David Leslie, 6th Earl of Leven

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David Melville, 6th Earl of Leven (4 May 1722 – 9 June 1802) was the son of Alexander Melville, 5th Earl of Leven.

Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1759–61; Deputy Governor of the Bank of Scotland; a Lord of Police 1772–82; High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1783–1801

On 29 July 1747, he married Wilhelmina Nisbet, daughter of William Nisbet and they had eight children:


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.geni.com/people/David-Melville/6000000011173778905
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Galloway
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

Succeeded by
The Earl of Elgin
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Dalhousie
Lord High Commissioner
Succeeded by
The Lord Napier
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Alexander Melville
Earl of Leven Succeeded by
Alexander Leslie-Melville