Alexander Leslie, 5th Earl of Leven

Alexander Melville (also Alexander Leslie), 5th Earl of Leven (28 May 1695[1] – 2 September 1754) was the son of David Melville, 3rd Earl of Leven.[2]

A Lord of Session 1734-54; Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1741-42 ; High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1741-53; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1747-54; a Lord of Police 1754


On 23 February 1721,[3] he married Mary Erskine and they had one child:

Mary died in 1723, and on 13 March 1726,[5] he married Elizabeth Monypenny. They had four children:


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  3., OPR Marriages 685/001 0460 0255
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  5., OPR Marriages 685/001 0460 0333
  6. "Hamilton, Mary" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  7., OPR Births 448/0020 0041
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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
David Melville
Earl of Leven Succeeded by
David Melville
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

Succeeded by
The Earl of Kilmarnock
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Hyndford
Lord High Commissioner
Succeeded by
The Earl of Hopetoun

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