Thomas Middleton

5 December 1695–
Mountrath, County Laois, Ireland

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Middleton was born on 5 December 1695, in Mountrath, County Laois, Ireland. He married Mary Harris on 10 February 1718, in Mountrath, Clonenagh and Clonagheen, County Laois, Ireland.

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Thomas Middleton
Mary Harris
Marriage: 10 February 1718

Spouse and Children

10 February 1718
Mountrath, Clonenagh and Clonagheen, County Laois, Ireland

World Events (3)


Age 19

Catholics hold just 7% of land in Ireland.

Age 103

Battle of Antrim.

Age 103

The Young Ireland rebellion of 1798 failed.

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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