Who is William Penn?

  • (noun): Englishman and Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania (1644-1718).
    Synonyms: Penn

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Clayton Family
... The Clayton family is an old Quaker family that came to America with William Penn in 1682 and has been prominent politically, particularly in ... In 1682 William Penn sailed for America with a large fleet of ships carrying immigrants ... William Penn himself landed at New Castle, but at least one of his fleet made its way into Chesapeake Bay the Submission, out of Liverpool and Bristol ...
William Penn (disambiguation) - Schools and Societies
... William Penn University, private liberal arts university in Iowa William Penn Middle School, part of the Pennsbury School District in Bucks County ...
William Penn, Jr. - Biography
... Penn, Jr ... was born on 14 March 1681, the sixth child of Penn and his first wife, Gulielma Maria Springett, in County Cork, Ireland ... After William Penn, Sr.'s death in July 1718, his second wife, Hannah Callowhill Penn, had to deal with a challenge to her husband's will ...
Canterbury (ship) - Passengers
... Confirmed William Penn, Hannah Penn (second wife of William Penn) and Letitia Penn (daughter of William Penn by his first wife) James Logan, secretary to William Penn Henry Tregeny ...
2008 Philadelphia Phillies Season - Postseason - Breaking The Curse
... The alleged curse of Billy Penn was sometimes used to explain the failure of professional sports teams based in Philadelphia to win championships ... three blocks from the 548 ft (167 m) high statue of William Penn atop Philadelphia City Hall ... in Philadelphia that a documentary film entitled The Curse of William Penn was produced about it ...

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