Maitland, John

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Maitland, John

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John Maitland was born at Kirkcudbright, Scotland ion July 3, 1807. In 1841 he was commissioned a surgeon in the 8th Foot Regiment, and in 1843, as a surgeon major in the Royal Canadian Rifles, at which time he likely came to Canada. During his stay in Canada, Maitland invested heavily in bank stocks and mortgages. He also acquired property and large tracts of land in the Sherbrooke, Ottawa, Port Credit, Toronto, Chatham, Niagara, Peterborough and Orillia areas.

Maitland eventually proceeded to Anglesea, Gosport, England in late 1858 where he died, January 23, 1865. The heirs to his estate were his wife Madeline, sons James Sampson and Ernest, and daughter Margaret.


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