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Rev G Middleton


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Rev. George Middleton was Rector of St Bartholomew’s from 1891 to 1905.


He was born in Australia, the eldest son of Rev. James Middleton, of Bellevue Hill.

Rev. Middleton was ordained on 7 July, 1867 and was Priested in 1869 by Bishop Barker.


His first appointment was to St Paul’s at Cobbitty.


Before coming to the St Bartholomew’s in 1891, Rev Middleton held an appointment at Emu Plains and Castlereagh.


After leaving the parish of Prospect with Seven Hills in 1905, he worked at St. Peter’s, Cooks River, where he was the third  Moore College graduate to have been appointed there.  He stayed at St Peter’s until his retirement in 1914.


Rev. Middleton married Catherine Blake Smith in 1870.

They had six children;

Ruby       born 1872, died 1873,

Lillian Myra      born 1873, died 1875,

Frederick George Edward Latimer was  born on 13th October 1875, and baptised at St Bartholomew’s on 21st January 1876 by Rev .E. Smith, At this time the Middleton family was living at Kurrajong.   Frederick died in 1949.

Norman Patterson  born 1877, died 24 October 1900, buried at              St Bartholomew’s

Duncan Selwyn     born 1881, died 1941.

There was one other child whose name is not known, born in 1870


Rev Middleton died on 7 September, 1915 and is buried in St Bartholomew’s Cemetery, section 3, plot 66, row 3, grave 1.

His headstone transcription reads:


In Loving Memory

Of

Revd GEORGE  MIDDLETON

Born 20th March 1844

Died 7th Sep. 1915,

Aged 71 years.

Only believe & thou shall see

that Christ is all in all to thee.

 


Also buried there are;

his wife, ‘Katie’ Blake, who died on 29 October 1894,

his mother, Sarah, who died on 11 September 1896


Sources:

Nepean Family History Soc Inc

Prospect Heritage Trust records