George Keith Maitland and Christina Mary Theresa McDonell

George Keith Maitland

Another set of photos from Charles Daniel. George Keith Maitland (1854-1896) is my great great grandfather and was the youngest son of George Ramsay Maitland and Alice Anne Nisbet. He was born in Edinburgh and the 1871 Census shows him being at  Hailey Bury College School in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire. He was a tea planter in Ceylon, and I’ve uploaded photos of his estate here

From what I understand he died in England. He was riding a pony and trap, and the pony was frightened by a car. The pony bolted and he was thrown and mortally injured. Somewhere there is a press cutting about the incident and if I ever find it I’ll add it to the blog.

He married Christina Mary Theresa McDonell in around 1877:

Christina Mary Theresa Maitland 1880

George Graham has kindly helped me identify the following children (see more here):

Alexander McDonell – Born 17 Jul 1878 Died 7 May 1920, Ceylon

Alice Marie Born abt 1880 Married George Henry Kirby

Keith Andrew Ramsay Born abt 1882 K.I.A. 4 Oct 1917, Belgium

Christina Clair Maitland Born abt 1884 London Married Percy Alan Cleaver

Angus Charles Majoribanks Born 29 Jan 1887 Married Mary Bridgid O’Callaghan

George Keith Maitland
Christina Mary Theresa McDonell
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