Petronilla Kathleen Florence Maitland RIP

I’ve just heard that Petronilla Kathleen Florence Maitland has died. As mentioned previously, by weird coincidence my son’s godfather is in touch with her family. His mother was born in Ceylon and was a good friend of Petronilla. Interestingly, Petronilla knew my great great grandfather George Keith Maitland from Ceylon. He was her great Uncle (see pedigree below), and I’m grateful for an anecdote she passed on via her son John Park about how her ‘Uncle Keith’ (George Keith Maitland) lost a lot of money on a coffee plantation in Ceylon, but was effectively saved by his wealthy wife Theresa who converted the Presbyterian Scot to Catholicism.

Maitland Pedigree Close Up
George Keith Maitland
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