John Willis Fleming

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John Willis Fleming (28 November 1781 – 4 September 1844) was an English landed proprietor and Conservative Member of Parliament.

He was born at Bletchley in Buckinghamshire, the son of Rev. Thomas Willis and Catherine Hyde.[1] 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.[2]

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  1. ^ Burke, Bernard; Burke Peter; A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland , Vol 1, p. 671
  2. ^ "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)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Freeman-Heathcote
William John Chute
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
18201831
With: George Purefoy-Jervoise 1820–26
Sir William Heathcote, Bt 1826–31
Succeeded by
Charles Shaw-Lefevre
Sir James Macdonald, Bt
Preceded by
Viscount Palmerston
Sir George Staunton, Bt
Member of Parliament for South Hampshire
18351842
With: Henry Combe Compton
Succeeded by
Lord Charles Wellesley
Henry Combe Compton