Richard Maitland

???? - 1775


West India merchant, partner in Maitland and Boddington with Benjamin Boddington merchant of London (q.v.).

  1. Will of Richard Maitland of Allhallows Staining, City of London proved 24/05/1775. After the discharge of the first debts from the moneys to be received from 'my effects in the West Indies', he left £1000 to Daniel Mathew and £1000 to Edward Mathew 'towards his scheme of breeding up his son Brownlow a merchant.' He left £10,000 in trust to the Principall, Professors and Regents of Marshall [sic] College of Aberdeen to be invested in 3% consols and then to be laid out in lands in England or ground rents in London; from the income, he specified that £150 p.a. be used to support two students who had reached the MA level to remain as the Assistants of the Professors of Applied Mathematics and Experimental Philosophy. In a codicil he revoked this legacy without explanation. His residuary heir was his son Thomas. Administration was later granted to Brownlow Mathew.


  1. PROB 11/1008/138.

Further Information


Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1770 [EA] - 1770 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

The mortgage was held by successor partnerships who in 1799 agreed that it be discharged by Bryan Edwards' London firm over the following 5 years. Edwards however died in 1802 and his firm was dissolved.

1760 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

By a deed of 10/05/1760, William Young then of Standlynch mortgaged an estate near Body Ponds on Antigua and 333 acres of the Old Road estate to secure £7000 to Richard Maitland, Thomas Boddington and Benjamin Boddington. The mortgage grew and passed through the successive iterations of the Boddington firm until 1799.

1770 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Pembroke was added to the security package for Maitland and Boddingtons in 1770 when the firm was owed £61,690 by Sir William Young, and released in 1774, when the mortgage debt had been cut to £38,411 7s 1d.

Deed Book 1800, British Library, EAP688/1/1/11, pp. 198-222 .

1770 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior Partner
Boddington & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Father → Son
Notes →
This is speculative: Richard Maitland had a son Thomas, residuary legatee in his will, and both men were closely connected with the Mathew family....

Addresses (1)

Allhallows Staining, City of London, Middlesex, London, England