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|Partial / Incomplete Date||c.1867|
|Copyright 1||London Borough of Merton|
|Photographer / Origin of Photo||Rayne family|
|Notes / History||Middleton was the son of local landowner Edward Rayne. Following his father's sudden death in 1847, he helped his mother to run their West Barnes estate. By 1857 he was a respected member of the Vestry and surveyor of the parish highways.
In 1859 Middleton left Britain and began a successful career as a rail engineer in Madras and Allalhabad.