Admiral Sir William Penn

William Penn
Young William Penn

Admiral Penn was appointed a Commissioner of the Navy Board and in 1660 became a neighbour of Samuel Pepys.

He and his wife Margaret had three children one of whom was Young William Penn who was born in Tower Hill in 1644 and baptised at All Hallows by The Tower.

Young William is best known as the man who founded Pennsylvania after being given land in America by the King on condition it was named after Admiral Penn.