'Maitland01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Maitland of Gight, Maitland of Lethington, Maitland of Netherdale, Maitland of Thirlestane

TSP reports that it has been suggested that this family originated from Italy but that Sir Robert Douglas, the renowned genealogist, suggested that they "more probably came from France". TSP reports that there were various persons of the name "settled in the north of England before the close of the twelfth century". One of the first to appear in Scotland was ...
Thomas Mautalent or de Matulant (d 1228) possibly the father of ...
1. William Matalent or Mautalent or de Matulant (d c1240) "the first undoubted ancestor"
  A. Sir Richard Maitland
  m. Avicia (dau/heir of Thomas de Thirlestane, probably son (by Agnes) of Alan de Turlestan (son of Eric?))
  i. William Maitland of Thirlestane (d c1293 or c1315)
a. Robert Maitland of Thirlestane & Lethington (d Neville's Cross (Durham) 13.10.1346)
  m. Christiana (?) Keith (dau of Sir John Keith, sister of Sir John)
  (1) John Maitland of Thirlestane & Lethington (d c1395)
  m1. (by c1350) Felicis
  m2. Agnes Dunbar (dau of Sir Patrick Dunbar)
  (A) Sir Robert Maitland of Thirlestane & Lethington (b by 1369)
  m. Marion Abernethy (a 1466, she m2. Sir John Scrymgeour, Constable of Dundee) ## see here ##
(i) Robert Maitland (a 03.1434, dvp)
  (ii) William Maitland of Thirlestane & Lethington (d before 1471)
  m. Margaret Wardlaw
  (a) John Maitland (a 08.1464, dvp)
  m. ?? Dundas (probably dau of John Dundas, 14th of Dundas)
  ((1)) William Maitland of Thirlestane & Lethington (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
m. Martha Seton (dau of George, 2nd Lord Seton)
  ((A)) Sir Richard Maitland of Thirlestane & Lethington (b 1496, d 20.03.1586)
  BP1934 starts its continued pedigree with this Sir Richard. Earlier generations come from TSP.
m. (c1521) Mariota Cranstoun (dau of Sir Thomas Cranstoun of Crosbie)
  ((i)) William Maitland of Lethington, Secretary of State (b c1528, dvp 09.06.1573)
  m1. Janet Menteith (dau of William Menteith of Kerse)
  ((a)) Marion Maitland
  m. Robert Fawside, younger of that ilk
  m2. (06.01.1567) Mary Fleming (b 1542, dau of Malcolm, 3rd Lord)
((b)) James Maitland of Lethington (b 1568, d c1625)
  m. (1584) Agnes Maxwell (dau of William, 5th Lord Herries)
  (((1))) Richard Maitland
  ((c)) Margaret Maitland
  m. (05.12.1587) Sir Robert Ker, 1st Earl of Roxburghe (b c1570, d 18.01.1650)
  ((ii)) Sir John Maitland, 1st Lord of Thirlestane (b c1545, d 03.10.1595)
  m. (c 16.01.1582/3) Jane Fleming (dau of James, 4th Lord)
  ((a)) John Maitland, 1st Earl of Lauderdale (d 1645) --
  m. Isabel Seton (dau of Earl of Dunfermline) --
  ((b)) Anna Maitland (b c1590, d 06.07.1609)
m. (01.02.1603, div, sp) Robert Seton, 2nd Earl of Winton (b 1583, a 12.1636)
  ((iii)) Thomas Maitland (b c1545, d 1572)
  ((iv)) Helen Maitland
  m. (mcrt 30.09.1560) Sir John Cockburn of Clerkington
  ((v)) Elizabeth (or Margaret) Maitland
  m. (before 01.1567) William Douglas, 4th of Whittinghame (a 1590)
  ((vi)) Mary Maitland (d 06.1596) --
  m. (mcrt 25.06.1586) Alexander Lauder of Hatton --
((vii)) Isabel Maitland (d 24.12.1621)
  m. (mcrt 01.10.1560) James Heriot of Trabroun (d 04.06.1618)
  ((B)) Robert Maitland (a 08.1560)
  ((C)) Janet/Jean Maitland (d after 15.08.1559)
  m. Hugh Somerville, 5th Lord (b c1486, d 1549)
  (b) Margaret Maitland
  m. John Edmonstone of that ilk
  (iii) James Maitland of Auchinbreck or Bagraw (a 01.1450/1)
  m. Egidia Scrymgeour (dau of Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope, Constable of Dundee)
  (iv) Agnes Maitland probably of this generation --
  m. David Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam (d by 1426) --
  (v) Annabella Maitland probably of this generation
  m. (before 1420) Gilbert de Lawedre or Lauder
  (B) Mary Maitland
  m. John de Haga of Bemersyde (d Otterburn 1388)
  (1) Temple, who focuses on the Pitrichie line, contradicts the information given by TSP on Robert's younger sons.
