Born: January 23, 1825, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Died: February 27, 1909, at his home, Forest Villa, St. John’s Road, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Buried: Carisbrooke Cemetery, Isle of Wight.
A businessman by trade, Midlane credited his Sunday School teacher with inspiring him to write poetry. He wrote over 300 hymns in his life.