'Dundas04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dundas of Arniston, Dundas of Melville

Sir James Dundas of Arniston, Governor of Berwick (b 1570, d 1628)
Thanks to a contributor (CV, 06.04.12) for drawing our attention to "The Arniston Memoirs - three centuries of a Scottish House 1571-1838" by George W.T. Omond, published 1887, available online at archive.org. We have not yet gone through that book in any detail but hope to do so in due course.
m1. Katherine Douglas (dau of _ Douglas of Torthorwald)
1. Elizabeth Dundas (d before 19.05.1627)
  m. (mcrt 24.01.1617) Patrick Murray, 1st Lord Elibank of Ettrick Forest (d 12.11.1648)
2.+ other issue - James (dvpspl), George (dvpspl), daughters
m2. (07.1619) Marie Home (dau of Sir George Home of Wedderburn)
5. Sir James Dundas of Arniston (d 1679, senator as Lord Arniston)
  m1. (mcrt 12.11.1641) Marion Boyd (dau of Robert Boyd, 7th Lord)
  A. Robert Dundas of Arniston (d 1727, judge as Lord Arniston)
  m. Margaret Sinclair (dau of Sir Robert Sinclair of Stevenson)
i. Robert Dundas of Arniston (b 09.09.1685, d 1753, Lord President, judge as Lord Arniston)
  m1. Elizabeth Watson (dau of Robert Watson of Muirhouse)
  a. Robert Dundas of Arniston (b 18.07.1713, d after 1786, Lord President)
  m1. (17.10.1741) Henrietta Carmichael of Lamington and Bonnytoun (d 14.05.1755, dau of Sir James Carmichael, Bart of Bonnytoun)
  (1) Elizabeth Dundas
  m. (06.09.1762) Sir John Lockhart-Ross of Balnagowan, 6th Bart of Carstairs (b 11.02.1721, d 09.06.1790, Admiral)
(2) Henrietta Dundas (b c1749, d 08.12.1832)
  m. (06.06.1777) Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan of Campberdown (b 01.07.1731, d 04.08.1804)
  (3) Margaret Dundas
  m. John Scott of Balcomie (Major General)
  (4) Anne Dundas
  m. George Buchan of Kelloe
  m2. (1756) Jean Grant (dau of William Grant, Lord Prestongrange)
(5) Robert Dundas of Arniston (b 06.06.1753, d 17.06.1819, Lord Advocate)
  m. (05.1787) Elizabeth Dundas (d 18.03.1852, dau of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville) @@ below
  (A) Robert Dundas of Arniston (b 19.06.1797, d 08.06.1838) had issue
  m. (09.04.1822) Lilias Calderwood Durham of Polton and Largo (b 1799, d 1862, dau of Thomas Calderwood Durham of Polton)
  (B) Henry Dundas (dsp 11.09.1863, Vice Admiral)
  m. (1835) Robina Dundas (d 1905, dau of Robert Dundas of Dunira)
  (C) Wiliam Pitt Dundas (d 1883) had issue
  m. Mary Strange (d 1889, dau of J. Strange)
  (D) Anne Dundas (d 1832/3)
  m. (16.03.1819) John Borthwick (b 1787, d 18.09.1845)
  (E) Joanna Dundas (d 1891)
  m. G(eorge) Dempster (dsp 1889)
(6) Francis Dundas, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope (d 1824, Lt. General) had issue
  m. _ Cumming (dau of Sir John Cumming, Bart)
  (7) William Dundas, Secretary at War (dsp 1845)
  m. (01.06.1813) Mary Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (b 23.08.1769, d 09.03.1855, dau of James Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie of Wortley)
  (8) Philip Dundas, Governor of Prince of Wales' Island (d 1807)
  m. (05.05.1803) Margaret Wedderburn (b 1772, d 1807, sister of Sir David Wedderburn, Bart)
  (A) Robert Adam Dundas of Bloxholm Hall, later Robert Adam Nisbet-Hamilton (d 09.06.1877)
  m. (28.01.1828) Mary Bruce (d 21.12.1883, dau of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, 11th Earl of Kincardine)
(i) Mary Georgina Constance Nisbet-Hamilton (d 25.06.1920)
  m. (1888) Henry Thomas Ogilvy, later Nisbet-Hamilton-Ogilvy (b 03.05.1837, dsps 05.12.1909)
  (B) Philip Dundas (d 15.12.1870, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (30.10.1858) Jane Wemyss (dau of 7th Earl of Wemyss)
  (9) Grizel Dundas (d 29.07.1798)
  m. (22.09.1778) Robert Colt of Inveresk, Gartsherrie, etc. (b 22.09.1756, d 29.12.1797)
  (10) Janet Dundas
  m. John Hamilton of Pencaitland
b. Catherine Dundas assumed to be one of the 2 daughters by this marriage
  m. (1717) Sir John Cathcart, 2nd Bart of Carleton
  c. daughter
  m2. Anne Gordon (dau of Sir Robert (sb William?) Gordon, Bart of Invergordon)
  d. Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (b 28.04.1742, d 29.05.1811)
  m1. (16.08.1765) Elizabeth Rannie (dau of David Rannie of Melville Castle)
  (1) Robert Dundas, later Saunders-Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (b 14.03.1771, d 10.06.1851)
