He was made Lord Raith, Monymaill and Balwearie and Viscount of Kirkcaldy at the same time, also in the Peerage of Scotland. Munk was travelling to Falkland Palace to take sasine of Anne of Denmark's "morning gift". The amendment was adopted, 192 in favour, 125 opposed. Their speeches and manner of mediation was said to have been counter-productive. He then introduced an amendment that would add the word "gradual" to the Wilberforce motion. He promptly met the challenge of Napoleon's attack on Egypt with actions which were vigorous and pivotal. Earl of Melville, a title in the Peerage of Scotland; Viscount Melville, a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; HMS Lord Melville (1813), a schooner of the British Royal Navy Lord Melville (ship), one of several ships of that name In 1681 their son David Leslie-Melville inherited the title of Earl of Leven. As the effective Minister for War as part of his Home Department responsibilities at the outbreak of the Wars of the French Revolution, he was Pitt's closest advisor and planner for Britain's military participation in the First Coalition. George Melville, 1st Earl of Melville (1636 – 20 May 1707) was a Scots aristocrat and statesman during the reigns of William and Mary. The cost of the Melville Monument was "met by contributions from officers and men of the Royal Navy. She served on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, was renamed HMS Star on 22 January 1814.  In 1594 he was made a judge as Lord Murdocairnie. Dundas was born in Edinburgh on 28 April 1742 in the house known as 'Bishop's Land' (a former lodging of the Archbishop of St. Andrews) on the Royal Mile. Oxford scholar Brian Young, a professor of intellectual history in the 18th century, notes that in 1792, the motion for immediate cessation of the slave trade was heading for certain defeat.  On 19 October 1573 Melville was questioned about negotiations for the marriage of Mary Queen of Scots to John of Austria, her escape from Lochleven Castle, her good and jewels, her proposed marriage to Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, the siege of Edinburgh Castle and those who supplied it with silver or gave loans secured against pledges of Mary's jewels. The monument was paid for mostly by friends and Naval personnel. He is also a supporting character in the legal drama Garrow's Law. A reference was made to Henry Dundas and his role in the abolition of the Slave Trade in the motion picture Amazing Grace (2006) where he was played by Bill Paterson..  The House then amended the supporting resolutions tabled by Dundas, to reflect the new target date of 1796. D&D Beyond ", Letters and memoranda (1792-1812) of Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville and Robert Dundas, Viscount Melville (1771-1851) are held by, This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 08:05. Late in life Dundas was frustrated and financially distressed. He first attended Dalkeith Grammar School before an attack of smallpox interrupted his studies, after which he moved to the Royal High School, Edinburgh, before enrolling at the University of Edinburgh to study law. Melville said that, while he personally supported it, he could not approve of a policy which would split the outgoing cabinet. , After this divorce Dundas was married again, to Lady Jane Hope, daughter of John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, in 1793. He was appointed Lord Advocate in 1775. He appears on wikipedia, as David Leslie, 3rd Earl of Leven.. I would have given a thousand pounds for that shake. His name appears in the 1776 minute book of the Poker Club. The case went to Scotland's highest civil court, where Dundas led Knight's legal team, in the case of Knight v. Wedderburn.. Dundas was assisted by prominent members of the Scottish Enlightenment, and also Samuel Johnson, whose biographer James Boswell later wrote: "I cannot too highly praise the speech which Mr. Henry Dundas generously contributed to the cause of the sooty stranger. In 1675 the lands of Hallhill, belonging to James Melville, son and heir of the late Sir James Melville of Burntisland and Hallhill, were adjudged to Lord Melville for debt, and transferred by him to his son James, who became James Melville of Hallhill; but in 1699 he regranted the lands to his father. Victoria and Lord Melbourne's relationship becomes strained after Victoria realises he … On 11 May 1590 he hosted the Danish Admiral Peder Munk at Rossend Castle at Burntisland. We first see Lord Melbourne in Doll 123. Pauline Melville (born 1948) is a Guyanese-born actress and writer. , He is commemorated by one of the most prominent memorials in Edinburgh, the 150-foot high, Category A listed Melville Monument at St Andrew Square, in the heart of the New Town he helped to establish. Mary expelled the English diplomat Thomas Randolph and Elizabeth ordered Melville's return to Scotland on 15 March 1566. Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1–20, 22, Cobbett's Parliamentary History, Vol 29 (supra) at p. 1268. Lord Melville may refer to: . Dundas sided with Balcarres in the dispute, and turned down Walpole's requests to get the Maroons returned to Jamaica. After they lost territory to the armies of Toussaint L'Ouverture, and became bogged down in their retreat to the western towns of Mole St Nicholas and Jeremie in Haiti, the British accepted they could not defeat the armies of black ex-slaves, and negotiated to withdraw from the island, resulting in thousands of British deaths for no gain. She served on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, and was renamed HMS … Although Dundas was replaced as Home Secretary by the Duke of Portland in July 1794, Pitt nonetheless wished to maintain direction of the war effort in Dundas' trusted hands, and so created for him the new office of Secretary of State for War. He drank heavily. He had introduced a similar motion in 1791, which was soundly defeated by MPs, with a vote of 163 opposed, 88 in favour. Robert Melville, 1st Lord Melville (c. 1527–1621) was a Scottish diplomat, administrator, jurist, and intriguer, and uncle of the poet Elizabeth Melville. Gold was discovered there in 1893, the Dundas Field was proclaimed, and the town of Dundas established (ca. Also, fictional references were made to Sir Henry Dundas in Chapter 24 of L.A. Meyer's third book in the Jacky Faber series, which was titled "Under the Jolly Roger" as well as the former Lord Dundas in Meyer's sixth book, which was titled, "My Bonny Light Horseman". The family gained its surname from the 1655 marriage of George Melville, Fourth Lord Melville and First Earl of Melville to Catherine Leslie a descendant of Alexander Leslie, first Earl of Leven. In 1776, Dundas acted as counsel to Joseph Knight, who had been purchased as a slave in Jamaica and was later taken to Scotland. "Paradigms and Politics: Manners, Morals and the Rise of Henry Dundas, 1770-1784," in John Dwyer, Roger A. Mason, and Alexander Murdoch (eds.  A statue of Dundas, sculpted by Robert Forrest from a model by Francis Chantrey, was added to the top in 1828. In 1587 he was sent to England with William Keith of Delny and the Master of Gray to intercede for Mary's life. She was 15 at the time of the marriage. There were demonstrations against the Dundas statue during the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.. , In 1582 Melville was rehabilitated and gained a role in the Scottish exchequer as Treasurer-Depute. He had to flee abroad but returned with Queen Mary and William of Orange and became Secretary of State for Scotland and the first Earl of Melville. He brought her letters from the Earl of Bothwell who was now the Duke of Orkney. Lady Melville is the wife of Lord Melville.  He proposed ending slavery and the slave trade together. view all 18 Mary Gilbert, Free Settler "Lord Melville… Charles Saunders Melville Dundas, 6th Viscount Melville: Hon. The Master was Thackray Wetherell.  He married Catharine Leslie, daughter of Alexander Leslie, Lord Balgonie and Lady Margaret Leslie, on 18 January 1655. Lord Melville was succeeded upon his death in 1707 by his eldest survi… Becoming a member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1763, he soon acquired a leading position in the Scottish legal system. HMS Lord Melville (also known as HMS Melville) was a brig of the Royal Navy launched at Kingston, Ontario on 20 July 1813. She never saw her children again, dying in 1843. Lord Melville, as First Lord of the Admiralty, is present or a background character in several of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey–Maturin novels. He arrived in Edinburgh and reported back to Elizabeth and Cecil on the aftermath of the murder of David Rizzio. After Mary fled to England he brought jewels, clothing, and horses to her at Bolton Castle. In 1774 Dundas was returned to Parliament for Midlothian, and joined the party of Frederick North, Lord North; he was a proud Scots speaker and he soon distinguished himself by his clear and argumentative speeches. " Dundas concluded his remarks by stating: "Human nature, my Lords, spurns at the thought of slavery among any part of our species." Walpole was disgusted with the governor's actions, pointing out that he had given the Maroons his word that they would not be transported off the island. The statue has proven to be controversial, because of the role Dundas played as Secretary of State for War in delaying the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade during the 1790s. Melville Jones appeared in two Doctor Who stories: as a guard in The Time Monster and the First Cyberman in Revenge of the Cybermen.  