About this Famous Person
American plantation owner and public official from South Carolina
Source : Tim DOWLING
Henry Middleton was born near Charleston, Province of South Carolina, to Arthur Middleton (1681–1737) and Susan Amory, on the family plantation, "The Oaks". His father was a wealthy planter who had served as an acting governor of South Carolina. Henry was probably educated in England before returning to South Carolina to inherit his father's plantation. He became one of the largest landowners in the colony, owning 50,000 acres (200 km2) and about 800 slaves.
Middleton married Mary Williams in 1741, with whom he would have five sons and seven daughters. After Mary’s death in 1761, Middleton would go on to marry twice more, second to Maria Henrietta Bull (in 1762) and third to Lady Mary McKenzie (in 1776).
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