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Admiral Sir William Penn, 16211670 by Sir Peter Lely, painted 16651666.

Sir William Penn (16211670) was an English admiral, and the father of William Penn, founder of the colony of Pennsylvania.


In the First Anglo-Dutch War, he served in the navy of the Commonwealth of England, commanding squadrons at the battles of the Kentish Knock (1652), Portland, the Gabbard and Scheveningen (1653).


At the Restoration he was sent in the Naseby (later the Royal Charles) to fetch king Charles II over to England.


In the Second Anglo-Dutch War he was captain of the fleet at the Battle of Lowestoft in 1665 under James Stuart, Duke of York.


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Penn was a frequent companion of George Fox, the founder of the Quakers, travelling in Europe and England with him in their ministry.
Penn pleaded for his right to see a copy of the charges laid against him and the laws he had supposedly broken, but the judge, the Lord Mayor of London, refused—even though this right was guaranteed by the law.
William Penn, Visionary Proprietor by Tuomi J. Forrest, at the University of Virginia
William Penn (admiral) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (324 words)
Sir William Penn (1621 – September 16, 1670) was an English admiral, and the father of William Penn, founder of the colony of Pennsylvania.
In 1660 Penn was appointed a Commissioner of the Navy Board where he worked with Pepys, Clerk of the Acts to the Navy Board.
A native of the West Country Sir William Penn is buried in the church of St.
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