Rt Hon. Sir Viscount Lord Earl John Lambton PC GCB
(1792-1840)

High Commisioner, pupil (1798-1805), Member of Parliament (1812-1828), 1st Baron Durham (from 1828), Lord Privy Seal (1830-1833), Privy Counsellor (from 1830), 1st Viscount Lambton (from 1833), 1st Earl of Durham (from 1833), Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (from 1837), and Governor-General of British North America (from 1838)

Died aged c. 48

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, GCB, PC (12 April 1792 – 28 July 1840), also known as "Radical Jack" and commonly referred to in Canadian history texts simply as Lord Durham, was a British Whig statesman, colonial administrator, Governor General and high commissioner of British North America.

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John George Lambton 1st Earl of Durham High Commisioner & Governor-General of British North America 1838 whose famous report inspired all subsequent British colonial policy lived in this house 1798-1805 as a pupil of Dr. Beddoes.

3 Rodney Place, Bristol, United Kingdom where they lived