John Penn

This page refers to the John Penn who signed the land patent that was issued to [an error occurred while processing this directive] in 1764 (1) and to many others of that period. The following analysis leads to the conclusion that the John Penn who signed Jacob's patent was a grandson of William Penn, the founder of the colony of Pennsylvania (PA).

William Penn had a son John, but he died in 1746. In 1764, William's son Thomas had a son John, but he was only four years old. In 1764, Williams's son Richard also had a son John who was 54. (2) This John Penn seems to be the one mostly likely to be signing the land patents.

Notes

1. "Re: Patent to Jacob Good" in RG-17, Records of the Land Office, COPIED PATENTS, Patent Book AA-5 (Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania State Archives, 1764 Jan 24), pp 447-449. Also localhost/family/peo...nt/AA-05-447/hs.html. Original on file at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Patent of land from John Penn to [an error occurred while processing this directive].

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