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Leven, Earl of (S, 1641)

 

Creation: let. pat. 11 Oct 1641

 

Family name: Leslie later Leslie-Melville

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st, Azure a Thistle slipped proper ensigned with an Imperial Crown Or (Coat of Augmentation for Leslie);  2nd, Gules three Crescents within a Bordure Argent charged with eight Roses of the first (Melville);  3rd, Argent a Fess Gules (Melville of Raith);  4th, Argent on a Bend Azure three Buckles Or (Leslie)

Crests:

1st:  A Demi Chevalier  in complete armour holding in his right hand a Dagger point downwards proper pommelled and hilted Or (Leslie);  2nd:  A Ratch-hound's Head erased proper collared Gules (Melville)

Supporters:

On the dexter side a Knight in complete armour holding in his dexter hand the Banner of Scotland all proper (Leslie), and on the sinister a Ratch-hound proper collared Gules (Melville)

Mottoes:

Above the first Crest:  Pro Rege Et Patria (For King and country);  above the second Crest:  Denique Coelum (Heaven at last)

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Alexander [Leslie], 1st Earl of Leven, PC

son of George Leslie of Balgonie, Captain of Blair Castle, by his wife Anne Stewart

born

mar.

c. 1610 Agnes Renton (d. 26 Jun 1651), dau. of David Renton, of Billie, co. Berwick

children

1. Gustavus Leslie

2. Col Hon Alexander Leslie, styled Lord Balgonie (dvp. after 12 Jan 1644), mar. 1636 Lady Margaret Leslie (mar. (2) after 25 Jul 1646 Francis [Scott], 2nd Earl of Buccleuch, and (3) 13 Jan 1652/3 as his third wife David [Wemyss], 2nd Earl of Wemyss;  d. Feb 1687/8), sister of John [Leslie], 1st Duke of Rothes, and 1st dau. of John [Leslie], 6th Earl of Rothes, by his wife Lady Anne Erskine, 2nd dau. by his second wife of John [Erskine], 19th and de jure 2nd Earl of Mar, and had issue:

1a. Hon Alexander Leslie, later 2nd Earl of Leven

1a. Lady Catherine Leslie (d. 2 Apr 1713), mar. 18 Jan 1655 George [Melville], 1st Earl of Melville, and had issue:

1b. Hon Alexander Melville, styled Lord Raith, Treasurer Depute of Scotland (b. 23 Dec 1655; dvp. and sp. 27 Mar 1698), mar. 17 Aug 1689 Barbara Dundas (d. 23 Feb 1719), dau. of Walter Dundas

2b. Hon David Melville later Leslie, later 5th Earl of Leven later 2nd Earl of Melville

3b. Hon James Melville of Balgarvie, mar., and had issue

1b. Lady Margaret Melville, mar. Robert [Balfour], 4th Lord Balfour of Burleigh, and had issue

1. Lady Barbara Leslie, mar. Gen Sir John Ruthven

2. Lady Christian Leslie, mar. Walter Dundas of that Ilk

3. Lady Janet Leslie (dspm. 24 Nov 1640), mar. after 1 Oct 1639 as his first wife James [Crichton], 1st Viscount of Frendraught, and had issue

4. Lady Anne Leslie, mar. bef. 30 Jun 1642 Hon Hugh Fraser, Master of Lovat, 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir ap. of Hugh [Fraser], 7th Lord Lovat, by his wife Isabel Wemyss, sister of John [Wemyss], 1st Earl of Wemyss, and dau. by his second wife of Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss, and had issue

