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About 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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