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Welcome! This website was created on 06 Jan 2011 and last updated on 12 Apr 2024. The family trees on this site contain 1125 relatives and 223 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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About The Penney and White families
Is our surname PENNEY or is it PENNY?

Grandfather William Penn(e)y was an orphan at the age of 5 and lived with some of his siblings  at the Bath Workhouse.  He was not sure of his name or date of birth and it was not until he  retired for his pension that documents were found and his details discovered. His surname was  PENNEY although his children had already been given the surname PENNY. However William's elder  brother Sidney had used the name PENNEY when he emigrated to Canada. When William's youngest son Raymond married he used PENNEY on his marriage certificate  even though he already had PENNY on his birth certificate as did his siblings.  So our English  cousins have the surname PENNY and our Canadian cousins have the surname PENNEY.

Before the Victorian age fewer people could read and write and during marriage were  required to make a mark to sign the marriage certificate. So the surname was variously  recorded as PENNY or PENNEY or PENEY or even PENY.  It only depended on how the officiating  registrar usually recorded the spelling.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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