James Balfour 58,266
- Born: 17 February 1815, Edinburgh
- Christened: 28 February 1815, Edinburgh
- Marriage: Eliza Ogilvy Maitland-Heriot on 15 August 1844 348
- Died: 1898 aged 83
Assumed the name of Melville on the death of his brother John in 1893.
Educated at Edinburgh Academy and Edkinburgh University, he joined his
father's frim where he became a solictor and later in 1842 a Writer to
the Signet. He was appointed Clerk to the Commissioners of Income Tax
for Midlothian; this position was held in the family until his grandson, John Inglis Balfour-Melville, resigned in 1962. He was also a Justice of the Peace for the County of Fife.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census in 1841 in Pilrig House, Edinburgh.
James married Eliza Ogilvy Maitland-Heriot, daughter of James Maitland-Heriot and Unknown, on 15 August 1844.348 (Eliza Ogilvy Maitland-Heriot died in 1897.)