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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE AT JORDANS, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, WHERE WILLIAM PENN IS BURIED

QUAKER MEETING HOUSE AT JORDANS, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, WHERE WILLIAM PENN IS BURIED

Jordans, which lies conveniently near London, is visited yearly by hundreds as well as for the charm of the place and its surroundings as to see the last resting place of William Penn, the admiral's son who was at one time a courtier and became a Quaker. His connexion with Jordans was brought about by his marriage in 1672 to Gulielma Springett, stepdaughter of Isaac Pennington, a Quaker squire who in 1658 settled with his wife at the Grange, Chalfont St. Peter. The Grange became a Quaker centre until Jordans was built in the next parish in the year 1688, after the death of the Penningtons. The land had been bought by them in 1671, and Jordans was partly built with money left by Mrs. Pennington.

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