Frederick Henry Maitland - Thirteenth Earl of Lauderdale
- Born: 16 Dec 1840
- Marriage (1): Charlotte Sarah Sleigh on 28 Nov 1864
- Marriage (2): Ada Twyford Simpson 1883 - circa
- Died: 1 Sep 1924 at age 83
The Times, Thursday, Jul 23, 1885; pg. 6; Issue 31506; col C
The New Earl of Lauderdale. -- Major Frederick Henry Maitland, who, by the decision of the Committee of Privilege in the House of Lords, has been declared the rightful successor to the earldom of Lauderdale, in the peerage of Scotland (which has been dormant since the death of the 12th earl in August, 1884), is the older son of the late Major-General Frederick Maitland, of the Indian Army, by marriage with Anna Dering (sic), eldest daughter of Mr. Stephen Williams, and was born on the 16th December, 1840. His great grandfather, Richard, the fourth surviving son of Charles, the sixth earl, died, captain in the 43rd Regiment of Foot, in 1772, having married two days before his death Mary Ann M'Adam, with whom he had cohabited, and by whom he had had three children. It was the lawfulness of this marriage whaich was called in question, but which has now been recognised by the House of Lords. The new peer entered the 8th Hussars in 1861, obtained a lieutenancy in 1866, was promoted to the rank of captain in 1873, and became a major in the Bengal Staff Corps in 1881. He has acted as Political Agent in Central India. His lordship has neen twice married - first, in 1864 to Charlotte Sarah, daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Sleigh, of the 77th Regiment, and, secondly, in 1883, to Ada Twyford, daughter of the late Rev. Henry Trail Simpson, rector of Swindon.
The Times, Thursday, Dec 31, 1885; pg. 13; Issue 31644; col A
Scotland In 1885
.......Another matter connected with the Scottish peerage may be noticed here. The succession to the earldom of Lauderdale was disputed, the claimants being Sir James Gibson Maitland and Captain Frederick Maitland. In July, the Committee of Privileges of the House of Lords decided in favour of Major Maitland, who forthwith entered into possession.
Frederick married Charlotte Sarah Sleigh, daughter of Lieut-Colonel B.W.A. Sleigh and Unknown, on 28 Nov 1864.
Frederick next married Ada Twyford Simpson, daughter of Rev. Henry Trail Simpson and Unknown, 1883 - circa.