'Melville03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Melvill of Carnbee, Melvill of Granton

Sir Richard de Melvill (a 1258, d after 1295)
1. Robert de Melvill, 1st of Carnbee, Fife (a 1309)
  A. Sir Richard de Melvill of Carnbee (a 1345)
i. John Melvill of Carnbee (a 1362)
  m. Janet Scot (of family of Balweary)
  a. James Melvill of Carnbee (d before 1437)
  m. (c1400) ?? Wardlaw (dau of Sir Henry (sb Andrew?) Wardlaw of Torry)
  (1) Robert Melvill of Carnbee (d after 1459)
  m1. _ Kinninmouth (of the family of that ilk)
  (A) Henry Melvill of Carnbee (a 1547, 1494)
  m. Elizabeth Wemyss ("of the noble famiy of Wemyss")
  (i) William Melvill of Carnbee (a 1483)
  m. Margaret Keith (descended of the house of Mareschall)
  (a) John Melvill of Carnbee (a 1496, 1508) - continued below
  m. Anne Lundin (dau of William Lundin of that ilk)
  (B) son
  (C) Catherine Melvill probably of this generation
  m. John Arnot of Arnot
  m2. Giles de Myrton



John Melvill of Carnbee (a 1496, 1508) - continued above
m. Anne Lundin (dau of William Lundin of that ilk)
1. John Melvill of Carnbee & Granton (d Flodden 1513)
  m. (before 1509) Janet Inglis (dau of Sir John Inglis of Tarvit)
  Douglas shows John as m2. Margaret Learmont and is not clear which wife was mother of his children. Provisionally we follow Wood which shows her as wife of his son ...
  A. John Melvill of Carnbee & Granton (a 1528)
m. Margaret Learmonth (dau of _ Learmonth of Balcomie (?))
  i. John Melvill of Carnbee & Granton
  m. (c1536) Agnes Strang of Pitcorthie
  a. John Melvill of Carnbee & Granton (a 1567, d by 1570)
  Douglas identifies John's wife as Elizabeth Lindsay ("descended of the family of Byres"). Wood identifies her as ...
  m. (1560) Jean Lindsay (d 1596, dau of Lord Lindsay of the Byres, m2. John Anstruther of Kilrenny)
  After this John, Wood mentions another John Melvill of Carnbee & Granton, who m. (c1555) Matilda, dau of William Melville in Leith, and had issue including Sir John of Carnbee & Granton who had 2 daughters by Beatrice Barclay and then a son, Sir John, by a presumed 2nd wife. However, Wood points out that that John could not have been son of this John & Jean. Provisionally, we presume to continue with Douglas who identifies the following Sir John as son of this John (and Elizabeth) and reports that the following Sir John was last of Carnbee & Granton, having sold Carnbee to Sir William Moncrieff of that ilk in 1598.
  (1) Sir John Melvill, last of Carnbee, later of Grantoun (d temp Charles I who r. 1625-1649)
  m1/2. Isabel Durie (of the family of that ilk)
  (A) Sir Andrew Melvill (a 1683)
  m. Janet Kelly (of the family of that ilk)
  (i) John Melvill, later in Theil in Guelderland (Captain)
  m. Helen de Royes (dau of the burgomaster of Theil)
  (a) James John Melvill (b 1708, d 1751, Major)
  m. Maria Vilsineur
  ((1))+ issue - John (b 1740), Peter (b 1743), Adrian (b 1748)
  (b)+ other issue - John (d Malplaquet, Captain), Ida (b 1707)
  (B) Thomas Melvill in Lanarkshire
  (i) Thomas Melvill
m. _ Simpson (dau "of a reputable family near Glasgow")
  (a) Andrew Melvill in Fife (a temp George I who r. 1714-1727)
  m. Helen Whytt (dau of Robert Whytt of Benochy)
  ((1)) Robert Melvill of Strathkinnes & Craigtoun (d unm?, General)
  Robert left Strathkinnes to his cousin, John Whyte of Benochy who assumed the name Whyte-Melville.
  (b)+ other issue
  It appears that Sir John (this one?) also married ...
  m2/1. Alison or Alice (or Helen) Ross (dau of James Ross, 4th Lord of Halkhead)
(2) Matilda Melville (b c1570, d 23.11.1608) probably of this generation
  m. (15.10.1595) James Traill of Beley (b 1569, d 26.04.1635)
  b. Robert Melville (b c1541, d 1597, "a sea-captain")
  m. Eupham Ramsay
  ii. James Melville
  B. Helen Melville
  m1. Sir Walter Leslie of Parkhill
  m2. Allan Lawmouth (Lamont) of St. Andrews (d 1574, brother of John of Inveryne, 10th Chief?)
  C. daughter possibly of this generation
  m. William Myrton of Cambo (d before 1581)

Main source(s): Douglas's 'Baronage of Scotland' (1798, 'Melvill of Strathkinnes and Craigtoun'), 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, p330+)
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