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Dun, John (1723/4–1792), Church of Scotland minister and tutor, was born in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, and was educated for the ministry under Professor Patrick Cuming at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 1740s he was taken to Auchinleck in Ayrshire by Alexander Boswell, ...


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Thomson, George (1792–1838), tutor and chaplain in the household of Sir Walter Scott, was the eldest son of George Thomson (1758–1835), and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Robert Gillon of Lessudden, Roxburghshire. He was born at Melrose, Roxburghshire, on 7 May 1792, his father having been licensed by the ...