Hannah Callowhill Penn (February 11, 1671 - December 20, 1726) was the second wife of Pennsylvania founder William Penn; she effectively administered the Province of Pennsylvania for six years after her husband suffered a series of strokes and then for another eight years after her husband's death. Events 660 BC - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor. Year 1726 ( MDCCXXVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern William Penn ( October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) was founder and "Absolute Proprietor" of the Province of Pennsylvania, She served as acting proprietor from 1712 until her death in 1726.
Miss Callowhill was born in Bristol, England, the daughter of Thomas Callowhill, a merchant there. Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London A Quaker, she married William Penn March 5, 1696 when she was 24 and he was 52. She was pregnant with their second of eight children when the couple embarked from England for their three-month voyage to America in 1699. She lived in great style, both in Philadelphia and in Pennsbury Manor, a beautiful estate located in Bucks County, on the Delaware River. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə Pennsbury Manor, near Morrisville, Pennsylvania, was the American home of William Penn, Bucks County is a County located in the US state of Pennsylvania. The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. When William Penn died at age 73 on July 30, 1718 his will gave full control of the colony and his fortune to Hannah Penn. Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 1718 ( MDCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a William Penn's oldest son by his first marriage, William Penn, Jr., sought to set aside his father's will to obtain control of the colony. William Penn Jr (1681-1720 was the eldest surviving son of William Penn, proprietor and founder of the Colony of Pennsylvania. His suit was unsuccessful and Hannah Penn remained in charge until she died from a stroke at age 55. Her deputy in Pennsylvania from 1718 till 1727 was Sir William Keith. William Keith (1669-1749 was a lieutenant-governor of colonial Pennsylvania and Delaware.
She is one of the few individuals and the first woman who has been given the status of Honorary Citizen of the United States, given to her by Presidential Proclamation upon an Act of Congress (PL. A non- United States citizen of exceptional merit may be declared an Honorary Citizen of the United States by an Act of Congress, or by a proclamation issued by the 98-516) by Ronald Reagan on November 28, 1984. For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar)
Callowhill Street in Philadelphia was named for Mrs. Penn personally by her husband when he was laying out the city. A middle school in York, Pennsylvania has also been named in her honor. York, known as the White Rose City (after the Wars of the Roses) is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania.
A street in Perkasie Pa is also named after Mrs. Penn