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Hannah CALLOWHILL

Female 1664 - 1726  (62 years)


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  • Name Hannah CALLOWHILL 
    Born 18 Apr 1664  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN 1K5R-PW3 
    Died 20 Dec 1726  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jordans Meeting House Burial Ground, Jordans, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18507  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 

    Father Thomas CALLOWHILL,   d. 1712 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah HOLLISTER,   d. 1712 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F8263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Founder of PA William PENN,   b. 14 Oct 1644, St. Katherine by the Tower, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1718, Ruscombe, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1696  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Jenkins, Howard M., The Family of William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania: Ancestry and Descendants, London, England: Headley Bros., 1899, pp. 67 et seq:

      WILLIAM PENN'S SECOND MARRIAGE.

      Two years after the death of his [first] wife, Penn married again. His second wife, Hannah Callowhill, was the daughter of Thomas Callowhill and the granddaughter of Dennis Hollister, both of Bristol, England, prosperous men of business and prominent Friends. (Clarkson describes them as "eminent merchants," and Janney follows this.) A deed of June 26, 1661, shows the marriage of Thomas Callowhill and Hannah Hollister as about occurring, and describes him as a "button-maker, sonn and heir of John Callowhill, late of said city [Bristol] gent, deceased." Later, in 1682 and 1711, other deeds describe Thomas Callowhill as "linen draper," and this, no doubt, was his occupation during most of his business life.

      Dennis Hollister was a grocer. He had four daughters, Hannah, Lydia, Mary, and Phebe. Hannah married Thomas Callowhill; Lydia married Thomas Jordan, a grocer; and Mary married Simon Clement, a merchant.

      Penn, of course, was well acquainted with families of Friends in all parts of England, and doubtless knew the Callowhills. His courtship of Hannah, as appears from letters preserved among the Penn papers of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, was warmly pursued in the later months of 1695. It is probable, but is not clear from these letters, that the engagement of marriage had then been made.

      The Bristol records of the Friends record the birth of Hannah Callowhill, daughter of Thomas and Annah (sic), of High Street, Bristol, Second month (April) 18, 1664. She was, therefore, nearly thirty-two years old at the time of her marriage. . . .

      The marriage proceedings were regularly conducted according to the Friends' order, which, newly set up in 1672 when Penn was first married, had now become well settled and recognized. The intention of marriage was declared to the "men's meeting," at Bristol, November 11, 1695, and the meeting gave leave to proceed, February 24, 1695/6. On the 5th of March following the marriage took place. The certificate of the marriage follows. I am not aware that it has heretofore been published. Penn's biographers generally refer to his second marriage, as to his first, quite indefinitely, most of them not giving the date:

      [The memorial or copie of the certificate of William Penn's and Hannah Callowhill's marriage the certificate itselfe being wrott on a pece of Parchment stampt with the five shillings stamp according to the statute.]

      Whereas it doth appeare by the Memorialls of the mens meeting of the people called Quakers in the Citty of Bristoll that William Penn of Warminghurst in the County of Sussex Esq and Hannah Callowhill daughter of Thomas Callowhill of the Citty of Bristoll Linen drap did on the eleaventh day of the ninth month 1695 manifest their intentions of marriage. And whereas such their intentions were on the foure and twentieth day of the eleaventh month in the yeare aforesaid published in the publique meeting house of the said People in the psence of many people there congregated. Now forasmuch as there appeares noe just cause wherefore a marriage betwixt the said William Penn and Hannah Callowhill should not be consumated. We therefore whose names are hereunto subscribed are witnesses that on the day of the date hereof the said William Penn taking the said Hannah by the hand did declare that he did take the said Hannah Callowhill to be his wife. And that the said Hannah holding the said William by the hand did declare that she did take the said William Penn to be her husband.

      And that also the said William Penn and Hannah Callowhill holding each other by the hand did mutually promise each to other to live together husband and wife in love & faithfullnes according to God's holy ordinance untill by death they shall be separated. And also the said William and Hannah as a further testimony of such their taking each other & of such their promise to each other have hereunto with us subscribed their names this fifth day of the first month in the yeare one thousand six hundred ninety & five.

      WILLIAM PENN
      HANNAH PENN.

      [Witnesses:]

      George Bowles
      Thomas Sturg
      Alexander Pyot
      Gilbert Thompson
      Thomas Bivin
      John Corke
      Henry Goldney
      Mary Russel
      Elizabeth Goldney
      Sarah Hersent
      Lydia Gregory
      Paul Moon
      Nicho Reist
      Tho: Speed
      Mary Speed
      Tho Lewis
      Alce Cooper
      Katherine Bound Joshua Mallet
      John Whiting
      John Clarke
      Nathaniel Wade
      James Stretter
      William Lickfold
      Thamazin Yeamans
      Thomas Jordan
      John Everard
      Abraham Jones
      John Harper
      Henr Dickinson
      J. Penington
      W. Penington
      Mary Wherly
      Sarah Jones
      Judith Dighton
      Elizabeth Cooke Rich Sneade
      Charles Harford
      Benja. Coole
      Richard Vickris
      John Field
      Rogr Haydock
      John Boulton
      John Vaughton
      John Tompkins
      D. Wherly
      Margt Duffeild
      Briget Haynes
      Eliz. Penington
      George Diton
      Robert Bound
      Tho Hicks
      John Clement
      James Millard Thomas Callowhill
      Anna Callowhill
      Sp: Penn
      Laetitia Penn
      Wm Penn Jur
      Thomas Harris
      Walter Duffeild
      Phebe Harris
      Mary Clement
      John Lloyd
      George Stephens
      Hump: Crosley

      [Certified to be an Extract from the Register or Record numbered 116, and entitled a Register of Marriages of the Society of Friends.]
    Children 
     1. Richard PENN,   b. 17 Jan 1706, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1771, Stanwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret PENN,   b. 7 Nov 1704, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Feb 1751  (Age < 46 years)  [natural]
     3. Hannah PENN,   b. 5 Sep 1708, Ludgate, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1709, Kensington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Dennis PENN,   b. 26 Feb 1707, Ealing, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1723  (Age 15 years)  [natural]
     5. John PENN,   b. 29 Jan 1700, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1746, Hitcham, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     6. -- PENN,   b. 1697,   d. 1697  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     7. Hannah Margaritta PENN,   b. 30 Jul 1703, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Feb and Mar 1708  [natural]
     8. Thomas PENN,   b. 9 Mar 1702, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1775, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F8262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart