Francis Fleming

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Francis Fleming
16th Attorney General of Ceylon
In office
4 July 1883 – 1886
Preceded by Bruce Burnside
Succeeded by Samuel Grenier

Sir Francis Fleming KCMG (31 July 1842 – 1922) (Chinese: 菲林明) was a British colonial administrator.

His father was James Fleming, Q.C.. He attended Downside School near Bath, and studied law at the Middle Temple, and was called to the bar in 1866.

In 1869 he was a Crown solicitor in Mauritius; from 1876 to 1878 a district judge in Jamaica. He was attorney-general of Barbados from 1878 to 1882, and a judge in British Guiana from 1882 to 1883. In 1883 he became attorney-general of Ceylon.[1]

He was administrator (acting governor) of Mauritius from 1887 to 1888.[2]

He was Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong between 1890 and 1892. He was governor of Sierra Leone from 1892 to 1894, and governor of the Leeward Islands from 1895 to 1901.

In 1892 he married Constance Mary Kavanagh, daughter of Mary Constantia née Clifford and granddaughter of Hugh Clifford, 7th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh.

Fleming Road in Wan Chai, Hong Kong is named after him.


  1. ^  Foster, Joseph (1885). "Fleming, Francis". Men-at-the-Bar (second ed.). London: Hazell, Watson, and Viney. p. 157. 
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External links[edit]

  • "Sir Francis Fleming". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2011-03-24.  (web image not currently available)
Government offices
Preceded by
Frederick Stewart
Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong
Succeeded by
George Thomas Michael O'Brien
Preceded by
Sir William Frederick Haynes Smith
Governor of the Leeward Islands
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Moore Jackson