fridemansell, ffulco do Eure, Geoffrey de Lister, Ralph de Well, Ralph de Well, Ralph de Repingale, Peter de Coco, Radulpho Bryton and many others. With large seal of William Maundeville, Earl of Essex.
IV, A 7. p.53 (1) Edmund de Lambart of Skipton to (2) Ralph de Bolton, clerk and chaplain. Grant of land in township of Darelton. Witnessed, Thomas prior of Slaithorne, Everard son of Gilbert, William de Tempest, Thomas Ga.... Fulco Clarieus and others. With small green seal effigy of a man on horseback galloping. In the right hand a sword. On the border Sigillum.
IV, A 8. f.55 (1) Thomas de Lambard, kt. to (2) John de Lambard, his kinsman. Grant of a bovate sold for 13 marks in Skipton - included houses. Witnessed, Robert de Rumley, Walther de Grendall, kts., Thomas de C....er (Latimer(?)), Alexander Hur, Nicholas, his brother and many others. Underneath the last with a large green seal, effigy like that of the last, motto in the border. Thome De Lambart Mil + Sigillum.
IV, B 1. f.57 (1) Robert de Rumley, kt. to (2) Edmund de Lambart, kt. Grant of 6 carucates in Skipton. Witnessed, Gabriel Stapleton, Anthony de Lambarte, Henry Midelton, William de Rushford and many others. Red seal, effigy a wolf or grifforesque animal passant gardant motto round the border + Sigill.
IV, B 2. f.59 Will: Adam de Wake, kt. Beneficiaries:- Guido de Wake, his son, Thomas, his second son, Henry his son, Matilda, his daughter, rector of church of St. Katherine, at York, Thomas, son of John de Lambart, kt. Real estate:- lands in county of York, Beverley, lands in co. Derby, Skipton, Burton in Lincolnshire. Executors:- Prior of Bolton, Thomas de Wadesley, Gerard Salveyne, John Lambart, kts., John Mawley and Guido de Wake, his son. Without seal.
IV, C 7. f.63 (1) William de Lambart of Weston, kt. to (2) Henry Lambert(sic), his son and Katherine, daughter of John Welby, kt. Grant of his lands in Weston. Witnessed, Ralph, son of Algar de Colvill, Peter, son of Edwin, Alan Gigill and Eustace de Pinchbeck. No seals.
IV, C 8. f.65 (1) John de Lambart, son of Alan, son of Simon to (2) St. James of ffreston and the monks there. Confirmation of grant of lands in Weston and Flete by Alan de Lambert, his father. Witnessed, Edmund de Lambart, kt., John, his son, Walter de Belosse, Anthony Kales, Geoffrey de Malchyle, John de Langtoft, Ralph de Repingale, Thomas de Pounteis and many others.
IV, C 9. f.67 The coppice(sic) of certaine euidences taken out of an olde booke of Crowland Abbay ubi continetur ut sequitur. (1) Thomas, son of Henry Lambart, kt. of Quaploade to (2) Nicholas de Wenlingburgh, chaplain. Grant of land at Asewick. Witnesses not copied.
V, C 10. f.69 (1) Nicholas de Wendlingburgh, chaplain to (2) Croyland Abbey. Grant of land at Asewick. Witnesses not copied.
V, C 11. f.71 (1) Gilbert de Lambert, kt. of Spaldinge and Catherine, his wife, daughter and heiress of Fulco de Holbedge to (2) Croyland Abbey. Grant of a mill in Holbedge. Witnesses not copied.
V, C 12. f.73 (1) Thomas de Lambart, kt., son of Henry, son of Richard, son of Edwin de Lambart of Skipton to (2) Croyland Abbey. Grant of ten acres of pasture in Geadney. Witnesses not copied.
V, C 13. f.75 (1) Nigel de Pinchbeck, kt. to (2) Croyland Abbey. Grant of 6 acres of the feoffment of John de Lambart. Witnesses omitted.
