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Intrigued by the marriage between a Douglas and a Middleton, and wondering if there was a royal connection, I worked to find out who Rev M Middleton was, and indeed, who was Mr Douglas?
He appears to be James Alexander Douglas (abt 1762-1830), son of William Douglas and Mary Higginbotham. James married Charlotte Douglass on 7th March 1796, in Loughborough.
But I could find no Rev M. Middleton. However, Rev William Middleton was rector of Hathern, and had been for many years. And a Mr Hall had married a Miss Middleton at Hathern!
He and his wife, Mary Morrison, had several children baptised and buried at Hathern, including Mary, born 4th June 1773; who married John Hall on 7th March 1796. They also had a daughter named Charlotte, baptised 18th March 1777.
Descendants of James Alexander Douglas live in South Africa, one being a famous ostrich farmer, and several being soldiers in the various South African wars.
And Rev M Middleton? I think I misread it. M was an abbreviation for Middleton - not his first name!
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