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MIDDLETON, Christopher, navigator, born in England : died 24 January, 1770. fte sailed from England in May, 1741, and, after spending the winter at the entrance of Churchill river in Hudson bay, went to Wager river and penetrated to 88. west longitude. Afterward he steered to the northwest and reached Repulse bay, which he named in consequence of being prevented by ice from making further progress. On 9 August he returned to England, where a violent controversy took place between him and Arthur Dobbs, a gentleman of fortune, at whose instance Middleton had undertaken the expedition. Further researches vindicated Middleton, and he was presented with a medal and elected a member of the Royal society.
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