He was born 21 Sep 1803 in Kirkby Gryndlyth, North Yorkshire. His occupations are given as a Servant and a Gardener
He married Matilda Cox 05 Jan 1829 in Kirkby Gryndlyth, North Yorkshire. She was born 1809 in Dale.
The children of Richard Midgley and Matilda Cox were:
- i. Sophia Midgley, born 12 Oct 1829 in Kirkby Gryndlyth, North Yorkshire
- ii. Joseph Midgley, born 1831 in Weaverthorpe.
- iii. Charles Midgley, born 1833 in Willerby by Scarborough.
- iv. Sarah Midgley, born 1835 in Willerby by Scarborough.
- v. Matthew Midgley, born 1836.
- vi. Ellen Midgley, born 1838 in Scarborough.
- vii. Sarah Midgley, born 1841 in Scarborough.
- viii. Richard Midgley, born 1844 in Scarborough.