Penistan Family Genealogy Forum
I have just returned with my daughter from a flying visit to the City of Lincoln (I live in London)checking up on her Penistan Ancestors. I can give you details of Richard Penistan (Born 1746 died 1821) and some of their 10 children and grandchildren, etc.
The Penistans in Lincoln were mainly wealthy merchants in various trades, such as wool, grocery and shipping goods via the wharfs on the River Witham.
Unfortunately, I do not have information on Penistans in Derby - but since both cities are in the Midlands, it seems likely that there is a family connection.