Rev. Francis Patrick Fleming

Rev. Francis Patrick Fleming (1823-1895)

Reverend Francis Patrick Fleming, later Flemyng, went up to Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1843, graduating B.A. 1847, M.A. 1852, and LL.D. 1867. From 1853 to 1855 he was Military Chaplain, King William's Town, Kaffaria, Cape of Good Hope, and Chaplain to the Forces at Mauritius, 1855-1857. During the 1860's he was Princess Alice's chaplain at Hesse-Darmstadt, and was an ambulance [hospital] chaplain during the Franco-Prussian War, receiving a French medal for his services. During the 1870s he held various posts in Scotland, and from 1885-1887 he was Chaplain of St. Andrew's, Pau, in the Basses Pyrenées. He lived latterly at Torquay, where he died on 14 August 1895.

He was the author of Kafferia (1852), South Africa (1855), and Mauritius (1862).

Sources: Crockford's Clerical Directory (1886) and Alumni Cantabrigiensis (1944).

Photographed by Camille Silvy on 5 June 1861.

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