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Claypoole, James (1634–1687), merchant and pioneer settler in America, was born in December 1634 at Northborough Manor, Northamptonshire, the ninth of the fourteen children of John Claypoole or Claypole, a yeoman farmer, and his wife, Mary Angell, the daughter of a wealthy London...


William Penn (1644–1718) by Francis Place, c. 1696 courtesy of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia


Penn, William (1644–1718), Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania, was born in the liberty of the Tower of London on 14 October 1644, the son of Sir William Penn (bap. 1621, d. 1670), admiral in the English navy, and Margaret (1610?–1682), the daughter of ...