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Hester, John (d. 1592), distiller and translator, lived for several years in London but nothing is known of his parentage or place of birth. One Hester family, location unknown, bore arms (argent on a bend sable three swans of the field); another shield of arms (a chevron between three horses' heads erased, a crescent for difference) is appended to ...

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Rose, Giles (fl. 1664–1681), master cook and translator, is known only from his printed works, which give no information about his family. In 1679 Richard Bentley and M. Magnes published his translation of Boaistuau's Théâtre du monde. Rose described this as 'an Ancient Book, which it was my Fortune to meet with in my Travels' (...