Lords Melville of Monymaill (1616)
1st Lord Melville, Robert Melville, b.1547, a.1616, d.1621
Robert Melville came from an old Norman family that came
2nd Lord Melville, Robert Melville, b.?, a.1621, d.b.1635
Son of the 1st Lord and Katharine Adamson. He was an Extraordinary Lord of Session from 1601 to 1626 and a Scottish Law Lord under the title of Lord Burntisland. He married bur had no children.
3rd Lord Melville, John Melville, b.?, a.1635, d.1643
Second-cousin of the 2nd Lord, being grandson of the 1st Lordís brother John Melville (b.?, d.1605) and Isobel Lundie, and son of John Melville (b.c.1563, d.1626) and Margaret Scott, daughter of Sir William Scott of Balwearie.
4th Lord Melville, George Melville, b.1636, a.1643, d.1707
Son of the 3rd Lord and Anne Erskine, daughter
of Sir George Erskine of Innerteil. A moderate and a Presbyterian after the
Restoration, and a close ally of James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, he and his son
were accused of being involved in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II
and fled to the
Earls of Melville (1690)
1st Earl of Melville, George Melville, as above
2nd Earl of Melville, David Melville, b.1660, a.1707, d.1728
Son of the 1st Earl and Catherine Leslie (b.?,
d.1713), daughter of Alexander Leslie, Lord Balgonie, son of Alexander Leslie,
1st Earl of Leven. In 1681, he successfully
claimed the title of 3rd Earl of Leven,
after his rival claimant, John Leslie, 1st Duke of Rothes, died. In 1683, he fled with his father to the
For a continuation of this line, please refer to the Leven page.
(Last updated: 12/08/2009)