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  The Morrisburg & District Historical Society, Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville.
Henry Dundas, founder of the Melville line, was the fourth son of Robert Dundas of Arniston, lord president of the court of session.
Henry was the driving force behind the repeal of the "Proscription Act" which banned the wearing of tartan and the carrying of weapons.
Henry Dundas died in 1811 at the age of 69.
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 Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (April 28, 1742 - May 28, 1811) was a British statesman.
He was the fourth son of Robert Dundas (1685-1753), Lord President of the Court of Session, and was born at Edinburgh in 1742.
Suspicion had arisen, however, as to the financial management of the Admiralty, of which Dundas had been treasurer between 1782 and 1800; in 1802 a commission of inquiry was appointed, which reported in 1805.
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 Dundas
Incorporated as a town in 1847, Dundas residents resisted amalgamation with the town of ANCASTER in the 1970s, and with the city of Hamilton in the 1990s.
Dundas was named after the military road built in 1794-95 from the head of navigation at Cootes Paradise on Lake Ontario to the upper forks of the Thames River.
Dundas was the boyhood town of Sir William OSLER.
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 Clan DUNDAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Helias, son of Uctred who obtained the charter of the lands of Dundas in west Lothian in the reign of Malcolm IV (1153-65), or a little later, is the first name recorded.
The statesman Henry Dundas was known as "the uncrowned King of Scotland" and "managed" Scotland f or William Pitt.
Dundas Castle near South Queensferry was built by James Dundas of that Ilk in 1424.
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 Henry Dundas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In Mr Dundas these recommendations were happily combined with great talents and persevering application to business; so that, although he did not resist the temptations to gaiety and dissipation which beset him, he on no occasion allowed the pursuit of pleasure or amusement, to interfere with the due discharge of his professional duties.
Mr Dundas had been restored to his office of treasurer of the navy, immediately on the formation of Mr Pitt’s administration; and on the passing of the East India bill he was also appointed president of the board of control As treasurer of the navy Mr Dundas’ services were in the highest degree beneficial.
In the year 1802, the Addington administration raised Mr Dundas to the peerage by the titles of viscount of Melville, in the county of Edinburgh, and baron of Dunira, in the county of Perth.
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 Henry Dundas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Dundas of Dundas argued that James Dundas had had a first wife, (whose name has never been discovered) and by whom he had provided three sons, namely, James, Archibald and Duncan and that by his second wife, Christian, he had two further sons, i.e.; Alexander and Thomas.
The Dundas' of Fingask argued that no proof of a previous marriage existed and that James Dundas was in fact the eldest son of Christian Stewart and James.
The Dundas' of Fingask claim that James did in fact have a son, by the name of Alexander who although took over the lands of Fingask, he should also have been head of Dundas of Dundas, but was too young when his rightful inheritance was seized by his uncle.
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 HENRY DUNDAS, 1ST VISCOUNT MELVILLE - LoveToKnow Article on HENRY DUNDAS, 1ST VISCOUNT MELVILLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
British statesman, fourth son of Robert Dundas (1685-1753), lord president of the Scottish court of session, was born at Edinburgh in 1742, and was educated at the high school and university there.
Becoming a member of the faculty of advocates in 1763, he soon acquired a leading position at the bar; and he had the advantage of the success of his half-brother Robert (1713-1787), who had become lord president of the court of session in 1760.
His eldest son, HENRY DtTNDAS, 3rd Viscouni (1801-1876), a general in the army, played a distinguished pan in the second Sikh War.
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 AIM25: School of Oriental and African Studies: Dundas, Henry and Robert Saunders
From October 1774-1790 Henry Dundas served as a member of the House of Commons and in 1775 he was appointed Lord Advocate, a post he held until 1783.
Henry Dundas' links with India began in April 1781 when he was appointed chairman of a secret committee on the war in the Carnatic and British possessions in India.
Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1792-1812, of members of the Dundas family, comprising 10 letters to Henry Dundas (1792-1799) and 132 letters and memoranda to Robert Saunders Dundas (1807-1812), the majority of which are concerned with the appointment and behaviour of officers serving in India alongside the East India Company.
