David Alexander Maitland

29th May 1807 - 17th Jul 1846

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Co-awardee (with Alexander Gordon (q.v.)) for a part-share in the compensation for 180 enslaved in Dominica, as a trustee. Tentative identification as David Alexander Maitland of Barcaple, son of David Maitland and Grace Gordon, who died in Ceylon in 1846.

  1. Birth of David Alexander Maitland 29/05/1807 in London, parents David Maitland and Grace Gordon (who married in Scotland 16/05/1804). Monumental inscription at Tongland Kirkyard, Kirkcudbright, Scotland: "Grace Gordon, relict of David Maitland Esq., died at Luddington, Surrey, 29th November 1847, aged 82 years. David Alexander Maitland Esq., of Barcaple, their only son, died at Colombo, Ceylon, the 19th of July 1846, in the 40th year of his age." Death 17/07/1846: "At Colombo, Ceylon, on the 19th July, from an enlargement of the heart, David Alexander Maitland, Esq., of Barcaple."

Sources

T71/881 Dominica No. 206.

  1. www.familysearch.org batch no. C11881-2; http://www.kirkyards.co.uk/tongland/tongland.asp?Inscription=david+alexander+maitland; 'Death notices from the Wigtonshire Free Press', http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~leighann/wfp/deaths/13.html.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish?

Associated Claims (1)

£3,545 5S 4D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

General Investment
East India merchant  
 

Imperial (1)

Other
Ceylon 
notes →
Died in Ceylon in 1846 though no details are known about his activities...

Addresses (2)

Ceylon
Mincing Lane, City of London, Middlesex, London, England