5. Lady Mary Leslie, mar. after 10 Jul 1643 William [Cranstoun], 3rd Lord Cranstoun, and had issue

died

4 Apr 1661

created

11 Oct 1641 Lord Balgonie and Earl of Leven, with remainder to the heirs male of his body

suc. by

grandson

note

served in Holland against Spain, in Sweden 1627-30 under King Gustavus Adolphus, and Chief Commander of the Russian Army 1632-39; commanded the army of the Covenanters and captured Edinburgh Castle 1639; defeated the Royalist army at the Battle of Newburn 1640 and captured Newcastle; Keeper of Edinburgh Castle 1641; Privy Councillor [S] 1641; General of the Scottish forces in Ireland 1642; his forces contributed to the Parliamentary victory at the Battle of Marston Moor 1644; in command of the Scottish forces at the Battle of Southwell 1646 and accepted the surrender of King Charles I; Lord General of Scotland 1647; joined the Royalists following the execution of King Charles I and fought at the Battle of Dunbar 1650; captured 1651, imprisoned in the Tower of London and released 1653 following a pleas by Queen Christina of Sweden

 

Alexander [Leslie], 2nd Earl of Leven

born

c. 1637

mar.

30 Dec 1656 Margaret Howard (d. 30 Sep 1664), sister of Charles [Howard], 1st Earl of Carlisle, and 5th dau. of Sir William Howard, of Naworth Castle, co. Cumberland, by his wife Hon Mary Eure, 1st dau. of William [Eure], 4th Baron Eure

children

1. Lady Margaret Leslie, later suo jure Countess of Leven

2. Lady Catherine Leslie, later suo jure Countess of Leven

died

s.p.m. 15 Jul 1664

suc. by

daughter

note

on 12 Sep 1663 he covenanted to surrender and obtain regrant of his titles extending the original remainder, after the failure of the heirs male of his body, to the eldest heir female procreated, or to be procreated, of his body, or of the bodies of his heirs male, without division, the said heir female marrying a gentleman of the surname of Leslie, or who shall assume that name which failing, to the second son of John [Leslie], Earl of Rothes, and the heirs male of his body, which failing, to the second son procreated or to be procreated between the Lord Melville and Catherine Leslie his spouse, and the heirs male of the second son's body, which failing, to the second son procreated or to be procreated between the Earl of Wemyss and Margaret Leslie his wife, and the heirs male of the said second son's body, which failing, to the heirs male whatever of the said Earl of Leven, which all failing, to his heirs and assignees whatsoever;  he died before a charter could be past, but it was confirmed under the Great Seal 7 Sep 1665

 

Lady Margaret Leslie, suo jure Countess of Leven

born

mar.

after 10 Oct 1673 as his first wife Hon Francis Montgomerie of Giffen MP (mar. (2) Elizabeth Sinclair, dau. of Sir Robert Sinclair, 2nd Bt.; d. Jan 1728/9), 2nd son of Hugh [Montgomerie], 7th Earl of Eglinton, by his second wife Lady Mary Leslie, yst dau. of John [Leslie], 6th Earl of Rothes

died

s.p. 6 Nov 1674

suc. by

sister

 

Lady Catharine Leslie, suo jure Countess of Leven

born

c. 1663

died

21 Jan 1676

 

Following the death of the Countess of Leven the Earldom should have passed to the second son of the Earl of Rothes (later 1st Duke of Rothes) under the terms of the 1665 regrant;  however, the Duke had no sons and so the Earldom remained suspended until his death without issue on 27 Jul 1681 when it passed to the next heir, Hon David Melville, second surviving son of George [Melville], 1st Earl of Melville, by his wife Catharine, only sister of Alexander [Leslie], 2nd Earl of Leven:

 

David [Melville later Leslie], 5th Earl of Leven, PC

born

5 May 1660

mar.

after 3 Sep 1691 Lady Anne Wemyss (b. 18 Oct 1675; d. 9 Jan 1702), 1st dau. of James [Wemyss], Lord Burntisland for life, by his wife Lady Margaret Wemyss, suo jure Countess of Wemyss, only dau. by his third wife of David [Wemyss], 2nd Earl of Wemyss

children

1. Capt Hon George Leslie, styled Lord Balgonie (b. Jan 1695; dvp. 20 Aug 1721), mar. Aug 1716 his cousin Lady Margaret Carnegie (b. 6 Dec 1697; d. 7 Jul 1722), 1st dau. of David [Carnegie], 4th Earl of Northesk, by his wife Lady Margaret Wemyss, 2nd dau. of James [Wemyss], Lord Burntisland for life, by his wife Lady Margaret Wemyss, suo jure Countess of Wemyss, and had issue:

1a. Hon David Leslie, later 6th Earl of Leven

1a. Lady Anne Leslie (d. unm.)

