Fleming ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Fleming are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Fleming, Andrew
[18??-18??] Partner in Graham & Fleming. He became sole proprietor when George Graham retired. He was active in local affairs and was Overseer for the Halifax district

Fleming, Basil Anthony
[1914-1941] Son of William Fleming.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Aircraftman with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died on active service [21st March 1941].

He was buried at Hatfield (Woodhouse) Cemetery, Doncaster [Grave Ref DD 18]

Fleming, F. W.
[18??-19??] Halifax-born tenor who performed at the special opening performance of the Palace Theatre on 30th July 1903, when he sang the National Anthem and My Dream by Tosti

Fleming, Francis
[1843-1913] Son of Thomas Fleming.

Born in Halifax.

He was a card clothing/leather goods & belting manufacturer employing 30 hands [1881] / a card & belting manufacturer [1901].

On 18th September 1867, he married Jane Worrall [1847-19??] in Dundee, Scotland.


  1. Adelaide [1868-1946] who married Edwin Scarborough
  2. Thomas Worrall
  3. Ernest [1872-1939] who was an engineer & machine tool maker [1891]
  4. Gertrude [1874-1955]
  5. Susannah Mary [1876-1965]
  6. Annie [1878-1933]
  7. George Francis [1880-1881]
  8. Jane [1883-1955]
  9. Georgina Caroline [1884-1964]
  10. Dorothy Francis [1886] who died aged 1 month

The family lived at

In 1891, there is no mention of the parents, and the children were living at 23 Savile Road, Halifax.

Francis died at 9 Regent Road, Birkdale, Southport [4th December 1913].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,408 10/11d.

Administration was granted to his widow Jane.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 389]

Fleming, Frederic William Oswald
[1896-1915] Son of Frederick William Fleming.

He was educated at Heath Grammar School & Bradford Tech, where he studied dyeing.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914], and he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

His grandfather fought with the same regiment at Waterloo.

He was too young to go overseas until September 1915.

He died following a German gas attack [20th December 1915] (aged 19).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II A 13].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School

Fleming, Frederick Green
[1829-1908] Son of James Fleming.

Born in Ovenden.

Baptised at Illingworth Church [1829].

He was a worsted twister [1841] / a corn dealer's assistant [1851] / a bookkeeper [1854] / a partner in Gaukroger & Fleming [until 1863] / a corn dealer [1871] / a corn merchant employing 5 men & 1 boy [1881] / a corn merchant [1891] / a partner in F. G. Fleming & Son [until 1897] / a retired grain merchant [1901].

He established F. G. Fleming & Sons with his son Frederick William.

He was a director of the Halifax Equitable Benefit Building Society [1872].

In 1854, he married Mary Gledhill [1831-1897] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary was the daughter of Samuel Gledhill, a dyer


  1. Martha Ann [b 1855] who married George Milligan
  2. James Albert [b 1857] who was a shop boy [1871]
  3. Frederick William
  4. Willie [b 1863] who was a clerk in stuff manufacturer's warehouse [1881], a wool stapler [1891]
  5. Samuel [b 1866] who was an assistant to corn trade [1881]
  6. Clara [b 1871] who was a wool stapler [1891]

The family lived at

In 1901, he was living with his daughter and son-in-law George Milligan

Fleming, Frederick William
[1860-1931] Son of Frederick Green Fleming.

Born in Halifax.

He was an assistant to the corn trade [1881] / a corn miller & merchant [1883] / a grain miller & merchant [1891] / a partner in F. G. Fleming & Sons [until 1897] / a grain merchant warehouseman (employer) [1901] / a grain merchant [1911].

In 1883, he married Emily Blanche Greenwood [1860-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.

Emily Blanche was the daughter of tailor William Greenwood and lived at Clare Villa, Halifax


  1. Douglas Victor [b 1885] who was a manager of father's works [1911]
  2. Blanche Violet [b 1886]
  3. Phyllis [b 1889]
  4. Winifred [b 1892]
  5. Frederic William Oswald

The family lived at

Fleming, Dr George William
[1890-1975] LRCP, LRCS, LRFPS.

Born 25th May 1890.

He qualified at Glasgow [1913] and became Medical Officer of Health, Todmorden [1930] / Medical Officer of Health, Swindon / Hon. Assistant Ophthalmic & Aural Surgeon at Clayton Hospital, Wakefield / Schools Medical Inspector, West Riding / Temporary Captain RAMC / MOH and Schools Medical Officer, Gosport, Hampshire [1935-1942] / MOH and Schools Medical Officer, Todmorden.

He married Bertha E..

