Charles Collins Middleton (1878 - 1935):
Charles Middleton was born in Manchester. He studied at Manchester College of Art and became a cotton damask designer. He holidayed in Ulster and decided to stay, finding a job with William Moyes as a damask designer. He was a founder member of the Ulster Arts Club, and in 1902 was elected a member of the Belfast Art Society. He formed a damask designing partnership with Hugh Page. He visited Belgium in 1931 and painted Bruges. One of his paintings is in the Ulster Museum. He was the father of Colin Middleton.