2. Hon Alexander Leslie, later 7th Earl of Leven

died

6 Jun 1728

suc. by

grandson

note

accompanied his father to Holland 1683; raised a regiment of foot guards for the service of William , Prince of Orange 1689; Privy Councillor [S] 1689; fought at the Battle of Killiecrankie 1689; Constable of Edinburgh Castle 1689-1702 and 1704-12; a Commissioner for the Pacification of the Highlands 1689; a Commissioner of the Scottish Exchequer 1689; Governor of the Bank of Scotland 1697-1728; Brig General 1702; Maj General 1704; Master of the Scottish Ordnance 1705; Commander in Chief of the forces in Scotland 1706; Lieut General 1707; a Commissioner for the Union 1707; one of the original Representative Peers for Scotland 1707-10; suc. his father 20 May 1707 as 2nd Earl of Melville; dismissed from all offices 1712

 

David [Leslie], 6th Earl of Leven

born

17 Dec 1717

died

Jun 1729

suc. by

uncle

 

Alexander [Leslie], 7th Earl of Leven

born

c. 1699

mar. (1)

23 Feb 1721 Mary Erskine (d. 12 Jul 1723), 1st dau. of Col Hon John Erskine of Carnock (by his second wife Anna Dundas, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Dundas of Kincavel), 3rd son by his first wife of David [Erskine], 2nd Lord Cardross

only child by first wife

1. Hon David Leslie, later 8th Earl of Leven

mar. (2)

10 Mar 1726 Elizabeth Moneypenny (b. c. 1699; d. 15 Mar 1783), dau. of Alexander Moneypenny of Pitmilly

children by second wife

2. Gen Hon Alexander Leslie (b. 1731; d. 17...), mar. 1760 ...... Tullideph, dau. of Walter Tullideph of Tullideph, and had issue

1. Lady Anne Leslie (b. 27 Feb 1730; d. 8 Nov 1779), mar. 30 Apr 1748 George [Carnegie], 6th Earl of Northesk, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Leslie (b. Jul 1737; d. 10 Apr 1788), mar. 10 Jun 1767 as his third wife John [Hope], 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Leslie, mar. 1762 James Walker of Innerdovat

died

2 Sep 1754

suc. by

son by first wife

note

a Lord of Session 1734-54; Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1741-42 ; High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1741-53; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1747-54; a Lord of Police 1754

 

David [Leslie], 8th Earl of Leven

born

4 May 1722

mar.

29 Jul 1747 Wilhelmina Nisbet (b. c. 1724; d. 10 May 1798), only dau. of William Nisbet of Craigentilly & Dirletoun by his second wife Jean Bennet, dau. of Robert Bennet

children

1. Hon Alexander Leslie later Leslie-Melville, later 9th Earl of Leven

2. Hon William Leslie (d. 1777)

3. Gen Hon David Leslie (dsp. 21 Oct 1838), mar. 16 Jan 1787 Rebecca Gillies, dau. of Rev John Gillies DD

4. Lt Gen Hon John Leslie later Cuming (b. 20 Nov 1759 ; dsp. 1824), mar. 13 Sep 1816 Jane Cuming, dau. and hrss. of T Cuming

5. Hon George Leslie (b. 21 Apr 1766; dspm. 8 Mar 1812), mar. 27 Nov 1802 Jacomina Gertrude van der Graaf, only dau. of William Jacob van der Graaf, and had issue

