Alexander Maitland Mystery

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Wedding of Peter Mitchell and Florence Maitland in Ceylon, about 1916

A descendant of Florence Maitland above has been in touch. She was born in what was then Ceylon. She married Peter Mitchell in about 1916 when she was 21, and she died in July 1948. Peter came to Ceylon from Darjeeling in India where he was born. His father Ignatius had left the UK to work on a tea plantation there. Florence’s father was Alexander, and the family thought he might be my great great uncle Alexander McDonell Maitland. Florence and Peter called their oldest son Alexander, and purchased their own tea estate and renamed it Alickland that still stands today.  Continue reading

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