Rev. William Maitland, youngest son of Robert Maitland of Eccles and Mary Brown, dau of the Rev. John Brown of Glencarin.
The Rev. William Maitland m. three times:
m. 1 a dau of the Rev. James Hamilton.
m. 2 in 1666 toElizabeth Macaulay, dau of the Laird of Ardencaple and widown of the Rev. Patrick Colville.The had one son, the Rev. William Maitland of Mauchline.
m. 3 in 1674 to Mary McMichan, dau of the Rev. John McMichan of Barcaple;one son from this marriage was the Rev. Alexander Maitland (1677-1746) who left numerous descendants, one of them being Thomas Maitland (1792-1851), the Solicitor General for Scotland.