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Robert Melville

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Son of Galfridus de Melville, Sheriff of Edinburgh and Matilda Malherbe
Brother of Galdrid “the younger” Melville, laird of Carnbee; Thomas Melville; Walter Melville, of Fife; Hugh Melville and Richard Melville
Half brother of Sir Gregory Melville, Lord of Melville

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About Robert Melville

4. Robert, named in the same charter. A Sir Robert Melville, who is probably the same, is a witness to a decision by Sir Walter Olifard the younger, justiciary of Lothian, in a dispute between the bishop of Glasgow and Jordan of Currokes or Corehouse, as to the lands of Stobo, confirmed by King Alexander the Second, in 12 23. 1 He is also a witness in the year 1226, along with the Scottish chancellor, Sir Walter Olifard and others, to a charter by John Normanville to the abbey of Melrose, of part of the lands of Maxton. 2 Sir Robert Melville may have held lands in Roxburgh- shire and Peeblesshire, where the Melvilles certainly had possessions at a later date.


  • 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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