Bertha E. was born 10th January 1902

They lived at

  • 4 Westfield Grove, Wakefield [1920-1925]
  • Roomfield, Todmorden [1930]
  • Rostellan, Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire [1935-1942]
  • 69 Priory Road, Gosport [1939, 1975]

George William died in Gosport [23rd November 1975] (aged 85) 

Fleming, Henry
[1897-1918] He lived at 3 Davies Court, Foundry Street, Halifax.

He worked in a mechanics' shop in Boothtown.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) [August 1914], then served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 16th April 1918 (aged 21).

He was buried at Kortrijk (St. Jan) Communal Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref C 31].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Bernard's Catholic Church

Fleming, Henry Arthur
[1904-1945] Son of Elizabeth & Henry Fleming.

In [Q2] 1933, he married Dorothy V. Mellowship in Lewisham.

They lived in Elland.

During World War II, he served as a Private

He died 25th January 1945 (aged 41).

He was buried at Greenwich Cemetery [G 96] / Screen Wall [2]

Fleming, Isaac
[1812-1895] Son of William Fleming.

He was a corn miller [1841] / a corn miller/farmer [1851] / a farmer of 33 acres [1861] / a farmer of 56 acres [1881] / a farmer [1891].

On 19th November 1842, he married Mary Maude [1818-1???].

Mary was the daughter of Thomas Maude


  1. Phoebe Ann [1843-1919] who married John Murgatroyd
  2. James
  3. Sydney [b 1847]
  4. Alice Maude Mary [b 1848]
  5. Jane [b 1849]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1891] were grandson Archibald Fleming Murgatroyd, granddaughter Mary Murgatroyd [aged 12], and visitor Elizabeth Fleming [b 1826] (charwoman) 

Fleming, James
[17??-18??] Landlord of the Noah's Ark, Ovenden [1835].

He married Unknown [d 1835]

Fleming, James
[1796-18??] Of Halifax.

He was a tailor in Skircoat [1823] / a tailor [1841, 1851].

He served with the 33rd Regiment of Foot. He was awarded the Waterloo Medal.

In 1823, he married Harriet Crossley of Halifax, at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Eliza [bapt 1826] who was a worsted twister [1841]
  2. James [bapt 1828] who was a worsted twister [1841]
  3. Frederick Green
  4. Emma [b 6th May 1833]

James was widowed by 1841.

The family lived at

Fleming, James
[1846-1???] Son of Isaac Fleming.

He was a farmer on own account [1901] and a farmer [1911].

He lived at Binn Royd, Norland [1901, 1911].

Living with them in were sister Alice Maud Mary [1901, 1911], nephew Archibald Fleming Murgatroyd [1901, 1911], niece Mary Murgatroyd [1901, 1911], aunt Elizabeth Fleming [aged 75] [1901] and uncle Henry Marsden [aged 63] (cowman) [1901]

Fleming, John
[12??-13??] Son of William Fleming.

In 1317, he acquired Hartshead Hall from Richard Radclyffe.

He married Unknown.


  1. William

Fleming, John
[13??-1433] Son and heir of Sir Thomas Fleming, knight, Lord of Wath & Clifton.

John was Lord of Clifton and Westeby, probably Lord of Wath, held lands in Dewsbury.

An entry in Wakefield Court Rolls [1419] records:

Thomas Fleming, knight, who held of the lord the lordship of Clifton and Westeby in socage is dead, and John his son and heir paid 20s relief

He married Unknown.


  1. William
  2. Mary who married John Stansfeld

Fleming, John
[18??-19??] Quarry owner and stone merchant at Turgate Quarry, Norland [1905]

Fleming, John
[1816-1878] Of Halifax.

He married Elizabeth Ann [1820-1895].

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3783].

David Scholfield, Elizabeth [1844-1904] who married James Jacobs. are mentioned on the headstone

Fleming, John Helliwell
[1815-1886] Son of Elizabeth and Joseph Fleming, a cordwainer.

Born in Southowram.

He was a shoemaker [1841] / a master cordwainer [1851] / a boot & shoe maker employing 15 men & 6 boys [1861] / a master boot & shoe maker employing 20 men, 1 woman, 3 boys & 2 girls [1871] / a retired boot maker [1881]

In 1838, he married Sarah Thomas [1817-1884] in Halifax.


  1. Abraham [b 1838]
  2. Elizabeth Ann [1841-1875] who married Joseph Morton
  3. Martha Hannah [b 1843]
  4. Emma [b 1848]
  5. Joah [b 1850]
  6. George [1852]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1851] was lodger William Caton [aged 34] (cordwainer).

Living with them [in 1871] were niece Hannah Thomas [aged 16].