* TSP mentions 3 younger sons: William of Ormiston, Robert, and Alexander of Pencateland.
* Temple mentions 2 younger sons: William of Auchincruive etc. (ancestor of the Maitlands of Pitrichie) and James of Netherdale. Temple reports on the descendants of both but indicates that there may be a generation between each and his next named succeessor.
(2) The following is a speculative combination of the information provided by these 2 sources.
  (2) William Maitland of Ormiston (a 1361) mentioned by both TSP & Temple
  TSP identifies William's wife as Isabella (a 1362). Temple identifies her as a daughter of Ogistoun of that ilk.
  m. Isabella Ogistoun?
TSP reports that William had a son Thomas with descent as shown below. Temple, who shows William as ancestor of the Maitlands of Pitrichie, does not mention Thomas but reports that the "next on record" for Pitrichie after William was Patrick (a 1454), probably William's grandson.
  (A) Thomas Maitland or Mautalent de Halsynton & Ormiston
  m. Marion or Margaret
  (i) William Maitland or Mautalent (a 1395)
  m. Elizabeth Watson (dau of William Watson)
  (B) ?? Maitland (d 1454?)
  (i) Patrick Maitland of Pitrichie (d 1514)
  m. _ Vaus (dau of _ Vaus of Menie)
  (3) James Maitland or Matulant of Natyrdul (Netherdale) (a 1369) generation given by Temple but omitted by TSP
  Temple reports that the "next to be found of Natyrdul is" ...
  (A) Robert Maitland or Matulant of Natyrdul (Netherdale) (a 1435)
  m. ?? (heiress of Schivas & Gight)
TSP reports that "Various families are said to have sprung from (Robert); notably the Maitlands of Gight, of Auchencrieff, and of Pittrichie" but provides no further detail on his offspring. Temple provides the following which contradicts TSP only inasmuch as it excludes the line of Pittrichie (Pitrichie) (and Auchencrieff?) which he shows rooted as just above.
  (i) Sir Patrick Maitland of Netherdale, Gight, Schivas, etc. (a 1460, d 1467?)
  m. Margaret Innes (dau of Water Innes of that ilk by Euphame Fraser of Lovat)
  (a) Elizabeth Maitland
  m. _ Annand of Auchterellon
  (b) Janet Maitland (d 1539)
  m. (1490) Thomas (not George) Baird of Ordinhivas
  (ii) Elizabeth Maitland
  m. John Gordon of Essie or Scurdargue
  (4) Alexander Maitland or Mautalent of Pencateland mentioned by TSP but not by Temple
  b. son (d Neville's Cross (Durham) 13.10.1346)
  ii.+ 2 other sons (dvp)

Main source(s): TSP ('Lauderdale)', BP1934 ('Lauderdale') with a little input/support/contradiction for the early generations from 'The Thanage of Fermartyn' (by Rev. Temple, used for the Pittrichie line on Maitland05)
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