Sir Alexander Maitland, 1st Baronet

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Maitland memorial plaque St Andrew's church, Totteridge

Sir Alexander Maitland, 1st Baronet (21 March 1728 - 15 February 1820) was a general in the British Army[1] and the first of the Maitland baronets of Clifton.[2] He was the fifth son of Charles Maitland, 6th Earl of Lauderdale.

Maitland's promotions were as follows:

  • Colonel - 19 February 1762[3][4]
  • Major-General - 25 May 1772[3]
  • Lieutenant-General - 29 August 1777[3][5]
  • General - 12 October 1793[3]

He was Colonel of the 49th Regiment of Foot from 1768–1820, a total of 52 years.

Maitland was made Baronet of Clifton in the County of Midlothian, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, on 30 November 1818.

He died on 15 February 1820 and is buried at St Andrew's church, Totteridge, in north London. A memorial plaque inside the church remembers him and other members of his family.

Sir Alexander Maitland's grave, St Andrew's church, Totteridge.
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Charles Gibson-Maitland
Military offices
Preceded by
David Graeme
Colonel of the 49th Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Sir Miles Nightingall


  1. ^ Haydn's Book of Dignities (1851) p. 319.
  2. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990
  3. ^ a b c d Philippart (1820), volume I, page 280
  4. ^ "No. 10190". The London Gazette. 9–13 March 1762. p. 1.
  5. ^ "No. 11802". The London Gazette. 2–6 September 1777. p. 2.