Roger Middleton

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Roger Middleton
Person Roger Middleton
First name Roger
Middle name(s)
Last name Middleton
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Occupation Merchant
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Training Not apprentice
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Has opening text Roger Middleton
Has signoff text Roger Middleton
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Language skills English language
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Birth town Wrexam
Birth county Denbighshire
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Birth country England
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Res parish Saint Margaret Lothbury
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1625
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First deposition age 30
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/70 f.390v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Jul 2 1655
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Roger Middleton (; d.?). Merchant.

Resident in the parish of Saint Margaret Lothbury in 1655.

Born in Wrexham (alt. Wrexam) in Denbighshire in Wales.

Son of Roger Middleton ( of Wrexham in Denbighshire. Nephew of Richard Middleton, of Leadenhall Street (, merchant.

His brother, Richard Middleton, was English consul at the Morea. As he lay dying in 1653, Richard Middleton made his brother Roger "his assigne and consull after his death".[1]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Thirty year old Roger Middleton deposed in the High Court of Admiralty on July 2nd 1655. He was examined on an allegation on behalf of Tayler and Company in the case of "John Tayler and Company against 15 Tonns of Currance brought to this Port of London from Morea in Turkey in the Castle ffriggott, wherof John Wall was master, laden by William ffowke against the said John Hall and William ffowke and all others et cetera".[2]

Comment on sources

PROB 11/190/307 Will of Roger Middleton of Wrexham, Denbighshire 12 October 1642[3]
- Written on August 3rd 1642
- Roger Middleton of Cadwgan in the parish of Wrexham in the dioses of Saint Assape in the county of Denbigh Esquire
- "finding myselfe aged and weake"
- Mentions Sir Thomas Sallisbury Barronet, Sir Thomas Middleton knight, Richard Middleton of London gentleman (meaning my brother Richard Middleton of Leadenhall streete in London Marchant), Samuell ?Mastangen and John Lloyd ap Richard gentleman, to whom Roger Middelton had settled his lands
- His daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Christian and Esther
- His sons Andrew, George, John and Peter
- Sisters Luce, Ales and Katherine
- Cousin Sir Thomas Middleton
- Cousin Thomas Middleton Esquire (son of Sir Thomas Middleton)
- Daughter Anne Meredieth
- Son-in-law Humphrey Lloyd
- Son-in-law ffoulke Middleton
- Son Richard Middleton (sole and only executor)
- Sons John, George, Andrew and Roger

PROB 11/229/659 Will of Richard Middleton of London 28 September 1653[4]
- This is Richard Middleton the elder, uncle of Richard Middleton, merchant and consul in Morea
- Richard Middleton the elder was brother of Roger Middleton of Wrexham, Denbighshire (

PROB 11/247/668 Will of Richard Middleton, Gentleman of City of London 01 March 1655
- Does not appear to be related to Middletons of Wrexam, Denbighshire
- Mentions kin in Cogshill, Essex


Co Co Bridge, 1663-8, 1672-82 Upper Prec, New Fish Street, 1659, St Margaret New Fish Street, 1660-1, Grace Church Street, 1681, pre-1686, St Benet Gracechurch, 1663, 1681, Blackwell Hall, St Michael Bassishaw, 1686 (1) GR, appr, 1633, to Robert Newton or to Daniel Croften, W, 1666 (2) Will PCC 26 Foot pr, 2 Feb 1686/7 f Roger Middleton of Cadowgan, Denbigh, arm, or Thomas Middleton of Garthkynan, Denbigh, gent (3) Grocer (4) City property, land Denbigh, Essex (5) Tory ("good", 1682) (6)

Notes (1) WMBk, Bridge, VBk, St Margaret New Fish Street, VBk, St Benet Gracechurch, will (2) Will, GR, Appr Reg, 1629-66, ff 34d, 64d, Boyd Index (3) GR, Appr Reg, 1629-66, ff 34d, 64d (4) SP/29/418/199"[5]
  1. HCA 13/70 f.394r
  2. HCA 13/70 f.390v
  3. PROB 11/190/307 Will of Roger Middleton of Wrexham, Denbighshire 12 October 1642,, viewed 08/08/2016
  4. PROB 11/229/659 Will of Richard Middleton of London 28 September 1653,, viewed 08/08/2016
  5. 'Middleton, John' in J R Woodhead, 'Maycock - Mynne', in The Rulers of London 1660-1689 A Biographical Record of the Aldermen and Common Councilment of the City of London (London, 1966), pp. 101-119. British History Online, viewed 08/08/2016