The Fleming Family and Huon D’Oisy

The Fleming family sprang from the Tournaments. Is Huon d’Oisy in Ian Fleming’s tree, and thus mine? He was one of France’s first poets. James Bond is like a Tournament Knight. This is why I am excited about having Lara Roozemond play Victoria Bond because she is a poet and skilled equestrian. I am not trying to get in her pants. She may be turned off by the idea I am a Christian, and thus rejecting me is a part of her Quest For Individualism. She is my model and muse – with horse! I want her to wear our colors. I want to put a helmet on her head. How interesting is the three stars on the Coat of Arms of the handsome knight, with a star crowning him. Here is another sign a great comet is coming. Is he of the House of Orange-Baux? Here is the link from my Bond novel to my Tolkien novel. Richard Fleming helped my kindred, Roger de Clifford defeat a Spanish fleet. Note the Coat of Arms on the masts.

John Presco,_5th_Baron_de_Clifford

1190). One of the earliest trouveres, Huon was castellan of Cambrai and a member of the upper nobility. He wed the daughter of Count Thierry d’Alsace and was himself lord of Oisy (Pas-de-Calais). He left two poems, both dated 1189. The first is a crusade song in which Huon castigates his nephew, the trouvere Conon de Bethune, for having returned prematurely with Philip II Augustus from the Third Crusade. The second is the Tournoiement des dames, which as edited by Alfred Jeanroy has 216 lines (of three, four, six, and seven syllables) divided into eight stanzas of twenty-seven lines each. This unusual and possibly satirical poem recounts a tournament at Lagny in which the participants are all historically identifiable noble ladies of Picardy who are relatives or acquaintances of the poet.

WiUiam W. Kibler

[See also: CONON DE BETHUNE: TOURNAMENT ROMANCES]’Oisy&source=bl&ots=2nSTRCEvG2&sig=kzoaXA2z_G9_Zd3sDnQU2YhK7KU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjD0JuK_JncAhVGHjQIHa1FC30Q6AEIVTAJ#v=onepage&q=huon%20d’Oisy&f=false,_5th_Baron_de_Clifford

Muchland derives its name from Micheal’s Land after Michael le Fleming who was granted the lands by Henry I sometime between 1107 and 1111. These lands lay eastwards of Abbey Beck and southwards of the moors of Birkrigg and Swarthmoor and stretched right down to the southern-most tip of the peninsula at Rampside.[1] At that time the southern limit of the manor was Walney Channel, but it was later moved inland to follow the line of Sarah Beck or Roosebeck. This land became the new manor of Aldingham

His father may have been William le Fleming, b. c. 1059.


Notes for Michael Le Fleming:

Note: BIOGRAPHY: Sir Michael Flameng or Flandrensis (ie. “Flemish” in Latin) or Furnes (derived from property owned by the family at Furness, Lancs); flourishing 1127; ancestor of the Fleming line, Baronets of Rydal Hall, Westmorland. [Burke’s Peerage] 1 2

Children of Michael Le Fleming and Miss De Stuteville are:

  • Theobaold Le Fleming, b. 1125, Aldingham Manor, Lancashire, England, d. date unknown, Scotland.

    Reference: WikiTree GenealogySmartCopy: Jan 4 2016, 9:26:29 UTC

    Background Information. The Lancashire estates of Aldingham were in the hands of the Flemings from almost the time of the Conquest. Michael Flandrensis, or le Fleming, most likely a father or grandfather of Sir Michael was a military adventurer who came to England out of Flanders and is said to have been in the retinue of Duke William of Normandy. He took part in the struggle on the red field or Senlac, where the last of the Saxon kings fell, and Battle Abbey. When the Conqueror had established his position, he rewarded his faithful followers with a grant of the Manor of Aldingham, of which the Saxon thegn, Ernulf, had previously disposed.

