Melville, James an eminent Scotch scholar and divine, was born in 1556. He was professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages in the University of St. Andrew's in 1580, minister of Anstrutherwerter in 1596, and subsequently of Kilrenny. He died in 1614. Mr. Melville was a zealous advocate of Presbyterian discipline. He was the author of Ad Jacobum I Ecclesice Scotiance Libellus supplex (1645), and his Autobiography and Diary (1556-1610).
See Dr. M'Crie's Life of Andrew Melville ; Blackwood's Magazine, 16:256.