John Park Fleming

24th Jul 1790 - 20th Jul 1869

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Son of David Fleming, Glasgow merchant, and Eleanor Park, daughter of William Park, West Indian merchant, and owner of plantations in Clarendon, Jamaica. David Fleming died when John Park Fleming was 6.

Apprenticed to law firm of Graham and Montgomerie; attended Glasgow and then Edinburgh, universities. Admitted to the Faculty of Procurators, 1812; 1813 entered into partnership with Mr. Colin Dunlop Donald [q.v.], though it did not last long.

1 January 1817, became partner with Montgomerie. (Montgomerie married Fleming's sister.)

The partnership was only dissolved 17 June 1868 on the death of Montgomerie.

Fleming's first wife, Maria King, was the daughter of Daniel King of Port-Glasgow; his second, Elizabeth Tennent, was the youngest daugher of John Tennent of Wellpark, founder of J. & R. Tennent, the brewers.

Though prominent in Glasgow elite circles, declined to take public office. However, active in the affairs of the Free Church; close friend of Thomas Chalmers. Politically, a Tory and strong opponent of the 1832 Reform Act.

With Montgomerie, purchased land in 1839 and developed the Kelvinside Estate as a residential suburb.

Portrait from: James MacLehose, Memoirs and portraits of one hundred Glasgow men who have died during the last thirty years and in their lives did much to make the city what it now is (Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1886). Digital edn. at http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/mlemen/mlemen037.htm

His son, John King Fleming emigrated to Australia in 1858. (In 1866 he married Helen, the eldest daughter of the Rev. Thomas Hastie, of Bunninyong, Victoria: for Scots settlement in Buninyoing, see also Andrew Scott [ID: 46767].)

Sources

James MacLehose, Memoirs and portraits of one hundred Glasgow men who have died during the last thirty years and in their lives did much to make the city what it now is (Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1886), no. 37; digital edn. at: http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/mlemen/mlemen037.htm

James Brown Fleming, John Park Fleming 1790-1869 (Glasgow, James Maclehose & Sons, 1885) is a memoir of his father.

Fleming, John King (1837–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fleming-john-king-389/text390 [accessed 24/04/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
J. Park Fleming
Spouse
(1) Maria King; (2) Elizabeth Tennent
Children
By (1) Eleanor; John King; by (2) James Brown
School
High School of Glasgow
University
Glasgow; Edinburgh
Legal Education
Admitted to Faculty of Procurators in 1812
Occupation
Lawyer
Religion
Free Church of Scotland

Associated Claims (1)

£2,070 9S 2D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
 

Historical (1)

BooksAuthor?
John Park Fleming... 1885 
notes →
Memoir; 40pp. Notes: The introductory Note signed: J.B.F., i.e. James Brown Fleming....

Imperial (1)

Other
Australia 
notes →
His son John King Fleming (q.v.) was born in 1837 in Glasgow and emigrated to Victoria in 1858 and subsequently bought land in Victoria, New South Wales and...

Relationships (4)

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Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Father → Son
Brother-in-laws

Addresses (1)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland