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Melville, Robert, first Lord Melville (1527/8–1621), administrator and judge

R. R. Zulager

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/18550

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Melville, Robert, first Lord Melville (1527/8–1621), administrator and judge, was born in Fife, the second son of Sir John Melville of Raith (d. 1548), and his second wife, Helen Napier of Merchiston (d. in or after 1584). Raised in the international tradition of noble service, he was not university trained but was entered into the service of ...

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