Capt. George Lamberton
Born: about 1604, London, England
Died: 1646 at sea
Parents: Christopher Lamberton & Mercy or Margaret Denis
Occupation: merchant and sea captain
Marriage: Jan. 6, 1629 or 1629, St. Nicholas Acons, London, England
Wife: Margaret Lewen
Born: about 1613, London, England
Died: unknown
Parents: Henry Lewen & unknown
Baptism: Mar. 28, 1613, St. Katherine by the Tower, London, England
Second Marriage: after 1646, unknown
Second Husband: Stephen Goodyear
Born: unknown
Died: unknown


(Capt. George Lamberton & Margaret Lewen)

Elizabeth Lamberton

Hannah Lamberton

Born: about 1634, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: unknown
First Marriage: unknown
First Husband: Samuel Welles
Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Note: from Wethersfield, Connecticut
Second Marriage: unknown
Second Husband: John Allyn
Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Hope Lamberton
Born: about 1635, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: unknown
First Marriage: unknown
First Husband: Samuel Ambrose
Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Second Marriage: unknown
Second Husband: Mr. Herbert
Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Third Husband: William Cheney
Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Deliverance Lamberton
Born: about 1638, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: after 1664, unknown

Mercy Lamberton

Desire Lamberton

Born: about 1641 or 1642, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: unknown
Baptism: Mar. 14, 1641 or 1642, New Haven, Connecticut
Marriage: Aug., 1667, Springfield, Massachusetts
Husband: Thomas Cooper
Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Obedience Lamberton
Born: about 1643 or 1644, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: Mar. 29, 1734, unknown
Baptism: Feb. 9, 1643 or 1644, New Haven, Connecticut
Marriage: Jan. 13, 1674, New Haven, Connecticut
Husband: Samuel Smith
Born: unknown
Died: 1723, unknown

(Stephen Goodyear & Margaret Lewen)

Andrew Goodyear

Born: after 1646, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: unknown

John Goodyear
Born: after 1646, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: unknown

Esther Goodyear
Born: after 1646, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: unknown


George Lamberton, of New Haven, Connecticut was a a merchant gentleman and a sea captain from London, England. He, and in the company of others, tried to establish a settlement in Delaware, but were resisted by the Swedes who had settled there. On January 6, 1629, he married Margaret Lewen in St. Mary's Whitechapel, London, England. They removed to America, where he was one of the original founders of the Colony of New Haven. He was allotted land in block 7 and owned over 266 acres. Captain Lamberton and others from New Haven built one of the first ships out of New England for a commercial venture to the West Indies. The ship disappeared in 1646, whose fate is the theme of Longfellow's poem "The Phantom Ship" (see below).

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In Mather's Magnalia Christi,
Of the old colonial time,
May be found in prose the legend
That is here set down in rhyme.

A ship sailed from New Haven,
And the keen and frosty airs,
That filled her sails in parting
Were heavy with good men's prayers.

"O Lord! If it be thy pleasure"
Thus prayed the old divine
"To bury our friends in the ocean,
Take them, for they are thine!"

But Master Lamberton muttered,
And under his breath said he,
"This ship is so crank and walty
I fear our grave she will be!"

And the ships that came from England
When the winter months were gone,
Brought no tidings of this vessel!
Nor of Master Lamberton.

This put the people to praying
That the Lord would let them hear
What in his greater wisdom
He had done to friends so dear.

And at last our prayers were answered:
It was in the month of June
An hour before sunset
Of a windy afternoon.

When, steadily steering landward,
A ship was seen below,
And they knew it was Lamberton, Master,
Who sailed so long ago.

On she came with a cloud of canvas,
Right against the wind that blew,
Until the eye could distinguish
The faces of the crew.

Then fell her straining top mast,
Hanging tangled in the shrouds,
And her sails were loosened and lifted,
And blown away like clouds.

And the masts, with all their rigging,
Fell slowly, one by one,
And the hulk dilated and vanished,
As a sea-mist in the sun!

And the people who saw thus marvel
Each said unto his friend,
That this was the mould of their vessel,
And thus her tragic end.

And the pastor of the village
Gave thanks to God in Prayer,
That, to quiet their troubled spirits,
He had sent this Ship of Air.