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Henry Augustus Middleton

November 17, 1793
March 11, 1877
Home Town:
Charleston, SC
Later Residences:
Charleston, SC
Harriet Kinloch Middleton (January 20, 1819)
Biographical Notes:
Henry Augustus Middleton was the son of Thomas and Anne (Manigault) Middleton. His mother came from an old and prominent Huguenot family in South Carolina. Henry was born on Vaucluse, his father's plantation on the Ashley River. After marrying Harriet Kinloch, Middleton traveled in Europe for some time before returning to South Carolina in 1822.

After being admitted to the bar, Middleton did not concentrate on legal practice but rather on the management of his three plantations in Acton, Kensington and Weehaw. He was a very successful planter. At the time of his death, he left an estate of nearly 20,000 acres of South Carolina plantation land, a town house in Charleston as well as property in Newport, RI.

He and his wife had ten children, nine of whom survived to adulthood.

Additional Notes:
The South Carolina Historical Society houses a large collection of papers related to Henry Augustus Middleton.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended school in Charleston, SC and graduated from Harvard College in 1813. He then received his Masters degree from Harvard College in 1816.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Charleston, SC in 1822

Related Objects and Documents
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Houghton, Josiah. "LLS Law Notebook 1817-1818." Litchfield Law School Collection, Series 1, Subseries 1, Litchfield Historical Society. Available online at

Handwritten list by William Samuel Johnson, Catalogue of the Students at Law in the school at Litchfield Conn. at & after Aug. 15th 1817, Connecticut Historical Society, Johnson Family Papers, 1722-1863, Box - Johnson Papers.

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