John Home, Min. of Athelstaneford

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John Home, Min. of Athelstaneford

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Birthplace: Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Merchiston Bank, Midlothian, Scotland
Place of Burial: Mural Monument, South Leith Churchyard, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Home
Husband of Mary Home

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About John Home, Min. of Athelstaneford

Biographical Summary

Home, John. 22/09/1722-05/09/1808. Ref: 752. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Rev.
  • Place of Birth: Ancrum, Roxburghshire, (Rogers).
  • Place of Death: Merchiston Bank, near Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: Mural Monument,South Leith Churchyard, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Minister of Religion, Dramatist.
  • Appointments Held: Licensed 1745 CS; Minister 1746-57, Athelstaneford, East Lothian; later Private Secretary to Earl of Bute; tutor to future George III; 1763 Scots Privilages (Sinecure) at Campvere, Holland; 1770 resided at Kilduff, East Lothian, later Edinburgh.
  • Schools and Tutors: Leith Grammar School.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Marital Status: Married (1770) Mary Home.
  • Father: Alexander Home, Town-Clerk of Leith.
  • References: DNB 27, 1891, 235-8; Anderson 2, 488; Irving 218; Shapin 248; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 2, 1981,47; C Rogers 1, 1871, 119.
  • Memberships: Highland Society (Hon).
  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Notes: Author of "Douglas".
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 451

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John Home, Min. of Athelstaneford's Timeline

1722
September 22, 1722
Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1770
1770
Age 47
1808
September 5, 1808
Age 85
Merchiston Bank, Midlothian, Scotland
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Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland