IN MEMORY OF
ELDEST SON OF
BOSWELL AND ELIZA MIDDLETON
LATE OF JAMAICA
DIED APRIL 4TH 1865 AGED 27 YEARS
This grave stone has probably been moved as it is now attached to the north side wall of the church.
Death record for Boswell Bradford Middleton, Apr-Jun 1865, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 31.
Boswell Bradford Middleton (aged 27) of Highfield was buried on 8 April 1865.
Source: Burial Register for Christ Church, Portswood 1850-1899
Boswell Middleton (Snr)
Boswell Middleton (snr.) was a barrister and the Advocate-General for Jamaica, living there for over 25 years. He died of cholera during an epidemic, May 16th 1854 and his death was reported in ‘Jamaica Intelligence’ and the New York Times on June 12th, 1854.
He was buried at Spanish Town and the area of Middleton is named after him, as the first owner. In the Almanac of 1840, he is shown as owning 196 acres at St Catherine.
BOSWELL MIDDLETON ESQ, LATE ADVOCATE GENERAL OF THIS
ISLAND, WHO DIED HERE, DURING THE GREAT CHOLERA EPIDEMIC, ON THE l6th DAY OF MAY 1854 …. AN ABLE & SUCCESSFUL MEMBER- OF THE BAR; AND ONE OF THE MOST GENEROUS AND INDEPENDENT MEN OF HIS TIME.
Taken from page 62 of “Monumental Inscriptions of the Britsh West Indies from the earliest date” chiefly collected on the spot by Captain J. H. Lawrence-Archer, published by CHATTO AND WINDUS, PICCADILLY. 1875.
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