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Archibald Leslie Melville, 13th Earl of Leven

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Name  Archibald 13th

Died  January 15, 1947

Archibald Alexander Leslie-Melville, 13th Earl of Leven, 12th Earl of Melville KT DL (6 August 1890 – 15 January 1947) was a Scottish soldier, and peer.

He was educated at Oxford and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He played for the Oxford University Polo on a Handicap of +3. He served in World War I, where he was wounded. He was Captain in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was Lieutenant-Colonel, and Brevet Colonel in the Lovat Scouts. He was a Representative peer for Scotland, between 1927 and 1947. He was made Knight of the Thistle in 1934; and was Lord Lieutenant of Nairnshire from 1935 to 1947. He donated his collection of drawings and water-colours to the Bodleian Library in 1920.


He married Lady Rosamond Sylvia Diana Mary Foljambe (died 12 April 1974), on 3 September 1918; they had children:

  • Lady Jean Elizabeth Leslie Melville (25 June 1921 - 8 March 2010)
  • Alexander Robert Leslie-Melville, 14th Earl of Leven (13 May 1924 – 7 April 2012)
  • Hon. George David Leslie Melville (13 May 1924 – 23 June 1997)
  • Hon. Ronald Joscelyn Leslie Melville (22 November 1926 - 1987)
  • Hon. Alan Duncan Leslie Melville (born 11 October 1928)
  • References

    Archibald Leslie-Melville, 13th Earl of Leven Wikipedia

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