John Dun - Minister of Auchinleck

John Dun

Born 1723
Died 1792

Alias: 

John Dunn

Biography: 

Married firstly to Mary Wilson (d. 1762). Tutor to James Boswell and his brothers from 1748 or 1749 until he became minister of Auchinleck parish in 1752.

Life with Boswell: 

Dun was one of Boswell's early tutors - possibly the first. In his capacity as minister of the parish of Auchinleck, he continued on as a friend of the family until his death in 1792.

There are numerous comments and letters referring to Dun in Boswell's published journals and correspondence.