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Genealogy of the Middelton Family 1700-1947


XIX. PETER MIDDELTON, of Stockeld, second son of William Middelton and Katherine, daughter of Henry Constable, 1st Viscount Dunbar, and Mary his wife, succeeded to the estates on the death of his brother; aged 11 years on August 15, 1665; married firstly Ann, daughter of Roger Meynell of Kilvington, and his wife Mary, daughter of Sir John Middelton of Thrintoft. They had issue:

1. William, born September 2, 1689; buried Thornton-le-Street November 27, 16[89?].

2. John, born September 28, 1690, died in infancy.

1. Mary or Maria, born 1691; entered nunnery at Cambrai, June 1703, aged 12; later joined her aunt at the English Augustinian convent at Paris; took the name Magdalen Teresa, professed 1711, died February 27, 1773.

married secondly Elizabeth (buried in the Haggerston Aisle, Holy Island Church, March  20, 1735/6), eldest daughter of Marmaduke, 3rd Lord Langdale of Holme on Spalding Moor in Yorkshire, by settlement dated February 21, 1700/1. Peter died July  25, 1714, buried at Spofforth July 28, 1714. They had issue:

1. Peter, baptised December 17, 1702, Spofforth; died under age and intestate 3 July 1718.

2. Marmaduke Middelton of Stockeld, succeeded to the estates; died unmarried and intestate May 6, buried at Spofforth May 9, 1757.

3. William Middelton of Stockeld, baptised March 18, 1706/7; succeeded his brother Marmaduke; married Frances, daughter of John Errington, of Beaufront, co. Northumberland, and his wife Maria, daughter of James Levery of London, September 13, 1759, at St. George’s, Hanover Square, London, died without issue August 10, buried at Spofforth August 15, 1763. Frances (died  June  25, 1787) remarried May 16, 1766 William Fermor of Tusmore, Oxfordshire (died  1806) and had issue by this marriage.

4. John, baptised June 8, 1710, Spofforth; a resident of York, will December 1, probate December 12, 1734, buried at Spofforth December 9, 1734.



XX. ELIZABETH MIDDELTON; baptised at Spofforth December 8, 1701 married November 30, 1721, SIR CARNABY HAGGERSTON, (born c. February 1698, died July 17, buried July 20, 1756, Ellingham, aged 59), 3rd Bt., of Haggerston, co. Northumberland, son of William Haggerston and Anne his wife, daughter and heiress of Sir Philip Constable, 3rd Bt., of Everingham. She died January 1, buried January 4, 1770, at Spofforth. They had issue:

1. Sir Thomas Haggerston, 4th Bt., born September 11, 1722, married 1754, Mary, (died May 22, 1773), daughter of George Silvertop, of Minsteracres, Northumberland, and had issue:


3. Edward Haggerston of Ellingham, married Anne Mary, 4th daughter of William Plowden, of Salop (by Frances, daughter of 5th Baron Dormer) and died without issue March 17, 1804, aged 72.

1. Ann, born October 18, 1723, married Thomas Clifford or Clifton, of Lytham, Lancs., and died without issue

2. Mary, born April 2, 1725, a Poor Clare at Gravelines, professed 1744, died before 1786.

3. Elizabeth, born October 10, 1726, a Benedictine nun at Pontoise, took the name Bernarda in 1747, removed in 1786 to Cambrai.

4. Frances, born October 4, 1728, buried Holy Island February 14, 1731/2.


XXI. WILLIAM HAGGERSTON-CONSTABLE, of Everingham and Terregles, succeeded to his great uncle Sir Marmaduke Constable’s estates. Born November 21, 1731, married October 17, 1758, Lady Winifred Maxwell, only child of William Maxwell, ‘titular’ Earl of Nithsdale (died August 4, 1776, ‘aged 72’), and his first wife (married 1730) Catherine (died June 16, 1765) daughter of the 4th Earl of Traquair. William died at Terregles House June 20, 1797, and his wife died there July 13, 1801. They had issue:

1. Marmaduke William Constable, of Everingham and Carlaverock Castle, Dumfriesshire, assumed by Royal Licence the name of Maxwell; born January 2, 1760; married November 26, 1800, Theresa Apollonia (died November 8, 1846, aged 76, buried at Everingham), daughter of Edmund Wakeman, of Beckford. He died 1819 leaving issue.


