S. of Henry Lamb
& Ann Elizabeth Lamb
Born c 1844 at Fore St., Fowey, Cornwall, England
Marr. Louisa Sobey in 1869 at Plymouth, Devon
Louisa was born c 1843 at Kew, Cornwall & died in 1930. Her parents were Thomas & Amelia Sobey.
Edwin & Louisa were living at Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales in the 1871 census & later the family were living at 20 High St., Marylebone, London in 1881. Also present is visitor, Ellen Sobey.
I couldn't find anyone in the 1891 census ? The new information below suggests they may have been living in Victoria, Canada at that time & so wouldn't be present on that census. Herbert, Francis, Ronald & Norman are recorded to have left Canada on the steamship 'Umatilla' in May 1893 & arriving at the Port of San Francisco on the 27th. That passenger list can be seen here
Louisa, now a widow, is living at Redwood, Santa Clara, California in the 1900 census with her children & later with her son, Norman at San Jose Ward 2, Santa Clara, California in 1910.
The 1920 census records Louisa & dau., Mabel living at Bodega, Sonoma, California & later at Analy, Sonoma, California in 1930 with dau., Mabel & her husband.
"Hebert Henry Lamb was my mother's mother's father. Although the family was from St. Veep, Cornwall, Herbert was born in Monmouth, Wales. Herbert later lived in London with his family (Edwin was a draper, as were previous family members from what I can find) before immigrating to San Francisco, CA, USA, via Canada, in 1893. He came over with his brothers Francis Arthur Lamb, Ronald G. Lamb and Norman Leslie Lamb. Herbert worked as an insurance broker and lived in both San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He married to Ada McNebbin Moore and had a son, Herbert Stuart Lamb, and Helen Lucille Lamb Edwards, my grandmother. By 1900, Louisa Sobey Lamb was widowed and was also in the US, living with her children (Francis, Edwin G, Ronald, Norman and Mabel) in "Redwood Township," which is now the towns of Los Gatos, Saratoga and Monte Sereno, CA. There were other Sobeys also in Los Gatos, and there is a road today in Saratoga called Sobey Road. Louisa is buried in Los Gatos Memorial Park with her son, Ronald. He died young, in 1912 I believe, while she died in 1930. Francis Arthur Lamb is also buried there, along with who I believe to be his aunt, Ellen Sobey (she also lived with Edwin and Louisa in London). My mother remembers stories from her mother about these "California" Lambs. I am still looking into whether or not any Lambs remain in the area. My grandmother died in 1982, and her brother "Bert" earlier than that, in the Los Angeles, CA area. I grew up in the Los Gatos area and still live near there (my husband is a police officer for the town of Los Gatos).
The farthest back I have been able to find is the Joseph Lamb on your website that married Ann Cossentine. I have not been able to find any online records before Joseph's birth date in 1780. Someday I hope to come and visit the area of Cornwall where the family lived and learn more about the family. I had always been told that the Lambs originally had Scottish origins, but I don't know if this is true or not." (Susan Wiens)