Madan-Maitland family

Three generations of a poetical family, beginning with the poet Judith Cowper Madan and her husband Colonel Martin Madan, and including the couple’s two daughters, Penelope Madan Maitland and Maria Madan Cowper, as well as their brothers Martin and Spencer, and Maitland’s daughters Penelope Judith Maitland (later Cope) and Charlotte Maitland. The extended family also included the poetical Ashley Cowper (Judith Cowper Madan’s brother) and the very popular William Cowper (Judith’s nephew).

Judith Cowper Madan and her children Penelope Maitland and Martin Madan were based in London; the family possessed slave-owning plantations on Nevis and St Kitts in the West Indies.

Bodleian Ms.Eng.Poet. c.51, while not a miscellaneous verse manuscript and therefore not included in this database, is also related to the Madan-Maitland family. 

Period Description Manuscripts Coteries
1701-1730

some or all of the miscellany's compilation period falls within this timespan

45 3
1761-1790

some or all of the miscellany's compilation period falls within this timespan

84 7
1791-1820

some or all of the miscellany's compilation period falls within this timespan

77 7
1731-1760

Some or all of the miscellany's compilation period falls within this timespan

61 6