"An Abstract from the Life of Mary Pennington, formerly Springett"
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- Penington, Mary (Person)
When she was 18, Penington married Sir William Springett, one of Katherine’s sons. The couple had one son, John Springett.
The English Civil War between the King and Parliament was raging in many parts of the country, and William soon served in the Parliamentary army. In 1643, he helped to recapture Arundel, on the south coast, but was then taken ill with a fever. He died on February 3, 1644, not long after Mary reached him. Their daughter was born a few days later and was named Gulielma Maria Posthuma. Gulielma would later marry William Penn in 1672. Katherine Springett went to live with Mary to help her to look after her children.
In 1654, Penington married Isaac Penington, the son of Sir Isaac Penington, the Lord Mayor of London. They settled in Chalfont Grange, near Chalfont St. Peter in Buckinghamshire, where they had five children. In 1658, Mary and Isaac Penington became convinced Quakers. Mary Penington died in 1680.
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- "An Abstract from the Life of Mary Pennington, formerly Springett," undated
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- October, 2015
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