For the first time, Parliament voted to end the slave trade. The fourth holder of the lordship of Melville was George (c. 1634–1707), a son of John, the 3rd lord (d. 1643), and a descendant of Sir John Melville. He was made Lord Raith, Monymaill and Balwearie and Viscount of Kirkcaldy at the same time, also in the Peerage of Scotland. Mary Amanet was a passenger aboard The Ship Lord Melville I which sailed from England on Sunday, 15 September 1816 and arrived in Sydney, NSW Australia on 24 February 1817. The trial attracted considerable notice because of "dislike of patronage and the Pittite ‘system’, anti‐Scottish bias, and advocacy of financial and parliamentary reform. , Lord Melville's first marriage was to Elizabeth Rannie, daughter of David Rannie, of Melville Castle, in 1765. Dundas spearheaded a vain attempt by the British to capture Saint-Domingue from the French amidst the chaos of the Haitian Revolution. ), Fry, Michael.  Michael Fry said that Dundas's earlier success in Knight v Wedderburn was "instrumental in prohibiting not only negro slavery but also native serfdom in Scotland. Walpole resigned his commission, and went back to England, where he became an MP and protested in vain in the House of Commons how Balcarres had behaved in a duplicitous and dishonest way with the Maroons. As a major official favourably disposed to Jack Aubrey, Lord Melville's political interest is often helpful to the captain. He was created an Legum Doctor by the university of Edinburgh on 11 November 1789, was Lord Rector of the university of Glasgow from 1781 to 1783, and on 2 February 1788 was appointed Chancellor of the university of St Andrews.  He was forgiven by Mary and sent again to the English court as her diplomat.  He then went on to affirm his agreement in principle with Wilberforce's motion: "My opinion has been always against the Slave Trade." The crisis of the system came in 1827 on the resignation of Liverpool and the succession of George Canning, who was set on Catholic emancipation. , "Two painted ceilings from Rossend Castle, Burntisland, Fife", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Melville,_1st_Lord_Melville&oldid=979906259, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 September 2020, at 12:58. He was Aide-de-camp to the Governor-General of New Zealand, from 1951 to 1952. " He argued that "if the committee would give the time proposed, they might abolish the trade; but, on the contrary, if this opinion was not followed, their children yet unborn would not see the end of the traffic. He was Lord … Lord Melville, as First Lord of the Admiralty, is present or a background character in several of Patrick O'Brian 's Aubrey-Maturin novels. The fourth Lord Melville, a staunch Protestant, supported an unsuccessful rebellion by James, Duke of Monmouth, the illegitimate son of King Charles II. Suspicion had arisen, however, as to the financial management of the Admiralty, of which Dundas had been treasurer between 1782 and 1800. Lord Melbourne (also known as Lord M to Queen Alexandrina Victoria) was the Prime Minister of England and Victoria's former private advisor. Family. Dwyer, John, and Alexander Murdoch. Furthermore, the Melville Monument, an obelisk erected in 1812 on Dunmore hill, overlooking the scenic village of Comrie in Perthshire, commemorates his life.. And gave me a hearty shake by the hand.  They maintain that when Dundas inserted the word "gradual" into the debate, he in effect postponed the discussion on the slave trade until an unspecified date in the future, and subverted the British abolitionist movement. "Henry Dudas--Harry the Ninth. " MPs voted in favour of ending the trade in slaves by the end of 1796, after defeating proposals to end the trade in slaves in 1795 or 1794. She committed adultery (then known as "criminal conversation") with a Captain Everard Faukener in 1778, and abandoned Dundas and their four children, fleeing to an undisclosed location. Henry Dundas, in accordance with the law of the time, kept their property. Melville Jones at the Internet Movie Database He was readmitted to the Privy Council in 1807. By inserting the word "gradual" into the motion, Young says Dundas ensured a successful vote for the ultimate abolition of the trade in slaves. He died in May 1811, in Edinburgh, aged 69, and was succeeded in his titles by his son from his first marriage, Robert. I never saw him afterwards" — William Wilberforce. The District of Dundas was abolished in 1889 although the name still survives in the Sydney suburb of Dundas. He was the trusted lieutenant of British prime minister William Pitt, and the most powerful politician in Scotland in the latter decades of the 18th century. After holding subordinate offices under William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and