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Melville, Robert (1723–1809), army officer and colonial governor

Rory T. Cornish

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/18551

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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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Subjects: Military History ; Land Forces and Warfare ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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