Charles Maitland

(6th Earl of Lauderdale)

1688 - 1744

Politician and noble. Born in the former Hatton House (West Lothian), the eldest surviving son of John Maitland, the 5th Earl (1655 - 1710). He married Elizabeth, daughter of the Earl of Seafield, in 1710 and he succeeded his father to the Earldom of Lauderdale the same year. In 1715, he served gallantly the government cause, under John Campbell, the 2nd Duke of Argyll (1680 - 1743), against the Jacobites at Battle of Sheriffmuir. He also served as one of the sixteen Scottish Representative Peers and as Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff of the County of Edinburgh. Maitland died at Hatton House. His grandson was Admiral Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland (1777 - 1839).

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