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 Clan Dundas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
John de Dundas acquired a charter of the barony of Fingask in Perthshire in 1364—65.
The name Dundas is a place name in which the family took their name from some feature of the land they possessed.
Henry Dundas, the First Viscount Melville, earned the nicknames "Uncrowned King of Scotland" and "King Harry the 9th".
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 Viscounts Melville Papers
Henry Dundas, born in Edinburgh, came from a family of distinguished lawyers.
Although Dundas had opposed North's conciliatory proposals in both 1775 and 1778, his parliamentary skill was recognized as a valuable asset to the ministry, and Dundas' support was secured by his appointment as sole keeper of the signet in 1779.
With the creation of the Pitt ministry, Dundas' political influence reached new heights: he was Pitt's close personal friend and second to him in the House of Commons; he domianted Scottish politics in Parliament; he controlled Indian affairs; and when hostilities with France developed, he played a major role in the conduct of the war.
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Her second husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, was the son of Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas, bell the cat, and Margaret Tudor, Princess of England.
The statesman Henry Dundas was known as "the uncrowned King of Scotland" and "managed" Scotland for William Pitt.
From Robert Dundas, Lord President of the Court of Session, are descended the Melville Dundases.
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 James Gillray - Dun-Shaw, one Foor in Leadenhall St. and the other in he Province of Bengal (1788)
The colossus shown in the print is Henry Dundas, Viscount of Melville, straddling the ocean, one foot in England and the other on the roof of India House in Bengal.
Dundas is dressed in the typical Scottish manner but also wears a turban symbolizing his interests in India.
Henry Dundas was known as "the most powerful man in Scotland" and one of the most influential personalities in 18th-century Britain with a hand in politics locally as well as in India.
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 IMPARTIAL REPORTER
Henry was born on 13 July, 1924, the youngest child of the late Sandy and Ellen Dundas, Creamery Street, Derrygonnelly.
Henry then served his time locally and became widely known in the area as a very capable and successful tradesman in the 40s and 50s.
The large numbers of people who visited Henry’s home after his death and the huge attendance for Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Derrygonnelly and for burial in Boho cemetery on St. Stephen’s morning, bore ample testimony to the high esteem and regard in which Henry was held.
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 MyClan.com : Clan Dundas : Clan History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The lands of Dundas are near Edinburgh on the southern banks of the Firth of Forth.
George Dundas, twenty-third Laird, was a captain in the East India Company and died in a shipwreck off the coast of Madagascar in 1792.
William Dundas of Kincavel, ancestor of the Dundases of Blair, was a Jacobite who was imprisoned for his part in the rising of 1715.
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 Henry Dundas
He was the fourth son of Robert Dundas[?] (1685-1753), lord president of the Scottish court of session, and was born at Edinburgh in 1742.
His son and heir was Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
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 Southeastern Nebraska Biographies
Dundas attended the World's Congress of Religions in Omaha, and gave this sentiment as the true basis of unity: “Man’s duty to his fellow being is his only duty to his God; and whatsoever more is taught is born of priestcraft, murdered in superstition, and surrounded with pernicious results.
Dundas is the father of the Auburn Chautauqua, which was organized in 1899, and of which he has since been manager, and for the past two years he has also been manager of the Tecumseh Chautauqua.
Dundas takes a bold stand with the advanced thinkers of the day, is a sound reasoner and a fluent speaker, and never fails to bring conviction to the minds and hearts of his hearers.
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 Secretary of State for War
The position of Secretary of State for War, a British cabinet-level position, first applied to Henry Dundas (appointed in 1794).
In 1801 the post became that of Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.
The former office of the Secretary of State for War became the that of the new Minister of Defence for the Army.
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 HENRY MACKENZIE - LoveToKnow Article on HENRY MACKENZIE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Most of these remained anonymous, but he acknowledged his Review of the Principal Proceedings of th~ Parliament of 1784, a defence of the policy of William Pitt, written at the desire of Henry Dundas.
In 1807 The Works of Henry Mackenzie were published surreptitiously, and he then himself superintended the publication of his Works (8 vols., 1808).
He died at his farm on the 6th of August 1901, soon after being called to the legislative council, and receiving a knighthood.
