Alexander Maitland (Scottish politician)
The son of Robert Arbuthnot, 2nd Viscount of Arbuthnott by his second wife Katherine Gordon, Alexander married Jean (d. 22 October 1746), eldest daughter of Sir Charles Maitland, Bt., of Pittrichie in Aberdeenshire, heiress to her brother Sir Charles Maitland, Bt. When the latter died in 1704, the couple thereby inherited the Pittrichie estate and Alexander assumed the surname and arms of Maitland.
He became a member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1697, and was Provost of Bervie and Commissioner to Parliament for the burgh of Inverbervie in 1702–1707. He was then selected as one of the 45 representatives for Scotland in the English Parliament following the Union in 1707 and served as a Baron of the Exchequer from 1708 until his death.
- Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland, by Messrs. John and John Bernard Burke, London, 2nd edition, 1841, p. 632.
- The Scottish Nation, by William Anderson, Edinburgh, 1867, vol.1, p. 143.
- The Scots Peerage, by Sir James Balfour Paul, Edinburgh, 1904, vol. 1, p. 309.
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