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Edward Middleton

Birthplace: Emigrated Barbados Berkley, England
Death: Died in South Carolina, USA.
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Middleton and Hester Middleton
Husband of Sarah Middleton and Sara Middleton
Father of Gov Arthur Middleton
Brother of Katherine Middleton; Mary Middleton; Hester Middleton and Arthur Middleton

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About Edward Middleton

  • 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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Edward Middleton's Timeline

January 10, 1642
Emigrated Barbados Berkley, England
October 29, 1681
Age 39
Age 42
South Carolina, USA.
Age 42
Lived South Carolina at Oaks on Goose Creek