Emmett Newberry grew up on the sea. His father, a wizard, was a sailor. His mother, not so much, was.... well, she was something of a prize that Emmett's father had won. When Emmett was born, his father considered just dumping him and his mother off on the shore and continuing his life as sailor, but something about Emmett made him stay. Emmett and his mother lived in an English seaport town, and Emmett's father would come back every once and awhile.
When Emmett was six, his first magical signs appeared, accidentally turning his mother's tea an awful shade of green. Confused and wanting an answer, Emmett's mother went to his father, who took the boy on the ship, and they never returned. Emmett's father explained everything about being a wizard, and they went about sailing together, magical, and happy.
Emmett got his letter when he was 11, and spent the school year's at Hogwarts, and his summers on the sea with his father. It was all very well and good until four years after Emmett's graduation, when their small ship was attacked by pirates, and Emmett's father paid the price with his life. Emmett took a slicing charm to his right hand. Not particularly adept at healing magic, Emmett merely placed a hook on the stub and called it good. The ship was destroyed, and Emmett was taken aboard that ship as a prisoner. Over time, he gained their trust, but he was never happy there. He ended his life on the sea and for 9 years, he has been working at a bar in a magical seaport in England. He didn't mind being mixed up in their company, but the idea of rejoining the sea, at least for the first 5 years, hadn't interested him. The last four years, that had changed. And he's looking for another crew, if they'll have him.
Emmett is rather no-nonsense in his manner, but his humor is very sarcastic. He never married, because he never saw women as anything but nice for an evening. He was never interested in settling down, considering the sea his only true love.