Earl of Middleton

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Not to be confused with Earl of Midleton.

Earl of Middleton was a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1656 for army officer John Middleton, together with the subsidiary title Lord Clermont and Fettercairn, also in the Peerage of Scotland. He was succeeded by his son, Charles, who served in political offices under Charles II and James II & VI. The titles were attainted on 2 July 1695 after the 2nd earl was tried for treason and joined the exiled king in France. He was made Earl of Monmouth in the Jacobite Peerage of England.

Earls of Middleton (1656)[edit]