Frederick Lewis Maitland

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth19.1.1729/30 - Edinburgh ref:1220
First Known Service20.10.1748CSORN
FatherCharles, 6th earl of Lauderdale (d.1744)ref:1059
MotherLady Elizabeth Ogilvyref:1220
MistressMary Arnot (d.1782)ref:1220
WifeMargaret Dick (c.1732-1825) - Married 27.8.1767ref:676
Illegitimate SonJames Maitland (1758-1760)ref:1220
Illegitimate DaughterElizabeth (1763-?)ref:1220
Illegitimate SonFrederick (c.1760-?)ref:1220
Illegitimate SonJohn (1765-?)ref:1220
DaughterMary Turner [Scrymgeour] (1768-1851)ref:1220
SonCharles (1769-?)ref:1220
SonJames Heriot (1774-1848)ref:1220
DaughterElizabeth (1773-1856)ref:1220
DaughterIsabella [Roy] (1775-?)ref:1220
SonSir Frederick Lewis Maitland (1777-1839)ref:1220
Last Known Service30.6.1785CSORN
Date of Death16.12.1786 - Rankeillor, Fife CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
11.6.1750 Lieutenant ADM 6/18/10CSORN
17.1.1757 Commander ADM 6/18/345CSORN
17.1.17579.3.1759Port Royal (12), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/345BWAS-1714
9.3.1759 Captain ADM 6/19/112CSORN
9.3.17597.8.1759Lively (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/112
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 15.11.1759
7.8.175916.4.1761Lively (20), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/355
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 9.10.1761
ADM 6/19
18.10.1760 Action off Cuba 
16.4.176125.8.1764Renown (30), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/355
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761)
Commission confirmed 9.10.1761
3.1.177814.12.1778Elizabeth (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/350BWAS-1714
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
10.2.17798.1.1781Elizabeth (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/21/509ADM 6/21
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
18.12.1779 Combat de la Martinique 
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
15.5.1780 Action of March 15 1780 
19.5.1780 Action of March 19 1780 
2.1.17819.9.1782Queen (90), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/221BWAS-1714
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
12.12.1781 Action of 1781-12-12 
19.9.178220.11.1782Grafton (74), Captain and Commanding Officer ADM 6/22/518ADM 6/22
20.11.178230.6.1785Princess Augusta (6), Captain and Commanding Officerref:1220


ref:1220La Renommée 1744David StockmanWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 15th of March 2018 09:35

Frederick Lewis Maitland (20 Jan 1730 - 16 Dec 1786)
He was promoted to Rear admiral in 1786, but died before the news reached him

Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 5th of April 2014 19:17

The Edinburgh Advertiser, Feb. 1, 1780
By letters from on board his Majesty's ship Elizabeth, commanded by the Hon. Capt. Frederick Maitland, dated Carlisle Bay, Barbadoes, 16th October last, we learn that the fleet was just returned from a five week's cruize and had brought in twelve sail of French ships, six of which were taken by the Elizabeth, viz. four King's ships, and two others.; two of the King's ships of 30 guns, extreme fine frigates. Capt, Maitland had been ill before they fell in with these ships, and the fatigue of chasing, brought on bilious fever; but he is now perfectly recovered.

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