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George Middleton
George Middleton

Photograph of George Middleton, Principal of King's College, Aberdeen. Photo appears to be taken from a miniature out of its frame and pinned to a wall.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
I think this man lived in Seaton House (which was in Seaton Park) and was turfed out for being a Jacobite? Is this true, and can any one shed more light on him?
Added by Sam on 09 February 2012
Hope the following is of some use to you.
Dates to Remember:
1673 - Minister at Glamis
1675 - Librarian & Listed as Regent as well*
1679 - Sub- Principal of Kings College,Aberdeen
1689 - Principal of Kings College,Aberdeen
Discribed as a Jacobite in 1715
17/07/1662 - Awarded his M.A. in St. Andrews
31/12/1683 - Awarded his D.D.

**Source: Officer and Graduates of University and Kings College, Aberdeen.

Sourced Below from: Scots Peerage, Volume VI, Published 1909.

George, born 14th February and baptized 25th February 1645.
Graduated with M.A. from St. Andrews University 17th July 1662 ;
Minister of Glamis 5th January 1667 ;
Regent of King's College 22nd August 1673 ;
Sub-Principal King's College 21st October 1679 ;
Doctor of divinity of St. Andrews University 31st December 1683 ;
Principal of King's 27th October 1684, succeeding his father in that office also Minister at Glamis.
Demitted his parochial charge and preached his farewell sermon on the 11th July 1685.
He held it till 1716, when he was turned out for being a Jacobite.
He died 26th March 1726.

All of the above were sourced by me through months of research. Just goes to show how hard it can be to get dates that match. The top selection is the dates agreed by most of the historians at and around his life.

Janet, baptized 28 March 1652, daughter of James Gordon of
Seaton and George's wife. She was buried 17 January 1753, at the age of one hundred years and ten months.
The above is from a family tree that I am putting together, as I have been told that our strain of Middleton's are related to George Middleton's side of the Middleton's. He is related to a lot of famous and infamous Middleton's and is related to believe it or not, The Queen, through Earl John Middleton ( George's uncle) who's Daughter married into the Lyon's.
Would it be possible to get a copy of the picture of George for his family tree.
Peter Middleton

Many thanks for your informative comment, this information will be added to the Museum catalogue. I will send a separate attachment of the picture of George Middleton to your email address - Administrator
Added by Peter Middleton on 05 April 2012
Thank you for such meticulous detail. I believe James Gordon married again, to Mariori Forbes who was the daughter of Robert Forbes, Provost of Rubislaw. Do you have any info regarding the parents of Jake Gordon of Seatons? I read a ratification to James Gordon and it looks as if his father was another James Gordon, a writer in Edinburgh. Please do contact me if you have more info.
Added by Deborah varney on 20 April 2012
There is a book called "Lost Aberdeen"(actually there are a few) but one of them is about Aberdeens lost Architecture and it says George was taken in by his son also called George, who was a Hanoverian, after the 1715 collapse. Such a confusing uprising with father against son. So I guess not all Hanoverians were bad. They both stayed at Seaton House and were followers of James Gibbs architecture who designed Seaton House for them.
Added by Sam on 28 April 2012
Are you able to tell me who James Gordon of Seatons parents were?
Added by Deborah Varney on 16 November 2013
I only heard about James Gordon through a book by Diane Morgan. He was given land by Robert Keith of Seaton to build a house and ferry accross the river. But that's all I know of him really, sorry. I was more interested in the house that was built in Seaton Park because I was hoping to put up a plaque to inform the public about vandalism and why the house is no longer there. It's a real shame.
Added by Sam on 20 November 2013
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