Sue Smithson - "William Penn’s Buckinghamshire Connections"
Wednesday 16th May at 4.30pm
Jordans Village Hall HP9 2SY
William Penn’s main claim to a connection to Buckinghamshire was through his first wife, Gulielma Springett, who lived with her mother and step-father at The Grange in Chalfont St Peter before moving to Bury Farm in Old Amersham.
William and Gulielma were married in Chorleywood and lived in Rickmansworth but regularly visited their Buckinghamshire-based family to worship at the Jordans Quaker Meeting House.
Gulielma died in her 50s and was buried in the cemetery of the Jordans Quaker Meeting House; when William died in 1718, he too was buried in a grave at Jordans, next to his first wife.
Sue Smithson is the Librarian at the Jordans Quaker Meeting House. She first came to live in Jordans in 1948 and now lives in Chalfont St Giles.