He married Deirdre Knewstub (bef1941-) 6 December 1941 . I never saw him afterwards" — William Wilberforce. [17], "Two painted ceilings from Rossend Castle, Burntisland, Fife", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Melville,_1st_Lord_Melville&oldid=979906259, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 September 2020, at 12:58. He married Ann Lindsay Aymer … "Henry Dudas--Harry the Ninth. Dundas sided with Balcarres in the dispute, and turned down Walpole's requests to get the Maroons returned to Jamaica. Dundas had already left the Privy Council, in 1805, but he remained in the House of Lords. view all 18 Mary Gilbert, Free Settler "Lord Melville… Lord Melville was succeeded upon his death in 1707 by his eldest survi… [1] Career: While a student he was a member of the Edinburgh University Belles Lettres Society, participating in its meetings and gaining his first experience of public speaking at the society's debates.[5]. At the end of the "lang siege" of the castle he was imprisoned at Holyroodhouse and at Lethington Castle (now Lennoxlove. [32][33], Dundas also presided over a crisis in Britain's most important possession, the Colony of Jamaica. [36] Pitt's ministry left office in 1801. The long-time headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland, directly to the east, is Dundas House; construction was completed in 1774 for Sir Lawrence Dundas, a relative. Their stories have always remained invisible - until now. Melville Jones at the Internet Movie Database His heir was his son with Katherine Adamson, Robert Melville, 2nd Lord Melville.[2]. "[9] Dundas concluded his remarks by stating: "Human nature, my Lords, spurns at the thought of slavery among any part of our species." He offers his services as an adviser to Victoria, and at first she refuses. Family. There were demonstrations against the statue during the Black Lives Matter protests in June 2020. Lady Melville is the wife of Lord Melville. His name appears in the 1776 minute book of the Poker Club. Henry Dundas, 3rd Viscount Melville GCB (25 February 1801 1 Feb 1876)1 was a British military leader. Earl of Melville is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. [12] Dundas was not present for that vote, but when it was again before MPs in 1792, Dundas tabled a petition from Edinburgh residents who supported abolition. "The Government of Scotland under Henry Dundas and William Pitt.". The cost of the Melville Monument was "met by contributions from officers and men of the Royal Navy. Dundas Street, Hong Kong, was also named for him. [47], The District of Dundas in New South Wales was named after the Colonial Secretary, Henry Dundas. Simcoe named the town of Dundas in southern Ontario after him. Peter J. Kitson, Debbie Lee and Anne K. Mellor, Edward B. Jones, "Henry Dundas, India, and British Reactions to Napoleon's Invasion of Egypt, 1798-1801", Gary D. Hutchison, "‘The Manager in Distress’: Reaction to the Impeachment of Henry Dundas, 1805–7. He said he had never been happy to receive help from Flanders. "[16] He argued that "if the committee would give the time proposed, they might abolish the trade; but, on the contrary, if this opinion was not followed, their children yet unborn would not see the end of the traffic. It was created in 1690 for the Scottish soldier and statesman George Melville, 4th Lord Melville. His pleading in Scotland's highest court was successful, and the Court ruled: "the dominion assumed over this Negro, under the law of Jamaica, being unjust, could not be supported in this country to any extent". As a major official favourably disposed to Jack Aubrey, Lord Melville's political interest is often helpful to the captain. Genealogy profile for David Alexander Leslie-Melville, styled Lord Balgonie. He was Aide-de-camp to the Governor-General of New Zealand, from 1951 to 1952. In this role, Dundas was responsible for organising several British expeditions to the Caribbean to seize vulnerable French and Spanish possessions, the largest being that led by Sir Ralph Abercromy in 1795-6. [42], After this divorce Dundas was married again, to Lady Jane Hope, daughter of John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, in 1793. In 1802 a commission of inquiry was appointed into alleged misappropriation of public funds while Dundas was treasurer of the British Navy, and produced a