Memorial to John Newton, St Mary Woolnoth

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JOHN NEWTON
Clerk.
Once an infidel and libertine.
a servant of slaves in Africa.
Was.
by the rich mercy
of our Lord and Saviour
JESUS CHRIST.
Preserved. restored. pardoned.
and appointed to preach the faith
he had long laboured to destroy.


He ministered
Near XVI years as curate and vicar
of Olney in Bucks.
and XXVIII years as rector
of these united parishes.


On Feb[rua]ry the first MDCCL. he married
MARY.
daughter of the late George Catlett.
of Chatham. Kent:
whom he resigned
to the Lord who gave her.
on Dec[emb]er. the XVth. MDCCXC.

The above Epitaph was written by the Deceafed
who directed it to be infcribed on a plain Marble Tablet.


He died on Dec[embe]r. the 21th. 1807. Aged 82 Years.
and his mortal Remains
are deposited in the Vault
beneath this Church.

 

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