A Little background on William Penn:
William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was an English colonial proprietor and the son of the admiral and politician Sir William Penn. Penn was a writer, early Quaker, and founder of the English North American colony the Province of Pennsylvania. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom.
Many of you know we made a watch style named after William Penn. If you would like to see more on the watch click here.
Last week a local gentleman stopped by and gave us the research he did on the deed of our property here at RGM, 801 West Main St. He does this as a hobby and for the historical society, he was eager to show us what he found.
The earliest deed record he could find for the property here at RGM was dated 1743, the recorded owner of the property was “Honorable the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania”, the owners were Richard and Thomas Penn the sons of William Penn.
How fitting that we made a watch in the name of William Penn, he was an important figure in the history of the United States and especially Pennsylvania.