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About the Middleton surname

1. ROBERT MIDDLETON, the immigrant ancestor, was transported to Maryland, along with Benjamin Arnold and Thomas Thornton, by Benjamin Rozer of Charles County, Maryland prior to 16 Feb 1671. Born c1651 (being aged 'about 30' in a deposition filed Aug 1681), he died shortly before 6 May 1708 in Prince George's County, Maryland when Mary Middleton and John Middleton signed the bond to administer his estate. In 1681 the Council at St. Mary's City commissioned him a coronet in the Mounted Troops under Captain Randolph Brandt. In 1696 he was appointed a justice and also a coroner for Prince George's County. From 1704-1708 he was a warden and vestryman of St. John's Church of Piscataway Parish at Broad Creek. He secured his first land in 1679, being a 112 acre tract called "Wickham." He was married in 1672 to Mary Wheeler, daughter of Major John Wheeler and his wife Mary. John Wheeler gave to Robert and Mary Middleton "for fatherly love and natural affections" his 365 acre plantation "Wheeler's Hope." Besides the five known sons, there may have been others and surely daughters as well.