Arthur Middleton (1681 - 1737) MP

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Death: Died
Occupation: President of convention in 1719, overthrew Lords Proprietors, Governor
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About Arthur Middleton

Arthur Middleton


Royal Governor of South Carolina Province 1724 to 1729


  • In 1678, Edward Middleton emigrated from England to Barbados and from there to South Carolina, eight years after the founding of Charleston. Receiving large grants of land on Goose Creek, not far from the colonial capital, Edward settled at a plantation he named The Oaks, and served as Lords Proprietors deputy for many years.
  • His estate passed to his son, Arthur, who also was active in public life and became president of the convention that, in 1719, overthrew the Lords Proprietors.
  • In 1741, Arthur's son, Henry, married Mary, the only daughter and heiress of John Williams, a wealthy landowner, Justice of the Peace and member of the Assembly.
  • Mary's dowry included the house and plantation that they named Middleton Place. Here, rather than at The Oaks, they made their home.
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Arthur Middleton's Timeline

October 29, 1681
Age 28
Suffolk, England
Age 35
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Age 37
Age 37
South Carolina
September 17, 1737
Age 55
twice remarried, no further issue