Penwarne, John

19.5.1806 Wordsworth, Wolcot & Penwarne call

This was very likely the poet John Penwarne who died 20.1.1838 in his 80th year. His volume of poems "Contemplation" was published 1807 and began with a quote from Peter Pindar (John Wolcot). Morn Post 5.7.1808 asserted that the play "The Fall of Portugal" was written jointly by Wolcot and Penwarne. His father, also John, was an attorney of Penryn, Cornwall, son of Peter Penwarne and possessed of some property, his will proved Exeter 1789. In 1779 a John and an Edward Penwarne were articled as clerks to John Penwarne of Penryn. Edward Penwarne lived at 4 Church Terrace, St Pancras (SunFire 1802 & Holden's 1805). John Penwarne married Anne Kevill at Camborne, Cornwall 29.12.1798. He was living at Stafford Street, Mayfair when in 1821 his daughter Anne married Capt. George Wellings (Exeter Flying Post 7.6.1821) and when he wrote his will 19.8.1837 (proved PCC 17.3.1838) mentioning a son John. He was also noticed in an ad in the Morn Post 25.10.1803 as the author of The Free History of Liberty Tree, a favourite loyal song composed by Mr Biggs. In the 1841 census his widow was living at Ludlow with her daughter Wellings' family