1. Lady Jane Leslie (dspm. 28 Oct 1829), mar. 9 Nov 1775 Sir John Belshes later Belshes-Wishart later Stuart, 4th Bt., and had issue

2. Lady Mary Elizabeth Leslie (b. 4 Mar 1767; d. 7 Oct 1820), mar. 8 or 12 Nov 1776 her cousin James [Ruthven], 6th Lord Ruthven of Freeland, and had issue

3. Lady Charlotte Leslie (d. 1830)

died

9 Jun 1802

suc. by

son

note

Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1759-61; Deputy Governor of the Bank of Scotland; a Lord of Police 1772-82; High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1783-1801

 

Alexander [Leslie later Leslie-Melville], 9th Earl of Leven

born

7 Nov 1749

mar.

12 Aug 1784 Jane Thornton (b. 11 Feb 1757; d. 13 Feb 1818), dau. of John Thornton, of London, by his wife Lucy Watson, dau. of Samuel Watson, by his wife Margaret Hoghton, dau. of Sir Charles Hoghton, 4th Bt.

children

1. Hon David Leslie-Melville, later 10th Earl of Leven

2. Hon John Thornton Leslie-Melville, later 11th Earl of Leven

3. Hon William Henry Leslie-Melville, a director of the Honourable East India Company (b. 1788; d. 1856)

4. Rev Hon Robert Samuel Leslie-Melville (d. 24 Oct 1826)

5. Hon Alexander Leslie-Melville, of Branston Hall, co. Lincoln (b. 18 Jun 1800 ; d. 19 Nov 1881), mar. 19 Oct 1825 his sister's sister-in-law Charlotte Smith (d. 26 Apr 1879), yst. dau. of Samuel Smith, of Woodhall Park, co. Hertford, by his wife Elizabeth Frances Turner, dau. of Edmund Turner, of Stoke Rochford and Panton Hall, co. Lincoln, and had issue

1. Lady Lucy Leslie-Melville (d. 23 Dec 1865), mar. 14 Jul 1824 her sister's brother-in-law Henry Smith, of Wilford House, co. Nottingham (b. 12 Dec 1794; d. 7 Feb 1874), 3rd son of Samuel Smith, of Woodhall Park, co. Hertford, by his wife Elizabeth Frances Turner, dau. of Edmund Turner, of Stoke Rochford and Panton Hall, co. Lincoln, and had issue

2. Lady Jane Elizabeth Leslie-Melville (d. 25 Apr 1848), mar. 13 Oct 1816 Francis Pym, of Hazells Hall, co. Bedford, and Radwell House, co. Hertford (b. 22 Jun 1790; d. 23 Feb 1860), 1st son and heir of Francis Pym MP, of Hazells Hall, co. Bedford, by his wife Anne Palmer, dau. of Robert Palmer, of Holme Park, co. Berkshire, and had issue

3. Lady Marianne Leslie-Melville (dsp. 22 Mar 1823), mar. 28 Aug 1822 as his first wife Abel Smith MP, of Woodhall Park, co. Hertford (b. 17 Jul 1788; d. 23 Feb 1859), 1st son of Samuel Smith, of Woodhall Park, co. Hertford, by his wife Elizabeth Frances Turner, dau. of Edmund Turner, of Stoke Rochford and Panton Hall, co. Lincoln

died

22 Feb 1820

suc. by

son

note

Comptroller of the Scottish Customs 1786-1820; Deputy Lieutenant of Fifeshire 1794; Lt Col, Fife Militia 1798; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Whig) 1806-07

 

David [Leslie-Melville], 10th Earl of Leven

born

22 Jun 1785

mar.

