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Sir Charles Middleton
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Birth: 1726, Scotland
Death: 1813
Maidstone Borough
Kent, England

Charles Middleton was the First Lord of the Admiralty during the Battle of Trafalgar. He took up his responsibilities when the financial state of the Navy was in a disgraceful state.He was made Admiral Lord Barham,He was regarded by most as an upright man who wanted to serve God and his country. After the failures in the American War he built up the Navy in spite of opposition of politicians and inefficient staff. He made a report on naval administration that was not studied by those in power. He felt he had to resign his position. He became a Member of Parliament.In 1786 his rector James Ramsay told him about the horrors of the slave trade. Lady Middleton urged him to do something about it, so he wrote to William Wilberforce and supported the anti-slavery cause. He was recalled to the Admiralty, and his work was regarded as a cause of the naval successes of Trafalgar and Finisterre. 
St Peter and St Paul Churchyard
Maidstone Borough
Kent, England
Created by: David Martin
Record added: Oct 21, 2012
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Sir Charles Middleton
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He set out the incorruptible civil servant. He had written, "Where there is no religion there can be no public principle." In 1761 he married Margaret Gambier. They companied with George Whitefield and Lady Huntingdon and her friends.
- David Martin
 Added: Oct. 22, 2012
Jesus said:- I leave peace with you; I give my peace to you: not as the world gives do I give to you. John 14
- David Martin
 Added: Oct. 21, 2012

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