'Fleming04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Fleming of Aldingham, Fleming of Beckermet, Fleming of Caernarvon Castle (Cumberland), Fleming of Coningston, Fleming of Gleaston Castle, Fleming of Rydal
[This page was completely redone on 13.02.09.]

Wotton identifies the first Michael shown here as "a very stout and active man, related to Baldwin, the fifth, earl of Flanders", who sent William to assist William the Conqueror, Baldwin's son-in-law. We have seen a web site which suggests that Michael was son of Rainer le Fleming, son of Hughes d'Oisy (by Aud de Rumigny), which (as far as we know) would provide some connections to Earl Baldwin but not a blood relationship, but we have yet to see that supported by any traditional source.
Sir Michael le Fleming of Gleaston Castle in Furness (Lancashire), Caernarvaon Castle (Cumberland), Aldingham, etc. (d 1150)
m. ?? de Stuteville (dau of Robert de Estouteville or Stuteville) identified on various web sites
1. Sir William le Fleming of Gleaston Castle in Furness (Lancashire), Aldingham, Beckermet, etc
We have seen some web sites show William as grandson rather than son of the above Sir Michael, with the intervening generation being Michael (d 1186) & Christian, dau of Gilbert de Stainton of Kendal. However, Wotton shows William as Michael's eldest son. The dates indicate that there could be a generation between them but Wotton notes that Michael did live to be a very old man.
  m. Alice or Ada 'of Workington' (dau of Thomas of Culwen son of Gospatrick)
  A. Michael le Fleming of Gleaston Castle, Aldingham, etc (dsp)
  m. Agatha of Ravensworth (dau of Henry FitzHervey of Ravensworth)
  B. William le Fleming (dsp?)
  C. Alice (or Aline) le Fleming
  m. Sir Richard de Cansfield
  i. Richard de Cansfield (dsp)
ii. Agnes de Cansfield (d 1293)
  m. Robert de Harrington or Haverington of Aldingham (d 1297)
2. Sir Richard le Fleming of Caernarvaon Castle & Beckermet (a 1199)
  A. Sir John le Fleming (d temp Henry III who r. 1216-1272)
  i. Sir Richard le Fleming of Beckermet
  m. Elizabeth de Urswick (dau/heir of Adam de Urswick of Coningston)
  a. John le Fleming of Beckermet & Coningston (a 1300)
(1) Raynerus le Fleming of Beckermet & Coningston
  (A) Sir John le Fleming of Beckermet & Coningston
  (i) William le Fleming
  Wotton notes that there is some confusion as to whether William was brother or father of the following John but he plumps for brother.
  (ii) Sir John le Fleming (d c1355)
  (a) Sir Richard le Fleming of Beckermet & Coningston (a 1373)
  m. (1357-8) Catherine de Kirkby (dau of Sir John de Kirkby)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas le Fleming of Beckermet & Coningston
  m1. Margaret de Berdsey (dau of William de Berdsey)
  m2. (sp) Elayne
  m3. Isabel Layburne (dau of Sir Thomas Layburne)
  ((A)) Sir Thomas le Fleming - continued below
  m. (1408-9) Isabel de Lancaster (dau of Sir John de Lancaster of Rydall Hall)
  ((B)) John le Fleming (dsp)
  ((2))+ other issue - John (dsp), James (dsp), Joan
  ((5))+ ? other issue - Richard (Bishop of Lincoln), Robert (Dean of Lincoln)
  Wotton notes that these 2 "have usually been added" to the children of this generation.
(b) Robert le Fleming
  (iii) Joan le Fleming
  m. John le Towers
  (2) Hugh le Fleming
  (A) Mary le Fleming
  m. Ralph de Frisington
3. Anselm le Fleming de Furness (4th son)
  (1) Wotton reports that some sources consider that Anselm was ancestor of the Flemings of Slane in Ireland and perhaps also of the Flemings of Wigton in Scotland but we have seen nothing to support that view and note that there were many who came into the British Isles from Flanders around this time.
(2) The following connection was found on various web sites.
  m. Agnes of Dunbar (dau of Edgar 'Unnithing')
  A. Eleanor le Fleming
  m. Ralph d'Eyncourt
  i. Sir Ralph d'Eyncourt of Sizergh
  m. Alice
  a. Elizabeth d'Eyncourt
  m. Sir William de Stirkeland (b c1219, d c1305)
4. Godith le Fleming
  m. William de Essenby
5.+ other issue - Daniel (clergyman), Jordan 'de Furness'



