Nicholas Penrose Born 1520 In Yorkshire England, anyone know who his wife was?

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Nicholas's father was Thomas Penrose born 1495 Sithney County, Cornwall England.. Date of Thomas's Death 1571.


Nicholas's mother Alice (unknown last name) born around 1495 date of death around 1572

Any help will be appreciated
in Genealogy Help by Linda Hoffman G2G Crew (710 points)
Hi Shirlea,

The Nicholas Penrose Link you posted is not the profile I am speaking of. This is the one.

Nicholas was an only child. I do not know his or anyone else's occupations as of yet, other than my fathers. I am concentrating on my lineage at this time. I have traced all the way back to 1100's now.

Of course I can't post any because I am not Pre- 1500 Certified. So I am on another site that I can enter all of them so I can keep things straight somewhere.

My ancestors did move around. They weren't poor, but not rich either, but well enough off to move.

According to my Father, I have English, Irish, Dutch, Cherokee, and one other nationality in me of which I don't remember at this moment. I just call myself a Heinz 57. Tracing my ancestors, now I see why I have all these nationalities in me.

Thanks for your help.

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Hi Linda

Welcome to WikiTree!

It wasn't that common for people to move from one end of the country to the other at that time.  Do you know what their occupations were?

It might help other WikiTrees if we reference Nicholas's profile: he is


by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (295k points)
This might be more of a distraction than a help, but there is a Penrose family of Sithney mentioned in the Visitations of Cornwall

No Nicholas that i can see in the right time frame, but maybe he was a younger son.
Some random wandering around the internet, esp Message Boards, lead to three main possibilities:

-mining (of course Cornishmen were always valued for their mining knowledge, and thus were sought out and recruited to go wherever mining was happening, as it was in the Pennines)

-dissolution of the monasteries and giving those properties to other families - the recipient may have taken faithful retainers from other estates

-a connection with the Percy family, esp after failed military action in Wales.

None of this qualifies as sources,  barely even clues -- just hints

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