Margaret Maitland

about 1418–31 December 1478 (Age 60)
Scotland

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Maitland was born about 1418, in Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Sir William Maitland of Thirlestane and Lethington, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Wardlaw, was 24. She married James Scrymgeour about 1451, in Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 31 December 1478, in Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

James Scrymgeour
1422–1478
Margaret Maitland
1418–1478
Marriage: about 1451
Mariota Scrymgeour
1453–1518
Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope, Constable of Dundee
1455–1504
Marjory Scrymgeour
1462–
Matilda Scrymgeour
1464–1510
John Scrymgeour
1465–1513

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1451
Scotland
children

(5)

    Female1453–1518Female

    Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope, Constable of Dundee

    Male1455–1504Male

    Female1462–Female

    Matilda Scrymgeour

    Female1464–1510Female

    Male1465–1513Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: of uncertain origin, possibly a nickname for an ungracious individual, from Anglo-Norman French maltalent, mautalent ‘bad temper’ (Late Latin malum ‘bad’ + talentum ‘inclination’, ‘disposition’). However, there is a place called Mautalant in Pontorson, France, which was named for its unproductive soil, and this may well be a partial source of the surname, particularly in Scotland where many historical examples of the name are written with the preposition de. The present spelling is the result of a contracted pronunciation and folk etymological identification with the common topographic element land.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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