Royal Naval Biography/Maitland, Thomas
THOMAS MAITLAND, Esq.
A Deputy Lieutenant of Berwickshire.
This officer entered the naval service in 1816; obtained his first commission on the 16th May, 1823; and was promoted to his present rank while serving under the flag of Sir Robert Waller Otway, In the Ganges 84, on the South American station, April 30th, 1827. He was appointed to the Sparrowhawk sloop, on the West India station, June 14th, 1832; and paid off at Portsmouth, May 7th, 1833. The Sparrowhawk brought home 589,405 Mexican dollars, and 42 bales of cochineal. On the day after her arrival at Spithead, two of her crew were killed and three others wounded, by the accidental discharge of a gun which had just before missed fire during exercise.
Connnander Maitland married, Feb. 7th, 1828, at Rio Janeiro, Amelia, daughter of William Young, Esq.