Pitt, he entered the cabinet in 1791 as Secretary of State for the Home Department. His name appears in the 1776 minute book of the Poker Club. In this role, Dundas was responsible for organising several British expeditions to the Caribbean to seize vulnerable French and Spanish possessions, the largest being that led by Sir Ralph Abercromy in 1795-6. His pleading in Scotland's highest court was successful, and the Court ruled: "the dominion assumed over this Negro, under the law of Jamaica, being unjust, could not be supported in this country to any extent". He offers his services as an adviser to Victoria, and at first she refuses. DUNDAS, ROBERT SAUNDERS, second Viscount Melville (1771–1851), statesman, only son of Henry Dundas, first viscount Melville [q. v.], the friend of Pitt, was born on 14 March 1771. As a leading figure of the establishment, he is a bitter enemy of the radical hero, William Garrow. The Navy's paymaster, Alexander Trotter, admitted to the Commission that he had transferred public money from the Bank of England to his own credit at a private Coutts bank, investing and loaning the funds at interest from which he benefited. His heir was his son with Katherine Adamson, Robert Melville, 2nd Lord Melville.. In 1792 Dundas County was named in his honour. His younger brother Sir James Melville of Halhill wrote a famous political memoir. " It was designed in 1821 by William Burn, who was advised by Robert Stevenson after residents of the square expressed concern about the adequacy of the foundations to support a column of such height. In winning the case for Knight’s emancipation, Dundas achieved a landmark decision in which the Court declared that no person could be a slave on Scottish soil. He is played by Stephen Boxer. " The process ended in an acquittal. In 1643, he succeeded his father as Lord Melville. George Melville, 1st Earl of Melville was born in 1636. From about 1798 on he pleaded frequently to be allowed to resign from his offices on health grounds, but Pitt, who relied on him greatly, refused even to consider it. He opposed her marriage to Henry, Lord Darnley and joined the rebellion called the Chaseabout Raid. Robert Melville, 1st Lord Melville (c. 1527–1621) was a Scottish diplomat, administrator, jurist, and intriguer, and uncle of the poet Elizabeth Melville. ", BBC Radio Scotland, Disposable Brides, episode 2, 6 April 2011. HMS Lord Melville (also known as HMS Melville) was a schooner of the Royal Navy launched at Kingston on 20 July 1813. Dundas is buried in a vault in Old Lasswade Kirkyard, with most of his descendants. His mission was to collect a subsidy or annuity of £4,000 which Elizabeth gave to James VI, and ask for 34 elm trees for the king's garden. Simcoe named the town of Dundas in southern Ontario after him. , In the late 1580s James VI of Scotland asked him to help the printer Robert Waldegrave who was in trouble in England. Ownership of slaves, however, remained legal in most of the British Empire until passage of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Lord Melville is introduced in episode 9. He married Ann Lindsay Aymer … Peter J. Kitson, Debbie Lee and Anne K. Mellor, Edward B. Jones, "Henry Dundas, India, and British Reactions to Napoleon's Invasion of Egypt, 1798-1801", Gary D. Hutchison, "‘The Manager in Distress’: Reaction to the Impeachment of Henry Dundas, 1805–7. Genealogy for David Alexander Leslie-Melville, Lord Balgonie (1954 - 2007) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. When Pitt returned to power in 1804, Dundas again entered office as First Lord of the Admiralty. Some historians  say that Dundas's role in the abolition of slavery has been misunderstood. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In 1778, Dundas made an attempt at proposing a Bill to relieve Scottish Catholics of their legal disabilities, but in response to severe riots in Edinburgh and Glasgow abandoned the project. He was portrayed as 'bookish', although a sweet and sincere man otherwise. Genealogy profile for David Alexander Leslie-Melville, styled Lord Balgonie. Dundas Street, Hong Kong, was also named for him. It cost £8,000. This is a category for known metahumans of Smallville.It includes those who received their abilities through exposure to kryptonite and those who received their abilities through other means.. Aliens with innate superhuman powers can also be named as metahumans, according to the official DC Comics definition, although, they're not obviously metahumans at all. Hilda Guilhermina Dundas: Grace Selina Marion Scully, 6th Viscountess Melville: Hon. , A statue (1818), by Sir Francis Chantrey, of Dundas stands against the north wall inside Parliament Hall in Edinburgh.  