There were likely successive members of the family named Michael le Fleming, son after son. The first Michael le Fleming likely died sometime shortly after the conquest. ~Families of Lancashire and Cheshire, pg. 243-245


  • Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists who came to New England between 1623 and 1650, Frederick Lewis Weis, with additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. Fifth Edition, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1979. 41:25


Sources: 1 various web sites including 2 BP1934 Fleming, Bart of Rydal, BLG1886 Fleming of Rayrigg and Belfield with some support from BLG1886 Le Fleming of Rydalèle-de-Cambrai/6000000002187947278?through=6000000010995842354

Richard le Fleming




circa 1147
Caernarvon Castle, Beckernet, Cumberland, Engl


1207 (56-64)

Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Michael Fleming, Baron and Christian de Fleming
Brother of William Fleming, of Aldingham; Marcelius Fleming; Anselm le Fleming; Jordon le Fleming; Goditha Fleming and 1 other

Added by:

David La Ray DeGraw on December 18, 2008

Managed by:

Ofir Friedman and 5 others

Adèle de Cambrai

Gender: Female
Birth: circa 1020
Cambrai, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Death: 1046 (22-30)
Y, Somme, Picardie, France
Immediate Family: Daughter of Walter of Cambrai and Ermentrude d’Ostrevant
Wife of Hugh de Douai, Sn. d’ Oisy and Hugues I, châtelain de Douai
Mother of Michael Le Fleming; Wautier I de Douai; Hugues I de Douai, châtelain de Cambrai; Fastre I d’Oisy, châtelain de Lens; Seigneur and 1 other
Sister of N.N. de Lens
Added by: James Frederick Pultz on November 13, 2007
Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo and 23 others Adela De Cambrai (b. 1008, d. 1046)

Adela De Cambrai (daughter of Walter De Cambrai and Ermentrude)93, 93 was born 1008 in Cambrai, Nord, Nord Pas De Calais, France93, 93, and died 1046 in Y93, 93. She married Hugh I Oisy.

Children of Adela De Cambrai and Hugh I Oisy are: +Wynemar The De Hanslape, b. 1042, Oisy, Namur, Belgium93, 93, d. 1075, Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, England93, 9


Clifford entered on his military career when hardly more than twelve, being armed at the time of Jacob van Artevelde‘s death on 17 July 1345.[3]

In August 1350 he was engaged in the seafight with the Spaniards near Winchelsea; and in 1355 he accompanied his father-in-law, Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick, on the expedition to Gascony.[4] He again served in Gascony in 1359, 1360, and in the French expedition of the Duke of Lancaster in 1373.

A document dated at Brougham of 10 July 1369 shows him engaging the services of Richard le Fleming and his company for a year. In the same way he retained Sir Roger de Mowbray; and was himself retained, with his company of nearly eighty men, by Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, on 25 September 1379.[5]

On 15 March 1361 he was called upon to assist Lionel, duke of Clarence, in his great Irish expedition on pain of forfeiting his Irish estates. A similar summons to defend his lands in Ireland was issued on 28 July 1368.[6]


Flemming Family History

History Of The Fleming Name

The “Fleming” name had it’s origin from a region of either Belgium or Northern France then referred to as “Flanders”. Those who lived in this area spoke “Flemish”. The name “Fleming” refers to one who is a native of Flanders. The Flemish and Dutch language probably derived from one another. Variation of the Fleming name are numerous: Flemming le Fleming, Flemings, Flemon, Fliming, Fleman, Flemans, Fleminge and Flemyng. Somewhere through the years “Fleming” has evolved from these variations.


It is an interesting fact to the genealogist that the motto borne by the Fleming, or Flemming, family is the only motto recorded in British healdry which is still written in Gaelic This motto, “Bhear na Righ gan”—“May the King live forever”—must date from a very ancient period, as the Flemings have been in England and Scotland for almost a thousand years.

The English chronicler gives as the first of the family Stephen of Flanders, who first assumed the name of Flanders or Fleming to show the nationality of his forefathers. The Irish descendents of Stephen say theat Stephan’s Father, Archembald, a nobleman of Flanders, came from the continent with William the Conqueror and acquired the lordshoip of Bratton in Devonshire.

Stephen Flanders, or Fleming, had a son, Archembald, said to be the ancestor of the Irish family of Flemings who become lords of the estate of Slane, County of Meath, Ireland. There were twenty-three recorded generations of Barons Slane, but the title became dormant in 1726.

William, a younger son of Stephen of flanders, who died in 1197, had a son, Sir Malcom, sheriff of Dumbarton, who died in 1246, and his son Robert was the well-known supporter of Robert Bruce. Robert had two dons, at least-Malcom, who was made Earl of Wigton, and who died in 1362, and Patrick. The son of Malcom, Earl of Wigton, inherited his father’s titles and estates, but later sold them.

