Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Trove Tuesday - Lloyd Fleming

Amy Houston from Branches, Leaves & Pollen suggested the great idea of a Trove Tuesday theme.

In searching Trove for some news of other Fleming family members I could not find anything on my Grandfather's Uncle, Moses Fleming.
With a name like that I was sure anything that was there would have shown up.

Moses, his wife Mary Catherine nee Hughes and their baby daughter, Ada Christine Fleming, moved from Kotupna in Victoria to the West Wyalong area of New South Wales around 1893.
They went on to have 8 more children.  The third youngest son was Lloyd Fleming (1909-1976)

Lloyd made the news in a very unfortunate way.  It appears he suffered a mental illness and probably shouldn't have been released from the Parramatta mental hospital.

In all I found sixteen news entries, many of those were copies.  The following seem to be the main stories.  I haven't yet found out the rest of Lloyd's story or other information on his family members.

Charge After Fatal Fire. (1948, January 7). The Courier-Mail(Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49658390

INSANITY CHARGE FOLLOWS INQUIRY IN WYALONG FIRE. (1948, January 7). The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2734426
DEVELOPMENT IN WYALONG FIRE INQUIRY. (1948, January 7). Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 - 1954) , p. 2. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84603816
Court Sequel To Wyalong Murder. (1948, January 14). Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), p. 8. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48501747
MAN SET HOUSE ON FIRE WHILE INSANE. (1948, March 23).The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2740619
Claimed Insane. (1948, March 23). The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved October 8, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49649841
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  1. Such a sad story to find in Trove, Kerryn.

  2. What a sad tale, wonderfully documented.

  3. What a tragic record. I wonder if there are mental hospital records for NSWW as there are for Qld. Sounds like he was schizophrenic.

  4. It is very sad and sadder still that mental health doesn't seem to have improved a hell of a lot today. Thanks for the tip about mental hospital records Pauleen.

  5. Hi there , Moses Fleming (buried west wyalong) is my great grandfather , Moses son Dudley Fleming (married ivy Duncan) is my grandfather/mother and his son (my dad) is also Dudley Fleming (married Mabel raw)

    1. Thanks so much for leaving your comment here Beerwenche. I have not had much contact with descendants of Moses Fleming. Do you know if there are still descendants in West Wyalong or have they all moved away? My email address is geekaytay@gmail.com I'd love to keep in touch.