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  William Penn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Penn's religious views were extremely distressing to his father, Sir William Penn, who had through naval service earned an estate in Ireland and hoped that Penn's charisma and intelligence would be able to win him favor at the court of Charles II.
Penn pleaded for his right to see a copy of the charges laid against him and the laws he had supposedly broken, but the judge, the Lord Mayor of London, refused—even though this right was guaranteed by the law.
Although Penn's authority over the colony was officially subject only to that of the king, he implemented a democratic system with full freedom of religion, fair trials, elected representatives of the people in power, and a separation of powers—again ideas that would later form the basis of the American constitution.
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 William Penn (admiral) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir William Penn (1621 – September 16, 1670) was an English admiral, and the father of William Penn, founder of the colony of Pennsylvania.
In 1660 Penn was appointed a Commissioner of the Navy Board where he worked with Samuel Pepys, Clerk of the Actos to the Navy Board.
A native of the West Country Sir William Penn is buried in the church of Mary Redcliffe in Bristol.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_Penn_(admiral)   (332 words)

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Penn further rebelled by protesting compulsory chapel attendance, for which he was expelled at age 17.
Penn met his stepdaughter Gulielma Springett, and it was practically love at first sight.
Penn became convinced that religious toleration couldn't be achieved in England.
www.quaker.org /wmpenn.html   (3150 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: William Penn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Penn was born in London in 1644, the son of Margaret Jasper Vanderschuren (1610?-1682) and Admiral Sir William Penn (1621-1670) a wealthy sea captain and landowner, who was politically connected to Parliament during the English Civil Wars, and to the Stuart Monarchy thereafter.
Penn became a lifelong advocate for the principle of “liberty of conscience” in general and the Society of Friends, or Quakers, in particular.
Penn wrote within the paradox that, on the one hand, religious matters lay outside the domain of civil law, and, on the other, “liberty of conscience” was a “fundamental” right that fell within the categories of liberty and property.
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 William Penn & Beermaking In Pennsylvania
By this means Penn became sole proprietor of a colony which he foresaw as a place of refuge for his fellow Quakers -- the nonconformist sect whose faith earned them nothing but contempt and persecution in England (as well as in most of the established American colonies).
Penn's concept of government was extraordinarily liberal, in many respects tantamount to a genuinely democratic scheme; moreover, he guaranteed complete freedom of worship, and delegated much more administrative authority than any other of the colonial governors saw fit to allow.
Penn himself was enough of a beer-drinker to have a brewhouse constructed at the estate he built in Pennsbury, Bucks County, twenty miles upriver from Philadelphia.
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 William Penn: Biography of William Penn
WILLIAM PENN., a celebrated English Quaker and Philanthropist, the founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, the son of Sir William Penn, an eminent English admiral, was born at London, October 14th, 1644.
The mother, however, now interposed, and pleaded for her boy so far that he was allowed to return home, and the admiral even exerted his influence with the government to induce it to wink at his son's attendance at the illegal conventicles of the Quakers, which he would not give up.
The character of William Penn, and his code of laws, have been the the theme of eulogy.
www.sacklunch.net /biography/P/WilliamPenn.html   (980 words)

 William Penn founder of Pennsylvania
WHEN William Penn, with the help of Thomas Holme, the surveyor, laid out the city of Philadelphia at the close of 1682, he caused the boundaries of the streets to be marked on the trunks of the chestnut, walnut, locust, spruce, pine and other forest trees that covered the land.
From the beginning, the happiness and prosperity of his people appeared to be upper-most in the heart and mind of William Penn. It was this happy relation between the proprietor and the people, and security against Indian raids, that made Pennsylvania far outstrip her sister colonies in rapidity of settlement and permanent prosperity.
Penn had come to Philadelphia to live and die there; and had built a fine brick house to reside in, which stood on the corner of Second street and Norris alley, until a few years ago.
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 Pennsbury Penn in Pennsylvania
Penn never succeeded in settling this dispute during his lifetime, and in fact it was never settled by anyone until the surveying of the Mason-Dixon line in 1763.
Penn himself, describing his impressions of his first visit to the colony, hailed the new city with this eloquent passage: "And thou, Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province, named before thou were born, what love, what care, what service, and what travail has there been, to bring thee forth....
Perhaps the most important achievement of William Penn's second stay in the colony was the adoption of a new frame of government, the Charter of Privileges, in October, 1701.
www.pennsburymanor.org /PennInPa.html   (2666 words)

