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Wlliam Penrose
« on: Thursday 23 January 20 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Anyone have date first Penrose arrived in U.S. Thank you. Lookin2
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Re: Wlliam Penrose
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 23 January 20 18:38 GMT (UK) »
this book might help, if any of them were in New England early. It is at archive.org. there are 3 or 4 volumes, find the one for "P" and look through it.

A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. Author: Savage, James, 1784-1873

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Googling: "Penrose Great Migration 1620s" might help also, or change the date, or replace "Great Migration" with "Virginia" "Massachusetts" "Pennsylvania" "Maryland"  or the state/locality of your choice.

I found a Penrose referred to here
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nicholson-89

He was in the late 1600s in "Salem" somewhere. I didn't look closely enough to see which Salem--Mass., New Jersey or who knows where else. There could be a Salem in every state in the union, for all I know.

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Re: Wlliam Penrose
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 23 January 20 19:05 GMT (UK) »
I tried another Googling strategy: "history of the penrose family in colonial america"
and found:

Full text of "History of the Penrose family of Philadelphia" at:
https://archive.org/stream/historyofpenrose00leac/historyofpenrose00leac_djvu.txt

and this article
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Penrose#Early_Life
which says a Bartholemew Penrose arrived in Philadelphia in 1698.

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so try different word combinations and you should eventually turn up the 1st one here. There might be a book like Savage's for the each of the other colonies outside New England, I don't know. I've only researched that early in N.E. and Atlantic Canada.


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Re: Wlliam Penrose
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 March 20 14:14 GMT (UK) »
Oldohiohome

Thank you so much for your responses.  I will pass this info on which I am sure will help in their search i.e. finding the right branch. Thank you once again for your help.  Lookin2
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