John Middleton (MP for Horsham)
John Middleton (died 1636) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1629.
Middleton was born after 1558 to ironmaster Richard Middleton of Stoneham and his wife Mary Porter of Cuckfield. His father had built up an estate around Horsham, Sussex. Middleton came into possession of Hills Place, Horsham between 1610 and 1636.
In 1614, he was elected Member of Parliament for Horsham. He was re-elected MP for Horsham in 1621, 1624, 1625, 1626 and 1628. He sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. He was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for 1617–18.
- James Dallaway A history of the western division of the county of Sussex, Volume 2, Part 2
- History of Parliament Online - Middleton, Thomas
- 'Horsham: Manors and other estates', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham (1986), pp. 156-166. Date accessed: 18 May 2012
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. p. 174.
|Parliament of England|
|Member of Parliament for Horsham
With: Sir Thomas Vavasour 1614
Thomas Cornwallis 1621–1622
John Borough 1624–1626
Dudley North 1628–1629
Parliament suspended until 1640