Margaret Penn

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Margaret Penn (Jasper)

Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Jasper and Hans Jasper
Wife of Nicasius van der Schure and Admiral Sir William Penn, MP
Mother of William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania

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About Margaret Penn

Parentage uncertain, birth date and place uncertain, ethnicity uncertain (either English/Dutch or Dutch/German - Samuel Pepys referred to her as "Dutch", but this also covered Low Germany).

Birth date probably circa 1620. Married young, widowed young, remarried (to William Penn later Admiral).

Marriage with William Penn recorded twice:

St Martin-within-Ludgate, 40 Ludgate Hill, London: 1643. June 6th. Williame Penne and Margaret van der Schuren, by Dr Dyke, Lecturer…witness Mr Roach, churchwarden then

City of London Guildhall: 1643. June 6. William Penne and Margaret van der Schuren by Mr Dyke, Lecturer.

[Diarist Samuel] Pepys describes his first meeting with Margaret Penn in August, 1664:

“At noon dined at home and after dinner my wife and I to Sir W Pen’s to see his lady, the first time, w[h]o was well looked, fat short old Dutch woman, but one that hath been heretofore pretty handsome, and is now very discreet and I beleive hath more wit than her husband. Here we stayed talking a good while and very well please I was with the old woman at first visit.”

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Margaret Penn's Timeline

October 24, 1644
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom