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David Leslie Melville, 6th Earl of Leven

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Leven, Fife, UK
Death: June 9, 1802 (80)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Place of Burial: Fife, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Melville, 5th Earl of Leven and Mary Melville
Husband of Wilhelmina, Countess of Leven
Father of Alexander Leslie Leslie-Melville, 9th Earl of Leven; Lady Charlotte Leslie Melville; General John Leslie; William Leslie Leslie; David Leslie Leslie and 3 others
Half brother of George Leslie Melville; Anne Melville; Maj.-Gen. Hon. Alexander Leslie; Erskine Leslie Melville; William Leslie Melville and 2 others

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About David Leslie Melville, 6th Earl of Leven

http://books.google.com/books?id=lyENAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA368#v=onepage&q=&f=false Page 368 - 369

“VIII. David, eighth Earl of Leven and fifth Earl of Melville, born 4th March 1722. He married at Edinburgh, 29th July 1747, Willhelmina, posthumous daughter of William Nisbet of Dirleton, with whom he lived upwards of fifty years, and had issue-

“ I. Alexander, his successor. “ II. William, who was killed in a engagement with the Americans at Princetown, in New Jersey, 3d January 1777, while serving under Lord Cornwallis. “ III. David, a Major-General, married, 16th January 1787, Rebecca, daughter of the Rev. John Gillies, D.D., and died without issue 21st October 1838. “ IV. John, a Lieutenant-General, born 20th November 1759; married, 13th September 1816, Jane, eldest daughter and heir of T. Cuming, Esq., and assumed the surname of Cuming. He died without issue in 1824. “ V. George, born 21st April 1766; married, 27th November 1802, Jacomina Gertrude, only daughter of William Jacob van der Graaff, and died 8th march 1812, leaving a daughter, Mary Christina. “ VI. Lady Jane, married to Sir John Wishart Belsches Stuart, Baronet, of Fettercairn. “ VII. Lady Mary Elizabeth, married to James, fifth Lord Ruthven, She died in 1820. “ VIII. Lady Charlotte, died unmarried in 1830.

“David, eighth Earl of Leven and fifth Earl of Melville, died in 1802, and was succeeded by his eldest son"

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.

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David Leslie Melville, 6th Earl of Leven's Timeline

March 5, 1722
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
May 4, 1722
Leven, Fife, UK
November 7, 1749
Age 27
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
August 8, 1751
Age 29
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Fife, UK
April 1, 1753
Age 30
Raith, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
January 13, 1755
Age 32
Raith, Fife, UK
November 20, 1759
Age 37
Raith, Fife, UK
September 22, 1761
Age 39
Raith, Fife, UK
April 21, 1766
Age 43
Raith, Fife, UK