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Hunter, Henry (1741–1802), Church of Scotland minister and translator, was born at Culross, Perthshire, on 25 August 1741, the fifth of seven children of David and Agnes Hunter. He was recognized to be an intelligent child and, though his was a humble family, he was sent, aged thirteen, to ...

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Spens, Henry [Harry] (1714–1787), Church of Scotland minister and classicist, was born Henry Spence on 10 September 1714 in Edinburgh, the son of James Spens of Kirkton of Alves, an Edinburgh writer to the signet who is credited with a broadside against the Jacobite rising of 1715. His mother was ...