HUGH FLEMING - MARY CRAIG

HUGH FLEMING was born at Martinholme, Avondale on the 18th of July 1773.

Son of JOHN FLEMING (b.c.1745) and JANET FLEMING. (Ref. the above Hugh Fleming's death certificate) Janet's maiden surname may not necessarily be Fleming.

MARY CRAIG was born in Avondale about 1785.

Daughter of Alexander Craig and Elizabeth Craig.

Hugh and Mary were married in Avondale on the 18th of March 1809. (Transcribed from OPR 621/2 FR380)

They are living at Low Ploughland on the 1841 and 1851 census.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Fleming, born in Avondale on the 5th of July 1809 (Transcribed from OPR Ref. 621/2, FR???)

    Elizabeth died in 1835 (information from father's death certificate, difficult to read).

    Elizabeth married Alexander Monroe in Avondale on the 22nd of November 1833. There are two children with the surname Monroe on the 1841 census, and three on the 1851 census (as Munro). They are identified (on the 1851 census) as Hugh Fleming's grand-children and are presumably Elizabeth's children.

  2. John Fleming, born in Avondale on the 31st of December 1812. (Transcribed from OPR Ref. 621/2, FR???)
    John farmed at Low Ploughland. He and his sister Mary are living there on the 1881 census. John never married, and died at Vicarlea Cottage, Strathaven, on the 12th of March 1900. One beneficiary of his estate was his nephew, Alexander Fleming - the money Alexander received gave him him the means to pursue a career in medicine.
  3. Alexander Fleming, born in Ploughland, Avondale, on the 9th of February 1814. (Transcribed from OPR Ref. 621/2, FR???)
    Alexander was married to Grace Anderson (b. Muirkirk c.1816), daughter of William Anderson and Agnes Kirkland. They are at Glengavel Mill, Avondale, on the 1841 and 1851 census. Alexander's occupation is 'Miller Of Oats'. They are at Thriepland Farm, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire on the 1881 census. Alexander and Grace had at least eight children. Two of their sons, Alexander and Robert, married two sisters, Margaret and Janet Strang, from the neighbouring farm of Floors. They are grand-daughters of James Strang and Elizabeth Jamieson.
  4. Hugh Fleming, born in Avondale on the 23rd of March 1816. (Transcribed from OPR Ref. 621/2, FR???)
  5. For some reason there are two births recorded for the 23rd of March in the OPR - 1816 and 1819.

    Hugh married Jane Young (b. Avondale c.1844), daughter of Thomas Young and Jane Anderson. Hugh and Jane were at one time living at Templeland Farm, Avondale - at least one child was born there, in 1862.

    Jane died in 1873. In 1876 Hugh married Grace Morton (b. Galston c. 1847), daughter of John Morton and Grace Steel. One of Hugh and Grace's children was Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin.

    Hugh died on the 20th of October 1888 at Lochfield Farm, Loudoun.

  6. Janet Fleming, born in Ploughland, Avondale, on the 29th of December 1818. (OPR Ref. 621/2, FR349)
  7. Janet is at Ploughland on the 1841 census.

  8. William Fleming, born in Ploughland, Avondale, on the 17th of January 1824. (OPR Ref. 621/4, FR540)
  9. William is at Ploughland on the 1841 census. He married Isabella Morrison, daughter of John Morrison and Jane Lindsay.

  10. Margaret Fleming, born in Ploughland, Avondale, on the 23rd of June 1826. (OPR Ref. 621/4, FR547)
  11. Margaret is at Ploughland on the 1851 census.

  12. Andrew Fleming, born c.1827
  13. Andrew is not at Ploughland on the 1841 or 1851 census.

  14. Mary Fleming, born in Ploughland, Avondale on the 15th of June 1829. (OPR Ref. 621/4, FR556)
    Mary is with her brother John at Low Ploughland on the 1881 and 1891 census. She died on the 7th of May 1895. (Ref. monumental inscription, Strathaven Cemetery)
  15. Marion Fleming, born in Ploughland, Avondale, on the 18th of January 1832. (OPR Ref. 621/4, FR564)
    Marion died in 1833 (information from father's death certificate).

Ploughland is variously spelt 'Plouland' or 'Plewland' on the OPR entries.

Hugh died at Ploughland Farm, Avondale, on the 15th of February 1855.

Mary died at Ploughland on the 22nd of January 1856.

Hugh and Mary are buried in Strathaven cemetery.