V, C 14. f.77 (1) Athelard de Lambart of Pinchbeck to (2) Croyland Abbey. Grant of a bovate and twenty acres of salt marsh in Newland in Pinchbeck. Witnesses not copied.
V, C 15. f.79 (1) Thomas de Lam', kt., son and heir of Athelard de Lambard and Matilda, his wife to (2) Croyland Abbey. Grant of a bovate and twenty acres of salt marsh in Newland in Pinchbeck. Witnesses omitted.
V, B 3. f.81 1311 June 7: (1) William de Lambart of Skipton in Yorkshire to (2) Henry de Lambart, his son, and Isabella, daughter and heiress of John de Lambarte. Grant of a messuage and 2 bovates in Sturton. Witnessed, John Pickeringe, Nicholas Cressie, Edward Saltm'she, William de Bradley and many others. Small green seal.
V, B 4. f.83 1314-1315: (1) Henry de Cressi to (2) Henry, son of William de Lambarte of Skipton and Dorothie, daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Cressie, his brother. Grant of a burgage in Skipton. Witnessed, Peter de Wenton, Thomas de Hurste, William the chaplain, Thomas, monk, Alexander de Nevill and others. A green seal appended with leopard rampant eight circlets wavy and motto in border Sigillum Henrici de Cressi.
V, B 5. f.85 1312 December 6: (1) Aleise de Lacye to (2) Henry, son of William, son of Thomas de Lambart of Skipton. Grant of land of Clidero and forest of Pendhill. French.
V, B 6. f.87 1383 December 24: (1) Baldwin de Ver, kt. to (2) Alan de Lambarte, son of Henry de Lambarte, kt., his father's sister. Rent of ten marcs from lands in Northampton. Witnessed, Robert earl of Oxford, his nephew, William de Eyneourt, Henry Fitzwater(sic), John Uske, Robert Belknaype and many others. Seal, wild boar proper, motto in outer border, Sigillum Bavldvini de Ver.
V, B 7. f.89 1419/20: (1) John Clyfford, lord of Clyfford to (2) John Lambart of Preston, son of Godfrey. Grant of a curtilage and toft in Skipton. Witnessed, Godfrey Lambart, his cousin, Roger Tempest, William Medcalfe, John Danbie and John Browne. Red seal appended, a griffin passant gardant motto Sigillum Iohannis Dni Clifford.
V, A 9. f.91 (1) Thomas de Lambart of Skipton, kt., to (2) John de Lambart, kt., son of Edward, son of Edmund, son of Edmund. Grant of lands in Gargrave and Hasby. Witnessed, Henry de Rumley, kt., Thomas Whitacrs, Reginald de Singleton, Peter Thomlyn and many others. Large yellow seal of Thomas de Lambart, kt.
V, A 10. f.93 1349 October 9: (1) Robert Clifford to (2) Henry de Lambarte of Skipton. Grant of a bovate in Lamberthill in Skipton, received by his father, William, from Thomas Cressy in marriage with Dorothea, his daughter. Witnessed, Peter Inglebie, Nicholas Redman, Henry of Lambart son of the said Henry, Thomas Heningham and others.
V, A 11. f.95 1352 August 24: (1) Henry Lambard, kt., son and heir of Henry Lambard and Isabel, son and heir of John Lambard, to (2) Thomas Mawley. Grant of 2 messuages in Emsey near Skipton. Witnessed, Thomas de Pigott, William Samson, Henry de Dynok and William Banister.
V, A 12. f.97 1432 February 4: (1) Roger (Robert written above) Clifford, kt. to (2) Godfrey de Lambart, younger son of Alan de Lambard, kt., brother of Godfrey, William Clapham, Peter Marton, Henry Nesfeild, William Jenkinson and John Waller with many others. Seal, a gryphon.
