FLEMING, Richard (c.1682-1740), of North Stoneham, nr. Southampton, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 1722

Family and Education

b. c.1682, 2nd s. of Edward Fleming of North Stoneham by Margaret, da. of Thomas Bland. educ. L. Inn 1701. m. Anne, da. of Sir Ambrose Crowley of Greenwich, sis. of John Crowley, s.p. suc. e. bro. Thomas Fleming 1708.

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Richard Fleming inherited the manor of North Stoneham, which had been in his family since the sixteenth century.1 A Tory and a member of the October Club, he was re-elected after a contest for Southampton in 1715, voting against the Administration in all recorded divisions. His name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.2 He did not stand again, dying 4 Aug. 1740.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. VCH Hants, iii. 479.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.