John Willis Fleming
He was born at Bletchley in Buckinghamshire, the son of Rev. Thomas Willis and Catherine Hyde. He was educated at Eton College. He was the great grandson of the antiquary Browne Willis, and of Benedict Calvert, 4th Baron Baltimore and Charlotte Lee, Lady Baltimore. In 1813 he changed his name by Private Act of Parliament from John Fleming Barton Willis to John Fleming, and he was also known thereafter as John Willis Fleming. In 1813 he married Christopheria Buchanan, by whom he had four sons and four daughters. He was High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1817. He was elected Member of Parliament for Hampshire in 1820, and again in 1826 and 1830; and jointly with Henry Combe Compton for South Hampshire in 1835, 1837, and 1841.
John Willis Fleming died at Athens, Greece on 18 July 1844, and was buried at St. Nicolas' Church, North Stoneham in Hampshire, near his seat Stoneham Park. The memorial tablet in St. Nicolas was carved by Richard Cockle Lucas of Chilworth.
- Burke, Bernard; Burke Peter; A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland , Vol 1, p. 671
- "North Stoneham Church: St Nicolas". North Stoneham Park. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
- The Willis Fleming Historical Trust: papers and biographical file
- Brown, David, Palmerston, South Hampshire and Electoral Politics, 1832-1835. Hampshire Papers 26 (Winchester, 2003)
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Willis Fleming
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William John Chute
|Member of Parliament for Hampshire
1820 – 1831
With: George Purefoy-Jervoise 1820–26
Sir William Heathcote, Bt 1826–31
Sir James Macdonald, Bt
Sir George Staunton, Bt
|Member of Parliament for South Hampshire
1835 – 1842
With: Henry Combe Compton
Lord Charles Wellesley
Henry Combe Compton
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