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From: "John & Dawn" <>
Subject: [PENNOYER-L] To Candee and all new subsrcibers
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 14:20:34 -0400


I have posted this info before but figured I would post again since there
are new subscribers and Candee who had asked the questions. There are a few
pages so be patient. Here they are hope this helps Candee.

PENNOYER

ROBERT PENNOYER Married ELSIE MARSHALL

RICHARD LOUNDSBERRY Married ELIZABETH PENNOYER

JOHN LOUNSBERRY Married ANNE (GUIONE?)

MICHAEL LOUNSBERRY Married (?) VALENTINE

JONATHAN LOUNSBERRY Married MARITJE HOPPE(R)

MARGARET LOUNSBERRY Married CAPT. JOHN SPRAGUE

ELIZABETH SPRAGUE Married WILLIAM LONGWELL

PENNOYER

The PENNOYER name seems to have originated in Wales. The Welsh
spelling was Penoyre. It is sometimes claimed that the name means
golden or light-haired because in Welsh, pen means head and oyre,
golden or light colored. According to another version, the family
acquired its name from the location of the manorial residence at the
head of Golden Vale (the valley through which flows the river Dore in
a south easterly direction from Clifford to Herefordshire) where the
family is supposed to have settled at the end of the eleventh or
beginning of the twelth century.<1>

ROBERT PENNOYER-He was the son of ROBERT & ALICE PENNOYER. He was
baptised 21 November 1614.<1,2>
He was apprenticed on 22 April 1629 to Edward Levett of Bristol
(England) and his wife for a term of eight years. In the apprenticeship
record ROBERT, the father, was represented to be a glover,
deceased.<1,3>
ROBERT did not finish this apprenticeship, because on 8 September
1635, he was in London and arranged passage to New England on the
"Hopewell of London" under the command of Thomas Babb, master.<1,4>
The port record shows that he was 21 years of age and a turner by
trade. He had a certificate of his conformity to the Church of England
from Doctor Denison and he took the oath of "Allegeance & Suprem(acy)."
<1,5,6>
He probably went to Mass. to work for Mathew Cradock in the ship-
building business.<1>
ROBERT had a penchant for getting into trouble:
"At a court held at Boston, September 3, 1639, Lydia Dastin, wife
of Josiah Dastin of Charlestown, a young woman of 26, testified while
in the house of Mr. Craddock at Misticke at meat with one ROBERT
PENARE he assaulted her, and caused her to cut her hand and her apron,
that it was a little before night and her husband coming home late that
night she did not make it known till the next morning."<1,7>
Charges were brought against ROBERT before the magistrates on
3 September 1639.<1,8> At court held 31 October, "ROBERT PENYAR
appearing, his surety was discharged; but an attachment was granted
against PENYAR for going away undischarged."<1,8>
On 3 December, "for his unclean attempt, and his flying when he
should have appeared, (he) was censured to be whipped."<1,8>

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1) "Pennoyer Brothers, Colonization, Commerce, Charity in the
Seventeenth
Century" by Raymond H. Lounsbury pgs. viii, xii, 13
2) Baptismal Register of the Church of St. Nicholas, 1594-1620 Book 4
3) Apprentice Book of the City of Bristol, 1609-25, Bristol, England
Council House pg. 296
4) "Genealogical Dictionary of 1st Settlers of New England" by James
Savage, Vol III, pg. 390
5) "New England Historic & Genealogical Register" by Charles E. Banks
Vol. 2, pg. 399
6) "The Planters of the Commonwealth" (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.
1930) pg. 174
7) Medford Historic Register. Vol. 9, Nos. 1 & 2, pg. 10
8) Records of Mass., Vol. 1, pgs. 268,282,284

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