Name
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville
Biographical Notes
Advocate, 1 Mar. 1763; Solicitor-General 1766; MP Edinburghshire, Newtown, and Edinburgh 1774-1802; Lord Advocate 1775-83; Treasurer of the Navy 1782-3 and 1784-1800; LL.D. 1789; Cabinet member 1791-1801; censured, impeached, and acquitted 1805-6.
Life Dates
1742 - 1811
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Case Type Document Title Submitted ID
Binning v. Binning Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Helen Binning, Grandchild of the deceast James Binning Portioner of Torpichen, and of John Hamilton Mason in Lauriston, her Husband, for his Interest

2 Dec 1766 267
Alexanders vs. Gordons Replies Replies for Messrs Robert and William Alexanders, Merchants in Edinburgh; Petitioners, to the Answers for Cuthbert, James, and William Gordons, Respondents 14 Dec 1773 32776
George Ross and Others v. Sir Roderick M'Kenzie and Others Memorial Memorial for Sir Roderick M'Kenzie of Scatwell, Baronet, and others, Defenders; against George Ross of Cromarty, Esq; and others, Pursuers 8 Mar 1774 33006
Dunlop, and Other Trustees of Carlyle and Co v. Spiers and Others Information Information for Alexander Spiers, Andrew Blackburn and Andrew Syme, merchants in Glasgow, trustees for the creditors of James Dunlop, late merchant there, Defenders; against Thomas and William Dunlops, Robert Bogle, and Thomas Scott, merchants in Glasgow, trustees for the creditors of John Carlyle and Company, late merchants there, Pursuers 25 Oct 1775 13252

Associated Cases

Displaying 1 - 19 of 19
Case Role Date
Mr John Snodgrass, Preacher of the Gospel, George Steel, John Beatson, and Others v. Mr John Logan and Others Advocate for Defender 1772
Alexander Irvine of Drum v. The Earl of Aberdeen, &c Advocate for Defender 1776
Alexander v. Montgomery Advocate for Pursuer 1772
Alexander Young and others v. Andrew Johnston and others Advocate for Defender 1767
Alexander, Duke of Gordon, v. The Commissioners for Managing the Forfeited Estates annexed to the Crown Advocate for Defender 1771
Binning v. Binning Advocate for Pursuer 1767
Dame Robina Pollock, Spouse to Sir Hugh Crawford, and Sir Hugh, for his Interest v. Mary Porterfield, Widow of John Lockhart of Lee Advocate for Pursuer 1779
Dunlop, and Other Trustees of Carlyle and Co v. Spiers and Others Advocate for Defender 1776
Elizabeth Wallace v. William Gordon and Others Advocate for Defender 1767
George Ross and Others v. Sir Roderick M'Kenzie and Others Advocate for Defender 1774
Graham et al v. Macfarlane Advocate for Charger 1767
Magistrates and Town-Council of the Burgh of Pittenweem v. Robert and William Alexanders, Thomas Martin, and Others Advocate for Pursuer 1774
Peter Ramsay and Others, Councillors and Burgesses of Pittenweem v. Andrew Martin and Others Advocate for Pursuer 1766
Philip Millar, Oculist in Edinburgh v. Francis Angelo Tremamondo, Master of the Academy, Edinburgh Advocate for Pursuer 1771
Robert Alexander v. James Chrystie Named in case documents 1767
Stephen and others v. Duff and other Magistrates and Counsellors of the Burgh of Elgin Advocate for Defender 1772
The Magistrates, Town-Council, and Community of Dumbarton v. The Magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow Advocate for Defender 1771
Tyson v. Scott Advocate for Defender 1770
William Galdie, Factor on the Sequestrated Estate of James Anderson v. William Gray Advocate for Pursuer 1774

Documents Authored

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Title Type Document Title Submitted
Graham et al v. Macfarlane Petition

Unto the Right Honourable The Lords of Council and Session, The Petition of James Graham of Leitchton, Walter Graham of Montdowie, and others, Heritors in the Parish of Port

18 Dec 1766
Binning v. Binning Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Helen Binning, Grandchild of the deceast James Binning Portioner of Torpichen, and of John Hamilton Mason in Lauriston, her Husband, for his Interest

2 Dec 1766
Binning v. Binning Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Helen Binning grandchild of the deceast James Binning portioner of Torphichen, and of John Hamilton mason in Lauriston, her husband, for his Interest

31 Jan 1767
Alexander v. Montgomery Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, The Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Robert Alexander, Merchant in Edinburgh

10 Jul 1771
Magistrates and Town-Council of the Burgh of Pittenweem v. Robert and William Alexanders, Thomas Martin, and Others Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of the Magistrates and Town-Council of Pittenweem

8 Feb 1772
Mr John Snodgrass, Preacher of the Gospel, George Steel, John Beatson, and Others v. Mr John Logan and Others Petition

Unto the Right Honourable The Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of the Magistrates, First Minister, and the four Incorporations of South Leith, Patrons, who have presented Mr John Logan to be Second Minister of that parish

26 Jun 1772
Tyson v. Scott Information

Information for Walter Scott Writer to the Signet, Trustee appointed by the deceased Thomas Cockburn Writer in Edinburgh, against Edward Tyson of London, Merchant, and his Attorney, Pursuers

21 Jun 1770
Stephen and others v. Duff and other Magistrates and Counsellors of the Burgh of Elgin Answers

Answers for John Duff Provost, Robert Leslie, John Jamieson and James Anderson, Bailies, George Simpson Dean of Guild, John Clark junior, Treasurer, Alexander Brodie, William Brodie, Adam Watson, Alexander Cook, William Robertson, Counsellors Joseph Wilson Conveener, John Baron and Alexander Gray Council-Deacons; all of the Burgh of Elgin, to the Petition and Complaint of Thomas Stephen Merchant and late Provost of Elgin, John Laing Merchant, one of the late Bailies, and Alexander Brander, sometime Bailie, and late Treasurer of said Burrgh

