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William Penn

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Penn's Lodge, Gloucestershire, England
Death: October 9, 1669 (61)
Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of George Giles Penn and Elizabeth Brinksworth Penn
Husband of Elizabeth Penn
Father of Richard Penn; Margaret Penn; John Penn, I; Edward Penn, Planter; Thomas Penn and 6 others
Brother of George Giles Penn; Margery Penn; Christian Billington; Rachel Bradshaw; Susanna Penn and 5 others

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About 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


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.

Children of William Penn & Elizabeth Markham Penn

William Penn (unknown date of birth)

Elizabeth Penn (unknown date of birth)

Isreal Penn (unknown date of birth)

John Penn (b. 1650 Caroline, Virginia)

Edward Penn (b. 1683 England)

   *  fam. trad:  'Wm Penn of London & Va'       arr. Virginia on 'The Merchant Hope'   1635
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William Penn's Timeline

September 1608
Gloucestershire, England
Age 37
Bristol, London, England
Age 39
Bristol, London, England
Age 41
Rappahanock, Caroline (was King and Queen), Virginia, USA
October 9, 1669
Age 61
Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Virginia
February 2, 1684
Age 61
Hanbury, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
February 14, 1921
Age 61
February 7, 1924
Age 61
June 27, 1946
Age 61
July 17, 1987
Age 61