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William Lemon

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Sir William Lemon, 1st Baronet (11 October 1748 – 11 December 1824) was a Member of Parliament for Cornish constituencies from 1770 to 1824, a total of 54 years.



He was the son of William Lemon and Anne, the daughter of John Willyams of Carnanton House and the grandson of William Lemon (1696–1760), who acquired the family estate at Carclew in 1749.[1][2][3]

Lemon's younger brother John (1754–1814) became a Member of Parliament for Saltash and Truro[4] : 60–61  and was the owner of Pollevillan.[5] John Lemon died on 5 April 1814.[1]

His sister Anne married John Buller MP for Exeter and West Looe.[6]



He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and with a Grand Tour.[4]: 19 

Parliamentary service


He was Member of Parliament for Penryn 1770–1774 and Cornwall 1774–1824, a total of 54 years.

He was created Baronet Lemon of Carclew, Cornwall on 24 May 1774.[7]



He married Jane, the eldest daughter of James Buller, MP for Cornwall and his wife Jane, who was eldest daughter of Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst. Jane Lemon died 17 June 1823.[8]



SOURCE: Debrett's Baronetage 1839.[9]

  • Anne, married Sir John Davie in 1796.
  • Maria married Francis Jodrell in 1807.
  • William born 1774 died 1799.
  • Louisa, married Lt. Col. George Hart Dyke in 1802. She died in 1839.[6][10]
  • Harriet, married Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville and Basset in 1824. She died 30 December 1864.[8]
  • John, born 1779 died young.
  • Emma
  • Frances
  • Isabella Jane married her cousin Anthony Buller in 1805
  • Charles, 2nd Baronet
  • Tryphena-Octavia – died young
  • Caroline Matilda married John Hearle Tremayne in 1818

Death and succession


He died on 11 December 1824 and was succeeded in his baronetcy by his son Charles Lemon (1784–1868).


  1. ^ a b Annual Biography and obituary (1826) p.441-442: "Sir William Lemon" in Google Books.
  2. ^ Pamela Dodds "Building Country Houses on Cornish Estates 1730–1830" paper for Cornish History Network conference (2002)
  3. ^ "Notes on the Parish of Mylor", published by Hugh Pengelly Olivey 1907: Section IX -Monuments in Mylor Church and Churchyard
  4. ^ a b *Edwin Jaggard Cornwall politics in the age of reform 1790–1855, Royal Historical Society/Boydell Press, (1999), ISBN 0-86193-243-9.
  5. ^ "BULLER, John (1745–93), of Morval, Cornw". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b Debrett's The baronetage of England (1839), page 348: Lemon of Carclew entry, on Google Books.
  7. ^ Leigh Rayment's Peerage page for date created Baronet[usurped]
  8. ^ a b Mylor history by Hugh Pengelly Olivey (1907):
  9. ^ Debrett's Baronetage 7th edn. 1839, page 201, on Google Books (accessed 6 March 2008).
  10. ^ Gentleman's Magazine 1839 p. 663 Louisa Hart Dyke's obituary on Google Books (accessed 6 March 2008)
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Penryn
With: Hugh Pigot
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Cornwall
With: Sir John Molesworth to 1775
Edward Eliot 1775–1784
Sir John Molesworth 1784–1790
Francis Gregor from 1790
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Cornwall
With: Francis Gregor to 1806
John Hearle Tremayne from 1806
Succeeded by
Baronetage of Great Britain
New creation Baronet
(of Carclew, Cornwall)
Succeeded by