Sir Thomas le Fleming - continued above
m. (1408-9) Isabel de Lancaster (dau of Sir John de Lancaster of Rydall Hall)
1. John Fleming of Beckermet, Coningston & Rydall (d before 1485)
  m1. Joan Broughton (dau of Sir _ Broughton of Broughton Tower)
A. John Fleming 'of Rydal' (d before1533)
  m. Joan Lowther (dau of Sir Hugh Lowther of Lowther)
  i. Hugh Fleming 'of Rydal'
  m. Joan Hodleston (dau/coheir of Sir Richard Hodleston of Hodleston)
  a. Anthony Fleming (dvp c1538)
  m1. (sp) ?? Middleton (dau of Sir Geoffrey Middleton of Middleton Hall)
  m2. Elizabeth Hoton (dau of WIlliam Hoton of Hoton)
  (1) William Fleming 'of Rydal' (d 22.06.1597-8)
  m1. (1540) Margaret Lamplugh (dau of Sir John Lamplugh of Lamplugh)
(A) Jane Fleming
  m. Richard Harrison of Martindale
  (B) Margaret Fleming
  m. Nicholas Curwen of Clifton
  (C) Elizabeth Fleming
  m. William Carter of Broghton
  m2. Agnes Bindloss (d 16.08.1632, sister of Sir Robert Bindloss of Borwick)
  (D) John Fleming of Beckermet, Coningston & Rydall, Sheriff of Lancashire (b 1574-5, d 27.02.1642-3)
  m1. Alice Ducket (dsp 23.03.1616-7, dau of Sir Francis Ducket of Grayrigg)
  m2. (sp) Bridget Norris (dau of Sir William Norris of Speak, widow of Sir Thomas Bold of Bold)
  m3. Dorothy Strickland (dau of Sir Thomas Strickland of Sizergh)
(i) John Fleming of Beckermet, Coningston & Rydall (d unm 12.05.1649)
  (ii) Bridget Fleming
  m. Sir Jordan Crossland of Haramhow
(iii) Anne Fleming
  m. George Collingwood of Eslington
  (E) Daniel Fleming of Skirwith Hall (d 02.08.1621, 4th son)
  m. Isabel Brathwait (d 15.06.1639, dau of James Brathwait of Ambleside)
  (i) William Fleming of Beckermet, Coningston & Rydall (bpt 25.11.1610, d 25.05.1653, Major)
  m. (1632-3) Alice Kirkby (dau of Roger Kirkby of Kirkby)
  (a) Sir Daniel Fleming of Rydal Hall, Sheriff of Cumberland (b 24/5.07.1633, d 25.03.1701)
  m. (27.08.1655) Barbara Fletcher (dau of Sir Henry Fletcher, Bart of Hutton)
  (b)+ other issue (dsp) - Roger, William (Lt. Colonel), John (d young), John, Alexander, Isabel (d unm)
  (ii) Thomas Fleming (3rd son)
  (a) William Fleming (dsp)
  (iii) Agnes Fleming
  m. Christopher Dudley of Yanewith
(iv) Dorothy Fleming
  m. (25.11.1632) Andrew Hudleston of Hutton John
  (v) Mary Fleming
  m. Thomas Brougham of Scales Hall
  (vi)+ other issue (dsp) - John, Joseph, Daniel
  (F) Dorothy Fleming
  m. Jo. Ambrose of Lowick
  (G) Mary Fleming
  m. John Senhouse of Seascale Hall (d 1636)
  (H) Grace Fleming
  m. Anthony Barwise of Hyldekirk
  (i) Grace Barwise apparently of this generation
  m. Thomas Lamplugh of Ribton Hall (b c1587, d 13.04.1670)
(I) Eleanor Fleming
  m. Sir John Lowther of Lowther (d 1637)
  (J)+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), William (dsp), Joseph (d young)
  m3. Jane Rigmaden (dau of John Rigmaden of Weddicre)
  (2)+ other issue (dsp) - Thomas, Charles
  b. David Fleming (3rd son) had issue, apparently married ...
  m. ?? Lamplugh (dau of John Lamplugh of Lamplugh)
  c. Joan Fleming
  m. Lancelot Lowther of Sewborrous in Newton Regney
  d.+ other issue - Thomas (had issue), Daniel (dsp)
  ii. Agnes Fleming
  m. Richard Ducket of Grayrigg
  iii. (Dorothy) Fleming
  m. Richard Kirkby of Kirkby (b c1484, d c1546)
  iv. Margaret Fleming
  m. Thomas Stanley of Dale Garth
  v. daughter
  m. William Bardsey of Bardsey
  vi. (Isabel) Fleming
  m. (John) Thwaits of Thwaits
  m2. (sp) Anne
2. William Fleming (dsp)

Main source(s): Wotton (1741, vol IV, Fleming of Rydall)
Back to top of page