Mary <I>Catlett</I> Newton


Mary Catlett Newton

Death 15 Dec 1790
Greater London, England
Burial Olney, Milton Keynes Borough, Buckinghamshire, England
Memorial ID 18255576 View Source
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The wife of noted evangelist and abolitionist John Newton, the former slaveship captain-turned-Anglican clergyman who authored the hymn "Amazing Grace", Mrs. Newton died at age 61. Born Mary Catlett c.1729, she had been her husband's childhood sweetheart and had wed him in 1750. Their 40-year-marriage ended when she died in 1790, predeaceasing him by 17 years. The couple were originally interred at St. Mary Woolnoth in Lombard Street, London, where they were in residence at the time of their respective deaths, but the building of the London Underground necessitated the removal of their remains to St. Peter & Paul Churchyard, in Olney, Buckinghamshire, in 1893. They had lived here during the Reverend Newton's curacy 1764-1779.

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  • Created by: Nikita Barlow
  • Added: 5 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18255576
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Catlett Newton (unknown–15 Dec 1790), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18255576, citing St Peter and St Paul Churchyard, Olney, Milton Keynes Borough, Buckinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Nikita Barlow (contributor 46508077) .