Margaret FLEMING, 1809 - 1848
Fleming was born on the 23rd March 1809 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. She
was the Daughter of James
Fleming and Margaret
was born on 13th Feb 1780 at Kilmacolm, Renfrew, Scotland,
Biggar was born in Eastwood, Renfrewshire on the 8th October
1780. James was a Coal Merchant and in 1841 was living at 56 Storie Street,
Paisley High Parish,
James was a Coal Merchant and in 1841 was living at 56 Storie Street, Paisley High Parish,Renfrew, Scotland. Margaret had a sister, Janet born on the 22nd June 1811.
Margaret Fleming in one of the first Photographs
is assumed to have married John
Macgregor (born 24th August 1802), the fourth son of
Macgregor a clockmaker and Annie
McNicol, in about 1830. Together they had seven
children, of whom two boys and three girls survived. They were:
Macgregor born 23rd December 1833, City Parish, Glasgow,
· Margaret Macgregor born 2nd October 1836, Barony, Lanarkshire.
Macgregor born 4th March 1840, Barony, Lanarkshire.
John Macgregor born 13th
April 1843, Barony, Lanarkshire.
Macgregor born about 1846, known as Jenny.
Peter and Helen died in infancy, before they were christened.
Margaret had fifteen grandchildren from the children of these marriages,
although she knew none of them, as she died so young.
worked at David Napier’s shipyard and here he made the acquaintance of Mr
David Tod. Together they ran the engineering department for a while.
1833 he formed the partnership with his friend David Tod, “Tod and
Macgregor” was formed at Carrick Street, moving to Werroch Street and
eventually on to Meadowside, Partick.
Tod and Macgregor were described as “the
fathers of iron shipbuilding on the Clyde”, building famous ships such as the
“City of Glasgow” and the “City of Paris”.
On the 18th September 1848 Margaret Fleming died, the cause is not known, she was only 39. Her memorial stone is to be found in the Glasgow Necropolis:
On the 9th of March
1851 John married Margaret York.
The census, conducted later in that year, shows Margaret Fleming's children living with John and
his new wife.