1809 – He was born on the 30th day of November this year in London. He was the eldest son of Martin Lemon, a successful hop merchant.
1841 – Lemon and Henry Mayhew conceived the idea of a humorous weekly paper to be called Punch, and when the first number was issued, in July of this year, were joint-editors, and, with the printer and engraver, equal owners.
1870 – He died this year at his home, Vine Cottage, Crawley, on the 23rd day of May this year. He is buried in St.Margarets Church, Ifield, Crawley .