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John Home (1722–1808) by Sir Henry Raeburn, c. 1795–1800 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Home, John (1722–1808), Church of Scotland minister and playwright, was born in Leith on 21 September 1722, the son of Alexander Home, town clerk of Leith, and Christian Hay, daughter of John Hay, writer in Edinburgh. Home was a distant relative of both the ...