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Maureen Report 23 Mar 2013 13:19

Thanks argyllgran for the Ancestry member link. I have sent an email to them but no reply so far.


Maddie Report 11 Mar 2013 15:16

hope it leads to a reunion one day :-) :-) :-)


Maureen Report 11 Mar 2013 15:14

Thank you all for the interesting information about the Maitlands. I never expected such a wide range of information coming back to me. Perhaps I did not make it clear that these names are not connected to me in any way, I just want to reunite the bibles with their rightful owners.
I'm sorry if I have upset one of you. I did not know I had posted this item on the wrong page. Being a pensioner and not "technically savvy" I did the best I could. Perhaps someone could tell me which page I should have posted this item on!
I did try contacting someone on Ancestry about the Maitland bible but the link was only with a possible illegitimate child.
I have tried the "Search Trees" way to find the right families. This is how I have already reunited 2 bibles.
Thank you all once again for your detailed information.


Maddie Report 10 Mar 2013 12:10

MAITLAND, Lewis Head Married M 53 1818 Justice Of Peace Captain Royal Navy Retired List Rankeilour, Fife

MAITLAND, Mary Wife Married F 25 1846 Cranward, Midlothian

MAITLAND, Mary Agnes Daughter F 0 1871 Portobello, Midlothian

GOODBURN, Agnes Servant Unmarried F 26 1845 General Serv Cook Peebles, Peebleshire

ARNOTT, Eliza Servant Unmarried F 21 1850 General Serv Housemaid Dunfermline, Fife

SNIBERT, Margaret Servant Unmarried F 26 1845 General Serv Nurse Leith, Midlothian

Piece: 684

Folio: 10

Page: 21

Registration District: Portobello

Civil Parish: Duddingston

Municipal Borough:

Address: Windsor Cottage, Duddingston

County: Midlothian

Name: Mary Agnes Maitland
Gender: Female
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 19 Apr 1870
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name: Lewis Maitland
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Mary Allan
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11684-1
System Origin: Scotland-ODM
GS Film number: 6035516
Reference ID:


ArgyllGran Report 9 Mar 2013 19:03

Maureen -
This is the Maitland tree on Ancestry, showing the nephews and nieces who gave Lewis the Bible. Perhaps you might trace living relatives from that.

Tree pages
Owner: chadler69
Family Group Sheet
Parents (Lewis's parents, that is)

Charles Maitland
1769 - 1820

Mary Johnstone
1783 - 1824

David Maitland Makgill Crichton (one of Lewis's siblings - he had lots, according to this tree)
B: 04 Mar 1801
Rankeillour, Fife, Scotland
D: 11 Jul 1851
Rankeillour, Fife, Scotland

Marriage (to Eleanor Julain Hogg, b.1801, d. Jan 1833) 07 Aug 1827

Charles Julian M M Crichton
b. 15 May 1828
d. 22 Jan 1858

Mary Stuart M M Crichton

b.17 May 1829
d. 01 Jun 1895

Thomas Hog M M Crichton

b. 16 Jun 1830

Eleanor Julian H M M Crichton

b. 29 Aug 1831

And, just for interest, this was Lewis's uncle:


ArgyllGran Report 9 Mar 2013 18:18

There's a tree on Ancestry which says Lewis & Henrietta had a son Charles, born 13/12/1848, Marylebone, Middlesex, who died 07/11/1849.

As in earlier post, Henrietta died 1868.
In 1869, Lewis remarried:



ArgyllGran Report 9 Mar 2013 18:01

Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987 about Lewis Maitland
Name: Lewis Maitland
Publication: Fife Records, East Fife Observer, Fifeshire Journal, Name Indexes
Publication Date: 9 Dec 1875

Lindores House, Newburgh
Report of above, a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy, being added to the list of Commissioners of Supply for Fife County.


Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987 about Commander Lewis Maitland
Name: Commander Lewis Maitland
Publication: Fife Records, East Fife Observer, Fifeshire Journal, Name Indexes
Publication Date: 2 Mar 1876

MAITLAND, Commander Lewis
Report of above having died aged 63.
After a distinguished naval career he was subsequently employed by the coastguard service.

No sign of him in Scotland in the 1871 census, though.


Maddie Report 9 Mar 2013 17:49

Name: MELDRUM, Henrietta Mary A

Registration district: [?] Fareham

County: Hampshire

Year of registration: 1876

Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec

Age at death:42

Volume no: 2B

Page no: 323


ArgyllGran Report 9 Mar 2013 17:39

Henrietta Maitland's death:

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915 about Henrietta Louisa Maitland
Name: Henrietta Louisa Maitland
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1868
Age at Death: 54
Registration district: Portsea Island
Inferred County: Hampshire
Volume: 2b
Page: 284


Maddie Report 9 Mar 2013 16:50

he had a step daughter
MAITLAND, J Head Married M 47 1814 Captn R N...
Fife, Scotland VIEW
MAITLAND, Henrietta L Wife Married F 47 1814 Fundholder
Bombay, East Indies British Subject VIEW
MELDRUM, Henrietta Stepdaughter Married F 27 1834 Wife Of Captain Army
Southampton, Hampshire VIEW
NEWBOLT, Mary A Sister In Law Unmarried F 47 1814 Fundholder
Madras, East Indies British Subject VIEW
SHERRY, John Servant Married M 37 1824 Butler
Seven Oaks, Kent VIEW
SMELLING, Edward Servant Unmarried M 27 1834 Groom Domestic Servant
Dorsetshire VIEW
JACKSON, Elizabeth Servant Unmarried F 47 1814 Ladys Maid
Middlesex VIEW
HALES, Sophy Servant Married F 33 1828 Cook Domestic Servant
Hampshire VIEW
SOUTHWELL, Ann Servant Unmarried F 30 1831 House Servant
Hampshire VIEW

Piece: 644

Folio: 105

Page: 5

Registration District: Portsea Island

Civil Parish: Portsea

Municipal Borough: Portsmouth

Address: 14, Portland House, Portland Terrace, Portsea, Portsmouth

County: Hampshire
refine search back to 1861 census search results


Maddie Report 9 Mar 2013 16:48

could this be capt maitland
MAITLAND, Lewis Head Married M 38 1813 Captain N Inspecting Commander Coast Guards
Scotland Cuper Life Rankreton House VIEW
MAITLAND, Henretta Louisa Wife Married F 37 1814
Bombay British Subject VIEW
BALFOUR, Jane Servant Unmarried F 19 1832 House Maid
Scotland Lendones Newburgh VIEW
HASTHORPE, Dinah Servant Unmarried F 26 1825 Maid Servant Cook
Skidbroke, Lincolnshire VIEW
BURRELL, Thomas Servant Unmarried M 21 1830 Groom
Sutterton Borton, Lincolnshire VIEW

Piece: 2112

Folio: 296

Page: 7

Registration District: Louth

Civil Parish: Saltfleetby Saints Peters

Municipal Borough:

Address: Saltfleetby House, Saltfleetby Saints Peters

County: Lincolnshire


Maddie Report 9 Mar 2013 16:43

WINES, Charles Head Married M 41 1870 Labourer Little Paddleton Somersetshire VIEW
WINES, Eliza Annie Wife Married16 years F 38 1873 Sutton in Essex VIEW

RG number: RG14

Piece: 10140

Reference: RG14PN10140 RG78PN533A RD195 SD2 ED28 SN276

Registration District: Rochford

Sub District: Prittlewell

Enumeration District: 28

Parish: Prittlewell

Address: 50 St Ann's Road Southend-On-Sea

County: Essex

Civil registration event: Death
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Name: WINES, Eliza A

Registration district: [?] Rochford

County: Essex

Year of registration: 1947

Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar

Age at death:74

Volume no: 4A

Page no: 958

maybe they did not have children


MarieCeleste Report 9 Mar 2013 16:31

Hello Maureen, what a nice idea!

Sadly, it's unlikely that any relatives will chance across your post. However, have you used "Search Trees" to see if anyone else on Genes has any of these people in their trees? (There are quite a few who have an Eliza Panton of around that time)

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GlitterBaby Report 9 Mar 2013 16:30

1911 wonder when he became a Canon

Name: Hubert Curtis
Age in 1911: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: York, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Wimbledon
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address: 35 Stuart Road, Wimbledon Park, London S W
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Commercial Traveller Leather
Registration district: Kingston
Registration District Number: 40
Sub-registration district: Wimbledon
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Household schedule number: 18
Piece: 3472
Household Members: Name Age
Hubert Curtis 35
Maud Leah Curtis 36
George Hubert Curtis 8m

Marriages Dec 1902 (>99%)

Covington Emily Charlotte Camberwell 1d 1519
Curtis Hubert Camberwell 1d 1519
Gillingham Maud Leah Camberwell 1d 1519
VINTER Frederick James Camberwell 1d 1519

Name: Hubert Curtis
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Age: 27
Spouse Name: Maud Leah Gillingham
Spouse Age: 28
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 1 Nov 1902
Parish: Peckham St Luke
Borough: Southwark
Father Name: John Ader Curtis
Spouse Father Name: Joseph Day Gillingham
Register Type: Parish Register


Maureen Report 9 Mar 2013 16:23

Some years ago I went through a phase of "rescuing" family bibles from Second hand shops. I am endeavouring to reunite them with their rightful families. I have been successful with two bibles but still have two more and one prayer book in my posession. If anyone recognises the following names I would be happy to forward them for the cost of the postage.

Bible belonging to Captain Lewis MAITLAND, given to him by his nephews and nieces with the surname MAITLAND MAKGILL CRICHTON and dated 1858.

Bible belonging to Canon Hubert CURTIS born 28 Sep 1875, married Maud on 1st November 1902.

Prayer book belonging to Eliza PANTON, b.1873 Sutton, Essex from Charles WINES b.1870 Sth. Petherton, Somerset, married 1894 in Rochford, Essex.