Can anybody with any info on the death of William Pennington, Esquire 1595-1652 ?

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I cannot find the exact dates of these relatives deaths. They all died in the same year of 1652.  It seems strange there would be no public records made on any of the fore-mentioned Pennington's of Muncaster Castle, Cumberland, England. William Pennington, Esquire1594-1652. , William's 1st wife and sister, Mary Pennington. 1594-1652. They were married in 1619. William and Mary's mother Ellen Leigh Pennington, March 1573-1652. John Pennington, XI, Esquire, the father of William and Mary and Husband of  Ellen Leigh. May 7, 1573-1634. John and Ellen were also brother and sister.  William and Mary became parents to Ephraim I  Pennington, Esquire in 1620. He is listed as the male heir to Muncaster Castle and everything else associated with the title of his father. However, Ephraim I left England with his wife, Mary and their two small children, in 1640. The English Civil War was about to begin. Ephraim I never gave up any titles and didn't give up his English birth-rite, because America was under English rule still. Ephraim ! died in 1660. England had been dissolved for  eight-ten years and then reconstructed under King Charles II, in 1661. And has been known as England ever since........ Meanwhile back in Muncaster, Ephraim's father, William had died in 1652. Along with his mother, Ellen and his 1st wife, Mary, also in 1652. Conveniently, Williams 2nd wife, Margaret (Hall) Pennington born in 1624 and William had appr. 5 children, their first child, named Joseph Pennington was born sometime around 1637. That is all I have been able to find out about Joseph and his mother Margaret. Joseph inherited Ephraim I's title. Somehow?? Any help on these questions would be very much appreciated. Thanks and respect!
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Hi Michael,

It seems that your question soon provokes more questions than answers.

The records and dates shown on findmypast.com, familysearch.org and others just don't quite seem to quite correlate, and sources are sparse. One interesting reference - without any citations quoted - is the Penitone / Pennington family tree on the Muncaster Castle website - http://www.muncaster.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Pennington-family-tree.pdf - which conflicts with much data on other sites, but might be of interest to you.

It seems that it will be a major project to properly research and verify the genealogy.
by Stewart Partridge G2G6 (6.5k points)
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Well there are certainly no public records of squires marrying their sisters, even in Norfolk.  In Cumberland I guess they'd have been more likely to marry their sheep.

This pedigree by Foster shows a William d 1652

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044081396707?urlappend=%3Bseq=15

But his wife is Katherine Sherburne of Stonyhurst, presumably a Charlemagne descendant.

Apparently his 2nd son had a son Thomas who married a Leigh heiress and changed his name to Leigh.  He left a widow Ellen Leigh, she being his 2nd wife.

This pedigree

https://www.archive.org/stream/pedigreesrecorde00sainrich#page/101/

shows a Mary Pennington, daughter of Thomas of Muncaster, esq, but I'm not seeing where he fits in.

She does marry a William Pennington, but he's not her brother.

 

 

 

by Anonymous Horace G2G6 Pilot (569k points)
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Not sure if this helps but have you heard of a book called the early settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent counties volumes 1&2 by Hattie Muncy Bales.   Published in the 70’s?  Volume 2 page 674 is the Pennington family.
by Donna Robbins G2G Rookie (200 points)

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