William Penn (1548 - c.1591) MP

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Birthplace: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Minety, Wiltshire (enclave in Gloucestershire), England, (Present UK)
Occupation: Law Clerk
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About William Penn

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Children of William Penn & Margaret Rastall Penn

George Penn (b. 1571 in Birdham, Sussex, England)

Giles Penn (b. 1573 Malmesbury, Minety, Gloucestershire, England)

William Penn (b. 1580 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England)

Marie Penn (b. 1584 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England)

Sarah Penn (b. 1586 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England)

Susanna Penn (b. 1590 Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England)

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Before he married he was a Law clerk at Malmsbury to Sir Christopher George(councellor at law).

His mother in law was Anne George ( Christopher's sister)

Will downloaded from National Archives at Kew.Will dated 21 April 1592 There are 2 parts to the will, the second part was an ammendment made out after his 1st son, William, died in 1590. He named George as the sole executor of his will.

Stated that he was a yeoman.In 1592 he inherited the post of Warden of The Royal Forest of Braydon.

The story of the Bradon Forest began many years ago.

The countryside before the Romans came was dominated by the great Braydon Forest, which by

most accounts stretched almost from Malmesbury in the east to Cricklade in the north, the River

Ray to the west and Wootton Bassett to the south. Purton Stoke was well inside it.

At the time of the Domeday Book 1086, it was a Royal Forest and strict forest laws existed to

protect the deer and other wild animals for the King's private sport. Two of the Norman kings,

Henry II and John were particularly fond of hunting there, but they increasingly enlarged their

boundaries by encroaching on the neighbouring lands. Since this land too became subject to

forest law it caused a number of disputes. Henry III in 1217 was forced to issue the Charter of

the Forest after which it became necessary to keep a record of the boundary. It also forbade

poaching, cutting of trees, digging of ditches, building or fencing, but certain lands or clearings

were allowed as common land on which villagers could graze cattle. Rights to pick dead wood

were allowed to repair fences in the 'fence month'.

The forests were looked after by a warden appointed by the King, and initially they were Lords

of the Manor of Chelworth or the Hundred of Staple. There is a record of the wardens from the

twelfth century

-------------------- Before he married he was a Law clerk at Malmesbury to Sir Christopher George(councellor at law). His mother in law was Anne George ( Christopher's sister).He was grandfather of Admiral Sir William Penn.


He was warden of Bradon Forest.

Bradon Forest The story of the Bradon Forest began many years ago. The countryside before the Romans came was dominated by the great Braydon Forest, which by most accounts stretched almost from Malmesbury in the east to Cricklade in the north, the River Ray to the west and Wootton Bassett to the south. Purton Stoke was well inside it. At the time of the Domeday Book 1086, it was a Royal Forest and strict forest laws existed to protect the deer and other wild animals for the King's private sport. Two of the Norman kings, Henry II and John were particularly fond of hunting there, but they increasingly enlarged their boundaries by encroaching on the neighbouring lands. Since this land too became subject to forest law it caused a number of disputes. Henry III in 1217 was forced to issue the Charter of the Forest after which it became necessary to keep a record of the boundary. It also forbade poaching, cutting of trees, digging of ditches, building or fencing, but certain lands or clearings were allowed as common land on which villagers could graze cattle. Rights to pick dead wood were allowed to repair fences in the 'fence month'. The forests were looked after by a warden appointed by the King, and initially they were Lords of the Manor of Chelworth or the Hundred of Staple. There is a record of the wardens from the twelfth century

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William Penn's Timeline

1548
1548
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
1570
1570
Age 22
Bristol, England, (Present UK)
1571
1571
Age 23
Birdham, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
1572
1572
Age 24
Bristol, Gloucestershire, , England
1573
1573
Age 25
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
1584
1584
Age 36
Malmesbury, Minety, Gloucestershire, England
1586
1586
Age 38
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
1590
1590
Age 42
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England
1591
1591
Age 43
Minety, Wiltshire (enclave in Gloucestershire), England, (Present UK)
1915
April 20, 1915
Age 43