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Arthur Middleton

Birthplace: SC, USA
Death: Died in SC, USA
Place of Burial: Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Middleton; Edward Middleton; Sarah Middleton and Sara Middleton
Husband of Mary Middleton; Sarah Amory Middleton and Sarah Middleton
Father of Thomas Middleton; Henry Middleton, 2nd Pres. of the Cont. Congress; Hon. William Middleton of Crowfield; Hester Middleton and Col Thomas Middleton

Occupation: President of convention in 1719, overthrew Lords Proprietors, Governor
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About Gov 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.

ARTHUR MIDDLETON, 1681-1737. Member and Speaker of the Commons House of Assembly,

 South Carolina, 1706-1710. Naval Officer, 1711. Mem- 
 ber of Council, 1711-1717. Commissioner to Virginia, 
  1715. President of the Convention which overthrew the 
 Proprietary Government, 1719. President of the Council, 
 1721-1725, 1731-1737. Royal Governor of South Carolina, 
 1725-1730, as President of the Council. 
  181, 338. 
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Gov Arthur Middleton's Timeline

October 29, 1681
- 2014
Age 23
Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, S.C.

This place is beautiful I remember touring it with my late husband and his Aunt and Uncle when they came to visit us while we were stationed and the Navy base back in the 1970's. The pictures really don't tell how beautiful it really is. You miss the smells of flowers. They also are not showing the whole story either of like the slave quarters. It is my understanding that the plantation was used to film Gone with the Wind. (At least that is what our guide told us.) I see the tree is still there that my late husband climbed in order to get pictures of him sitting in the tree.
There are a lot more pictures on the below sight

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Berkley, South Carolina, Colony
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August 3, 1723
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Goose Creek, South Carolina, USA
September 17, 1737
Age 55
September 17, 1737
Age 55
Burial: Unknown