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Melville, Viscount (UK, 1802)

 

Creation: let. pat. 24 Dec 1802

 

Family name: Dundas

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Arms:

Argent a Lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure within a Bordure of the last charged with three Boar's Heads couped Or armed proper and langued of the second

Crest:

A Lion's Head affrontée Gules struggling through an Oak-Bush proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Leopard reguardant proper;  Sinister:  a Stag proper attired Argent

Mottoes:

Above the Crest:  Essayez (Keep trying);  Below the Arms:  Quod Potui Perfeci (I have done what I could to the best of my ability)

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Henry [Dundas], 1st Viscount Melville

4th son of Robert Dundas of Arniston, Lord President of the Court of Sessions 1748-53, by his second wife Anne Gordon, dau. of Sir William Gordon, Bt., of Invergordon

born

28 Apr 1742

mar. (1)

16 Aug 1765 Elizabeth Rannie, dau. of David Rannie, of Melville Castle, co. Edinburgh

mar. (2)

2 Apr 1793 Lady Jane Hope (b. 12 Nov 1766; mar. (2) 16 Feb 1814 Thomas [Wallace], 1st Baron Wallace;  dsp. 9 Jun 1829), 2nd dau. of John [Hope], 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, by his second wife Jane Oliphant, dau. of Robert Oliphant, of Rossie, co. Perth

died

29 May 1811

created

24 Dec 1802 Baron Duneira and Viscount Melville

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Lord Advocate of Scotland 1775-83;  Home Secretary 1791-94;  President of the Board of Control for India 1793-1801;  Secretary for War and the Colonies 1794-1801;  Lord Privy Seal 1800;  First Lord of the Admiralty 1804-05

 

Robert [Dundas later Saunders-Dundas], 2nd Viscount Melville, KT

born

14 Mar 1771

mar.

29 Aug 1796 Anne Huck-Saunders(d. 10 Sep 1841), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Dr Richard Huck later Huck-Saunders, by his wife Jane Kinsey, dau. of Peter Kinsey

died

10 Jun 1851

suc. by

son

note

Lord Privy Seal 1811-51;  First Lord of the Admiralty 1812-27 and 1828-30

 

Henry [Dundas], 3rd Viscount Melville, GCB

born

25 Feb 1801

died

1 Feb 1876

suc. by

brother

 

Robert [Dundas], 4th Viscount Melville

born

14 Sep 1803

died

18 Feb 1886

suc. by

nephew

 

Henry [Dundas], 5th Viscount Melville

1st son of Rev Hon Charles Dundas, Rector of Epworth, co. Lincoln (by his wife Louisa Maria Boothby, 1st dau. of Sir William Boothby, 8th Bt.), 4th son of Robert [Dundas], 2nd Viscount Melville

born

8 Mar 1835

mar.

18 Jun 1891 Hon Violet Marie Louise Cochrane-Wishart-Baillie (d. 31 Mar 1943), 3rd dau. of Alexander Dundas Ross [Cochrane-Wishart-Baillie], 1st Baron Lamington, by his wife Annabella Mary Elizabeth Drummond, 1st dau. of Andrew Robert Drummond, of Cadlands Park, co. Hampshire

died

s.p.m. 3 Nov 1904

suc. by

brother

 

Charles Saunders [Dundas], 6th Viscount Melville, ISO

born

27 Jun 1843

mar. (1)

Aug 1872 Grace Selina Marion Scully (d. 16 Jan 1890), only child of William Scully, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

mar. (2)

6 Feb 1891 Mary Hamilton (d. 29 Oct 1919), dau. of George Hamilton MD, of Falkirk

mar. (3)

8 Dec 1920 Margaret Todd (d. 2 Feb 1961), dau. of William James Todd

died

21 Sep 1926

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Henry Charles Clement [Dundas], 7th Viscount Melville

born

25 Jun 1873

mar.

20 Jun 1899 Agnes Mary Florence Brouncker (d. 13 Sep 1954), 2nd dau. of Henry Francis Brouncker, of Boveridge Park, co. Dorset, by his wife Mary Katherine Harrisson, 1st dau. of Everson Harrisson, of Tolethorpe Hall, co. Rutland

died

30 Jan 1935

suc. by

son

 

Henry Charles Patric Brouncker [Dundas], 8th Viscount Melville

born

5 Mar 1909

died

26 Mar 1971

suc. by

nephew

 

Robert David Ross [Dundas], 9th Viscount Melville

1st son of Lieut Hon Robert Maldred St John Melville Dundas (by his wife Margaret Connell Ross, 1st dau. of Percy Cruden Ross, of Monkwood House, co. Ayr), 2nd son of Henry Charles Clement [Dundas], 7th Viscount Melville

born

28 May 1937

mar.

23 Jul 1982 Fiona Margaret Stilgoe, dau. of Roger Kirkpatrick Stilgoe, of Derby House, Stogumber, Taunton, co. Somerset

children

1. Hon Robert Henry Kirkpatrick Dundas, later 10th Viscount Melville

2. Hon James David Brouncker Dundas, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Melville (b. 19 Jan 1986)

died

21 Jul 2011

suc. by

son

 

Robert Henry Kirkpatrick [Dundas], 10th Viscount Melville

born

23 Apr 1984

 

The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Melville is Hon James David Brouncker Dundas, second son of the 9th Viscount Melville, and younger brother of the present Viscount.

 

Last updated 19 Feb 2012

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Titles:

10th Viscount Melville

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Dec 1802)

10th Baron Duneira

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Dec 1802)

 

Addresses:

Firth Wood, Far Oakridge, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7PG

Wey House, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset

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