Catharine Melville (Leslie), Countess of Melville

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Catharine Melville (Leslie)

Birthplace: Fife, UK
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Monimail, Fife, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alexander Leslie, Lord Balgonie and Margaret Wemyss, Lady
Wife of George Melville, 1st Earl of Melville
Mother of Alexander Melville, Lord Raith; David Melville, 3rd Earl of Leven and Margaret Melville
Sister of Alexander Leslie, 2nd Earl of Leven
Half sister of Mary Scott, 3rd Countess of Buccleuch; Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch and Margaret Wemyss, Countess of Wemyss

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About Catharine Melville (Leslie), Countess of Melville

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Catharine Leslie:

Catharine Leslie [1]

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  • Last Edited=30 Apr 2011

Catharine Leslie was the daughter of Alexander Leslie, Lord Balgonie and Lady Margaret Leslie.[1],[2]

She married George Melville, 1st Earl of Melville, son of John Melville, 3rd Lord Melville of Monymaill and Anne Erskine, on 18 January 1655.[2] From 18 January 1655, her married name became Melville.[2] As a result of her marriage, Catharine Leslie was styled as Countess of Melville on 8 April 1690.

Children of Catharine Leslie and George Melville, 1st Earl of Melville

  • 1. James Melville+[2]
  • 2. Alexander Melville, Lord Raith [2] b. 23 Dec 1655, d. 27 Mar 1698
  • 3. Margaret Melville+[1] b. 28 Oct 1658
  • 4. David Leslie, 5th Earl of Leven+[2] b. 5 May 1660, d. 6 Jun 1728


  • 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 380. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2312. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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Catharine Melville (Leslie), Countess of Melville's Timeline

Fife, UK
December 23, 1655
Age 17
Linlithgow, Scotland, UK
October 28, 1658
Age 20
May 5, 1660
Age 22
April 2, 1713
Age 75
Monimail, Fife, UK