Earl of Middleton

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Not to be confused with Earl of Midleton.
Crest of the Earls of Middleton

Earl of Middleton was a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created 1 October 1656[1] for army officer John Middleton, together with the subsidiary title Lord Clermont and Fettercairn, also in the Peerage of Scotland. In 1674, he was succeeded by his son, Charles, who served in political offices under Charles II and James II & VI. In 1693 the second earl joined the exiled king in France and was subsequently tried for treason in absentia on 23 July 1694 and the titles attainted by act of Parliament on 2 July 1695. Charles was made Earl of Monmouth and Viscount Clermont in the Jacobite Peerage of England in 1701.

Earls of Middleton (1656)[edit]

Arms[edit]

Per fess, or and gules a lion rampant within a double treasure, flowered and counter-flowered with fleur-de-lis, all countercharged.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sir Berna Burke (1883). Domant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages. p. 367.