report in 1805. In 1802, Dundas was elevated to the Peerage of the United Kingdom as Viscount Melville and Baron Dunira, of Dunira in Perthshire. In the United Kingdom the main branch of Melville family is the Leslie-Melville family, Earls of Leven and (since 1690) of Melville as well. He died in May 1811, in Edinburgh, aged 69, and was succeeded in his titles by his son from his first marriage, Robert. DUNDAS, ROBERT SAUNDERS, second Viscount Melville (1771–1851), statesman, only son of Henry Dundas, first viscount Melville [q. v.], the friend of Pitt, was born on 14 March 1771. Mary Amanet was a passenger aboard The Ship Lord Melville I which sailed from England on Sunday, 15 September 1816 and arrived in Sydney, NSW Australia on 24 February 1817. Walpole resigned his commission, and went back to England, where he became an MP and protested in vain in the House of Commons how Balcarres had behaved in a duplicitous and dishonest way with the Maroons. |date= }} He joined the Army as a lieutenant in the 3rd (or Scots) Guards in 1819. In 1792 Dundas County was named in his honour. On 2 April 1792, abolitionist William Wilberforce sponsored a motion in the House of Commons "that the trade carried on by British subjects, for the purpose of obtaining slaves on the coast of Africa, ought to be abolished." 40 km south of Norseman, later abandoned), which eventually led to the present Shire of Dundas. General George Walpole (British Army officer) secured the surrender of the Jamaican Maroons of Cudjoe's Town (Trelawny Town), on condition they won't be transported off the island. Hamish MacPherson, "Henry Dundas: The Scotsman who kept slavery going", "Henry Dundas' private papers bought for Scots archive", https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nrpb#:~:text=Scotland%2C%20Slavery%20and%20Statues%20The%20Melville%20Monument%20in,follows%20the%20debate%20over%20how%20controversial%20politician%20, "The University of Edinburgh Belles Lettres Society (1759-64) and the Rhetoric of the Novel", "Obliterating our history by removing statues is path to repeating mistakes", "The Parliamentary History of England, From the Earliest Period to the Year 1803, Vol XXIX, (First Session of the Seventeenth Parliament; Second Session of the Seventeenth Parliament, 1791-1792), at 359. D&D Beyond There were demonstrations against the Dundas statue during the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.[4]. Robert Melville, 1st Lord Melville (c. 1527–1621) was a Scottish diplomat, administrator, jurist, and intriguer, and uncle of the poet Elizabeth Melville. The motion as amended then passed 230 in favour, 85 opposed. Lord Melville, as First Lord of the Admiralty, is present or a background character in several of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels. [23] Michael Fry said that Dundas's earlier success in Knight v Wedderburn was "instrumental in prohibiting not only negro slavery but also native serfdom in Scotland. Earl of Melville is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. In 1681 their son David Leslie-Melville inherited the title of Earl of Leven. Other islands in the group, known as the Dundas Islands, were given the names Melville Island, Baron Island and Dunira Island in respect of Dundas' titles. [1], Robert married firstly; Katherine Adamson; secondly Mary Leslie, daughter of Andrew Leslie, Earl of Rothes; thirdly, Jean Stewart, daughter of Robert, Earl of Orkney. "Dundas, Henry, first Viscount Melville (1742–1811)", Hutchison, Gary D. "‘The Manager in Distress’: Reaction to the Impeachment of Henry Dundas, 1805–7. He was Deputy Lieutenant of Nairn, from 1961 to 1969. In 1776, Dundas acted as counsel to Joseph Knight, who had been purchased as a slave in Jamaica and was later taken to Scotland. She never saw her children again, dying in 1843. Pauline Melville (born 1948) is a Guyanese-born actress and writer. He then introduced an amendment that would add the word "gradual" to the Wilberforce motion. [1] He died on 20 May 1707. [3], He is commemorated by one of the most prominent memorials in Edinburgh, the 150-foot high, Category A listed Melville Monument at St Andrew Square, in the heart of the New Town he helped to establish. ", BBC Radio Scotland, Disposable Brides, episode 2, 6 April 2011. HMS Lord Melville (also known as HMS Melville) was a brig of the Royal Navy launched