  m. (08.1796) Anne (d 09.1841, dau/coheir of Richard Huck (later Huck-Saunders) by Jane, dau of Peter Kinsey by Anne, sister of Admiral Sir Charles Saunders)
  (A) Sir Henry Dundas, 3rd Viscount Melville, Governor of Edinburgh Castle (d unm 01.02.1876, General)
  (B) Sir Richard Saunders Dundas (b 11.04.1802, d 03.06.1861, Lord of the Admiralty)
  (C) Robert Dundas, 4th Viscount Melville (b 14.09.1803, dsp 18.02.1886)
(D) Charles Dundas (b 11.09.1806, d 24.02.1883, minister) had issue, ancestor of later Viscounts
  m. (01.08.1833) Louisa Maria Boothby (d 06.09.1895, dau of Sir William Boothby, 8th Bart)
  (E)+ other issue - Jane (d 13.11.1862), Anne (d unm 13.04.1851)
  (2) Elizabeth Dundas (d 18.03.1852)
  m. (05.1787) Robert Dundas of Arniston (b 06.06.1753, d 17.06.1819, Lord Advocate) @@ above
  (3) Anne Dundas (d 01.1852)
  m1. (13.02.1786) Henry Drummond of London (b 13.11.1762, d 04.07.1794)
  m2. (18.12.1798) James Strange (d 06.10.1840)
  (4) Montagu Dundas (d 10.03.1837)
  m. (25.01.1799) George Abercromby , 2nd Lord Abercromby of Aboukir and Tullibody (b 17.10.1770, d 14.02.1843)
m2. (02.04.1793) Jane Hope (dau of John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun)
  ii. Margaret Dundas (d 30.03.1717) probably of this generation
  m. (mcrt 06.08.1708) William Hamilton, 3rd Lord Bargany (d 07.1711)
  iii. Martha Dundas probably of this generation
  m. (17.08.1735) Archibald Cockburn of Cockpen
  B. Mary Dundas (d 1672)
  m. (1660) Sir John Home, 1st Bart of Blackadder (d 23.01.1675)
  C. Christian Dundas possibly of this generation, of this marriage
  m. (1670) Sir Charles Erskine, 1st Bart of Alva (b 04.07.1643, d 04.6.1690)
  D. daughter possibly Catherine (bur 17.01.1689) who married ...
  m. (mcrt 02.01.1679) Sir James Dalrymple, 1st Bart (b 1650, d 05.1719)
  BP1934 (Dundas of Arniston) identifies 2nd wife as Janet Hepburne. Thanks to a contributor (CV, 06.04.12) for identifying her as ...
  m2. Janet Hepburn (d 1665, dau of Sir Adam Hepburn of Humbie (son of Adam of Kirklandhill), widow of Sir John Cockburn of Ormiston)
  E. James Dundas in Edinburgh
  m. Janet Riddell (dau of Archibald Riddell)
  i. Robert Dundas (d 1768)
  m. Margaret Watson (d 1794, dau of Robert Watson of Muirhouse)
  a. James Dundas (d unm)
  b. Robert Dundas (d 1769, minister)
  m. Elizabeth Turnbull (d 1770, dau of Rev. Thomas Turnbull)
  (1) Sir Robert Dundas, 1st Bart (b 30.07.1761, d 28.12.1835)
  m. (20.07.1798) Matilda Cockburn (d 05.1842, dau of Archibald Cockburn)
  (A) Sir David Dundas, 2nd Bart (b 28.08.1803, d 22.03.1877) had issue (Barts of Beechwood)
  m1. (29.11.1841) Catherine Margaret Melville (d 23.04.1856, dau of John Whyte Melville of Bennnochy and Straithkinness)
  m2. (24.08.1858) Lucy Anne Pelham (b 03.11.1815, dsp 16.01.1901, dau of Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester)
  (B) Jane Dundas (d 1840)
  m. (1824) Robert Wigham of Lochpatrick
  (C) Elizabeth Dundas (d 27.11.1840)
  m. (18390 General Sir James Simpson (d 18.04.1868)
  (D) Matilda Dundas (d 19.07.1883)
  m. (15.10.1844) Rev. Leonard Strong (d 10.1874)
  (E) Margaret Dundas (d 1858)
  m. (1836) Archibald Davidson
(F) Charlotte Dundas (b c1810, d 10.08.1883)
  m. (12.04.1830) Allan Elliot Lockhart of Borthwick Brae and Cleghorn (d 15.03.1878)
  (G) Robina Mary Dundas (d 24.01.1905)
  m. (17.11.1836) Henry Dundas (dsp 11.09.1863, Vice Admiral)
  (2)+ other issue - Henry, Margaret, Mary
  c. Sir David Dundas (dsp 18.02.1820, C-I-C Forces)
  m. Charlotte de Lancey (d 04.1840, sister of Lt. Gen. Oliver de Lancey)
  d. Mary Dundas (d unm 1803)
  F. Charles Dundas (Captain) possibly of this generation, of this marriage
  Thanks to a contributor (CV, 04.06.12) for identifying Charles's wife (and mother of Helen) as ...
  m. Helen Dundas (dau of George Dundas, 3rd of Kincavel, by Helen, dau of Adam Cooper of Gogar)
  i. Helen Dundas
  m. Robert Middleton (bpt 16.02.1693)
  m3. (1666) Helen Skene (dau of Sir James Skene, widow of Sir Charles Erskine of Alva)
6. Mary Dundas
  m. Sir John Home of Blackadder (d 1655)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Dundas of Beechwood), BP1934 (Dundas of Arniston), BP1934 (Melville) with support and a little input from "The Arniston Memoirs - three centuries of a Scottish House 1571-1838" by George W.T. Omond, published 1887
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