My Newton connection

The first Newton in my pedigree is my 3x great grandmother Harriet Miller Newton, born 1814 in Cullercoats, Northumberland. Her father was my 4x great grandfather¬†William Newton born in 1791 in Cullercoats. The Newton surname becomes a popular first name for several of Harriet’s Henderson descendants.

Are we connected to a famous John Newton?

My Henderson relatives have suggested that we may have a connection to John Newton of Amazing Grace fame. Although both families are seafaring folks I have found no evidence yet to verify this theory.

Constructive comments and new relatives are welcome:

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