Hannah Callowhill Penn was Governor of the United States. She is the second wife of the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn; she effectively ruled the province of Pennsylvania for six years after her husband suffered a series of strokes, and then eight more years after her husband's death. She was a temporary owner from 1712 until her death in 1726 .
|Born||February 11, 1671, Bristol, England|
|Died||December 20, 1726 (aged 55), London, England|
|Parent(s)||Thomas Callowhill (father)|
This late 17th and early 18th-century colonist is best known for her marriage to notable Quaker, entrepreneur, and Province of Pennsylvania founder William Penn. She successfully managed Pennsylvania throughout her husband's six-year illness and for an additional eight years after his death.
As the daughter of a trader named Thomas Callowhill, she grew up in Bristol, England. At the age of twenty-eight, she set ship for the New World.
Her nine children were born to her marriage to William Penn. Only John, Thomas, Margaret, Richard, Dennis, and Louis were able to grow up.
She was William Penn's second wife; she was in her mid-twenties when they married, and he was in his early forties.
The Penn family. American women in colonial times. English Quakers. The Pennsylvania Colonies