John Newton

Contemporary portrait of Newton John Newton (; – 21 December 1807) was an English Anglican clergyman and abolitionist, also having been Captain of slave ships and investor of trade. He served as a sailor in the Royal Navy for a period after forced recruitment.

Newton went to sea at a young age and worked on slave ships in the slave trade for several years. In 1745, he himself became a slave of Princess Peye, a woman of the Sherbro people. He was rescued, returned to sea and the trade, becoming Captain of several slave ships. Some years after experiencing a conversion to Christianity Newton later renounced his trade and became a prominent supporter of abolitionism. Now an evangelical, he was ordained as a Church of England clergyman and served as parish priest at Olney, Buckinghamshire, for two decades. He also wrote hymns, including "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken".

Newton lived to see the British Empire’s abolition of the African slave trade in 1807, just months before his death. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Newton, John
Published 1796
Printed by Robert Dapper, for B. Dugdale, No. 6, Dame-Street

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by Newton, John
Published 1785
Printed and sold by T. Wilkins, No. 12, Bartholomew Close; sold also by J. Buckland, No. 57, Pater-noster Row; and J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-yard

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by Newton, John
Published 1788
printed for J. Buckland, in Pater-Noster-Row ; and J. Johnson, No 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Newton, John
Published 1786
printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church yard

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by Newton, John
Published 1788
Printed for J. Buckland ... and J. Johnson

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by Newton, John
Published 1785
printed and sold by T. Wilkins, No. 12, Bartholomew-Close; sold also by J. Buckland, No. 57, Pater-Noster Row; and J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Newton, John
Published 1789
Printed by Hodge, Allen & Campbell. And sold at their respective book-stores

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by Newton, John
Published 1798
printed by Murray & Cochrane, for John Guthrie, No. 2, Nicolson's Street; John Fairbairn, No. 9. Hunter Square; and John Ogle Parliament Square

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by Newton, John
Published 1760
printed for the author, by R. Williamson near the Exchange

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by Newton, John
Published 1791
printed for J. Guthrie

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by Newton, John
Published 1777
printed by W. Oliver, at No 12, in Bartholomew Close

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by Newton, John
Published 1787
printed for J. Buckland; and J. Johnson

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by Newton, John
Published 1782
printed for J. Buckland; and J. Johnson

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by Newton, John
Published 1784

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by Newton, John
Published 1793
printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Newton, John
Published 1785
printed by T. Wilkins, Snow Hill. For J. Buckland, No. 57, Pater-Noster Row; and J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Newton, John
Published 1775
printed by J. and W. Oliver, No 12, in Bartholomew-Close

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by Newton, John
Published 1780
printed for and sold by William Gilbert, No. 26, Great George's-Street