Patrick married a daughter of Sir Simon Fraser and had a son Sir Malcolm, who had two sons, Sir David and Patrick. The former had a son Malcolm, who married Elizabeth, Daughter of the Duke of Albany, and had Lord Robert Fleming, who married Margaret Lindsay. Their son was Malcolm, who married Euphemia Christon and had Lord John, who married Janet Steward. Lord John died in 1524, leaving a son, Malcolm, who was created Earl of Wigton under a second creation.

The First Earl of Wigton under this new creation had two sons—James, who succeeded to his father’s honors and was Lord High Chancellor to Queen Mary, and Lord John, who, after his brother’s death, succeeded to the earldom. The latter married Lillian Graham, a daughter of the Earl of Montrose. Their two sons were John and Sir Thomas Fleming. Sir Thomas married Miss Tarleton and emigrated to Virginia and there became the originator of the southern branch of the Fleming family.

Sir Thomas, it is said, had three sons—Tarleton, John and Charles. John died in New Kent, VA., in 1686, leaving a son Charles, who married Susannah Tarleton. The children of this marriage were as follows: Elizabeth; Judith, who married Thomas Randolph; Colonel John, who married Mary Bolling; Tarleton of Rock Castle, who married Hannah Bates; Robert, who was burgess for Caroline county, and Susannah, who married first John Bates and then John Woodson.

Colonel John, the third child and “son and heir” of Charles and Susannah Tarleton Fleming, had five sons and two daughters. Of these the eldest John, was captain of the first Virginia Regiment in the Revolution and was killed at the battle of Princeton in 1776. Charles, the second son, was Lieutenant Colonel of Continental troops in the Third Virginia Regiment; Thomas was Colonel of the Ninth Virginia Continentals; William was judge of the Virgina supreme court, and the yougest son was Richard. John, the eldest, married Susannah—, and had a son John.

Colonel Thomas, the third of these five sons, was the most distinguished. He was born in 1727 and commanded two hundred men in the battle of Point Pleasnt, with the Indians, in 1774. The white forces were in command of General Lewis and the Indians were commanded by Corn Stalk. Fleming’s men hid behind trees and held out their hats. The Indians, mistaking the hats for the white men’s heads, shot at them. At this, Fleming’s men would drop the hats and the Indians would rush forward to scalp their victims. When the Indians got near them, the whites would jump from behind the trees and tomahawk the unwary Indians. These men were all backwoodsmen and knew as well as the Indians, the methods of Indian fighting. There were a thousand Indians and only four hundred whites, but the battle was a signal victory for the whites. Unfortunately, Fleming was severely wounded in this engagement, but he was none the less willing to enter the Revelutionary army a few years later. Thomas Fleming married the daughter of Major John Bolling, the son of Colonel Robert Bolling and the daughter of Thomas Rolf, the son of Pocahontas.

The New Jersey Flemings settled near the old Bethlehem meeting house in Hunterdon County, N.J. There were four brothers, the sons of Malcolm Fleming. These sons were William, Thomas, Andrew and Samuel, but at what date they came to this country is not known. Samuel, the youger, was founder of Flemington, N.J. It is an interesting fact the the genealogy of this branch of the family dates from a few years ago, when Elisha M. Fleming of Belvidere, N.J., found in an old box in one of his barns, papers which proved to be the ancient family records. Malcolm, the father of the four brothers who came to this country, proved to have been a weaver who lived near Cooktown, Ulster province, in the parish of Derryloren, County Tyrone, Ireland. He died some time before 1736.

A third branch of the Fleming family was founded by Solomon Fleming, who came from England to America. His son Sampson lived in New York State, and Sampson’s son was Brigadier General Fleming of the state militia. He was born in 1773 and died in 1843. By his wife, Maria Ludlow, he had a son Augustus, born in 1809, and a son William H., of Greenport. The former married Caroline Bennet Lisle. This branch of the family is small and is located chiefly in New York State.

The fourth branch of the Flemming family ( Nantucket) came to the US via Newfoundland. Two brothers were in a tavern in Ireland and were jumped and forced to work (press gang) on a cargo ship. When they got close to land (Newfoundland) they jumped ship and swam for shore. The locals hid them and they added another “m”  to thier last name to hide it from anyone that would come looking for them (see more detail in the 1800 and 1900 section).

Although it is probable that all who bear the name Fleming today are descendants of the Stephen Fleming who first assumed the name of Flanders, yet there were several men of the name mentioned in the Dornesday book (Survey ordered by William the Conqueror of England in 1086),  and then there have been others who assumed the name of their native country, Flanders.


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