at Kingston, Ontario on 20 July 1813. Owing to the town's short-lived prominence in Upper Canada, streets and historical highways leading to Dundas were named Dundas Street; these include portions of Highway 5, Highway 2 and Highway 8. Gold was discovered there in 1893, the Dundas Field was proclaimed, and the town of Dundas established (ca. Known as Sir Robert Melville of Murdocairnie or Murdochcairnie, Robert was the second son of Sir John Melville of Raith in Fife and Helen Napier of Merchiston. [3] He was forgiven by Mary and sent again to the English court as her diplomat. [15] In 1594 he was made a judge as Lord Murdocairnie. "[7][8] Arguing that "as Christianity gained ground in different nations, slavery was abolished", and appealing to the earlier ruling in Somerset v Stewart in England, Dundas said "he hoped for the honour of Scotland, that the supreme Court of this country would not be the only court that would give its sanction to so barbarous a claim. [12] He was Chancellor when James VI sailed to meet Anne of Denmark. She served on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, and was renamed HMS … He was educated at the Edinburgh High School, and entered parliament when aged twenty-three, in 1794, as M.P. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [10], In 1582 Melville was rehabilitated and gained a role in the Scottish exchequer as Treasurer-Depute. The statue has proven to be controversial, because of the role Dundas played as Secretary of State for War in delaying the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade during the 1790s. After they lost territory to the armies of Toussaint L'Ouverture, and became bogged down in their retreat to the western towns of Mole St Nicholas and Jeremie in Haiti, the British accepted they could not defeat the armies of black ex-slaves, and negotiated to withdraw from the island, resulting in thousands of British deaths for no gain. 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At that time he told the House that proceeding too quickly would cause West Indian merchants and landowners to continue the trade "in a different mode and other channels. MELVILLE, HENRY DUNDAS, 1st Viscount (1742-1811), British statesman, fourth son of Robert Dundas (1685-1753), lord president of the Scottish court of session, was born at Edinburgh in 1742, and was educated at the high school and university there. [49], A monument to him, modeled loosely on Trajan's Column in Rome, stands in the centre of St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. He had introduced a similar motion in 1791, which was soundly defeated by MPs, with a vote of 163 opposed, 88 in favour. [18][19] The House then amended the supporting resolutions tabled by Dundas, to reflect the new target date of 1796. Lord Melville may refer to: . He had to flee abroad but returned with Queen Mary and William of Orange and became Secretary of State for Scotland and the first Earl of Melville. The wrecking of the Sea Horse, Boadicea and Lord Melville took place during a gale off the east coast of Ireland on 30 January 1816. [5] Melville worked for Regent Moray, and arranged with Sir Valentine Browne, treasurer of Berwick, for loans of money secured with pledges of Mary's jewels. Also, fictional references were made to Sir Henry Dundas in Chapter 24 of L.A. Meyer's third book in the Jacky Faber series, which was titled "Under the Jolly Roger" as well as the former Lord Dundas in Meyer's sixth book, which was titled, "My Bonny Light Horseman". Furthermore, the Melville Monument, an obelisk erected in 1812 on Dunmore hill, overlooking the scenic village of Comrie in Perthshire, commemorates his life.[55]. It was created in 1690 for the Scottish soldier and statesman George Melville, 4th Lord Melville. Henry Dundas, in accordance with the law of the time, kept their property. Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, PC, FRSE (28 April 1742 – 28 May 1811) was a Scottish advocate and "independent Whig" politician. Dundas is buried in a vault in Old Lasswade Kirkyard, with most of his descendants. Melville said his enemies were destroying his reputation, saying that he had hindered peace, and knew all the secret dealings between France, England and Scotland. Object type: painting. Late in life Dundas was frustrated and financially distressed. Biographical Summary "John, third Lord Melville of Monimail, succeeded his father in the family estates in January 1626, and was infeft in Raith 13 March 1626.He succeeded his cousin Robert in the title in 1635. [1] He was the son of John Melville, 3rd Lord Melville of Monymaill and Anne Erskine. [31], From June 1793, Dundas was appointed President of the Board of Control, generally responsible for overseeing the conduct of the East India Company and British affairs in India, a post he would hold until 1801. In 1587 he was sent to England with William Keith of Delny and the Master of Gray to intercede for Mary's life. Walpole was disgusted with the governor's actions, pointing out that he had given the Maroons his word that they would not be transported off the island. O'Brian casts Melville's impeachment for malversation of public monies as a political attack using naval intelligence spending, the details of which cannot be disclosed for security and the safety of intelligence agents—such as Stephen Maturin. [34], Dundas was a vigorous advocate of a strong British presence in the Mediterranean. Within days she confessed in a letter to Dundas, saying she was "undeserving of being your wife or the mother to your unhappy children. These ships were initially travelling together carrying soldiers and their families to Cork at the end of the Napoleonic War, … Initially designed as a schooner, she was altered to 14-gun brig in 1813. By 1815, she was unfit for anything but transport duties. His name appears in the 1776 minute book of the Poker Club. He spearheaded a vain attempt to capture the French colony of Saint-Domingue amidst the chaos of the Haitian Revolution. He was made Lord Raith, Monymaill and Balwearie and Viscount of Kirkcaldy at the same time, also in the Peerage of Scotland. Additionally, Heneage 'Hen' Dundas, a real-life naval officer son of Thomas Dundas, appears as a younger son of Lord Melville. He was portrayed as 'bookish', although a sweet and sincere man otherwise. HMS Lord Melville (also known as HMS Melville) was a schooner of the Royal Navy launched at Kingston on 20 July 1813. He was the fourth son of Robert Dundas of Arniston, Lord President of the Court of Session, by his second wife, Anne Gordon, daughter of Sir William Gordon of Invergordon. The Navy's paymaster, Alexander Trotter, admitted to the Commission that he had transferred public money from the Bank of England to his own credit at a private Coutts bank, investing and loaning the funds at interest from which he benefited. In 1778, Dundas made an attempt at proposing a Bill to relieve Scottish Catholics of their legal disabilities, but in response to severe riots in Edinburgh and Glas… He was created an Legum Doctor by the university of Edinburgh on 11 November 1789, was Lord Rector of the university of Glasgow from 1781 to 1783, and on 2 February 1788 was appointed Chancellor of the university of St Andrews. He anticipated, in particular, that merchants from other countries would step in to fill the gap left by the British. By the late 20th century his reputation had been restored. This is a category for known metahumans of Smallville.It includes those who received their abilities through exposure to kryptonite and those who received their abilities through other means.. Aliens with innate superhuman powers can also be named as metahumans, according to the official DC Comics definition, although, they're not obviously metahumans at all. [48], In 1848, John Septimus Roe, the government surveyor (in the then colony of Western Australia), was searching for pastoral land and discovered the area around Norseman which he named Dundas Hills, after the colonial secretary. The trial attracted considerable notice because of "dislike of patronage and the Pittite ‘system’, anti‐Scottish bias, and advocacy of financial and parliamentary reform. "[39] The process ended in an acquittal. [43][44] However, he paid her a monthly annuity until his death, and his son continued the payments until her death at the age of 98. He appears on wikipedia, as David Leslie, 3rd Earl of Leven.. Appointed a governor of the Bank of Scotland, he was elected chancellor of the University of St Andrews in 1814, and made a Knight of the Thistle in 1821. He was appointed Lord Advocate in 1775. Suspicion had arisen, however, as to the financial management of the Admiralty, of which Dundas had been treasurer between 1782 and 1800. [11], In the late 1580s James VI of Scotland asked him to help the printer Robert Waldegrave who was in trouble in England. Genealogy for David Alexander Leslie-Melville, Lord Balgonie (1954 - 2007) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Munk was travelling to Falkland Palace to take sasine of Anne of Denmark's "morning gift". [14] He proposed ending slavery and the slave trade together. The case went to Scotland's highest civil court, where Dundas led Knight's legal team, in the case of Knight v. Wedderburn..