Thomas Penrose, Jr.

Male 1733 - 1815  (82 years)


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  • Name Thomas Penrose, Jr. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 22 Jan 1733  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1815  Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 1815  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 28 Nov 1815  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Thomas was a ship-builder and merchant in Philadelphia, PA. He was a prominent citizen in his day, being the originator of the "Soup Houses" in Philadelphia. During the most severe winter ever known up to that time, he cleaned out the shipyard's great iron glue kettle in order to make soup to feed the needy, thus starting a tradition.
      In April 1762, four days after England declared war on Spain, Thomas and his brother James began construction on a warship. Named "Hero," she was launched in just 72 days with a keel of 95 feet and a beam of 32 feet. She was put under the command of Samuel ap Owen with a crew of 200 men, and armed with 24 nine-pounders set off against the Spanish, capturing several prizes.
      In 1765 Thomas became one of the signers of the historic "Non-Importation Agreement," and in 1766 was chosen one of the port wardens of Philadelphia. In 1774 he was selected to the Committee of Correspondence, composed of 43 of the leading men of Philadelphia, who called for the convention of delegates held at Carpenter's Hall on 15 Jul 1774.
    Person ID I19278  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father Thomas Penrose,   b. 17 Jan 1710, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1758  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Sarah Coates,   b. Apr 1714,   d. 7 Jul 1777  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 21 Oct 1731  [4
    Family ID F7039  Group Sheet

    Family Ann Dowding,   b. 7 Sep 1739,   d. 8 Sep 1809  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1757  [5
    Children 
    +1. Charles Penrose,   b. 14 Sep 1776, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1849, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F7031  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jan 1733 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 1815 - Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1815 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Nov 1815 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S71] History of the Penrose Family of Philadelphia, Josiah Granville Leach, (Name: Philadelphia, 1903;), p38.

    2. [S74] Internet, http://files.usgwarchives.org/pa/philadelphia/cemeteries/christchurch7.txt.

    3. [S57] Find A Grave.

    4. [S71] History of the Penrose Family of Philadelphia, Josiah Granville Leach, (Name: Philadelphia, 1903;), p25.

    5. [S71] History of the Penrose Family of Philadelphia, Josiah Granville Leach, (Name: Philadelphia, 1903;), p43.


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