Maitland, Richard, 4th Earl of Lauderdale (1653 -1695)

Richard Maitland was born 20 June 1653, the eldest son of Charles, 3rd Earl of Lauderdale, and Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Richard Lauder of Hatton in Midlothian. He was a Privy Councillor, joint General of the Mint with his father, and Lord Justice General 1681 1684. A supporter of James II, he was present at the Battle of the Boyne, and joined the king’s court at Saint Germains,. He succeeded to the Earldom in 1691. He was outlawed in 1694 for his adherence to James II, but meanwhile had lost James's favour for his outspoken Protestantism. He was no longer received by the exiled king, and had his pension reduced. He retired to Paris, where he died in 1695. He married, 1 July 1678, Anne Campbell, second daughter of the 9th Earl of Argyll. They had no children, and after his death the title passed to his younger brother, John. He was the author of a verse translation of Virgil, which was seen by Dryden, and was published in two volumes in 1737.

Seat / Residence(s): Thirlestane Castle, Scottish Borders
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Maitland, Richard, 4th Earl of Lauderdale  (1653 - 1695) (Stamp 1) Title: Maitland, Richard, 4th Earl of Lauderdale (1653 - 1695) (Stamp 1)
Dimensions (height x width): 80mm x 61mm
Monogram: L L L L
Coronet: Duke