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William Penn (1644-1718) was married twice.

First marriage, 1672: Gulielma Springett (1644-164)

Children: William 1680-1720; Letitia (1678-1745)

 Second marriage, 1696: Hannah Callowhill

Children: 4 died in childhood; John (The American) 1700-1746; Thomas, 1702-1775; Richard Snr, 1705-1771

1.   When William Penn became ill in 1712, his wife, Hannah Penn acted as proprietor.

When William Penn died in 1718, Hannah took charge of the colony and arranged for the proprietorship to be proportioned to her sons in the following ways:

–          John (The American): Chief Proprietor, ½ interest

–          Thomas Penn: ¼ interest

–          Richard Penn Snr: ¼ interest

2.   When John (The American) died in 1746:

–          Thomas Penn: Chief Proprietor, had a ¾  interest

–          Richard Penn Snr: had a ¼ interest

3.   When Richard Snr died in 1771:

–          Thomas Penn: Chief Proprietor, had a ¾  interest

–          John (of Stoke) Penn (son of Thomas): had a ¼ interest

4.    When Thomas Penn died in 1775:

–          John (of Stoke) Penn (son of Thomas): had a ¾  interest

–          John Penn (son of Richard Snr): had a ¼ interest

 

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