18 Dec 1771
Alexander, Duke of Gordon, v. The Commissioners for Managing the Forfeited Estates annexed to the Crown Answers

Answers for John Duke of Argyle, and other trustees named and presented by his Majesty to be infeft in the forfeited estates of Lochiel and Callart, holden of the Duke of Gordon, to the Petition of his Grace Alexander Duke of Gordon

12 Feb 1772
Shaw v. Fleming Petition

Unto the Right Honourable The Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of John Urie, Robert Bryce, John Smith, Hammermen; John Reid, John Turnbull, Tailors; David Shaw, Alexander Donald, and Thomas Shaw, Masons, eight of the fifteen present Counsellors of the Burgh of Rutherglen; George White of Bankhead, late Provost of the said Burgh; James Ferrie, Hammerman, late Bailie thereof; David Bowman, Weaver, late Bailie thereof; Andrew Hervie, Heritor thereof, all Burgesses and Inhabitants of the said Burgh, for themselves, and in name and behalf of the whole Burgesses of the said Burgh; Robert Errol, Alexander Lang, James Rodger, William Paterson, Hugh Brown, and Peter Burn, Inhabitants within the said Burgh

23 Jul 1776
Bell v. Magistrates of Glasgow Answers

Answers for The Magistrates and Town-Council of Glasgow, to the Petition of Patrick Bell, Merchant in Glasgow

18 Jul 1776
Dunlop, and Other Trustees of Carlyle and Co v. Spiers and Others Information Information for Alexander Spiers, Andrew Blackburn and Andrew Syme, merchants in Glasgow, trustees for the creditors of James Dunlop, late merchant there, Defenders; against Thomas and William Dunlops, Robert Bogle, and Thomas Scott, merchants in Glasgow, trustees for the creditors of John Carlyle and Company, late merchants there, Pursuers 25 Oct 1775
Peter Ramsay and Others, Councillors and Burgesses of Pittenweem v. Andrew Martin and Others Answers

Answers for Peter Ramsay, Andrew Wilson, and others, Counsellors and Burgesses of the Burrow of Pittenweem, to the Petition of Thomas Martin, and others, Magistrates and Counsellors of Pittenweem

28 Jul 1766
Elizabeth Wallace v. William Gordon and Others Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of William, Marion, and Helen Gordons, children of Robert Gordon late baker in Edinburgh, executors decerned and confirmed to the deceased Grizel Gordon their sister, and of John Caitchen carver in Edinburgh, husband to the said Helen, for his interest

16 Dec 1766
Alexander Irvine of Drum v. The Earl of Aberdeen, &c Petition

Unto the Right Honourable The Lords of Council and Session, The Petition of George Earl Aberdeen, and Mrs. Margaret Duff of Culter, and Alexander Udny of Udny, Esq; her Husband

9 Mar 1772
The Magistrates, Town-Council, and Community of Dumbarton v. The Magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow Information

Information for the Provost, Magistrates, Town-Council, and Community of Glasgow, Defenders and Charges, against The Magistrates and Town-Council of Dumbarton, pursuers and suspenders.

25 Apr 1771
The Magistrates, Town-Council, and Community of Dumbarton v. The Magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow Information

Information for the Provost, Magistrates, Town-council, and Community of Glasgow, Defenders, Against the Magistrates and Town-council of Dumbarton, Pursuers

16 Dec 1772
Philip Millar, Oculist in Edinburgh v. Francis Angelo Tremamondo, Master of the Academy, Edinburgh Answers

Answers for Mr. Philip Miller, Oculist in Edinburgh, and for Mary Tremamondo-Angelo, his Spouse; to the Petition of Francis Angelo-Tremamondo, Master of the Academy in Edinburgh

24 Jan 1771
Scrimgeour and Son v. Alexander and Sons Information

Information for James Scrimgeour and Son, merchants in Borrowstounness, pursuers, against, William Alexander and Son, merchants in Edinburgh, defenders

1 Feb 1769
Scrimgeour and Son v. Alexander and Sons Memorial

Memorial for Mess. James Scrimgeour and Son, merchants in Borrowstounness, Pursuers, against William Alexander and Son, merchants in Edinburgh, Defenders.

18 Jul 1770
Scrimgeour and Son v. Alexander and Sons Memorial

Memorial for Mess. James Scrimgeour and Son, merchants in Borrowstounness, Pursuers, against William Alexander and Son, merchants in Edinburgh, Defenders.

28 Feb 1771
Cunninghames v. Dougal Answers

Answers for Elizabeth and Barbara Cunninghams, and their Tutors; to the Additional Observations of James Dougal

10 Jul 1775
William Galdie, Factor on the Sequestrated Estate of James Anderson v. William Gray Petition

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of William Gray of Gartcraig, Merchant in Glasgow

28 Jun 1774
George Ross and Others v. Sir Roderick M'Kenzie and Others Memorial Memorial for Sir Roderick M'Kenzie of Scatwell, Baronet, and others, Defenders; against George Ross of Cromarty, Esq; and others, Pursuers 8 Mar 1774
Alexanders vs. Gordons Replies Replies for Messrs Robert and William Alexanders, Merchants in Edinburgh; Petitioners, to the Answers for Cuthbert, James, and William Gordons, Respondents 14 Dec 1773