A Naval Biographical Dictionary/Willoughby, Digby
MIDDLETON, Lord. (Retired Captain, 1840.)
The Right Honourable Digby Willoughby, Lord Middleton, born 6 Nov. 1769, is only surviving son (by Octavia, daughter and co-heir of Fras. Fisher, Esq., of the Grange, Grantham, Lincolnshire) of Fras. Willoughby, Esq., of Hasseley, Notts, brother of Henry, fifth Lord Middleton. He succeeded to the peerage, as seventh Baron, on the death of his cousin, 19 June, 1835. His Lordship is a distant relative of the present Rear-Admiral Sir Nesbit Josiah Willoughby, Kt., C.B., K.C.H.
This officer entered the Navy 20 May, 1782; obtained his first commission 10 Jan. 1794; served on board the Culloden 74, Capt. Isaac Schomberg, in the ensuing action of 1 June; was advanced to the rank of Commander 7 May, 1802; and retired with that of Captain 10 Sept. 1840. Agents – Case and Loudonsack.