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MAITLAND, John, British soldier, born in Scotland, 5 March, 1789; died in London, Canada, 18 January, 1839. He was the third son of the eighth Earl of Lauderdale, and entered the army as ensign in the 52d foot on 26 February, 1807. He was made lieutenant, 21 July, 1808, captain in the 47th foot, 30 August, 1810, and major, 2 February, 1813. He served in Spain and Portugal as extra aide-de-camp, and on 24 March, 1816, was appointed lieutenant-colonel on the Mediterranean staff, and inspecting field-officer of militia in the Ionian islands. He was transferred to the 32d regiment "as lieutenant-colonel, and served during the Canadian rebellion of 1837, receiving the brevet of colonel on 10 January, 1887. He gained a victory over the insurgents and their American sympathizers at Point Pelee island, Lake Erie, 3 March, 1838, and there took a cold that resulted fatally. He was created a companion of the bath, and was noted for his gallantry and courage.
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