Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
from L&M Companion(c.1601-64). Merchant. Sir William's elder brother. He lived for many years in Spain. In 1643 he was arrested by the Inquisition in Seville and kept for three years in close confinement. According to a petition he addressed to the English government in 1659 he had been tortured, his property to value of over L10,000 confiscated, and his wife, a native of Antwerp, divorced from him and married off to a Spaniard. His nephew William, the Quaker, was still hoping to obtain compensation from the Spanish authorities at the time of the negotiations for the Treaty of Utrecht in 1712-13.
Considering the Jamaica question, it would need lots of leverage and diplomacy to get any redress.
George Penn, elder brother of Sir William, was a merchant at San Lucar. ---Wheatley, 1899.
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