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First Reading

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Per L&M Companion:

Daughter of sir Isaac Pennington, parliamentarian Lord Mayor 1642-3,
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaa… ) and sister of Isaac, the Quaker leader. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaa… ) Her behavior with Pepys gives point to the plea addressed to her by brother Isaac: 'Is thy soul in amity with God or art though separated from him? Wither art thou traveling? Oh, wither art thou traveling?'

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Judith Penington's family would have made her a interesting person to know:

Her father was a wealthy London merchant, who probably rued the day he entered politics, as he ended up as a regicide, and finished his days in the Tower.

Her brother, Isaac Penington, was also a successful London lawyer, who became a Quaker and spent his time writing approximately 90 works (13 of them from his pre-Quaker period) and was imprisoned 6 times for refusing to take oaths or pay taxes, and never used his legal knowledge to get out of jail. He was step-father to Guili Springett.

Another brother became a Roman Catholic priest.

Her step-niece, Guili Springett, married William Penn Jr. in 1672.

A nephew, Edward Penington, emigrated to Pennsylvania, and sired a prominent family there.

The ODNB has these biographies:
• Penington, Col. Isaac MP (c. 1584–1661), Lord Mayor of London and regicide
• Penington [née Proude], Mary [other married name Mary Springett, Lady Springett] (bap. 1623, d. 1682), Quaker and writer
• Penington, John (1655–1710), Quaker apologist and controversialist
• Penington, Edward (1667–1701), Quaker colonist

The Journal of her uncle, Adm. John Pennington (1568?-1646), when commanding a squadron 'for the gard of the Narrow Seas', 1632 to 1636, is kept at Greenwich
and he sailed with Raleigh to the Orinoco in 1617, and had many more adventures.

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