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"Joseph Fleming was a professional Soldier in the English Army. Served with the29th Regiment of Foot during the American War of Independence. His regiment served in America from 1746 to 1789. They then returned to England and on the 3rd December, 178 9 Joseph was transferred to the New South Wales Corp. He was promoted to Sergeant in January 1790. Mary was probably American by birth and it appears as though they were married in America, as their eldest daughter Eleanor was born there.


They arrived in Australia on the sailing ship "William and Ann" on the 28August 1791, history tells us that as the ship berthed in Sydney a son was born to the Fleming's, he was to be called Henry, this is significant as he was to establish the Fleming Blood line in this country. He was the first Australian born to be given grants of land in this country when he was only 5 years and 4 months old.


Joseph left the New South Wales Corp on the 26 November 1794 and was given grants of land at Concord, Sydney. He died on his property not long after, leaving a widow and three young children. Henry was born on board the ship in the port of Sydney."


- Perri Dixon, Descendants of Joseph Fleming, 30 Oct 2000.



Joseph Flemming

"Joseph Fleming was a professional Soldier in the English Army. Served with the29th Regiment of Foot during the American War of Independence. His regiment served in America from 1746 to 1789. They then returned to England and on the 3rd December, 178 9 Joseph was transferred to the New South Wales Corp. He was promoted to Sergeant in January 1790. Mary was probably American by birth and it appears as though they were married in America, as their eldest daughter Eleanor was born there.



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