Charles Penny

Charles Penny Born: ~ September 1786, Ingatestone?, Essex, England
Baptized: 1 October 1786, St Margaret's, Margaretting, Essex, England
Parents: Philip Nathaniel Penny and Sarah Penny (nee Green; 1760-1825)
Siblings: Philip Penny, 1783-1860
                  Charles Penny, 1786
                  Elizabeth Penny, 1788 (Married William Rogers)
                  William Penny, 1790 (Married Rosanna Brough)
                  Sarah Penny, 1792
                  Jemima Penny, 1793
                  Susan Penny, 1794
                  Annie Penny, 1797 (now Wood)
Married 1: Sarah Nunn (born 1787), 3 November 1807, St Edmund and St Mary, Ingat(e)stone, Essex, England
(By banns; Charles, bachelor, of Parish of Margaretting, and Sarah, spinster, of Parish of St Edmund and St Mary, signed; witnesses Philip Penny and Sarah Mason)
Children: Elizabeth C Penny (now Wright), 8 May 1808, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
                      (b. 28 May 1808, bp. 29 May 1808, St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey - London Metropolitan Archives)
                      (Married John Cecil Wright 4 May 1825, Grahamstown cathedral)
                      (Elizabeth died 5 July 1881, Kareefontein, Cradock)
                  Charlotte Penny, 28 April 1810, Bermondsey, London
                  Charles Penny (Junior), 25 April 1812, London (died 1 May 1888, Southwell, Albany District, SA)
                      (Married Ellen Walker, 1841)
Widowed: Sarah (nee Nunn) died 4 October 1814, (aged 27), Bermondsey, Surrey
Married 2: Susannah Smith Bagshaw, 16 March 1816, Newgate, London
Children: Edward Penny, 15 September 1818
                  Philip Penny, 17 January 1824, Grahamstown
                  Mary Ann Penny (now Gardner), 21 May 1826, Grahamstown (married John Gardner)
                  Joseph William Penny, 1829
                  Margaret Ann Shaw Penny (now Fisher), 13 February 1833, Reed Fountain, Albany
                  John Penny, 6 May 1834, Salem
                  Maria Ann Penny (now Hartley), 4 May 1835 (married Thomas Henry Hartley)
                  Samuel Palmer Penny, ~1837, Lower Albany (Farmer; Married Esther Trollip)
                        (Died 27 August 1861, Cradock, aged 24 years and 10 months)
                        (Children: William John Gardener PENNY, Lavina Anwin PENNY)
                  Susannah Penny (now Wood), 5 July 1840
Occupation: Bricklayer (1808)
Address: Long Lane, Bermondsey, London (1808)
Died: 12 June 1870, Mount Pleasant, Trappes Valley, near Bathurst, aged 83 years and 9 months (implying a birth date of ~12 September 1786)
Buried: Methodist Church, Salem, Albany

The photograph of Charles Penny shown here is held by the Cory Library, and was published in 'The 1820 Settlers of Salem' by A.E. Makin. The photograph shows his son Charles Penny (Junior) (1812-1888), not Charles Penny (1786-1870).

Death notice for Charles Penny

1820 Settler, part of Hezekiah Sephton's party in the ship Aurora (344 passengers).
Departed from London on 15 February 1820. Arrived at Simon's Bay 1 May 1820.
Arrived at final destination of Algoa Bay, Cape Colony on 15 May 1820.


Grave of Charles and Susannah Penny Grave of Charles and Susannah Penny

Larissa Meyer (from Facebook) is writing an archaeology thesis for Unisa on an 1820 Settler household in Salem that is known as The Hall (around 1830s-1850s). It was owned by Joseph Short, later James Hayward, and eventually by Charles Penny (snr). The following images are from Larissa.

The Hall, Salem The Hall, Salem The Hall, Salem
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