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Granville PENN

Male 1761 - 1844  (82 years)


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  • Name Granville PENN 
    Born 9 Dec 1761  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 1844  Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Roach, Hannah Benner, "The Family of William Penn-A Collated Record," Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1967, pp. 87-88:

      GRANVILLE PENN, b. in London 9 December 1761; d. at Stoke, 28 September 1844, bur. at Stoke Park. He matriculated from Magdalen College, Oxford, 11 November 1780, but took no degree, and became an assistant clerk in the war department. In the years following his Oxford schooling, he appears to have formed an irregular attachment with an unknown woman, by whom he had issue: WILLIAM GRANVILLE, b. ca. 1785; d. January 1864, in Bath, ae. 79, bur. at Stoke Park. He lived in Ceylon from 1805 to 1821; m. and had several daughters and one son, WILLIAM TURNOUR GRANVILLE, Lieutenant of the 8th Regiment of Foot in 1842, who retired as a captain about 1850 or 1851. William Granville appears to have been an intimate friend of his halfbrather Granville John Penn.

      On 24 June 1791, GRANVILLE PENN m. ISABELLA FORBES, b. 1771; d. 1847, bur. at Stoke Park, eldest daughter of General Gordon Forbes and his wife Mary Sullivan of Cork. They settled in London, but when his elder brother John Penn, the Younger, died in 1834, Granville Penn inherited Stoke Park and Portland Castle. In 1858, the College of Arms granted him an "Augmentation to the Armorial Ensigns used by his Family," permitting him and "the other descendants of his Grandfather the said William Penn," to "henceforth bear and use the Armorial Ensigns following, that is to say, A Fess charged with three Plates, and, on a Canton of honourable Augmentation, a Crown, representing the Royal Crown of King Charles the Second, and, for the Crest, A Demi-Lion, gorged with a Collar charged with three Plates, and above, An Escroll, thereon the Word 'Pennsylvania.'" Signed by Queen Victoria, the grant was accompanied by a painting in full color showing the augmentation on the achievement of arms.

      Issue by Isabella Forbes: 1. SOPHIA PENN, b. 1793; d. without issue, 1827; m. 1818, SIR WILLIAM MAYNARD GOMM, who eventually purchased the Penn mansion in New Street. He m. 2nd, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Kerr, but died childless. 2. LOUISA EMILY PENN, b. 1795; d. unmarried 27 May 1841, bur. at Stoke Poges. 3. ISABELLA MARY PENN (twin?), b. 1795; d. unmarried 28 January 1856, bur. at Stoke Pages. 4. HENRIETTA ANN PENN, b. 1797; d. unmarried 13 June 1855, bur. at Stoke Poges. 5. JOHN WILLIAM PENN, d. in childhood; bur. at Stoke Poges 18 December 1802. 6. WILLIAM PENN, b. ca. 1800; d. unmarried at Brighton, 7 January 1848, bur. at Stoke Poges. Matriculating at Christ Church, Oxford, 5 June 1818, ae. 18 years, he received his B.A. in 1333, and M.A. in 1837, at which time he was of Semoure Hall, Norfolk. In 1844, he was a barrister-at-law of Lincoln's Inn. 7. JULIANA MARGARET PENN, d. in infancy; bur. at Stoke Poges, 21 March 1804. 8. GRANVILLE JOHN PENN, b. November 1802; d. unmarried intestate 29 March 1867, bur. at Stoke Poges. He studied at Christ Church College and received his M.A. there, then became a barrister-at-law. Inheriting Stoke Park and Portland Castle on the death of his father in 1844, he found he was unable to maintain Stoke financially, and it was sold in 1848, after the death of his mother. He eventually settled at Portland Castle. He visited Pennsylvania twice, in 1852 and in 1857. 9. THOMAS GORDON PENN, b. 1803; d. of unsound mind unmarried 10 September 1669, bur. at Stoke Poges. He studied at Christ Church College, receiving his M.A., then took holy orders in the Anglican Church. When the entailed Proprietary estate fell to him upon the death of his brother Granville John Penn, it was held in Chancery until his death since he was judged incapable of managing it. As the last male Penn, the estates then passed to the heirs of his aunt, Sophia, wife of Archbishop William Stuart. . . .
    Person ID I18514  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2021 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Lady Juliana FERMOR,   b. 1729,   d. 1801  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1751  St. George, Hanover Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella FORBES,   b. 1771,   d. 1847  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1791 
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F8264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart