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Alexander Maitland
« on: Monday 18 January 21 11:49 GMT (UK) »
Good morning, my name is Paul from the Wirral. I a looking for information about my 3rd Great Grandfather Alexander Maitland. On the 1881 census he was living (and died) in Hertingfordbury Road, Hertford. He was a Bookbinder by trade. He died in 1888 not found a will or were he was buried.
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Paul

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Re: Alexander Maitland
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 January 21 12:22 GMT (UK) »
1881= Hertford

Alexander Maitland, Widower age 71 (1810) Musselburgh, Scotland

Scottish Records on https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

MAITLAND   ALEXANDER   ALEXANDER MAITLAND/JEAN WILSON    10/03/1813   Haddington

Plus 9 others 1805 1822 Haddington. East Lothian


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Re: Alexander Maitland
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 January 21 12:41 GMT (UK) »
Did you get any other information from the death certificate?

MAITLAND, ALEXANDER       78 
GRO Reference: 1888  J Quarter in HERTFORD  Volume 03A  Page 257

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Clarke, Trickett, Orton, Lawless, Norton, Detheridge, Kirby, Goodfellow, Wagstaff, Lowe, etc.


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Re: Alexander Maitland
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 January 21 12:42 GMT (UK) »
Best place to look for wills is ProbateSearch.service.gov.uk.
Wills are listed by probate year - so sometimes you have to look a few years ahead ;D

Found this in 1889:
Maitland, Alexander
2 November.  The Confirmation of the Commissariot of Aberdeenshire dated 24 October 1889 of Mrs. Margaret Cooper or Maitland the Relict of Pitmachie in the parish of Oyne James Maitland Merchant Inverurie  the son William Bessit the Younger Merchant of 102 Crown Street Aberdeen and William Smith Advocate in Aberdeen as Executors Nominate of Alexander Maitland Merchant of Pitmachie who died at Pitmachie 22 August 1889. Sealed

Clearly, if this is your man, he had assets in both England and Scotland.
Looks like the will was proved in Scotland, and sealed in England?

A copy of the will might give further information.
English record will cost 1.50.

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=Maitland&yearOfDeath=1889&page=1#calendar
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Alexander Maitland
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 January 21 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Best place to look for wills is ProbateSearch.service.gov.uk.
Wills are listed by probate year - so sometimes you have to look a few years ahead ;D

Found this in 1889:
Maitland, Alexander
2 November.  The Confirmation of the Commissariot of Aberdeenshire dated 24 October 1889 of Mrs. Margaret Cooper or Maitland the Relict of Pitmachie in the parish of Oyne James Maitland Merchant Inverurie  the son William Bessit the Younger Merchant of 102 Crown Street Aberdeen and William Smith Advocate in Aberdeen as Executors Nominate of Alexander Maitland Merchant of Pitmachie who died at Pitmachie 22 August 1889. Sealed

Clearly, if this is your man, he had assets in both England and Scotland.
Looks like the will was proved in Scotland, and sealed in England?

A copy of the will might give further information.
English record will cost 1.50.

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=Maitland&yearOfDeath=1889&page=1#calendar

Many thanks for the information. As an update Find my Past indicates -

Burial year   1888
Burial date   25 Apr 1888
Place   Hertford, All Saints & St John
County   Hertfordshire

Paul

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Re: Alexander Maitland
« Reply #5 on: Monday 18 January 21 14:01 GMT (UK) »
Found a Burial record for Alexander. 25th April 1888 at All Saints and St John. He was living in what looks like Davies Street?
Best wishes
Paul