Sir George Fleming (1667-1747), 2nd Baronet, Bishop of Carlisle 1735-47, was the fifth son of Sir Daniel Fleming of Rydal Hall, Westmorland, and his wife Barbara (née Fletcher). He was ordained priest in 1694, and in the same year became domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Carlisle. He progressed through the diocesan hierarchy (prebendary 1701, archdeacon 1705, dean 1727) and was consecrated Bishop of Carlisle in January 1734/35. He succeeded his eldest brother as second baronet in 1736, the year in which his wife died. His only son, Archdeacon William Fleming, predeceased him in March 1742/43.
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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8495
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With one exception the letters listed below were written to Bishop Fleming by his sister-in-law, Mary Fleming (née Fletcher), widow of his brother Henry. Mrs. Fleming seems to have lived in London throughout the period covered by the correspondence, and her letters acquaint the Bishop (who spent a large part of each year in his diocese) with ecclesiastical and political gossip, news of relatives and friends, and the rents of certain episcopal properties that she has received on his...
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