Walter Melville, of Fife

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Walter Melville, of Fife

Immediate Family:

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

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About Walter Melville, of Fife

7. Walter, who are also named in the charter quoted, but regarding whom nothing further has been ascertained.

“Melville Clan”

Melville Clan History: From the Barony of Malaville in Normandy, Galfridus de Melville lived in the reigns of David I, Malcolm IV and William the Lion, and was the first Justiciary of Scotland. He had three sons: Gregory, whose daughter [SIC - descendant] and only child married Sir John Ross of Halkhead and inherited the lands of Melville, the barony of which remained with the Ross family until 1705; Philip, ancestor of the Melvilles of Glenbervie; [not in Fraser]; and Walter, grandfather of Sir John de Melville, who rendered homage to Edward I in 1296, and whose lineal descendants are the Melvilles of Raith and the barons Melville.


  • 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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