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There is the "HISTORY OF THE PENROSE FAMILY IN PHILADELPHIA." Its beginnings are fromCORNWALL, ENGLAND in 1283. It is a record of the family up to date of publication in 1903.
This History mentions the launching of the ship "DILIGENCE" and her maiden voyage to AMERICA in 1707. Names such as WILLIAM PENN, THOMAS LOGAN, "MAD" ANTHONY WAYNE, GOV. THOMAS MIFFLIN, the BIDDLE, DREXEL, BOIES, PENNOCK, BUCKLEY FAMILIES are mentioned.
Places such as CHRIST CHURCH, CHELTENHAM, and NEW CASTLE, DE. TOBIAS (TOBY) LEECH, A PROMINENT LAWYER IN CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND WAS AN ANCESTOR. HIS NAME ALSO IS RELATED TO THE RITTENHOUSE FAMILY.
There were only 250 hardback copies published in 1903.