John Newton

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John Newton
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Contemporary portrait of Newton
Personal details
Born4 August [O.S. 24 July] 1725[1]
Wapping, London, Great Britain
Died21 December 1807(1807-12-21) (aged 82)
London, United Kingdom
Spouse
Mary Catlett
(m. 1750; died 1790)
OccupationBritish sailor, slaver, Anglican clergyman and prominent slavery abolitionist

John Henry Newton, Jr. (July 24, 1725 – December 21, 1807) was a slave ship captain who became an Anglican clergyman.[2] He was the author of many hymns, including Amazing Grace.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hatfield 1884.
  2. Dunn, John (1994). A Biography of John Newton (PDF). New Creation Teaching Ministry.

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