4 Annotations

First Reading

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion:-

His [Penn's] wife, whom he married in June 1643, was Margaret, daughter of John and Marie Jasper of Ballycase, co. Claire and widow of Nicasius 'Vanderscure' (van der Schuren), of Kilconry, co. Claire. Both her father and her first husband were Dutch. She died 1n 1682 and was buried at Walthamstow.

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"Their neighbor was famed diarist Samuel Pepys, who was friendly at first but later secretly hostile to Admiral Sir William Penn, perhaps embittered in part by his failed seductions of both Margaret Jasper Van der Schure Penn and their daughter, Peggy/Pegg."[7] 7 Fantel, p.16


San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Friday 19 August 1664
"... and after dinner my wife and I to Sir W. Pen’s, to see his Lady, the first time, who is a well-looked, fat, short, old Dutchwoman, but one that hath been heretofore pretty handsome, and is now very discreet, and, I believe, hath more wit than her husband. Here we staid talking a good while, and very well pleased I was with the old woman at first visit."

Therefore the 1663 reference to Mrs. Penn must be to their daughter.

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