Lambert (Castle Ellen)
The Lambert family came originally from Yorkshire but were settled in county Galway since the reign of Elizabeth I. The Castle Ellen family are descended from the Cregaclare Lamberts, one of whom, Charles, was killed at the siege of Derry. Charles' great-grandson, Walter Peter, is described as "of Castle Ellen" in the later 18th century. Walter Lambert of Castle Ellen owned over 3000 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. In 1906 the representatives of Peter F. Lambert held over 370 acres of untenanted demesne lands as well as the house at Castle Ellen.