Archive:County Families of Wales
Thomas Nicholas, Annals and antiquities of the counties and county families of Wales (London: Longmans, Green, Reader, 1872).
The first of this family in Glamorgan was Sir John le Fleming, on whom FitzHamon is said to have bestowed the manors of St. George, Wenvoe, Flemingston, Llandmaes, &tc. His wife was Amicia, dau. of Baldwin Magnus, Lord of Whitney. He had a younger son, called by the Welsh Fleming melyn, "the yellow," to whom he gave the manors of Flemingston and Constantine Walles, "which continued in his descendants until, on failure of issue male, William Fleming sold the estate to Lewis Thomas, Esq., of Bettws."
Sir John Fleming's eldest son, Sir William Fleming, succeeded him in the lordships of St. George, Wenvoe, and Llandmaes. In the reign of Edward II., under the younger Hugh Despencer, a Sir William Fleming was in possession of these lands.
[Transcriber's note: Robert FitzHamon's conquest of Glamorgan occurred during the reign of King William II "Rufus".]
A.D. 1600--A.D. 1872.Portreeves
John Whitney, Gent. .... 1747
Sir Robert Whitney, Kt., of Whitney .... 1562
_____ Whitney of Whitney .... 1608
Robert Whitney, Esq., of Whitney .... 1616