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Sir Isaac PENNINGTON, Sr.

Male 1587 - 1661  (74 years)


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  • Name Isaac PENNINGTON 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1587 
    Gender Male 
    AFN FS8F-KM 
    Name Isaacke PENINTON 
    Name Isaacke PINIGTON Sr. 
    Name Izaacc PENNYNGTON Sr. 
    Name Izacke PENNINGTON 
    Title Sir 
    Died 17 Dec 1661  Tower of London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~amxroads/Isaac/isaac.h tml:

      Isaac Penington, the eldest of the children of Robert and Judith Penington, was born in 1588, as he was 40 years old at the death of his father in 1628. Isaac Pennington succeeded to all this father's lands and tenements in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, and also followed in the elder Pennington's footsteps as an extensive London merchant.

      Being possessed of large means, Isaac Pennington devoted much of his time to civic and political affairs. He was first chosen an Alderman. In 1638 he was made High Sheriff of London. In 1640 he was elected Member of Parliament for the City, and became a leader in the House. He was made Lord Mayor of London in 1643 , and subsequently was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the Tower. Having been Knighted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, he was commissioned, in 1649, a member of the Council of State.

      Of Sir Isaac Pennington's remarkable career under the Protectorate, an English writer has said:

      ["]He represented the City in the Long Parliament, and was the Rothschild of the Roundheads. When money was wanted in the early years of the war, application was generally made to the city through Alderman Pennington. If the Houses were showing courage and faithfulness to the Cause, the Alderman promised money, and once offered a guard of 300 citizens, but when compromise about Stafford was in the air, the money was withheld.

      ["]Penington was Lord Mayor the year the war broke out, and when there seemed danger of peace being made in 1643, it was he who as Lord Mayor helped to organize mob violence to terrify the peace party. When the House found it necessary for its safety against Army Plots to have the Tower in trusty keeping, Alderman Pennington was made it's [sic] Governor.

      "He was a member of the High Court of Justice who tried the King. He was knighted by the Speaker and became a member of that Council of State which undertook the difficult organization of the infant Commonwealth. He was what was called a 'Parliament Grandee,' one of the revolutionary nobility for twenty years."

      As stated in the above quotation, Isaac Pennington was one of the Commissioners of the High Court of Justice for the trial of Charles I, but did not sign the warrant for the King's execution. He was, however, recognized as one of the "Regicides," and, following the Restoration, he was, in 1660, arrested and committed to the Tower, and his estates were confiscated. He was sentenced to death, but, before the decree could be carried out, Pennington died in the Tower, from ill usage, December 17, 1661.

      Sir Isaac Pennington was twice married, first, February 7, 1614-15 to Abigail Allen, daughter of John Allen, a London merchant. It is written of her that her desires were "for the religious welfare and the establishment of the Christian character of her children," Sir Isaac's second wife was Mary Young, daughter of Matthew Young. His children, however were all by his first wife, and were, as follows: Isaac, Arthur, William, Daniel, Abigail, Bridget, Judith and Anne. Of these, Isaac, the father of the emigrant to America, will be mentioned hereafter. Arthur was a Roman Catholic Priest. William, who was a merchant in London, became, like his elder brother, a member of the Society of Friends, and died April 3, 1689. Daniel, who was godson to his uncle Daniel, married, but we have no information concerning him, beyond mention of him by his brother Isaac, in 1667. Of the four daughters, we only know that Anne became the wife of Richard More, of More and Larden, County Salop, who was a member of Parliament.
    Person ID I18583  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 

    Father Robert PENNINGTON,   b. Abt 1550, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Apr 1627, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Judith SHETTERDON,   b. Abt 1559 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F8296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abigail ALLEN 
    Married 7 Feb 1615 
    Children 
     1. Daniel PENNINGTON,   b. Abt 1630,   d. Bef 22 Jul 1700  (Age ~ 70 years)  [natural]
     2. Judith PENNINGTON,   b. Abt 1641,   d. Bef 2 May 1710  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     3. Arthur PENNINGTON,   b. Bef 12 Aug 1621, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Abigail PENNINGTON,   b. Bef 3 Mar 1617, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Isaac PENNINGTON, Jr.,   b. Bef 8 Dec 1616, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1679  (Age > 62 years)  [natural]
     6. John PENNINGTON,   b. Bef 8 Jun 1620, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Henry PENNINGTON,   b. Bef 23 Mar 1618, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Bridget PENNINGTON,   d. Bef 24 May 1701, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. William PENNINGTON,   d. 3 Apr 1689, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 10:22:37 
    Family ID F8293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary YOUNG 
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 10:22:37 
    Family ID F8297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart