Margaret Scott Fleming (nee Ballentine), circa 1893.

Margaret Scott Ballentine1

(1855 - 1930)

Personal details


     She was usually called Maggie. Margaret was born on 6 January 1855 in Kirkton in the Parish of Eastkilbride, ScotlandG. She was born at 3am and had an older sister and an older brother, both living..2,1,3,4,5 She was the daughter of Thomas Ballentine and Christina Ballentyne.6,1,3,7 As of 28 December 1877 her married name was Fleming.8,2


     She died at age 75 on 23 November 1930 in Thames, New ZealandG.

Family life


     She married Charles Fleming on 28 December 1877 in Tollcross, Shettleston, Glasgow, ScotlandG. They were married after banns were announced according to the rites of the United Presbyterian Church.8,2,3,4

Children of Margaret Scott Ballentine and Charles Fleming

Life event details


  • She and Charles Fleming emigrated aboard "Eastern Monarch" on 20 July 1883 from Glasgow, ScotlandG.6
    The Fleming family migrated to Australia abourd the "Eastern Monarch" (picture: Brodie Collection, La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria)
  • She and Charles Fleming emigrated to New Zealand circa 1904 from Sydney, AustraliaG.2
  • She and Charles Fleming immigrated circa 1904 to Auckland, New ZealandG.2

Census, occupation and residence information

Witnessed events



  1. [S174] Birth Registration for Margaret Ballentine, 4874/1855, General Register Office, Scotland, 22 Jan 1855.
  2. [S139] Letter from Nolan Rafferty (297 Westmister Ave, Tamatea, Napier, NZ) to Reginald Bruce Fleming, 5 Nov 1983, A19831105, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming.
  3. [S183] Marriage Certificate for Charles Fleming and Margaret Ballantyne, Number 34820, General Register Office, Scotland, 28 Dec 1877.
  4. [S184] Birth Certificate for Elizabeth Taylor Fleming, 27 in 1893, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming, 10 Jan 1923.
  5. [S235] Fleming houselhold, Census, 3 April 1881, General Register Office, Scotland.
  6. [S138] Diary aboard Eastern Monarch, Charles Fleming, (MS, 1883; Eastern Monarch); Christina Rafferty; Napier, New Zealand.
  7. [S170] Marriage Record for Thomas Ballentyne and Christina Ballentyne, Number 48496, General Register Office, Scotland, 20 Jul 1851.
  8. [S72] Birth Certificate for Charles Taylor Fleming, 106, Scottish Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 17 January 1879.
  9. [S240] Death Register for Thomas Ballantyne Fleming, 1012 in 1881 in Bridgeton, General Register Office, Scotland, 23 Nov 1881.
  10. [S208] Death Certificate for Charles Taylor Fleming, 009841/1937, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 24 May 1937.
  11. [S33] Marriage Certificate for Charles Taylor Fleming and Ada Grace Flowerdew, Number 2742 (1033), Volume 1900, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 11 July 1900.


Angus Fleming's descendants
Family forebears chart
Angus Fleming's descendants