Alexander Allardyce Middleton
b.30 Sep 1836 Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
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Alexander A. Middleton and Esther Taylor had children from 1863 in Ross and Cromarty (IGI). Francis’ father Alexander Allardyce Middleton was b. 30sep1836, chr. 17nov1836 at Ross and Cromarty, son of Thomas Middleton and Elizabeth Allardyce (IGI). Esther Murray Taylor was b. 13jun1841, chr. 30jun1841 at Thurso, Caithness, daughter of Walter Ross Murray and Isabella Murray (IGI).
Rootsweb, obit 4jan1937, Scotsman. Mr. Francis Alexander Middleton, Rose Farm, Cromarty, died suddenly on Saturday.About 43 years of age, he was the youngest son of the late Alexander Allardyce Middleton, Rose Farm, and a great grandson of George Middleton, a Northumbrian farmer, who went to Ross-shire in 1789 to introduce new farming methods. His mother hailed from Thurso, being a sister of the late Rev. Dr. Walter Ross Taylor.Educated privately and at the College Inverness, Mr. Middleton, following his father's death in 1910, carried on the neighbouring family farm of Newton until Whitsunday,1934, and Rose Farm until his death. A skilled agriculturist, he kept a herd of pedigree Shorthorns at Newton. Otherwise his stock was commercial cattle and sheep.In 1931 he married Miss Effie Lumsden, Cromwell Park, Perth. His eldest brother is Sir Thomas Middleton, agricultural scientist .Other members of the family are Mr. Walter Ross Taylor Middleton, solicitor Dingwall, and Mr. Kenneth Middleton, mining engineer, London, and formerly in Spain. Of four sisters, one is the wife of Mr. W.H. Blyth Martin, former Town-Clerk of Dundee.
In 1881 Alexander A. Middleton (1837 Cromarty, farmer 1100 ac, emp 18 men, 15 women, 3 boys), wife Esther M. (1842 Thurso, Caithness), children and servants were at Rose Fm., Cromarty (census). In 1891 Alexander A. Middleton (1836 Cromarty, farmer), son Frank A. (1883 Cromarty) and other children were at Rosefarm hse, Cromarty; his wife Esther M. (1842 Thurso) was a visitor at Govan (census). In 1901 Alexander and Esther were at Rosefarm hse (census).