1st wife of Galfridus de Melville

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1st wife of Galfridus de Melville

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Wife of Galfridus de Melville, Sheriff of Edinburgh
Mother of Sir Gregory Melville, Lord of Melville

Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh, (C)
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About 1st wife of Galfridus de Melville

There is reason to believe that Galfrid Melville was twice married. The name of his first wife has not been ascertained, but his second wife was Matilda Malherbe, who survived him. She was also of Anglo-Norman extrac- tion, although the Malherbes assumed the name of Morham, from their lands in East Lothian.

He had issue, seven sons:

  • 1 . Gregory, his heir, of whom a short notice follows.
  • 2. Galfrid, who received from his nephew Richard, son of his brother Gregory, the lands of Grendun (now Granton, near Edinburgh) and the lands of Stanehouse or Stenhouse, near Liberton. In the charter by King William the Lion, confirming the grant by Richard, Galfrid is described as uncle of Richard Melville, and son of Matilda Malherbe, an expression which seems to imply that she was not the mother of Richard's father.


  • The Melvilles, Earls of Melville, and the Leslies, Earls of Leven. Memoirs. (Correspondence. - Charters.) [With plates, including portraits and facsimiles, and genealogical tables.] by Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898.Link
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