LEMON, Charles (1784-1868), of Carclew, Cornw.
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Family and Education
b. 30 Sept. 1784, 2nd but o. surv. s. of Sir William Lemon, 1st Bt.*, of Carclew by Jane, da. of James Buller† of Morval, Cornw. educ. Harrow 1798-1803; Christ Church, Oxf. 1803. m. 5 Dec. 1810, Lady Charlotte Anne Fox Strangways, da. of Henry Thomas Fox Strangways†, 2nd Earl of Ilchester, 2s. 1da. all d.v.p. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 11 Dec. 1824.
Sheriff, Cornw. 1827-8; dep.-warden of the stannaries 1852.
Cornet, Dorset yeoman cav. 1813.
Soon after he came of age, Lemon served his parliamentary apprenticeship, sitting for Penryn on the interest of a family friend, Lord de Dunstanville. He seems to have enjoyed freedom of action and, as the Marquess of Buckingham predicted, chose to act with opposition.1 On 6 July 1807 he voted with them for a committee on the state of the nation, as ‘Captain Lemon’. He divided with them on 3 Mar. 1808 against the orders in council and on the 14th against the mutiny bill. On 5 and 11 May 1808 his votes indicated that he was favourable to Catholic claims. Lord Auckland believed that ‘Mr Lemon’ was going to Spain as one of the y