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Henry Dundas, 1st Viscoont Melville

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscoont Melville, PC, FRSE (28 Apryle 1742, Edinburgh, Scotland – 28 Mey 1811, Edinburgh) wis a Scots advocate an Tory politeecian.


The Viscount Melville

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville by Sir Thomas Lawrence.jpg
First Laird o the Admiralty
In office
Mey 1804 – Mey 1805
Monarch George III
Prime Meenister Hon. William Pitt the Younger
Precedit bi Yerl o St. Vincent
Succeedit bi Laird Barham
Secretar o State for War
In office
Julie 1794 – Mairch 1801
Monarch George III
Prime Meenister Hon. William Pitt the Younger
Precedit bi New Office
Succeedit bi Laird Hobart
Preses o the Buird o Control
In office
Juin 1793 – Mey 1801
Monarch George III
Prime Meenister Hon. William Pitt the Younger
Henry Addington
Precedit bi Laird Grenville
Succeedit bi Viscoont Lewisham
Hame Secretar
In office
8 Juin 1791 – 11 Julie 1794
Monarch George III
Prime Meenister Hon. William Pitt the Younger
Precedit bi The Laird Grenville
Succeedit bi The Duke o Portland
Laird Advocate
In office
24 Mey 1775[1] – August 1783
Monarch George III
Prime Meenister Laird North
Marquess o Rockingham
Yerl o Shelburne
Duke o Portland
Precedit bi Sir James Montgomery
Succeedit bi The Hon. Henry Erskine
Personal details
Born 28 Apryle 1742(1742-04-28)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Dee'd 28 Mey 1811(1811-05-28) (aged 69)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Ceetizenship Great Breetain
Naitionality Scots
Poleetical pairty Tory
Spoose(s) (1) Elizabeth Rennie
(2) Leddy Jane Hope
(dee'd 1829)
Bairns Robert Dundas, 2nt Viscoont Melville
Alma mater Varsity o Edinburgh

ReferencesEedit

  1. Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1–20, 22
Pairlament o Great Breetain
Precedit bi
Sir Alexander Gilmour
Member o Pairlament for Midlowden
17741790
Succeedit bi
Robert Dundas
Precedit bi
Sir Adam Fergusson
Member o Pairlament for Edinburgh
1790–1802
Succeedit bi
Charles Hope
Legal offices
Precedit bi
Sir James Montgomery
Soleecitor General for Scotland
1766–1775
Succeedit bi
Alexander Murray
Laird Advocate
1775–1783
Succeedit bi
The Hon. Henry Erskine
Poleetical offices
Precedit bi
Isaac Barré
Thesaurer o the Navy
1782–1783
Succeedit bi
Charles Townshend
Precedit bi
Charles Townshend
Thesaurer o the Navy
1784–1800
Succeedit bi
Dudley Ryder
Precedit bi
The Laird Grenville
Hame Secretar
1791–1794
Succeedit bi
The Duke o Portland
Preses o the Buird o Control
1793–1801
Succeedit bi
The Viscount Lewisham
New office Secretar o State for War
1794–1801
Succeedit bi
Lord Hobart
as Secretar o State
for War an the Colonies
Precedit bi
James Stuart-Mackenzie
Keeper o the Privy Seal o Scotland
1800–1811
Succeedit bi
The 2nt Viscoont Melville
Precedit bi
The Yerl o St Vincent
First Laird o the Admiralty
1804–1805
Succeedit bi
The Laird Barham
Academic offices
Precedit bi
The Yerl o Lauderdale
Rector o the Varsity o Glesga
1781–1783
Succeedit bi
Edmund Burke
Precedit bi
The Yerl o Kinnoull
Chancellor o the Varsity o St Andras
1788–1811
Succeedit bi
The Duke o Cambridge
Honorar teetles
Vacant
Title last held by
The Duke o Northumberland
Custos Rotulorum o Middlesex
1793–1794
Succeedit bi
Marquess o Titchfield
Peerage o the Unitit Kinrick
New creation Viscount Melville
1802–1811
Succeedit bi
Robert Dundas