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Amy Loring Brewster Newell (1850-1887)

Voyage: 1887

Ship: Amy Turner

Amy Loring Brewster was born in Duxbury to Nathan Brewster and Julia Norris Loring. After her mother died in 1854, the Brewsters lived for a time in East Boston before returning to Duxbury. Amy also resided for a period in the household of her great-uncle, shipbuilder Harrison Loring, in Boston. In 1885, at the age of 34, she married Capt. Albert W. Newell. Within a year, she gave birth to their first child, a son named Harrison Loring Newell. In the summer of  1887, Amy set sail from New York aboard the Amy Turner with her husband. By September 14, 1887, the ship was in Singapore. She gave birth to another son, Albert Whipple Newell, in December 1887, in Chittagong, India, before succumbing to septicemia. She was buried in India.

The barque, Amy Turner, on which Mrs. Newell sailed, was built in East Boston in 1877 by Smith & Townsend. Shipbuilder Sylvanus Smith was also from Duxbury.