VI, A 13. f.99 1407 July 3: (1) Henry de Bellomonte, lord of ffolkingham to (2) John de Lambert of Preston, co. York, his kinsman and seneschal. Grant of all his manors and castles in co. Lincoln, York and fee of 6 marks in Coiter(sic) for co. York and 10 marks for co. Lincoln. Witnessed, John Tame, William Wikes, kts., Henry Wikes, his son, Thomas Claymond, Albinus de Enderby, William Michell of ffriskney, John William and many others. Seal, red, a very curious helmet and plume surmounted by an ermine cap supporting a lion proper, tail straight out. Beneath the helmet very sloping shoulders covered with a robe figured all over with fleur de lis surrounding a lion rampant with tail rising upwards behind. In a field behind a shield and level with the shoulders of the robe a little below the casque a row of trees. In the band around Oni nte.
VI, A 14. f.101 1535 October 19: (1) Henry, Earl of Cumberland, lord of the honour of Skipton, lord of Westmorland and Vescy and High Warden of the Marches to (2) Christopher Lambarte of Skipton, gent. Lease of waste ground in Skipton at the end of a street called Swatforde, to hold for life at 4d a year. Sign manual - Henry Cumberland. No seal. English.
VI, A 15. f.103 1559 October 17: (1) As above to (2) John Lambard of Skipton in Craven, son of Christopher. Lease of land as above, to hold for 100 years at 4d. a year. Signed, Henrie Cumberland. English.
VI, A 16. f.105 1535 September 21: (1) John Lamberd esq. to (2) Henry Lorde Clifforde, George Darcy, kt., Arthur Darcy, kt., Thomas Tempest, kt. Memorandum of deed of feoffment to use of last will. English.
VI, B 8. f.107 1436 April 14: (1) John Lambert of Preston Longa, esq. (2) Thomas Lambert, his son. (3) Prior of Bolton. Lease from (3) to (1) and (2) by copy of court roll of a messuage and appurtenances in Halton. 21 years, 10s. a year, 3s. 4d. fine.
VI, B 9. f.109 Copy of V, B8 with a memorandum of arrangements if Henry Wykes had no children. Followed by a deed of award:- 1482 February 8: (1) Thomas Lambart of Skipton, gent. (2) Thomas Wykes of Flitby, gent. Agreement concerning wedding of (1) with Ellen, daughter of (2) without his consent. English.
VI, B 10. f.113 1517 April 20: (1) Thomas Prior of Bolton to (2) Christopher Lambart of Skipton. Lease by copy of court roll of a messuage in Skipton. 21 years, 6s. a year.
VI, VII, B 11. 1526 November 10: (1) Thomas Dockwray, prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England to (2) Christopher Lambart of Skipton. Appointment of (2) as seneschal, or steward, of Selyfield in Craven.
VII, D I.-VIII, D IV. Attestations of Heralds who had seen and approved the pedigree - see page 32 of article by J. H. Round quoted below.
VIII, B 12. f.121 1536 October 20: Copy of letter of Henry VIII to John Lambarte. Signed, Henry R. Warrant of Privy Seal.
VIII, B 13. f.123 1542 October 27: Letter of Henry VIII to John Lambarte. Summons for service according to instructions of the late Earl of Southampton, counsellor, and from the king himself. Signed, Henry R.
VIII, B 14. p.125 1543 November 27: Letter of Henry VIII to John Lambarte appointing him Secretary to the Council of the North. Signed, Henry R. Sealed with the signet.
NOTES F. A. II. Lambert printed the text of some of these charters (II, A 1; II, A 2; II, C 3; II, C 4; III, A 5; III, C 6; IV, A 6; IV, B 1; V, C12) in Surrey Archaeological Collections XVI (1901), p.24 foll. J.H. Round in "The Tale of a Great Forgery" in The Ancestor III (1902) p.14 (a copy is in the Belway MSS, B14/VII/2) showed these to he forgeries, and there is every reason to think all the medieval documents are forgeries.
No evidence to support any of the alleged Crowland charters can be found in the Wrest Park cartulary of Crowland Abbey.
For the true pedigree of Lambert of Calton so far as it can be traced, see J. W. Morkill: The Parish of Kirby Malhamdale (1933), chapter IV "The Lamberts and Their Successors", which also gives the background to the forgeries.