3. Charles Constable, born March 25, 1764. He married firstly, on July 21, 1793 at Marylebone, Elizabeth, sister and heir of Sir William Stanley, Bt., of Hooton, when he assumed the name of Stanley. She died without issue June 23, 1797. He married secondly, November 24, 1800, Mary, daughter of Thomas Macdonald, son of Angus Macdonald, of Gellovie, of a junior branch of Macdonald of Keppoch. She died February 18, 1831. He died September 14, 1844, leaving issue.

1. Catherine, born January 7, 1762, died unmarried May 17, 1783, aged 21, buried in St Pancras churchyard, London.

2. Mary or Mary-Ann Constable, born July 18, 1766, married June 24, 1794, John Webbe Weston, of Sutton Place, Surrey. Died 1847.

3. Theresa Constable, born August 18, 1768, died unmarried May 18, 1846

4. Clementina, born December 29, 1774, died an infant, buried St Pancras.


XXII. WILLIAM CONSTABLE, born December 25, 1760, assumed the name of MIDDELTON on succeeding to the Middelton estates on the death of his great-uncle William Middelton in 1763. Of Stockeld Park and Myddelton Lodge; married February  11, 1782, Clara Louisa (died March 26, 1833, Paris), daughter of William Grace (grandfather of Sir William Grace, 2nd Bt.) by his wife Mary, daughter and heiress of Richard Harford, of Marshfield, co. Dublin, and died December 16, 1847. They had issue:

1. William Middelton, born December 4, baptised December 7, 1782, died September 27, 1800.

2. Marmaduke Middelton, twin of John, born December 7, baptised December 9, 1783; died at Stonyhurst on January 6, 1801.

3. John Middelton, twin of Marmaduke, born December 7, baptised December 9, 1783; died February 14, 1789, of ‘fever’.


5. John Francis (known as Frank or Francis) Middelton, of Park Hall, Spinkhill, near Sheffield, born July 16, baptised July 17, 1792, married Miss Alicia Maria Taylor on November 27, 1821, at Brindle, Lancs. He died, without issue, July 26, 1855, at Park Hall and she died January 9, 1864, aged 70, at the same place.

1. Mary Middelton, born 15 March, baptised 16 March, 1786; died March 14, buried March 16, 1796, aged 9.

2. Clara Middelton, born and baptised 11 June, 1787; died February 7, 1789, of ‘fever’.

3. Anne Middelton, born October 16, 1788, died unmarried 30 Kalend (sic) of December, 1826, aged 38, buried at Myddelton Lodge.

4. Frances Mary Middelton, born and baptised December 8, 1790; died April 30, 1791, of smallpox.

5. Barbara Clara Middelton. Born January 3, 1794, and possibly the daughter of John Rose. She married in 1827 Pierre Auguste Hippolyte Charles Frederic (known as Fritz), Vicompte de Cussy, only son of Francois Augustin, Chevalier de Cussy (died 1848), and his wife Caroline Agathe de Steinhausen. Fritz was born at Mannheim January 24, 1793 and died at Bayeux January 27, 1867 leaving issue.


XXIII. PETER MIDDELTON, of Stockeld Park and Myddelton Lodge, succeeded to the estates on the death of his father. He was born and baptised February 1, 1785, married July 23, 1812, at Allerton Mauleverer, the Hon. Juliana Stourton (born May 12, 1789, died November 27, 1861); daughter of Charles Philip, 17th Lord Stourton; died June  3, 1866. They had issue:

1. William Joseph Middelton, of Myddelton Lodge, Yorks., born and baptised February 11, 1815 at Stockeld, died unmarried February 26, 1885.

2. Marmaduke Middelton, born and baptised September 26, 1816, Stockeld, died in infancy.


4. Peter Aloysius Joseph Middelton, born and baptised 29 June, 1822, Stockeld, died in infancy.

5. John Joseph Middelton, of Myddelton Lodge, later Laurel House, JP West Riding, Major 5th Regiment Lancashire militia, born February 13, baptised February  14, 1830, at Little Blake Street Chapel, York; died unmarried November 12, 1891, at Ilkley.