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 South African Military History Society - Journal - The role of the Indian Army at the end of the Eighteenth Century
Dundas might be able finally to combine his two loves, his love of surplus revenue and his love of colonial wars.
Dundas claimed that the Company’s European troops were paid more than the King’s, and that their authorized establishment usually provided proportionately fewer troops.(65) The chairman of the East India Company did not challenge this claim,(66) although C.
While Cornwallis and Dundas undoubtedly prejudiced the Indian Army against all reform, their opponents were successful because they enmeshed themselves in the continuing struggle for the supreme control of India, between Dundas on the one hand and the dominant groups in the East India Company on the other.
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 Dundas Information Community Directory
The grist mill of Dundas quickly attracted the attention of the farmers from the surrounding area as the closest mill, which lead to the building of taverns and other such local businesses.
Dundas was founded in 1801, as a growing town that was beginning to make it's mark.
Unfortunately the incorporation of the town was held back due to the events of the war of 1812, which slowed progress and eventually lead to the legislators choosing Hamilton as the County Town in 1816.
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 Dundas - Wikipédia
Dundas est une arrondissement de Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Le 1 janvier 2001, l'ancienne municipalité régionale de Hamilton-Wentworth, qui a contenu Dundas et quelques autres villes (par example Ancaster), a été formellement amalgamée dans la ville de Hamilton.
Elle a été appelée par John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant-governeur du Haut-Canada, pour son ami Henry Dundas, 1er vicomte Melville, un avocat et politicien écossais qui n'ont jamais visité l'Amérique du Nord.
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 Overview of Henry Dundas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Dundas was born at Dalkeith into a family distinguished for its legal and political talent.
Dundas was elected member of Parliament for Midlothian, and later for Edinburgh.
Dundas was elected Deputy Governor of the Bank of Scotland (1779) and its Governor (1790), a post he held until his death.
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 Henry Dundas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
He was the fourth son of RobertDundas (1685-1753), lord president of the Scottish court of session, and was born at Edinburgh in 1742.
Suspicion had arisen, however, as to the financial management of theAdmiralty, of which Dundas had been treasurer between 1782 and 1800; in 1802 a commission of inquiry was appointed, whichreported in 1805.
Simcoe named Dundas Street after him (now Highway 2 insouthern Ontario), and the town of Dundas is also named after him.
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 Henry Dundas Definition / Henry Dundas Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (April 28, 1742 - May 28May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years).
He was the fourth son of Robert DundasRobert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (1771-1851) was a British statesman, the son of Henry Dundas, the 1st Viscount.
Melville filled various political offices and was First Lord of the Admiralty fron 1812 to 1827 and from 1828 to 1830; his name is perpetuated by that of Melville Sound, because of his interest in Arctic exploration.
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 Dundas Mansion, Edinburgh, RBS branch, headquarters, William Chambers, Scotland
The Royal Bank of Scotland acquired Dundas Mansion - 36 St Andrew Square - in 1825 for use as their headquarters, and later extended to the rear of the building.
To the north of Dundas Mansion is Harvey Nichols.
Central to St Andrew Square is the Melville Monument atop which is the stone statue of Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville.
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 Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
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 Dundas (Ontario) - Wikipedia
Dundas ist ein Vorort von Hamilton, Ontario in Kanada.
Jahrhundert genoß Dundas wirtschaftlichen Wohlstand, da es über den Desjardins Canal mit dem Ontariosee verbunden war.
Erst später löste Hamilton Dundas in der Funktion als wirtschaftlich wichtigste Stadt der Gegend ab.
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 The Tiger and The Thistle - Tipu Sultan and the Scots in India
Henry Dundas was Solicitor General for Scotland from 1766, and Lord Advocate from 1775.
He was Senior Commissioner on the new Board of Control, established by Pitt's India Bill of 1784, and his unwavering objective was to formulate a financially effective India policy, controlling, or at least, containing the power of the East India Company.
At the apogee of this system stood Dundas, so powerful and influential that he was nicknamed 'Henry IX, King of Scotland.' Predictably, he was a favourite target for political satirists, such as Dent and Gillray, who often depicted him swathed in garish tartan.
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