21 Jun 1824 Elizabeth Anne Campbell (d. 8 Nov 1863), 2nd dau. of Sir Archibald Campbell of Succoth, 2nd Bt., by his wife Elizabeth Balfour, 1st dau. of John Balfour of Balbirnie

children

1. Capt Hon Alexander Leslie-Melville, styled Lord Balgonie (b. 19 Nov 1831 ; dvp. 29 Aug 1857)

2. Hon David Archibald Leslie-Melville (b. 14 Oct 1833; dvp. 20 Oct 1854)

1. Lady Elizabeth Leslie-Melville (d. 25 Jan 1892), mar. 2 Nov 1858 Thomas Robert Brook Cartwright (d. 23 Jan 1921), son of Sir Thomas Cartwright GCH, and had issue

2. Lady Anna Maria Leslie-Melville (d. 8 Dec 1874), mar. 26 Apr 1865 as his first wife Sir William Stirling later Stirling-Maxwell, 9th Bt. KT MP, and had issue

3. Lady Susan Lucy Leslie-Melville, Lady of the Bedchamber to HRH the Princess Christian 1868-83 (d. 8 Jun 1910)

4. Lady Emily Eleanor Leslie-Melville (b. 22 May 1840; d. 11 Nov 1882), mar. 28 Mar 1864 John Glencairn Carter [Hamilton], 1st Baron Hamilton of Dalzell, and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 8 Oct 1860

suc. by

brother

note

entered the Royal Navy c. 1800 ; a Representative Peer (Tory) for Scotland 1831-60; Rear Admiral 1846; Vice Admiral 1858

 

John Thornton [Leslie-Melville], 11th Earl of Leven

born

18 Dec 1786

mar. (1)

15 Sep 1812 his cousin Harriet Thornton (d. 26 Jul 1832), yst. dau. of Samuel Thornton MP, of Albury Park, co. Surrey, by his wife Elizabeth Milnes, dau. of Robert Milnes, of Wakefield, co. York

children by first wife

1. Hon Alexander Leslie-Melville, later 12th Earl of Leven

2. Hon Alfred John Leslie-Melville (b. 5 Jun 1826 ; d. 25 May 1851)

1. Lady Emily Maria Leslie-Melville (dsp. 10 Mar 1896), mar. 18 Nov 1858 as his second wife Robert Williams MP, of Bridehead, co. Dorset (b. 23 Jan 1811; d. 7 Jun 1890), son and heir of Alderman Robert Williams MP, of Bridehead, co. Dorset, Sheriff of London 1796-97, by his wife Frances Turner, yst. dau. of John Turner, of Putney, co. Surrey

2. Lady Julia Louisa Leslie-Melville (dsp. 24 Oct 1879), mar. 29 Mar 1869 as his second wife Lt Gen Robert Richardson later Richardson-Robertson CB, of Tulliebelton, co. Perth (b. 14 Nov 1809; d. 1 Nov 1883), younger brother of Sir John Richardson later Stewart-Richardson, 13th Bt., and 3rd son of James Richardson of Pitfour by his wife Elizabeth Stewart, 1st dau. and cohrss. of James Stewart of Urrard

mar. (2)

23 Apr 1834 his cousin Sophia Thornton (d. 28 Jun 1887), 4th dau. of Henry Thornton MP, of Battersea, co. Surrey, by his wife Anne Sykes, dau. of Joseph Sykes, of West Ella, co. York

children by second wife

3. Hon Ronald Ruthven Leslie-Melville, later 13th Earl of Leven

4. Capt Hon Norman Leslie-Melville (b. 5 Feb 1839; d. 13 Nov 1923), mar. 4 Dec 1861 Georgina Ball (d. 30 Dec 1922), dau. of Capt William Shirley Ball, of Abbeylara, co. Longford, and had issue

3. Lady Florence Evelyn Leslie-Melville (d. 31 May 1864)

4. Lady Kathleen Mabel Leslie-Melville (d. 8 Jan 1958), mar. 16 Jan 1894 Charles Henry Farrer, of Green Hammerton Hall, co. York (d. 10 Jun 1927), and had issue

died

16 Sep 1876

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Deputy Paymaster to the Forces in the Peninsula 1809; a founding partner in the banking partnership Williams, Deacon, Labouchere, Thornton & Co; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Conservative) 1865-76;

 

Alexander [Leslie-Melville], 12th Earl of Leven

born

11 Jan 1817

died

22 Oct 1889

suc. by

half-brother

note

a partner in Williams. Deacon & Co; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Conservative) 1880-89

 

Ronald Ruthven [Leslie-Melville], 13th Earl of Leven, KT PC

born

19 Dec 1835

mar.

