James Penman

#22815, b. 9 November 1649, d. 21 February 1733

Individual's Timeline

Christening9 November 1649James Penman1,2
Marriage20 April 1676James Penman3
Marriage of Son31 May 1702Edward Penman4
Marriage of Son7 August 1713George Penman5
Death6 March 1719Margaret Cleghorn6
Marriage of Son1722Thomas Penman7
Marriage of Daughter18 June 1722Kathrine Penman
Death21 February 1733James Penman8

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: James was a goldsmith, a protege of Edward CLEGHORNE. He married Edward's daughter and he was the master to Edward CLEGHORN her brother. He was the Assayer at the Royal (Scottish) Mint.9
  • tax: He was included in taxation records in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, in 1694. Poll Tax Returns - Penman, James, goldsmith, worth 10,000 merks; wife, Margaret Cleghorn; seven children, of whom one at nurse in the country; apprentices, Charles, son to William Duncan in Duddingston, Henry, son to Bethune; journeymen, Peter Dertigues at £6 a week, and John Contenot at £4 a week; servants, Jean Wilson and Elspeth Duncan, each at £12 a year. Fourteen hearths.10
Some aspects of James Penman's life. Penman, James, goldsmith, worth 10,000 merks; wife, Margaret Cleghorn; seven children, of whom one at nurse in the country; apprentices, Charles, son to William Duncan in Duddingston, Henry, son to Bethune; journey men, Peter Dertigues at £6 a week, and John Contenot at £4 a week; servants, Jean Wilson and Elspeth Duncan, each at £12 a year. Fourteen hearths.11

Commemoration

James Penman's headstone in the Greyfriar's Kirkyard reads In hope of a blessed resurrection.
The burying-place of JAMES PENMAN, gold-smith and essay-master of His Majesty's mint, who died ye 21st of Feby. 1733, aged 84, and MARGARET CLEGHORN, his spouse; she died ye 6th of March 1719, aged 61: the mother of 18 children, whereof 12 are lying by her.
Also JAMES PENMAN, late surgeon-major to His Majesty's garrison of Gibraltar, dy'd 3d March 1745, aged 63. See findagrave - https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=152274746.8

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: a note on rootschat from BFW - This man was a famous goldsmith and was a Master Assayist for the Bank of Scotland. He married Margaret Cleghorne in 1676 and they had 18 children. They are buried in Greyfriars.

    James is the son of Johne Penman and Margaret Dowgall (m 1643). Small problem arises in we can't figure out which Johne. Johanne Penman 1578 was married to two Hammiltoun sisters and we have records/reports of John 1603, John 1609 (parents were Johnne Penman and A. Symesoune), a John baptized 1613; Johne 1620 and Johne 1629 (who is possibly the son of Johne 1603). Possibly there are more Johnes? Johanne 1578 was a Burgess Merchant and his sons followed to become Burgess Mts. or Guild Brethren.

    Several of us are researching and we have received information from the Incorporated Goldsmiths of Edinburgh which tells us a lot about James and his distinguished career and his family but not which Johne was his father..
  • Research note 01: James PENMAN, a goldsmith, and his wife Margaret, buried 9 children in Greyfriar's Burial Ground in the 14 years between 1684 and 1697. Only one was named in the records, the last one Thomas PENMAN. The records I have access to cover the period 1658-1900, Edited by Henry PATON M.A. Published in 1902 by Scottish Records Society.

Children of James Penman and Margaret Cleghorn

Citations

  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), C116859      1642 - 1654.
  2. R and Dietert J Dietert, The Edinburgh Goldsmiths II, Digital Edition (Cornell Universtiy: 2011), ; digital images, < i>Cornell University ECommons (http://hdl.handle.net/1813/19637 : accessed 8 October 2011;.
  3. Website rootsweb (http://rootsweb.com) "Penman one name study - Edinburgh Marriage Register 1595 - 1700
    Page: 542 - Penman James, goldsmith; Margaret Cleghorne, married by Mr. William Ann and, Dean 20 Apr 1676
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    GRO: 685/01 0090 0018
    02 Apr 1680 Edinburgh
    James Penman, Goldsmith, Margaret Cleghorn a D: N Margaret.
    Witness Thomas Fairholm, ?? (sorry, can't get that word) Baillie, Edwar d Cleghorne, Goldsmith, John Penman, Merchant, George Mitchell, Merchan tPage: Page: 85
    Text: Chart of the Cleghorne-Penman Families on Page 85Page: Page: 542; James Penman and Margaret Cleghorne marriage 1676
    Text: Edinburgh Marriage Register 1595 - 1700
    Page: 542
    Penman James, goldsmith; Margaret Cleghorne, married by Mr. William Ann and, Dean 20 Apr 1676 ****."
  4. Henry Paton M.A., Marriages Edinburgh to 1900 vol 16.
  5. International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS member submission.
  6. Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. Unknown author, Rootsweb various databases, Penman One Name Study -.
  8. Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Name:     Hannah Base
    Age:     44
    Birth Year:     abt 1796
    Burial Date:     24 Sep 1840
    Burial Place:     Norwich, St Lawrence, Norfolk, England
    Parish as it Appears:     St Lawrence.
  9. R and Dietert J Dietert, The Edinburgh Goldsmiths II.
  10. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Midlothian (Edinburgh), Scotland, Extracted Parish Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records."
  11. Website rootsweb (http://rootsweb.com) "Penman one name study."
  12. International Genealogical Index (IGI), C119786      1688 - 1692.
  13. International Genealogical Index (IGI), C119784      1680 - 1684.