Son of Ambrose Middleton of Barnard Castle, Durham, England, and Cecil, daughter of Anthony Crackenthorpe of Howgill Castle, Westmoreland, England. Entered the English College at Rheims, France on 9 January 1582. Ordained on 30 May 1586. Returned to England to minister to covert Catholics in the area of London. Arrested for the crime of priesthood; captured in a residence in Clerkenwell, London by a priest-catcher who claimed to be a Catholic who needed a priest. Martyr.
- Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire, England
I call God to witness I die merely for the Catholic Faith, and for being a priest of the true Religion. – Blessed Anthony’s last words, spoken from the scaffold as he was about to be hanged
- “Blessed Anthony Middleton“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2012. Web. 4 May 2015. <>