7 May 1885 Hon Emma Selina Portman (b. 5 Apr 1863; d. 1 Mar 1941), 1st dau. of William Henry Berkeley [Portman], 2nd Viscount Portman, by his wife Hon Mary Selina Charlotte Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, only dau. of Hon William Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, styled Viscount Milton (by his wife Lady Selina Jenkinson, 2nd dau. of Charles Cecil Cope [Jenkinson], 3rd Earl of Liverpool), 1st son and heir ap. of Charles William [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 5th Earl Fitzwilliam

children

1. Hon John David Leslie-Melville, later 14th Earl of Leven

2. Hon Archibald Alexander Leslie-Melville, later 15th Earl of Leven

3. Capt Hon David William Leslie-Melville MBE (b. 23 May 1892; d. 10 Dev 1938), mar. (1) 6 Mar 1914 (div. 1928) Susanna Elizabeth Johanna Sleigh, dau. of Francis Sleigh, of Cape Town, South Africa, and (2) 1929 Eleanor Mary Barrell Abrahall (mar. (2) 24 Aug 1939 Capt Arthur Miller; d. 1974), dau. of Arthur John Abrahall, of Shustoke, co. Warwick, and had issue by his second wife

4. Lt Col Ian Leslie-Melville (b. 14 Aug 1894; d. 10 Feb 1967), mar. 26 Aug 1915 Charlotte Isobel Stirling (d. 7 Nov 1968), dau. of Maj William Stirling, of Fairburn, Muir of Ord, co. Ross, and had issue

1. Lady Constance Betty Leslie-Melville (b. 7 Aug 1888; d. 13 Aug 1922)

died

21 Aug 1906

suc. by

son

note

a director of the Bank of England 1884-94; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1891-1906; High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1898-1905; Keeper of the Scottish Privy Seal 1900-06; Privy Councillor 1902; Knight of the Thistle 1905

 

John David [Leslie-Melville], 14th Earl of Leven

born

5 Apr 1886

died

11 Jun 1913

suc. by

brother

note

a Representative Peer for Scotland 1910-13

 

Archibald Alexander [Leslie-Melville], 15th Earl of Leven, KT

born

6 Aug 1890

mar.

3 Sep 1918 his half-cousin once removed Lady Rosamund Sylvia Diana Mary Foljambe (d. 12 Apr 1974), 6th dau. of Cecil George Savile [Foljambe], 1st Earl of Liverpool, by his second wife Susan Louisa Cavendish, 1st dau. of Lt Col William Henry Frederick Cavendish, of West Stoke, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon Alexander Robert Leslie-Melville, later 16th Earl of Leven

2. Maj Hon George David Leslie-Melville (b. 13 May 1924; d. 23 Jun 1997), mar. 30 Apr 1955 Diana Mary Houldsworth (d. 25 Nov 2017), 2nd dau. of Brigadier Sir Henry Walter Houldsworth KBE DSO MC, of Dallas Lodge, Forres, co. Moray, by his wife Katharine Charlotte Douglas, 2nd dau. of Maj George Sholto Douglas, of Eden Hall, Kelso (by his wife and first cousin once removed Lady Laura Mary Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, sister of William Charles de Meuron [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 7th Earl Fitzwilliam), 1st son and heir of Admiral Hon George Henry Douglas RN (by his wife Charlotte Martha Parker, 2nd dau. of Admiral Sir William Parker, 1st. Bt. GCB, of Shenstone Lodge, co. Stafford), 2nd son of George Sholto [Douglas], 17th Earl of Morton, and had issue

