Alexander Arbuthnot (1674-1721)

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Alexander Arbuthnot (afterwards Maitland) (baptized 17 June 1674 – June 1721) was appointed one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland at the Union in 1707.

The son of Robert Arbuthnot, 2nd Viscount of Arbuthnott by his second wife Katherine Gordon, Alexander married Jean (d. 22 October, 1746), eldest daughter of Sir Charles Maitland, Bt., of Pitrichie in Aberdeenshire, heiress to her brother Sir Charles, Bt., who died in 1704, and Alexander in consequence of that assumed the surname and arms of Maitland.

He became a member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1697, was Provost of Bervie and Member of Parliament for that burgh 1702 -1704.

Their son and heir was Charles Maitland of Pitrichie, Member of Parliament, who died unmarried at Edinburgh, 10 February 1751. Their three daughters also all died unmarried.


  • Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland, by Messrs. John and John Bernard Burke, London, 2nd edition, 1841, p.632.
  • The Scottish Nation, by William Anderson, Edinburgh, 1867, vol.1, p.143.
  • The Scots Peerage, by Sir James Balfour Paul, Edinburgh, 1904, vol. 1, p.309.

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