Homer, Henry (1753 -1791)
Henry Homer was the eldest son of Henry Homer, Rector of Birdingsbury in Warwickshire, and the grandson of Edward Homer, gentleman of Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire. Educated at Rugby School and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was admitted in November 1768, he graduated B.A. in 1773, M.A. in 1776, and B.D. in 1783. He was elected a Fellow of his College in 1778, and about this time was admitted to Deacons orders, but because of religious scruples he did not take priests orders as the College statutes required, and therefore lost his Fellowship in June 1788. A brilliant classicist, Homer edited several classical texts, including those listed under sources above. His editions were remarkable for the purity of the texts and the beauty of the typography. His library was sold in London by the bookseller Thomas Payne in January 1792, with that of Lloyd Philip, Dean of Norwich, at prices fixed and printed in the catalogue.