Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristoldetails

[Picture: Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol]
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Image title: Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol
Source: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth: “Ancestral Homes of Noted Americans” (1915)
Keywords: churches, spires, towers, trees, arches, windows, cityscapes, christmas, colour
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Admiral Sir William Pen (1621 – 70), son of Giles Penn of Redcliffe, was buried at St Mary Redcliffe Church. He was a squadron commander in Cromwell’s Navy. He received Pennsylvania as a land grant in exchange for services rendered to King Charles II, and founded a Quaker colony there. Admiral Penn is buried in the church shown here. I don’t know how he would have felt about that, as a Quaker!

Thomas Chatterton, the poet (1752 – 1770) was also associated with this church, according to Who Lies Here by Michael Kerrigan.

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Place shown: Redcliffe, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
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