MIDDLETON, John (1678-1739), of Seaton and Fettercairn, Aberdeen.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 1715
22 July 1715 - 1722
25 Oct. 1722 - 4 May 1739

Family and Education

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.

Offices Held

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