Both Sarah and John Helliwell Fleming died in Ormskirk

Fleming, Linda Jane
[1970-1993] She disappeared from her Elland home in January 1993.

Her father, Derek, appeared on national TV, making a tearful appeal for information the killer, and won public sympathy.

Linda's battered body was found 9 days later in a ditch on moorland at Scammonden.

In February, Derek was arrested and in January 1994, he was sentenced to life imprisonment at Leeds for the murder

Fleming, Richard
[1816-1878] Born in Norland.

He was a quarry man [1851] / a stone delver [1861, 1871].

He married Elizabeth [1817-1???].


  1. William [b 1840] who was a wool comber [1851], a labourer for stone mason [1861]
  2. John [b 1842] who was a worsted piecer [1851], a stone delver [1861]
  3. James [b 1845] who was a worsted labourer [1861]
  4. Thomas [b 1846] who was a cloth finisher [1871], a farmer [1881]
  5. Henry [b 1848]
  6. Caroline [b 1850]
  7. Richard [b 1851] who was a worsted labourer [1861], a cart driver [1871], a labourer [1881]
  8. Lavinia [b 1854] who was a worsted mill hand [1871]
  9. Elizabeth [b 1856]
  10. George [b 1857] who was a woollen mill hand [1871], a stone delver [1881]
  11. Samuel

The family lived at

  • Roughs, Norland [1851]
  • Kitty Moor, Norland [1861, 1871]
  • Roughs, Norland [1881]

Fleming, Samuel
[18??-18??] Recorded in 1865, when he was a stationer and newsagent at 30 Swine Market, Halifax

Fleming, Samuel
[1818-1895] Born in Halifax.

He was a fancy weaver [1837] / a silk weaver [1841] / a worsted weaver [1851] / a botanist [1861] / a herbalist [1869] / a galvanist [1871] / a herbalist (sub med) [1881] / a herbalist [1891] / a damask weaver.

In 1837, he married Patience Woodworth [1817-1880] at Halifax Parish Church.

Patience was the daughter of stay-maker William Woodworth


  1. Sarah [b 1840]
  2. Eliza A [b 1842] who was a reeler in worsted factory [1861]
  3. Susannah [b 1844] who was a reeler in worsted factory [1861]
  4. Harriet [b 1846] who was a spinner in worsted factory [1851, 1861] & married [1868] Thomas Oakes [1846-1???] a warehouse man born in Kidderminster
  5. Louisa [1848-1896] who married John Owen Farrar
  6. John [b 1850]
  7. Henry [b 1853] who was a card maker [1871]
  8. Thomas [b 1856] who was a carpet printer [1871]
  9. Walter [b 1858] who was a worsted spinner [1871]
  10. Samuel [b 1862] who was a worsted spinner [1871] a worsted millhand [1881]

The family lived at

  • King Cross Street, Halifax [1841]
  • Paradise Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 16 & 17 Paradise Street, Halifax [1861]
  • 22 Paradise Street, Halifax [1871, 1881, 1891]
  • 2 Lombard Street, Halifax [1895]

Living with them [in 1851] was widowed mother-in-law / grandmother Sarah Woodworth [b 1777].

Living with them [in 1871] were daughter Harriet and her husband Thomas Oaks.

Samuel died (of senile decay) [7th March 1895] (aged 77) 

Fleming, Samuel
[1860-1???] Son of Richard Fleming.

Born in Norland.

He was a worsted mill hand [1871] / a carter [1882] / a hostler [1891] / a stableman at flour mill [1901] / a horse keeper [1911].

In 1882, he married Ellen Howarth [1860-1???] at Elland Parish Church.

Ellen, of Norland, was the daughter of James Howarth, fuller


  1. Wilfred
  2. Selwyn [b 1884] who was a moulder apprentice (pig iron) [1901]
  3. Harry [b 1887] who was a cotton spinner [1901]
  4. George Heaton [1890-1893]
  5. Sarah Ellen [b 1891] who was a cotton mule piecer [1911]
  6. Fred [b 1894] who was a cop packer (warehouse) [1911]
  7. Willie [b 1897] who was an apprentice pattern maker [1911]

The family lived at 6 Walton Street, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911].

Living with them [in 1891] 1901 was Samuel's brother Richard Fleming carter [1891], drayman teamster [1901]

Fleming, Thomas
[17??-18??] Brush maker at Halifax. Recorded in 1828 at Lister Lane, Halifax

See Fleming Brothers Thomas Fleming

Fleming, Thomas
[1796-185?] Born in Dublin.

He was a brush maker with a shop at Northgate, Halifax.

