James Maitland, 9th Earl of Lauderdale

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James Maitland, 9th Earl of Lauderdale (12 May 1784 – 22 August 1860), styled Viscount Maitland between 1789 and 1839, was a British peer and Whig politician. [1]

Background and education[edit]

Lauderdale was the son of James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale, and Eleanor, daughter of Anthony Todd. He was educated at Eton and the University of Edinburgh.

Political career[edit]

Lauderdale sat as Member of Parliament for Camelford from 1806 to 1807, for Richmond, Yorkshire, from 1818 to 1820 and for Appleby from 1828 to 1832. In 1839 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire between 1841 and 1860.


Thirlstane Castle, Borders

Lord Lauderdale died at Thirlestane Castle, Berwickshire, in August 1860, aged 76. He was unmarried and was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother, Admiral Anthony Maitland.[2]


  1. ^ "MAITLAND, James, Visct. Maitland (1784-1860)". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 13 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "thepeerage.com". The Peerage.[unreliable source]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Adair
John Fonblanque
Member of Parliament for Camelford
With: Robert Adair
Succeeded by
Robert Adair
Lord Henry Petty
Preceded by
Robert Chaloner
Dudley Long-North
Member of Parliament for Richmond, Yorkshire
With: Hon. Thomas Dundas
Succeeded by
Hon. Thomas Dundas
Samuel Moulton-Barrett
Preceded by
Adolphus Dalrymple
Thomas Creevey
Member of Parliament for Appleby
With: Henry Tufton 1826–1832
Charles Henry Barham 1832
Constituency abolished
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Home
Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire
Succeeded by
David Robertson
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Maitland
Earl of Lauderdale
Succeeded by
Anthony Maitland