Gene Notes

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sympathy Saturday - John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

Born in 1616, John Maitland, 1st Duke and 2nd Earl of Lauderdale, 3rd Lord Thirlestane died August 20, 1682.

He was a pretty interesting character, and was also the last Duke of Lauderdale as he died without male issue. The other titles passed to relatives. Thirlestane "Castle" still exists as the family seat. Some of my cousins had the opportunity to visit it several years back.

For more information see Wikipedia.

If family lore is correct, he would be my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great granduncle.

Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes

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