He was Chancellor when James VI sailed to meet Anne of Denmark. As a major official favourably disposed to Jack Aubrey, Lord Melville's political interest is often helpful to the captain. "The Government of Scotland under Henry Dundas and William Pitt.". "In 1817, 101 convict women were transported from England to the new colony of New South Wales on board of the Lord Melville. He was the fourth son of Robert Dundas of Arniston, Lord President of the Court of Session, by his second wife, Anne Gordon, daughter of Sir William Gordon of Invergordon. ", Wright, Esmond. He anticipated, in particular, that merchants from other countries would step in to fill the gap left by the British. He spearheaded a vain attempt to capture the French colony of Saint-Domingue amidst the chaos of the Haitian Revolution. He was praised for his military policies, for giving Scotland a cohesive government and for making it a major player in imperial affairs.. He said he had never been happy to receive help from Flanders.  Career: Appointed a governor of the Bank of Scotland, he was elected chancellor of the University of St Andrews in 1814, and made a Knight of the Thistle in 1821. In the United Kingdom the main branch of Melville family is the Leslie-Melville family, Earls of Leven and (since 1690) of Melville as well. MELVILLE, HENRY DUNDAS, 1st Viscount (1742-1811), British statesman, fourth son of Robert Dundas (1685-1753), lord president of the Scottish court of session, was born at Edinburgh in 1742, and was educated at the high school and university there. , Dundas was a vigorous advocate of a strong British presence in the Mediterranean. The motion as amended then passed 230 in favour, 85 opposed. Dundas Island was named by Captain George Vancouver in Dundas' honour. It was not until 1807 that the House of Lords voted in favour of abolishing the trade in slaves. Object type: painting. At that time he told the House that proceeding too quickly would cause West Indian merchants and landowners to continue the trade "in a different mode and other channels. Charles Melville McLaren, 3rd Baron Aberconway, was born 16 April 1913 to Henry Duncan McLaren, 2nd Baron Aberconway (1879-1953) and Christabel Mary Melville MacNaghten (1890-1974) and died 4 February 2003 inLondon, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes.  Subsequently, he joined his nephew William Kirkcaldy of Grange who held Edinburgh Castle for Mary. David Melville was born the third son to George Melville, first Earl of Melville, and his countess, Catherine Leslie at Monimail on the 5th May 1660. Melville was sent to Elizabeth I of England as the rebel lords' envoy. for Hastings. He was educated at Eton College. Robert Saunders Dundas (1771–1851), 2nd Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty Artist: Colvin Smith (1795–1875) Title: Robert Saunders Dundas (1771–1851), 2nd Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty. 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The statue is a controversial figure, because of the role Dundas played in preventing the immediate abolition of slavery. O'Brian casts Melville's impeachment for malversation of public monies as a political attack using naval intelligence spending, the details of which cannot be disclosed for security and the safety of intelligence agents—such as Stephen Maturin. ), While awaiting his "examination", a kind of interrogation, in September 1573, he wrote to the English diplomat Henry Killigrew and Cecil for help. By 1815, she was unfit for anything but transport duties. In 1616 he was made Lord Melville of Monimail.  Pitt's ministry left office in 1801. Earl of Melville is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. On the day that James VI of Scotland was crowned he wrote to Elizabeth that her ambassador Nicolas Throckmorton had helped defuse the situation and save Mary's life. In 1778, Dundas made an attempt at proposing a Bill to relieve Scottish Catholics of their legal disabilities, but in response to severe riots in Edinburgh and Glas… As a former crewmate and close friend of one of the eponymous main characters, Jack Aubrey, Heneage Dundas is one of the recurring characters of the series.  He died on 20 May 1707. The long-time headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland, directly to the east, is Dundas House; construction was completed in 1774 for Sir Lawrence Dundas, a relative. The governor of Jamaica, Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres, used a contrived breach of treaty as a pretext to deport most of the Trelawny Town Maroons to Nova Scotia. There were demonstrations against the statue during the Black Lives Matter protests in June 2020. Melville said his enemies were destroying his reputation, saying that he had hindered peace, and knew all the secret dealings between France, England and Scotland. 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