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Thomas James Willis Fleming (19 June 1819 – 7 March 1890) was an English landed proprietor and Conservative Member of Parliament.

Conservative Party (UK) Political party in the United Kingdom

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He was the second son of John Willis Fleming of North Stoneham Park. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford. He was called to the bar of the Middle Temple on 27 January 1843.

John Willis Fleming was an English landed proprietor and Conservative Member of Parliament.

North Stoneham Park

North Stoneham Park, also known as Stoneham Park, was a landscaped parkland and country house of the same name, north of Southampton at North Stoneham, Hampshire. It was the seat of the Fleming family. The park was remodelled by Lancelot Brown in the 18th century. It is listed in the Hampshire Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

Eton College British independent boarding school located in Eton

Eton College is an English 13–18 independent boarding school and sixth form for boys in the parish of Eton, near Windsor in Berkshire. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as Kynge's College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore , as a sister institution to King's College, Cambridge, making it the 18th-oldest Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference school.

His political career was brief. He twice unsuccessfully contested the Isle of Wight seat, in 1847 and 1857. He first contested Winchester in the general election of 1859, when he stood unsuccessfully in alliance with the sitting Conservative MP Sir James Buller East against the two Liberal candidates. Then in February 1864, Sir James Buller East retired and Thomas was returned unopposed. He was defeated at the general election in July 1865.

Isle of Wight (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Isle of Wight is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2017 by Bob Seely of the Conservative Party.

Winchester (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Winchester is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Steve Brine, a Conservative.

1859 United Kingdom general election

In the 1859 United Kingdom general election, the minority Conservative government of Earl of Derby failed to achieve a majority of seats in the House of Commons. Despite making overall gains, Derby's government was defeated in a confidence vote by an alliance of the Whigs, led by Lord Palmerston and other political groupings including the Peelites, Radicals and the Irish Brigade. Palmerston subsequently formed a new government from this alliance which is now considered to be the first official Liberal Party administration.

In 1845 he married Caroline Hunter, [1] by whom he had three sons and four daughters. He died in 1890 at Bern, Switzerland, and was buried at the Bremgartenfriedhof.

Bern Place in Switzerland

Bern or Berne is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their "federal city", in German Bundesstadt, French ville fédérale, and Italian città federale. With a population of about 140,000, Bern is the fifth-most populous city in Switzerland. The Bern agglomeration, which includes 36 municipalities, had a population of 406,900 in 2014. The metropolitan area had a population of 660,000 in 2000. Bern is also the capital of the canton of Bern, the second-most populous of Switzerland's cantons.

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  1. (Henrietta) Caroline Sophia Hunter was the granddaughter of the physician John Hunter (1754–1809), and great-niece of the Lieutenant Governor of Canada, Peter Hunter (1746-1805).
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir James Buller East, Bt
John Bonham-Carter
Member of Parliament for Winchester
1864–1865
With: John Bonham-Carter 1847–1874
Succeeded by
William Barrow Simonds
John Bonham-Carter


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