Philip Fleming (MP)

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Philip Fleming (born c. 1587) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1629.

Fleming was the son of Sir Thomas Fleming and his wife Mary James, the daughter of Dr Mark James. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 8 June 1604 aged 17. In 1612 he was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn. In 1614, he was elected Member of Parliament for Lymington. He became steward of the Isle of Wight. In 1621, he was elected MP for Newport (Isle of Wight) in a by-election. He was elected MP for Newport in another by-election in 1624. He was elected MP for Newport again in 1626 and 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Marshal
Thomas South
Member of Parliament for Lymington
With: Charles Thynne
Succeeded by
Sir William Doddington
Henry Crompton
Preceded by
Sir Richard Worsley, Bt
Sir William Uvedale
Member of Parliament for Newport (Isle of Wight)
With: Sir William Uvedale 1621–1622
John Danvers 1624
Sir Nathaniel Rich 1625
Sir Christopher Yelverton 1626
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640