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The Middleton clan from Kincardineshire

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  • Helen Middleton (deceased)
  • George Middleton (c.1660 - 1708)
    Mentioned 27 March 1642 in Aberdeen. (Records of Old Aberdeen MCLVII-MCMIII, page 15.) Mentioned 22 August 1662 as 'Dr. George Middleton, brother-german to Mr. Alexander Middleton.' - Reg. of Deeds (...
  • Alexander Middleton, D.D. (c.1610 - 1685)
    Pricipal of Kings College, Aberdeen Graduated at King's College, Aberdeen 1630. Regent and Procurator Laudoniensis 30 June 1634 Sub-Principal of King's College 10 March 1641. Admitted minister of the...
  • Iwer Gregoriussen Middelthun (c.1751 - 1831)
    Either he came to Norway, or his father did before he was born. Iwer/Iver/Ivar is a Norse name, which indicates that it was perhaps his father (related to the 1745 Jacobite rebellion?), and that Iwer w...

Middleton is one of those surnames derived from a place, and it is also one which, at an early date, appears in many localities both in England and Scotland. The Middletons treated of in this project descend from a family who settled in the Mearns or Kincardineshire, and assumed the style of Middleton *de eodem,' or of that Ilk. They are said to have obtained their lands in the time of David I., according to a charter by William the Lion to a Malcolm, son of Kenneth, cited by Nisbet on the authority of Sir George Mackenzie.

The original parish in Kindcardineshire, which named the Middleton clan and earldom, has later been renamed Fettercairn.

Several later clan members emigrated to places like Norway, the USA and others, and it is the projects intent to map out these connections.