William A. Middleton

10 March 1816–4 July 1888 (Age 72)
Downham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William A.

When William A. Middleton was born on 10 March 1816, in Downham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Middleton, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Warnes, was 26. He married Amy Parsons on 14 September 1839, in Lakenham St John the Baptist, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Surlingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1864. In 1839, at the age of 23, his occupation is listed as labourer. He died on 4 July 1888, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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William A. Middleton
Amy Parsons
Marriage: 14 September 1839
Ann Elizabeth Parsons
John Parsons Middleton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1839Lakenham St John the Baptist, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 7
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: 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’ (see Middlebrook ). Middleton Baggot and Middleton Priors in Shropshire have early spellings that suggest gem̄thhyll (from gem̄th ‘confluence’ + hyll ‘hill’) + tūn as the origin. This surname is also found in Scotland and Ireland.History: A Scottish family of this name derives it from lands at Middleto(u)n near Kincardine. The Scottish physician Peter Middleton practiced in New York City after 1752 and was one of the founders of the medical school at King's College (now Columbia University) in 1767. One of the earliest of the Charleston, SC, Middleton family of prominent legislators was Arthur Middleton, born in Charleston in 1681. The name has also been established in Ireland since at least the 13th century; its presence was reinforced by settlers in the 17th century.

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Middleton, excerpted from William R Palmer's 1947 writings

    Excerpt from John and Jane Middleton (should just be about John – that’s where the focus is) William R Palmer The Middletons and the Palmers, your people and mine, were among those who wrote that her …

    Sources (36)

    • William Middleton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • William Middelton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William Middleton and Amy Parsons, 1839, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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