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date: 16 November 2019

Melville, Robertlocked

(1723–1809)
  • Rory T. Cornish

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Melville, Robert (1723–1809), army officer and colonial governor, was born in Monimail, Fife, on 5 October 1723, the son of the Revd Andrew Melvil (d. 1736), the minister of Monimail, and his wife, Helen, daughter of Robert Whytt or White, an advocate. His younger brother was the natural philosopher ...

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