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  • February 15, 2010 4:23 PM
    Message # 291530
    Deleted user
    Revisiting some of my early research and found the following: 
    John Pennington 1607 a Gentleman in Jamestown, and Robert Pennington 18 Aug 1607 died.  Are there descendants, if so what PRA family group?  This was in John Camden Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality.


    Ephraim Pennington
    Year: 1644
    Place: New Haven, Connecticut
    Source Publication Code: 1262
    Primary Immigrant: Pennington, Ephraim
    Annotation: Date and place of settlement or date and place of arrival. Names not restricted to the Order of Founders and Patriots of America.
    Source Bibliography: COLKET, MEREDITH B., JR. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975. 366p.
    Page: 219

    Is this a 2nd Ephraim, group 1 may indicate Ephraim arrived earlier.  Does this confirm date of arrival or a 2nd Ephraim?

    Is there a list of when each (as known) Pennington arrived? 
  • February 16, 2010 9:49 AM
    Reply # 291902 on 291530
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mary:  I would not put too much weight in a connection between the John Pennington you mention and any Ephriam Pennington.

    When I visited Jamestown in 2008, I found a reference to John Pennington on one of the murals in the Archaearium (a building built over the ruins of Jamestown).  I think I have pictures of the mural but I'll have to check.  The mural listed him as one of the colonists who arrived in 1607 but soon died.  The mural said:

    John Pennington, Wigan, Lancashire.

    I have not been able to find any documentation for his ancestors.  Because his death was so soon after he arrived here, I doubt he had time to marry and/or father any children.  I have not yet had a chance to check with other resources to confirm this theory but my guess is he did not have any descendants that were born in America.  I know nothing about his history or family in England so I can't offer any information on that subject.

    Please note that I have also found a couple of other records for John Pennington who arrived in America as servants.

    The records say:

    1. John Pennington b. 1674 - Year of Indenture:  1687.  Place of Indenture:  County:  Accomack, Colony:  Virginia.  There are a couple of sources cited.  This informaiton came from Price & Associates, Inc. from their book titled "Immigrant Servants Database".

    2.  John Pennington b. unknown - Year of Indenture:  1699.  No other information provided.  There are a couple of sources cited.  This informaiton came from Price & Associates, Inc. from their book titled "Immigrant Servants Database".

    It is possible that one, or both, of these John Pennington servants had descendants but I have not yet followed up on their lineage.

    I hope this helps.
  • August 05, 2010 5:36 AM
    Reply # 396937 on 291530
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Mary E. Rushing wrote:Revisiting some of my early research and found the following: 
    John Pennington 1607 a Gentleman in Jamestown, and Robert Pennington 18 Aug 1607 died.  Are there descendants, if so what PRA family group?  This was in John Camden Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality.


    Ephraim Pennington
    Year: 1644
    Place: New Haven, Connecticut
    Source Publication Code: 1262
    Primary Immigrant: Pennington, Ephraim
    Annotation: Date and place of settlement or date and place of arrival. Names not restricted to the Order of Founders and Patriots of America.
    Source Bibliography: COLKET, MEREDITH B., JR. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975. 366p.
    Page: 219

    Is this a 2nd Ephraim, group 1 may indicate Ephraim arrived earlier.  Does this confirm date of arrival or a 2nd Ephraim?

    Is there a list of when each (as known) Pennington arrived? 
    Mary,
    If you haven't already found it, this link to a old page by Mr. Jim Lantz (former Grp 10 leader) suggests John and Robert may have been part of Grp 10.  Of course, I have done no further research to verify but lacking any more credible sources, I base my own lineage to Grp 10 using his information.  Hope it helps.  
    v/r
    Darrell Pennington

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