In 1882, the business was awarded a medal at the Halifax Fine Art & Industrial Exhibition

for the manufacture of brushes by the blind

He married Mary Shaw.

Mary came from Halifax

They had several children, including

  1. John [b 1836] who was born blind, educated at St Olave's school for the blind in York [1851], and was a dealer in fancy goods, and later worked as a shop keeper (possibly in the family business) 

See Fleming Brothers and Thomas Fleming

Fleming, Thomas
[1811-1???] Born in Stockport.

He was a card maker and general warehouseman employing 63 hands [1851] / a card maker employing 2 men and 4 women [1861] / a retired card maker [1871].

He married Susannah [1813-1871] from Pilsworth, Lancashire.

Susannah came from Pilsworth, Lancashire


  1. Sarah Ann [b 1834]
  2. Morris / Maurice [b 1835]
  3. Francis
  4. Alexander [b 1834]
  5. Amelia [b 1848]

The family lived at

Living with the widowed Thomas [in 1871] were his unmarried sister Martha Fleming [aged 44] and his nephew Samuel Fleming [aged 19] (wire drawer).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 389]

Fleming, Thomas William
[1867-1910] Landlord of the Prince of Wales, Boothtown [1901]

Fleming, Thomas Worrall
[1870-1915] Son of Francis Fleming.

Born in Halifax.

He was a card & leather belting manufacturer [1891] / a foreman (card department) [1901].

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported wounded & missing at Suvla Bay [12th August 1915].

He is remembered at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 389], on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli [Grave Ref 117-119], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Park Congregational Church

Fleming, W.
[18??-18??] Established St James's Road Turkish Baths, Halifax around 1862

Fleming, Walter
[18??-191?] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on Wadsworth War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth

Fleming, Wilfred
[1883-19??] Son of Samuel Fleming.

He was an apprentice tool maker (fitter) [1901] / a turner (iron) [1911].

He lived at Walton Street, Sowerby Bridge with his parents [1907, 1911].

He was injured – fractured arm and cut head – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, and was detained at Halifax Infirmary

Fleming, William


  1. John

Fleming, William
[13??-13??] Son of John Fleming.

In 1343, he inherited Hartshead Hall

Fleming, William
[13??-14??] Son and heir of John Fleming.

He was Lord of Clifton and held lands in Dewsbury.

On 8th October 1434, he went to the Wakefield Great Court and acknowledged that he held the lord of the manor of Clifton with appurtenances in socage by fealty and service. He entered the manor by hereditary right after the death of his father John. He also acknowledged that he held of the lord certain lands and tenements in Dewsbury in socage.

He married Unknown.


  1. William

A Deed of Gift [dated 12th May 1460] records:

from William Fleming the elder of Wath, Esquire to John Stansfeld of Hartshead and Geoffrey Stansfeld, his son. Rent from the demesne land in Clifton

In 1469, William Fleming, Esq. conveyed Clifton Manor after the death of Thurstan Banaster who held it for life, to Henry and John Sothill, Esquires, which lands were John Fleming's, Knight, father of Thomas Fleming, Knight

Fleming, William
[17??-18??] He was a woollen weaver [1841].

On 6th September 1807, he married Susannah Fleming.


  1. Thomas [b 1808]
  2. John [b 1810]
  3. Isaac
  4. Ann [b 1814]
  5. Henry [b 1817]
  6. James [b 1820]
  7. Richard [b 1822]
  8. Lisa / Eliza [b 1824]
  9. Elizabeth [b 1822]

The family lived at Hollas Field, Norland [1841]

Fleming, William
[1818-1881] Tanner and currier in Halifax [1844].

He and son Edward established William Fleming & Son.

On 11th June 1846, he married Hannah Helliwell [1817-1890].


  1. Frederick [1847-27th May 1919]
  2. Edward [1855-8th November 1908]

William died 26th April 1881.

Hannah died 19th October 1890.

The couple were buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax with son Edward

Fleming, William

In [Q3] 1895, he married Martha Ann Brayshaw in Halifax.

They lived at 3 Uttley Square, Ovenden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 13th December 1918 (aged 47).

He was buried at Illingworth Moor Wesleyan Chapel [Old Ground 6 48]

Fleming, William
[1885-19??] Of Halifax.

He married Jessie.


  1. Basil Anthony
  2. Geoffrey Dewhirst
  3. Milcie who married Cyril Walker


Fleming surname
The surname means someone from Flanders and does not have a local origin

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Fleming, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Fleming:

Marriages 1856, 1858, 1863, 1880, 1900, 1906; Death 1899

© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 18:52 /9th December 2018 / mmf521 / 40555

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