Ebenezer Maitland

1752 - 1834


London West India merchant, partner in Maitland Bond and Ede (q.v., under Bond & Pearse), mortgagee of Amity Hall in Jamaica, and father of Ebenezer Fuller Maitland (1780-1858) MP for Lostwithiel (1807-1812), Wallingford (1812-1820) and Chippenham (1826-1830). Son of Robert Maitland (1713-1789) and brother of Robert Maitland (?1743-1810), who were the early partners with him in 1779 when the firm was known as Robert, Robert and Ebenezer Maitland (his brother Robert showed the Coleman Street address of the family merchant firm when he made his will).

  1. The ODNB entry for John Alexander Maitland Fuller, 'music critic', says of him: 'His grandfather was Ebenezer Fuller Maitland, a prominent member of the evangelical and anti-slave-trade philanthropists known as the Clapham Sect.' It does not mention his great-grandfather. According to his History of Parliament entry, Ebenezer Fuller Maitland 'whose father was a prominent merchant and a director of the Bank of England, was said to have inherited £500,000 through his marriage to the grand-daughter of William Fuller, a London banker.' Ebenezer Maitland left his son Ebenezer Fuller Maitland 500 guineas, on the basis that the latter was 'by the kind providence of God abundantly provided for.'


History of Parliament online, David R. Fisher, Stephen Farrell 'Fuller Maitland (formerly Maitland), Ebenezer (1780-1858) of Park Place; Shinfield Park, Berks; Stansted Mountfichet, Essex; and 11 Bryanston Square', http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/maitland-%28afterwards-fuller-maitland-%29-ebenezer-1780-1858 [accessed 30/04/2018].

  1. Dibble, Jeremy. "Maitland, John Alexander Fuller (1856–1936), music critic." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 1 May. 2018. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-34838; PROB 11/1837/275.

Further Information

Mary Winter
Ebenezer Fuller Maitland
West India merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£3,831 12s 9d
Other association

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1797 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1783 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Lessee

1783, March 26. Indenture between John Hyde of St. Geo., Han. Sq., Esq., only son and heir and residuary legatee of John H., late of Cornhill, Merchant, and George Healy of the one part, and Ebenezer Maitland of London, Merchant, of the other, Lease for a year of the Constant Spring plantation by Hyde to Maitland. (Coleman's Deeds.)

1809 [EA] - 1809 [LA] → Other

In his will made in 1809 James Pinnock directed that the produce of his estates continued to be consigned to Ebenezer Maitland.

1779 [EA] - → Other

The London firm of Robert, Robert and Ebenezer Maitland (and its successive iterations) were the 'factors' or consignees for the estate from at least 1779.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name Partner
Bond & Pearse
West India merchant  
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Retired in...
Bank of England
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Member of Court of Directors 1798-1800, 1801-03, 1804-06, 1807-10, 1811-14, 1815-17, 1818-21....

Cultural (2)

Prints, Drawings and Paintings
Ebenezer Maitland by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips mezzotint, early 19th century 14 3/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (364 mm x 263 mm) plate size; 15 5/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (397 mm x 295 mm)... 
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The NPG's catalogue notes follow the inscription on the print and describe him as 'President of the Orphan Working School, City...
Committee member
Mill Hill School...... 
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Ebenezer Maitland was one of the two dozen members of the Committee of the Protestant Dissenters Academy at Mill Hill in 1821 (alongside William Alers Hankey), Statement of the design and plan of...

Relationships (5)

Business partners
Trustee → Testator
Uncle → Nephew
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John Maitland identified Ebenezer Maitland as his uncle and made him co-executor of his will proved in 1801....
Son → Father
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Also business...

Addresses (1)

Clapham Common, Surrey, South-east England, England
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Of Clapham Common when he made his will in 1818 and a codicil to it in 1831.