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Lamb, Walter (1825–1906)

The death of Mr Walter Lamb, at the age of 82, was announced on Tuesday. The deceased was a son of Captain John Lamb, R.N., and was born in England. Entering upon pastoral pursuits as a young man, Mr Lamb gradually acquired property in various parts of New South Wales, as well as his beautiful home at Woodstock, Rooty Hill. The late Mr Lamb was at one time chairman of directors of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, president of the Union Club, and a member of the Upper House, from which he resigned. He was married twice, his first wife being a Miss Cox, of Mudgee, who left issue one daughter, still surviving. The second marriage was with Miss Dangar (daughter of Mr Henry Dangar, of Neotsfield, near Singleton). Mrs Lamb died in England about four years ago, leaving a family of three sons and four daughters. The oldest daughter is married to General Dowding, and resides in England; the second is the wife of Mr A. Wigram Allen. Two other daughters—Misses Marcia and Mildred Lamb—reside in Sydney. Mr Percy Lamb, the second son, resides at the old family home, Woodstock, which he bought back lately; Mr Harry Lamb, the eldest son, resides at Argyle, his station property near Glen Innes; and Mr Leslie Lamb is engaged in the horse trade with India, and is now on a voyage to that country. The late Mr Walter Lamb, as 'the squire of Woodstock,' was a thorough sportsman and a capital judge of all kinds of stock, especially of a good horse. He was particularly fond of coursing, a sport which he helped to materially advance. Two brothers still survive him—Mr Charles Lamb; of Parramattta, and Mr Edward Lamb, at one time Minister of Lands in Queensland, who resides in Sydney. The remains were interred at Rookwood on Wednesday, Rev Dixon Hudson officiating at the grave.

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'Lamb, Walter (1825–1906)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lamb-walter-3983/text35756, accessed 11 December 2018.

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