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Lester, Sean [formerly John Ernest] (1888–1959), journalist and international civil servant, was born John Ernest Lester on 27 September 1888 at Woodburn, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland, the son of Robert John Lester, the owner of a Belfast grocers, and Henriette Mary Ritchie. He was educated at the ...

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Melville, Sir James, of Halhill (1535/6–1617), diplomat and autobiographer, was the third son of Sir John Melville, fourth laird of Raith (d. 1548), and his second wife, Helen (d. in or after 1584), daughter of Sir Alexander Napier of Merchiston and his wife, ...