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Biography of Charles Middleton 2nd Earl Middleton 1650-1719

Ancestry

Around Jul 1639 [his father] John Middleton 1st Earl Middleton 1608-1674 (31) and [his mother] Grizel Durham Countess Middleton -1666 were married.

In 1650 Charles Middleton 2nd Earl Middleton 1650-1719 was born to [his father] John Middleton 1st Earl Middleton 1608-1674 (42) and [his mother] Grizel Durham Countess Middleton -1666.

In 1660 [his father] John Middleton 1st Earl Middleton 1608-1674 (52) was created 1st Earl Middleton. [his mother] Grizel Durham Countess Middleton -1666 by marriage Countess Middleton.

On Sep 1666 [his mother] Grizel Durham Countess Middleton -1666 died.

On 16 Dec 1667 [his father] John Middleton 1st Earl Middleton 1608-1674 (59) and Martha Carey Countess Middleton 1635-1705 (32) were married at St Andrew's Church, Holborn. Martha Carey Countess Middleton 1635-1705 (32) by marriage Countess Middleton.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Thursday 20 May 1669. Up and to the Office, where all the morning. At noon, the whole Office — Brouncker (49), J. Minnes (70), T. Middleton (19), Samuel Pepys, and Captain Cox to dine with the Parish, at the Three Tuns, this day being Ascension-day, where exceeding good discourse among the merchants, and thence back home, and after a little talk with my wife (28), to my office did a great deal of business, and so with my eyes might weary, and my head full of care how to get my accounts and business settled against my journey, home to supper, and bed. Yesterday, at my coming home, I found that my wife (28) had, on a sudden, put away Matt upon some falling out, and I doubt my wife (28) did call her ill names by my wife’s (28) own discourse; but I did not meddle to say anything upon it, but let her go, being not sorry, because now we may get one that speaks French, to go abroad with us.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of John Mennes Comptroller 1599-1671.

On 03 Jul 1674 [his father] John Middleton 1st Earl Middleton 1608-1674 (66) died at Tangier. His son Charles Middleton 2nd Earl Middleton 1650-1719 (24) succeeded 2nd Earl Middleton.

Around Dec 1682 Charles Middleton 2nd Earl Middleton 1650-1719 (32) and [his wife] Catherine Brudenell Countess Middleton 1648-1743 (34) were married. Catherine Brudenell Countess Middleton 1648-1743 (34) by marriage Countess Middleton.

John Evelyn's Diary 1684 September. 26 Sep 1684. The King (54) being return'd from Winchester, there was a numerous Court at White-hall. At this time the Earle of Rochester (42) was remov'd from the Treasury to the Presidentship of the Council; Lord Godolphin (39) was made first Commissr of the Treasury in his place; Lord Middleton (34) (a Scot) made Secretary of State, in ye room of Lord Godolphin (39). These alterations being very unexpected and mysterious, gave greate occasion of discourse. There was now an Ambassador from ye King of Siam in ye East Indies to his Majesty (54).

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 June. 11 Jun 1686. I went to see Middleton's (36) receptacle of water at the New River, and the new Spa Wells neere.

John Evelyn's Diary 1687 May. 02 May 1687. I dined with Mynheer Diskvelts, the Holland Ambassador, a prudent and worthy person. There dined Lord Middleton (37), principal Secretary of State, Lord Pembroke (31), Lord Lumley (37), Lord Preston, Colonel Fitzpatrick, and Sir John Chardin (43). After dinner, the Ambassador discoursed of and deplored the stupid folly of our politics, in suffering the French to take Luxemburg, it being a place of the most concern to have been defended, for the interest not only of the Netherlands, but of England.

In 1719 Charles Middleton 2nd Earl Middleton 1650-1719 (69) died.

On 11 Mar 1743 [his former wife] Catherine Brudenell Countess Middleton 1648-1743 (95) died.

Royal Descendants

Ancestry

Father: John Middleton 1st Earl Middleton 1608-1674

Mother: Grizel Durham Countess Middleton -1666