Giles Penn (1573 - c.1656) MP

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Birthplace: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in probably in North Africa
Occupation: resided many years in Seville, became opulent merchant, Sea Captain
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Giles Penn

http://pennsylvaniahistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/captain-giles-penn-c1573-c1656-and-jeanne-gilbert-grandparents-of-william-penn/

From Bristol Burgess Books.

last April 1600.

Gylles Penne, Drap., is admitted into the Liberties of this Cittye because he was the Prentice of Mr. John Horte, Alderman, Deceased, and Burgess & paide iij^a iiij^d.

source: NEHGR, v54, p327

Giles Penn was a draper of Bristol City from 1593 to 1632, perhaps longer according to Council House Records.

source: NEHGR, v54, p329

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Sea Captain Giles and his brother, William, were merchants in Bristol who become bankrupt. It may have been that Giles took up 'merchant adventuring' in order to extricate himself from the debts and losses of his business. He started a series of risky seagoing trips, and was involved in the, literally, cut-throat business of trading off the Barbary coast, (North Africa), with Moorish Merchants.

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Capt. Giles Penn's Timeline

1573
1573
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
1600
November 5, 1600
Age 27
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
1600
Age 27
UK
1601
1601
Age 28
England, (Present UK)
1607
February 24, 1607
Age 34
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
1610
1610
Age 37
1612
1612
Age 39
1618
1618
Age 45
1621
April 23, 1621
Age 48
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
1631
1631
Age 58
Lancashire, England