[6] Dundas was assisted by prominent members of the Scottish Enlightenment, and also Samuel Johnson, whose biographer James Boswell later wrote: "I cannot too highly praise the speech which Mr. Henry Dundas generously contributed to the cause of the sooty stranger. He drank heavily. Historian Stephen Farrell has noted that by that time, the political climate had changed, and the economic advantages of abolition had become apparent. It was not until 1807 that the House of Lords voted in favour of abolishing the trade in slaves. ", Wright, Esmond. He was friends with John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1–20, 22, Cobbett's Parliamentary History, Vol 29 (supra) at p. 1268. From about 1798 on he pleaded frequently to be allowed to resign from his offices on health grounds, but Pitt, who relied on him greatly, refused even to consider it. His mission was to collect a subsidy or annuity of £4,000 which Elizabeth gave to James VI, and ask for 34 elm trees for the king's garden. Lord Melbourne, in full William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne of Kilmore, Lord Melbourne, Baron of Kilmore, Baron Melbourne of Melbourne, (born March 15, 1779, London, England—died November 24, 1848, Brocket, near Hatfield, Hertfordshire), British prime minister from July 16 to November 14, 1834, and from April 18, 1835, to August 30, 1841. Some historians [22] say that Dundas's role in the abolition of slavery has been misunderstood. Although Dundas was replaced as Home Secretary by the Duke of Portland in July 1794, Pitt nonetheless wished to maintain direction of the war effort in Dundas' trusted hands, and so created for him the new office of Secretary of State for War. In 1616 he was made Lord Melville of Monimail. Alexander Robert Leslie-Melville, 14th Earl of Leven DL (13 May 1924 – 7 April 2012) was a Scottish peer and soldier. The family gained its surname from the 1655 marriage of George Melville, Fourth Lord Melville and First Earl of Melville to Catherine Leslie a descendant of Alexander Leslie, first Earl of Leven. After Mary fled to England he brought jewels, clothing, and horses to her at Bolton Castle. [13], In July 1593 he was ambassador in London and had an audience with Elizabeth I of England. As a major of­fi­cial favourably dis­posed to Jack Aubrey, Lord Melville's po­lit­i­cal in­ter­est is often help­ful to the cap­tain. [7] Subsequently, he joined his nephew William Kirkcaldy of Grange who held Edinburgh Castle for Mary. Robert Saunders Dundas (1771–1851), 2nd Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty Artist: Colvin Smith (1795–1875) Title: Robert Saunders Dundas (1771–1851), 2nd Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty. In 1778, Dundas made an attempt at proposing a Bill to relieve Scottish Catholics of their legal disabilities, but in response to severe riots in Edinburgh and Glasgow abandoned the project. She served on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, was renamed HMS Star on 22 January 1814. He was Lord … [14] She later complained that Melville had spent half of the money in London for the king, rather than taking it back Scotland. Charles Saunders Melville Dundas, 6th Viscount Melville: Hon. Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville by Sir Thomas Lawrence.jpg 2,400 × 2,896; 966 KB Lord Melville Monument - geograph.org.uk - 1616580.jpg 480 × 640; 101 KB Malagrida, Driving Post.jpg 750 × 540; 185 KB In winning the case for Knight’s emancipation, Dundas achieved a landmark decision in which the Court declared that no person could be a slave on Scottish soil. He married Catherine Leslie, daughter of Alexander Leslie, Lord Balgonie, and granddaughter of Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven. 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