Richard Middleton (Lord Chancellor)

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Richard Middleton
Archdeacon of Northumberland
Province Durham
Appointed before 23 September 1271
Term ended before 7 August 1272
Predecessor Roger de Herteburn
Successor Thomas de Birland
Other posts Lord Chancellor
Personal details
Died 7 August 1272
Lord Chancellor
In office
29 July 1269 – before 7 August 1272
Monarch Henry III, Edward I
Preceded by John Chishull
Succeeded by Walter de Merton

Richard Middleton (sometimes Richard of Middleton[1] or Richard de Middleton;[2] died 7 August 1272) was an English ecclesiastic and Lord Chancellor of England.

Middleton was appointed Lord Chancellor[2] on 29 July 1269. He was out of office before his death, but his successor Walter de Merton is first mentioned in the office on 29 November 1272.[3]

On 5 January 1270 Middleton was given the living of the church at Hemingbrough in the East Riding of Yorkshire by the cathedral chapter of Durham Cathedral. He was also Archdeacon of Northumberland, occurring in that office on 23 September 1271 and in 1272.[2]

Middleton died on 7 August 1272.[2]


  1. ^ Staff "Lord chancellors of England and Great Britain" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ a b c d Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066–1300: Volume 2, Monastic Cathedrals (Northern and Southern Provinces): Durham: Archdeacons: Northumberland
  3. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 85