3. Hon Ronald Jocelyn Leslie-Melville (b. 22 Nov 1926; d. 1987), mar. 17 May 1962 Ruth Buckworth, only dau. of Dr John Duckworth, and had issue

4. Capt Hon Alan Duncan Leslie-Melville, of Fingask, Kirkhill, co. Inverness (b. 11 Oct 1928), mar. 1 Nov 1997 Mrs Sally Haywood, of Fettes Farmhouse, Muir of Ord, co. Ross

1. Lady Jean Elizabeth Leslie-Melville (b. 25 Jun 1921; d. 8 Mar 2010)

died

15 Jan 1947

suc. by

son

note

a Representative Peer for Scotland 1922-47; Knight of the Thistle 1934; Lord Lieutenant of Nairnshire 1935-47

 

Alexander Robert [Leslie-Melville], 16th Earl of Leven

born

13 May 1924

mar.

30 Apr 1953 Susan Steuart-Menzies, 1st dau. of Lt Col Ronald Steuart-Menzies of Culdares, of Arndilly House, Craigellachie, Banffshire, by his second wife Sybil Mary Willoughby Boulton, 2nd dau. of Gerald Bowman Boulton, of Beverley, co. York

children

1. Hon David Alexander Leslie-Melville DL, styled Lord Balgonie, of Glenferness House, Nairn (b. 26 Jan 1954; dvp. 14 Feb 2007), mar. 1981 Julia Clare Critchley, dau. of Col Ian Ranald Critchley OBE, of Greenden, by Brechin, Angus, and has issue:

1a. Hon Alexander Ian Leslie-Melville, later 17th Earl of Leven

1a. Hon Louisa Clare Leslie-Melville (b. 18 Sep 1987)

2. Hon Archibald Ronald Leslie-Melville, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Leven, of Orwell Farm, Kinross (b. 15 Sep 1957), mar. 4 Apr 1987 Julia Mary Greville Fox, 2nd dau. of Basil Fox, of Pembroke Gardens, Kensington, London, and has issue:

1a. Alice Catherine Leslie-Melville (b. 12 Nov 1990)

2a. Camilla Jane Leslie-Melville (b. 29 Aug 1992)

3a. Joanna Julia Leslie-Melville (b. 6 Jul 1994)

1. Lady Jane Catherine Leslie-Melville (b. 5 May 1956), mar. 1977 Philip Mark Gurney Hudson, of Southcott Lodge, Pewsey, co. Wiltshire, and has issue

died

7 Apr 2012

suc. by

grandson

note

ADC to Governor-General of New Zealand 1851-52; Lord Lieutenant of Nairn since 1969; Chairman, Nairn County Council 1970-74; Chairman of Governors, Gordonstoun School 1971-89; President, British Ski Federation 1981-85

 

Alexander Ian [Leslie-Melville], 17th Earl of Leven

born

29 Nov 1984

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Leven is Hon Archibald Ronald Leslie-Melville, 2nd son of the 16th Earl of Leven, and uncle of the present Earl.

 

 Last updated 30 Jan 2018

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Titles:

17th Earl of Leven

(Scotland, let. pat. 11 Oct 1641)

14th Earl of Melville

(Scotland, let. pat. 8 Apr 1690)

14th Viscount of Kirkaldie

(Scotland, let. pat. 8 Apr 1690)

17th Lord Melville of Monymaill

(Scotland, let. pat. 30 Apr 1616)

17th Lord Balgonie

(Scotland, let. pat. 11 Oct 1641)

14th Lord Raith, Monymaill and Balwearie

(Scotland, let. pat. 8 Apr 1690)

 

Address:

Raith, Old Spey Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray PH26 3NQ

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