Elizabeth Middleton

21 August 1748–1782 (Age 33)
Chester le Street, Durham, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Middleton was born on 21 August 1748, in Chester le Street, Durham, England, her father, Robert Middleton, was 45 and her mother, Frances Coxon, was 31. She married Richard Reed Hodgson on 2 December 1770, in Chester le Street, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1782, in Durham, England, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

Richard Reed Hodgson
Elizabeth Middleton
Marriage: 2 December 1770
Hannah Hodgson
Thomas Hodgson
Robert Hodgson
Isabel Hodgson
Richard Hodgson
William Hodgson

Spouse and Children

2 December 1770
Chester le Street, Durham, England, United Kingdom


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Ann Middleton


    Margaret Middleton


    Jane Middleton



    Robert Middleton


World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 4

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 6

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 22

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel ‘middle’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. However, Middleton on the Hill near Leominster in Herefordshire appears in Domesday Book as Miceltune, the first element clearly being Old English micel ‘large’, ‘great’. Middleton Baggot and Middleton Priors in Shropshire have early spellings that suggest gemȳðhyll (from gemȳð ‘confluence’ + hyll ‘hill’) + tūn as the origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Reed Hodgson and Elizabeth Middleton in England, Durham Diocese Bishop's Transcripts, 1639-1919; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6SHW-7LL?cc=1309819&wc=9K59-6TG%3A13618101%2C16337901%2C16337902
  • Elizabeth Hodgson in entry for Mary Hodgson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

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