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  • Name Edward PENNINGTON 
    Born 3 Sep 1667  Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Edward PENINGTON 
    Died 11 Nov 1701  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 

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      It was Edward Penington, . . . born in the Parish of Amersham, Buckinghamshire, September 3, 1667, who came to Pennsylvania and established the family name in the domain of his brother-in-law, the founder of the province.

      Educated at Edmunton, he followed in the footsteps of his parents as a devout, zealous member of the Society of Friends. To some extent, he wrote upon current religious subjects. He published, in London, 1695 "The discoverer Discovered," "Rabshakeh Rebuked," and a "Reply to Thomas Crisp" and, in 1696, "Some Brief Observations upon George Keith's Earnest Expostulations" and "A Modern Detection of George Keith's (Miscalled) Vindication of his Earnest Expostulations." He was appointed, April 26, 1698, by his kinsman William Penn, Surveyor General of Pennsylvania, and he embarked not long afterward, for that province, arriving at Philadelphia November 30 of that year. Penington filled that post until his death.

      The year following his arrival in America, Edward Penington married-November 16, 1699-at Burlington Friends Meeting, New Jersey, Sarah Jenings, daughter of Samuel Jenings. William Penn is said to have been present at this wedding; but this could not have been, as he did not arrive at Philadelphia from England until December 3, 1699, seventeen days after the nuptials. . . .

      Edward Penington died in Philadelphia November 11, 1701, just three years after his arrival in the Province. His widow, Sarah Penington, married, in 1704, Thomas Stevenson, Jr. of Bucks County, son of Thomas Stevenson, Sr. of Newtown, Long Island, and grandson of Thomas Stevenson, born in 1615, who coming from London, England, had settled in New Haven Colony (afterward Connecticut) about 1643. . . .

      The only child of Edward and Sarah (nee Jenings) Penington was Isaac Penington, who was born in Philadelphia November 22, 1700. His mother having remarried when he was only four years of age, he became a member of the family of his stepfather, Thomas Stevenson, Jr. and thus a resident of Bucks County, with whose history he was associated throughout his life, though also identified, to a more or less extent, with events in Philadelphia. He was commissioned a justice of the Bucks County Court, September 14, 1725 and was re-commissioned September 13, 1726, September 12, 1727, December 1, 1733, November 22, 1738 and April 4, 1741, being on the bench at his death. He became sheriff of the county named, October 4, 1731 and served two terms, until October 4, 1733, his successor being John Hall. He was undoubtedly a man of education, and had inherited the literary and scholastic taste of his immediate progenitors, as we find him one of the handful of men-Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Hopkinson and Thomas Cadwalader being among his colleagues-who, November 8, 1731, organized the Philadelphia Library Company, which was the parent of all American Subscription Libraries, and is still in existence. That Isaac Penington was a man of considerable wealth, as well as one of prominence and influence, is evidenced by the fact that he was an extensive landholder, chiefly in Bucks County.

      Isaac Penington married, November 5, 1725 Ann Biles, daughter of William Biles 2nd, and grand daughter of William Biles the first, one of the most noted characters identified with the colonial history of Bucks County. He was a Provincial Councillor, many years a member of the assembly and a member of the Bucks County Court.
    Person ID I18619  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary PROUDE,   d. Bef 11 Oct 1682 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 13 May 1654  St. Margaret, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F8260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah JENINGS 
    Married 16 Nov 1699  Burlington Meeting House, Burlington County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F8302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) The Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of March 20, 2009, Batch No.: M001601, Dates: 1539 - 1657, Source Call No.: 942.1 W1 V26M PT 1, Type: Book, Printout Call No.: 6903677, Type: Film, Sheet: 00 ISAAC PENINGTON Male Marriages: Spouse: MARY SPRINGETT Marriage: 13 MAY 1654 Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England.