Pennington Research Association

Loss of Pennington Pedrigees

  • July 03, 2021 2:35 PM
    Message # 10724311

    A disastrous backup sewer and rain flooding on 25 June here in Ypsilanti, Michigan, caused me to lose 95% of my Michigan History Collection dating from my youth, as well as my bound set of Pennington Pedrigees.  The books were watersoged and I lost posters, a box of 17th and 18th Books of Common Prayer, 2 boxes of books and tapes by Bishop Sheen (I was the founder of his archives in Rochester, New York, the washer and dryer, several fans and vestment materials.  We are still in a state of shock and clearing out the basement so that it can be sanitizes and repainted is a work in progress.  My wife and I are in our 80s now and fortunately have moral support from my son Thomas was lives with us (or with with him as the case may be). Keep me in your prayers.  The Reverend Jasper Green Pennington, 204 Elm Street, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197.  3 June 2021

  • July 10, 2021 9:06 AM
    Reply # 10742391 on 10724311
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jasper:

    I'm so very sorry to learn of the disaster!  I know how much your collection meant to you.  

    Did you have a chance to digitize some of the material?

    I wish I lived closer to you so I could help.

    I'll post your message to our Board.

    Stay safe.

    Gene Pennington

The three words on the scroll of the Coats of Arms are "Vincit amor patriae"

"Vincit amor patriae" means "The love of my country prevails" or "Love of Country Conquers" which is the United States Army 28th Infantry Regiment's motto.   "Vincent amor patriae laudumque immensa cupido" means "The love of my country exceeds everything."

The following motto appears in English above the mountain cat of the original Baron Muncaster Crest.  "Firm, Vigilant, Active" -Virg. AEn. vi. 823 v. Muncaster b. Pennington

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