- Isaac Penington (Lord Mayor of London)
Isaac Penington [His name was spelt Isaac Pennington in the [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=13968#s13 Proclamation for apprehending the late King's Judges] (
4 June 1660) ] ( 1584- December 7, 1661) was once the Lord Mayor of Londonand a prominent member of Oliver Cromwell's government.
Penington was the son of a fishmonger named Robert Penington, following him in becoming a
Liverymanof the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers. He inherited several estates from his father and purchased one of his own. He made a fortune as a wine and cloth merchant. From 1626 he acted as finanacial agent to his second cousin, Admiral John Penington. He increased his commercial holdings in 1629 by becoming a partner in the brewery business of his second wife's family. His wife, Mary (nee Wilkinson), and he were both staunch Puritans.
In 1638 Penington became an
aldermanand the high sheriffof London. In 1640 he was elected a MP in the Short and Long Parliaments, representing the city of London. On August 16, 1642 Parliament appointed him Lord Mayor of London after removing the Royalist Sir Richard Gurneyfrom the position.
From 1642 to 1645 Penington was lieutenant of the
Tower of London. In that capacity he was present during the execution of William Laud.
In January 1649, he was appointed a commissioner of the
High Court of Justiceat the trial of King Charles, but he was not one of the signatories of the King's death warrant. He served on the Rump's council of state and on several government committees. He was made a knightin 1649.
After the Restoration, he was tried for
high treasonand imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he died late 1661 or early 1662. [ [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=14215#s16 House of Lords Journal Volume 11: ] 7 February1662]
Penington was married twice. Several of his children became members of the
Religious Society of Friends, most notably his son Isaac Penington.
List of Lord Mayors of London
* [http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/biog/penington.htm Biography of Isaac Penington, mayor of London, regicide] British Civil Wars website
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