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John Newton

Birthdate: (54)
Death: 1781 (54)
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Son of John Newton and Phoebe Newton
Father of John Newton
Brother of Mary Girty

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About John Newton

John Newton was born in Wapping, London, in 1725, the son of John Newton Sr., a shipmaster in the Mediterranean service, and Elizabeth Newton (née Seatclife), a Nonconformist Christian.

His mother died of tuberculosis in July, 1732, about two weeks before his seventh birthday. Two years later, he went to live in Aveley, the home of his father's new wife. Newton spent two years at boarding school. At age eleven he went to sea with his father. Newton sailed six voyages before his father retired in 1742. Newton's father made plans for him to work at a sugar plantation in Jamaica. Instead, Newton signed on with a merchant ship sailing to the Mediterranean Sea.

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March 17, 1759
Age 32
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 54