 Discoverers Web: Penn
Penn was arrested several times, among which was a famous trial when he had been arrested together William Meade for preaching before a Quaker gathering.
Penn pleaded for his right to see a copy of the charges layed against him and the laws he had supposedly broken, but the judge, the Lord Mayor of London, refused - even though this right was guaranteed by the law.
Penn, sho was involved in the project but himself remained in England, drafted a charter of liberties for the settlement.
www.win.tue.nl /~engels/discovery/penn.html   (903 words)

 William Penn biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For this conduct Penn was expelled from the university.
Penn's colony in its infancy escaped the horrors of Indian warfare which befell some of the other American settlements, and under the liberal though weak and confused government of its founder made immense progress during the next few years.
Penn departed for England towards the end of 1701, where by the treacherous manipulations of his steward, Ford, he was financially ruined.
www.dromo.info /pennbio.htm   (1182 words)

 Penn, William, founder of Pennsylvania. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Penn became involved in the affairs of the American colonies when in 1675 he was appointed a trustee for Edward Byllynge, one of the two Quaker proprietors of West Jersey.
In the same year, in payment of a debt owed his father, Penn obtained from King Charles II a charter for Pennsylvania (named by the king for Penn’s father) for the establishment of his “holy experiment,” a colony where religious and political freedom could flourish.
Penn’s friendship with James II led to his being accused of treason after that king’s deposition (1688), and his colony was briefly (1692–94) annexed to New York.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/Penn-Wil.html   (549 words)

 PHMC: Pennsylvania History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Penn was born in London on October 24, 1644, the son of Admiral Sir William Penn. Despite high social position and an excellent education, he shocked his upper-class associates by his conversion to the beliefs of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, then a persecuted sect.
Although William Penn was granted all the land in Pennsylvania by the King, he and his heirs chose not to grant or settle any part of it without first buying the claims of Indians who lived there.
Because of the liberality of Penn's principles and the freedom of expression that prevailed, the province was noted for the variety and strength of its intellectual and educational institutions and interests.
www.phmc.state.pa.us /bah/pahist/quaker.asp?secid=31   (2231 words)

 William Penn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Penn was again arrested in March, 1671, for preaching in a meeting-house in London, and committed to the Tower.
Penn's success with the king being reported, it naturally made enemies for him, and it was circulated that he had matriculated at a Jesuit seminary, had taken holy orders in Rome, and officiated regularly at mass in the private chapel at Whitehall.
Penn was sent by James to visit William of Orange, whom he endeavored to convert to his views of universal toleration, and, after visiting in Holland, he traveled through Rhineland, where he circulated reports of the success of his colony.
www.williampenn.org   (5638 words)

 William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania: Bibliography - Bibliography See M. and R. Dunn, ed., The Papers of William Penn (5 vol., 1981–87);...
William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania: In the American Colonies - In the American Colonies Penn became involved in the affairs of the American colonies when in 1675...
William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania: Early Life - Early Life He was expelled (1662) from Oxford for his religious nonconformity and was then sent by...
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William Penn is known, of course, as the founder of Pennsylvania.
Penn was both idealistic and practical, and generally operated by trying for the best he could conceive while pragmatically retreating from these impossible heights.
Penn was born October 14, 1644 to Anglican parents, Admiral Sir William Penn and Margaret Jasper.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CAP/PENN/pnintro.html   (1406 words)

 Quakers and the Political Process - Penn's Holy Experiment
Penn, more than any other individual founder or colonist, proved to be the chosen vessel through which the stream of demand for respect for individual rights was to flow so richly into our American reservoir of precious ideals.
William Penn Charter School, the oldest Quaker school in the world, was chartered by Penn in 1689.
In 1734 the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania defending the liberty of worship granted by William Penn to this colony successfully withstood the demand of the Governor of the Province that this church be outlawed and such liberty be suppressed.
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 COB-NET Historical Notes: William Penn
The young Penn was educated at Essex and then at Oxford, where he was expelled for minor rebellious activities.
In 1680 he asked King Charles II to repay a long outstanding, interest accruing debt to his deceased father with land in the New World, and was granted a charter on March 4, 1681 that granted him territory west of the Delaware River between New York and Maryland with almost unlimited power to rule.
William Penn spent much of the rest of his life in Britain and Europe trying to acquire Christians from various persecuted groups to guarantee that his New World experiment would remain Christian.
www.cob-net.org /text/history_penn.htm   (399 words)

 Background - William Penn Period
The following year the region to the south that came to be known as Delaware officially became a part of William Penn’s lands in America through a Charter from King Charles II and a deed with two leases from the Duke of York.
From the time that Penn received the Delaware lands until the mid-18th century, the boundaries of the Three Lower Counties--especially the Maryland boundary-- were in constant dispute.
When Penn acquired the territory, he had to ensure that the settlers already living there were protected and that their lands were properly titled, surveyed, and recorded.
www.state.de.us /sos/dpa/exhibits/document/17th/bakwp.shtml   (456 words)

 William Penn, by Bill Samuel - QuakerInfo.com
Penn realized that much of the land to which he had been given a royal charter was held by the Delaware (Leni Lenape) Indians.
Penn and William Meade were arrested and imprisoned on a charge of inciting a riot.
Penn used the trial to vigorously and effectively expose the illegality of the trumped-up case against him.
www.quakerinfo.com /quakpenn.shtml   (1376 words)

 William Penn - Wikiquote
William Penn (14 October 1644 - 30 July 1718) was a Quaker minister who founded the Province of Pennsylvania, the British North American colony that became the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
William Penn, as a British citizen, founded the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to carry out an experiment based upon representative government; public education without regard to race, creed, sex, or ability to pay; and the substitution of workhouses for prisons.
As a man of peace, William Penn was conscientiously opposed to war as a means of settling international disputes and worked toward its elimination by proposing the establishment of a Parliament of Nations, not unlike the present-day United Nations.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/William_Penn   (2169 words)

 William Penn
William Penn was born in London and attended Oxford where he became acquainted with the Society of Friends (Quakers); his association with this highly unpopular sect led to his expulsion from the university.
Despite his troubles, Penn maintained a friendship with James, Duke of York and received a massive land grant from Charles II in 1681, which gave him possession of much of present-day Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
William Penn was a truly notable figure whose career encompassed an ardent advocacy for Quakerism, a prominent presence in the English court, a trusted friendship with his Indian neighbors in Pennsylvania, and a successful role as an early urban planner.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h596.html   (431 words)

 Berkshire History: Biographies: William Penn (1644-1718)
In 1672, Penn was preaching in Holland and Germany.
Penn was named governor of the province and set sail in 1682.
Penn was a close friend of King James II and thus managed to secure the release of many Quakers from prison.
www.berkshirehistory.com /bios/wpenn.html   (677 words)

 §6. William Penn, and his "No Cross No Crown". IV. The Early Quakers. Vol. 8. The Age of Dryden. The Cambridge ...
William Penn, son of the admiral Penn frequently mentioned by Pepys, is the most widely known of the early quakers—chiefly as the founder and first governor of the colony of Pennsylvania.
His character has been fiercely assailed by Macaulay and others; but there seems no reason to doubt that, whatever difficulties a quaker statesman may have had to encounter in putting his principles consistently into practice, he remained absolutely sincere and worthy of the respect in which he was always held by his people.
To avoid giving a false impression of narrowness in Penn, it should be added that he was a warm friend of education, and fully alive to its importance.
www2.bartleby.com /218/0406.html   (592 words)

 William Penn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Penn called the area Sylvania (Latin for woods), which Charles changed to Pennsylvania.
There is a common misconception that the smiling Quaker found on boxes of Quaker Oats is William Penn. The Quaker Oats Company has stated that this is not true (http://www.quakeroatmeal.com/FAQ/AH_index.cfm).
William Penn, Visionary Proprietor (http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/PENN/pnhome.html) by Tuomi J. Forrest, at the University of Virginia
www.cupertino.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/William_Penn   (1398 words)

 William Penn
Penn was sent down from Oxford University for refusing to conform to the restored Anglican Church.
Penn saw the venture as a "holy experiment" and hoped he would be able to establish a colony where people of all creeds and nationalities could live together in peace.
Penn returned to London in 1684 and led the campaign for religious toleration in England.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REpenn.htm   (326 words)

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