Penland  Historical  Society
       January -- March  2013

As we begin the New Year of 2013, let us all thank God for his many blessing to us, especially the life and freedom we enjoy in America!   My prayer for each of you is that you enjoy a year of good health and happiness!   We will continue to search for the early roots of the Penland Family, and continue to document the members of the fmily.   Help us by ensuring that we have the correct listing of your family ancestors. ................. Charles, Penland Pres., PHS
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               1633       Johne Pentland,  a Constable
               1636       Robert Pentland,  a Messenger
               1636       Alexander Pentland,  Son of Robert
               1636       Alexander Pentland,  a Witness
               1644       Robert Pentland,  a Messenger

               NOTE:  June 25, 1838 a Robert Widdrow in
                        a deposition, renounced his interest
                        in the lands of Pennyland.

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Recent Find by Patrick Penland  
Murder, August 5, 1573 --  CAPTAIN  JOHN  PENTLAND             Accused of the murder of  [?] Ninian Liddell of Halkerston. This day came the said Captain Pentland, and presented my Lord Regent grace Command, subscribed with his hand, charging the Justice, Justice Clerk and their deputies, to  commence a Court of Justiciary, and to present before them the said Captain, accused of the foresaid murder.  And he being presented to receive him in will for the said crime, take and go compensate relatives of the party, also use is:  And that in respect the party complainant obtained mercy and pardon of his life at the Regent's hand, and the action being found, to pronounce and declare the same will to be Banishment of his person from the realm;  take and likewise go, that he should depart from thereof, within 18 days next after the date of the said Command, and that he should not return there until without license of my Lord Regent, under penalty of one thousand pounds.   Also the same Command, of the date of the fourth day of August, the year of God 1573, subscribed by James Earl of Mooretown, Regent foresaid, at greater length buried.
Agreed to this, the said Captain entered in judgment, and being accused of the said murder, become in our soverein lords will for the same:  this will the Justice foresaid declared to be Banishment of his person during the King's grace and my Lordf Regent/s will.   And therefore ordained him to find caution for satisfaction and compensation of party, and that he should depart and remain banished from the Realm, conform to the said Command.   Who signed in judgment, according to the said Justice command, Dionese Elphintown, Burgess of Edinburg, his brother, Patrick Olgilvie, Burgess also of the same town, with himself, united and individually, pledge and go both for Compensation of party and that he shall depart and remain banished from the realm, during the space above written .

NOTE:    Commit  Murder --  Compensate the relatives --  agree to Banishment from the Realm ! --  In the 1500s that was often the way things went. Sometimes the punishment was worse for stealing than for murder.          
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Obituary.....Weaverville, NC, ELMER W. PENLAND Elmer W. Penland, age 91, of 57 Red Ruby Road, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  Mr. Penland was born March 20, 1921, in Buncombe County.   He was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during World War II and a retired repairman from Ansel's Appliance Repair.   Mr. Penland was a member of Ray's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School Teacher.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Anderson and Nora Ingle Penland; wife, Ruby Rogers Penland who died in 2000; sisters, Martha Jenes, Blanche Blu, Elizabeth Sluder; and brother, James "Doc" Penland.   Surviving are his children, Judy Revis and husband Herman and Wayne Penland and wife Carol, all of Weaverville, Emma Buckner and husband Kenneth of Woodfin, Hazel Rogers, Steve Penland and wife Kathy, all of South Carolina; brothers, Junior Penland and Richard Penland; 21 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren.   His funeral service was held Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the Chapel of West Funertal Home in Weaverville, with the Revs. Larry Rogers and Michael Penland.
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