The title Earl of Melville
was created in the Peerage
in 1690, for George Melville, 4th Lord Melville. He was succeeded upon his death by his son David Melville, who in 1681 had succeeded to the earldom of Leven through his mother. The two Earldoms have since remained united.
Lords Melville (of Monymaill) (1616)
Earls of Melville (1690)
For further Earls of Melville, see Earl of Leven.