6. Edward Bartholemew Joseph Middelton, born and baptised August 24, 1836, at Stockeld; of Tivoli, and later Ely Lodge, Ilkley, and of Suirmount, co. Tipperary; married August 6, 1862, Emily (possibly born January  24, 1846, died April 26, 1914), daughter of Nicholas Alfred Power JP, of Belleview House, co. Kilkenny, and his wife Margaret Jane, daughter of Major R.D. Cane, 5th Dragoon Guards; died November 27, 1906. They had issue Edith Annie Middelton, married January 20, 1900, Marmaduke Manley, 3rd son of George Manley of Spofforth Hall, Yorks., and died April 29, 1916, leaving issue

1. Mary Middelton, born and baptised December 13, 1813, Stockeld; a Sister of Mercy, died unmarried at Cortinburgh (Kortenburg), Belgium, March 26, 1888.

2. Juliana Theresa Mary Middelton, born and baptised May 5, 1818, Stockeld; married July 23, 1840, at Stockeld, the Hon. Henry Constable-Maxwell-Stuart, of Traquair, JP and DL, (born December 28, 1809, died October 26, 1890), brother of William, 10th Lord Herries; died September 12, 1904; and had issue.

3. Apollonia Mary Middelton, born and baptised September 11, 1819, Stockeld; died unmarried, London, May 4, 1892.

4. Marianne Middelton, born and baptised August 12, 1824, Stockeld; entered Noviciate of the Sisters of St Vincent de Paul, June 1847; took charge of Beacon Lane Orphan Boys’ Industrial School, Liverpool 1863; died Everton, Liverpool, March 20, 1882.

5. Charlotte Mary Middelton, born April 5, baptised April 6, 1826, Stockeld; married at Myddelton Lodge January 26, 1853, as 2nd wife George William Manley of Spofforth Hall (born 1825, died 24 May, 1904, his first wife being Isabel, daughter of Jesse Watts-Russell, of Ilam Hall, Staffs, married 1849, died without issue 1850); died October 21, 1883. They had issue.

6. Catherine Mary Middelton, born and baptised May 24, 1827, Stockeld; married 1849, John Blundell, of Crook Hall, Chorley, co. Lancaster, JP (born 1824, died London August 1896), fourth son of William Blundell (whose mother was a Tempest of Broughton) of Crosby, JP and DL, by his wife Catherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Stanley Massey Stanley, 7th Bt. of Hooton; died 1889. They had issue, all unmarried.

7. Frances Mary Middelton, born March 31, York, and baptised 1 April, 1833, Stockeld; a Sister of Charity of Saint Vincent of Paul, at Constantinople 1917, where she died August 2, 1921.


XIV. CHARLES MARMADUKE MIDDELTON of Myddelton Lodge, co. York, JP and DL for the West Riding, for co. Inverness, and for Somerset, succeeded to the estates on the death of his brother William; born December 6, baptised December 7, 1820, Stockeld; married July 28, 1859, at the Royal Bavarian Chapel, Warwick St, London, Helen (born June 17, 1830, died July 14, 1888, daughter of James Fraser of Achnagairn, near Kirkhill, Inverness-shire, and relict of Huntly George Gordon Duff, of Muirtown, co. Inverness

whom she had married June 17, 1847, and who died May 23, 1856, leaving issue Amy, born June, 1849; died February 8, 1859 at Rome; and Georgina Huntly, born August 20, 1856, married as second wife, June 12, 1889, Francis Darwin, of Elston, Notts., and Creskeld, Yorks. He died 1920 and she died December 30, 1920}); died October 15, 1904. They had issue:

1. Marmaduke Peter Middelton, born June 28, died June 29, 1863.

2. Marmaduke Francis Middelton, born May 3, 1867, at 5, Stanhope Place, London W2; died unmarried November 17, 1947 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Mare St., Hackney.

3. Reginald Charles Middelton, Jesuit priest, born February 21, 1870, died December 18, 1941, Oxford.

4. Lionel William George Middelton, tea planter and prospector, born January 8, 1872, Foxcote, Ilmington, Warwickshire; died unmarried January 9, 1945, Carnarvon, Western Australia.

1. Hilda Teresa Middelton, born May 26, 1868, 26 Hertford Street, Mayfair; died unmarried, date unknown.



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