MIDDLETON, John (1678-1739), of Seaton and Fettercairn, Aberdeen.
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b. 27 Sept. 1678, 6th but 2nd surv. s. of George Middleton, D.D., principal of King’s College, Aberdeen, by Jane, da. of James Gordon of Seaton. m. c.1712, Elizabeth, da. of William Cunningham of Enterkin, Ayr, 2s. 5da.
Capt. 3 Ft. 1709; lt.-col. 25 Ft. 1711-17; brevet col. 1711; lt.-gov. Tynemouth castle 1715-17; col. 25 Ft. 1721-32, 13 Ft. 1732-d.; brig.-gen. 1735; gov. Holy Is. bef. 1739; purveyor of coal and candle for Edinburgh garrison by 1739.
Middleton belonged to an Aberdeen family, related to the earls of Middleton, whose forfeited peerage he hoped to have revived in his favour.1 One of the signatories of George I’s accession proclamation at St. James’s on 1 Au