David Maitland

21 November 1759–18 May 1838 (Age 78)
Scotland

The Life of David

When David Maitland was born on 21 November 1759, his father, David Maitland, was 29 and his mother, Mary Currie, was 22. He married Susanna Poythress on 25 October 1788, in Prince George, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 18 May 1838, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

David Maitland
1759–1838
Susanna Poythress
1766–1799
Marriage: 25 October 1788
Mary Currie Maitland
1790–1795
Elizabeth Agnes Maitland
1793–1865
Susanna Poythress Maitland
1798–1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1788
Prince George, Virginia, United States
children

(3)

    Mary Currie Maitland

    Female1790–1795Female

    Elizabeth Agnes Maitland

    Female1793–1865Female

    Susanna Poythress Maitland

    Female1798–1840Female

Parents and Siblings

    David Maitland

    Male1730–1792Male

    Mary Currie

    Female1737–1774Female

siblings

(11)

    Male1759–1838Male

    Agnes Maitland

    Female1761–1792Female

    Alexander Maitland

    Male1762–1834Male

    Adam Maitland

    Male1764–1843Male

    Samuel John Maitland

    Male1765–1797Male

+6 More Children

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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Story Highlight

Poythress and Maitland Family Bibles

Poythress Family in the Maitland Family Bible The Maitland family bible is an often used source document for colonial Virginia genealogy studies. It is considered reliable. Ten pages of handwritte …

Sources (3)

  • David Maitland, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Maitland, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Maitland in entry for David Alexander Maitland, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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