Sir George Fleming, 2nd Baronet (1667 – 2 July 1747) was a British churchman.
A member of the old Westmorland family, Fleming was the fifth son of Sir Daniel Le Fleming of Rydal Hall. Along with his three brothers, he was educated at Sedbergh School. From Sedbergh, he progressed to St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 1688. He became Canon of Carlisle Cathedral in 1700, Archdeacon of Carlisle in 1705, Dean in 1727 and finally Bishop of Carlisle in 1734. He succeeded as 2nd baronet in 1736. A successor, the Revd Sir Richard Le Fleming Bt, became rector of both Windermere and Grasmere and gave William Wordsworth a home at Rydal Mount.
Before moving to Rydal Hall, the Le Fleming family lived at Coniston Hall, which is now owned by the National Trust.
Westmorland is a historic county in north-west England. It formed an administrative county between 1889 and 1974, after which the whole county was administered by the new administrative and ceremonial county of Cumbria. The people of Westmorland are known as Westmerians. In April 2023, it is planned that local government in Cumbria will be reorganised into two unitary authorities, one of which is to be named Westmorland and Furness and would cover most of the historic county along with parts of historic Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumberland.
Earl of Lonsdale is a title that has been created twice in British history, firstly in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1784, and then in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1807, both times for members of the Lowther family.
John Lowther, 1st Viscount Lonsdale, PC FRS, known as Sir John Lowther, 2nd Baronet, from 1675 to 1696, was an English politician.
Rydal Mount is a house in the small village of Rydal, near Ambleside in the English Lake District. It is best known as the home of the poet William Wordsworth from 1813 to his death in 1850. It is currently operated as a writer's home museum.
This is a list of people who have served as Lord-Lieutenant of Westmorland. The office was abolished on 31 March 1974 and replaced by the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria. From 1751 to 1974, all Lord Lieutenants were also Custos Rotulorum of Westmorland.
Rydal Water is a small body of water in the central part of the English Lake District, in the county of Cumbria. It is located near the hamlet of Rydal, between Grasmere and Ambleside in the Rothay Valley.
Sir William Lowther was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679.
Sir John Lowther, 1st Baronet was an English lawyer, landowner, and politician who sat in the House of Commons for Westmorland in 1628 and in 1660. He took no great part in the English Civil Wars.
Rydal Hall is a large detached house on the outskirts of the village of Rydal, Cumbria, in the English Lake District. It has an early nineteenth-century front facade, but includes some earlier fabric.
There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Fleming, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, one in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of Great Britain. As of 2008 one creation is extant, one extinct and one either extinct or dormant.
Sir Francis Sharp Powell, 1st Baronet was an English Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1863 and 1910.
The Fleming, later le Fleming Baronetcy, of Rydal in the County of Westmorland, is a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 4 October 1705 for William Fleming, Member of Parliament for Westmorland. The second Baronet was Bishop of Carlisle. The third Baronet represented Cumberland in the British House of Commons. The fourth Baronet was Member of Parliament for Westmorland. He assumed the surname of le Fleming, an ancient version of the family surname. This version of the surname has also been borne by the Baronets from the seventh Baronet onwards. The sixth Baronet, an ordained priest, served as Rector of Windermere.
Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 1st Baronet, of Isel Hall, Cumberland (c. 1610–1688) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679.
Sir William Bower Forwood was an English merchant, shipowner and politician. He was a wealthy businessman and a local politician in Liverpool who raised money for the building of the Liverpool Overhead Railway and Liverpool Cathedral.
Daniel Wilson of Dallam Tower, Westmorland was a British Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons for a total of 34 years between 1708 and 1747.
Sir Daniel Fleming (1633–1701), was an English antiquarian and politician.
Sir Michael le Fleming, 4th Baronet (1748–1806) was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons for 32 years from 1774 to 1806.
St Mary's Church is in the village of Rydal in the Lake District, Cumbria, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Windermere, the archdeaconry of Westmorland and Furness, and the diocese of Carlisle. The church, built in the Gothic revival style, is situated off the A591 road between Ambleside and Grasmere and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.