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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Robert [Robin] Fleming, CBE, DL 1932-2020

_. Robert [Robin] Fleming, who died 26 June, 2020, aged 87, was Chairman, Robert Fleming Holdings 1990-97, scion of the Flemings of Nettlebed, the landed gentry family.

He was born 18 Sept, 1932, son of Maj. Philip Fleming [1889-1971], by his wife the former Joan Cecil Hunloke [1901-1991], and was a cousin of the James Bond creator, Ian Fleming.

Robin's mother was descended from Lady Sophia FitzClarence [1795-1837], the illegitimate daughter of King William IV and the actress Dorothea Bland [known as 'Mrs Jordan'].

Robin Fleming served in the Royal Scots Greys, and joined the family merchant bank, Robert Fleming Holdings, in 1958. He served as High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1980, and was appointed a deputy lieutenant of the county a decade later.

His homes were at Steeple Barton near Bicester, and Black Mount, Bridge of Orchy, Argyll.

He married 28 April, 1962, Victoria Margaret Aykroyd [born 1 Apr, 1939], scion of the Aykroyd baronets, daughter of Frederic Howard Aykroyd [1907-78], by his wife the former Ruth Joan Oldfield [died 1992].

He is survived by his wife, and by three children, Philip [born 1965], Rory [born 1968], and Joanna [born 1963].

His son Rory was married to Baroness Caroline Elizabeth Ada Iuel-Brockdorff, a relative of the Danish royal family.

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