Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland K.C.B., S.T.F.M, R.G.
- Born: 1777, Rankeilour, Fife
- Marriage: Catherine Connor
- Died: 30 Nov 1839, "Wellesley" - Bombay, India at age 62
- Buried: 1839 - circa, Bombay, India
The Third Son.
Frederick and Catherine had only one child which died in infancy.
Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, September 27, 1845; Issue
The Late Sir Frederick Maitland
A very chaste and well executed white marble memorial has, within these few days, been placed (certainly within the most fitting place that could have been selected, namely,) in the Portsmouth Dock Yard Chapel, to the memory of the above distinguished Officer, who will be remembered as not long since presiding over that great Arsenal as Superintendent for some years. With great credit to himself, and great advantage to the service, of which he was an acknowledged valuable and efficient member. The monument is from the studio of Thomas Campbell, Esq., of Great Marlboro' street, and presents in bold Alto Relievo, the bust of the gallant deceased, clothed in his uniform, which is distinctly, but picturesqely seen beneath the folds of a cloak. The likeness is good, exhibiting the staid and determined character of the man, yet blended with that expression of kindness for which he was so well known. The work evidences much the classic abilities and taste of the artist, and will for years to come, recall many a recollection of bye gone days, in the memory of many among the artizans of the Yard, who will have it constantly before them. The following inscription, which says neither too much, nor too little, is chiselled on the marble.
To the Memory or Rear Admiral Sir F. Lewis Maitland, K.C.B., ST. F.M., and R.G.
This gallant and distinguished Officer was most actively employed during the whole period of his career, and served in every clime. He entered the Naval Service very early in life; was a midshipman on board the "Southampton" in the action on the 1st June, 1794; commanded a division of Gunboats in Egypt in 1801, and when in command of the "Bellerophon" off Rochfort, Napoleon Bonaparte after his defeat at Waterloo surrendered to him on the 15th July, 1815. He was Admiral Superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard from the year 1832 to 1837, and Commander in Chief in India from that date to the period of his decease.
He died at sea off Bombay on the 30th November, 1839.
In testimony of their deep sorrow-and to record their admiration of his talents-his firmness-his gallantry-and his worth. This memorial was placed here by his Brother Officers, Followers, and Friends.
Frederick married Catherine Connor, daughter of Daniel Connor - of Ballybricken, Cork and Unknown. (Catherine Connor died 1865 - circa in Lindores, Fife.)