Sir William Lemon

???? - 1824


Copper industrialist in Cornwall, banker and MP for more than half a century. An agreement of 16/10/1783 by Sir William Lemon and James Willyams the younger on behalf of themselves and John Furly and John Lubbock of Mansion House bankers appointing Charles Ashwell as attorney in St Vincent showed that Andrew Ross merchant formerly of London but then of St Vincent owed them £1855 9s and 5d as of 31/07 'last past' [presumably 1783], and that to secure his debt Ross had offered the property in St Vincent that had been assigned to him by John Byres in 1774 to secure £5000 from Byres, as well as the £5000 debt itself. The land was later in the deed identified as 'Mount Scratch' of 470 acres: this estate evolved into Belmont and Golden Vale.

Sources; Deed Book 1784-1787, British Library, EAP688/1/1/32, pp. 440-443

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1783 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Lubbock Forster

Political (1)

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Penryn Cornwall
1770 - 1772
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Penryn Cornwall
1772 - 1774
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Cornwall Cornwall
1774 - 1784

Addresses (1)

Carclew, Penryn, Cornwall, Devon & Cornwall, England