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George Penman-Scotland, USA & PEI, Canada
Posted by: Mary Cudmore (ID *****5222) Date: March 11, 2004 at 19:35:16
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Looking to find info on George Penman born about 1740 in Scotland. He was a United Empire Loyalist who came to Prince Edward Island, Canada. George served at St Louisburg in 1758. George Penman had been the Paymaster of the Garrison under Lord Rollo in 1758. His wife was a native of New England, but I don't know her name. In the book "The alpine path: the story of my career", by L M Montgomery, Ontario 1917 (on the web at, the author stated:
"... Nancy and Betsy Penman, daughters of a United Empire Loyalist who came from the States at the close of the war of Independence. George Penman had been a paymaster in the British Army; having forfeited all his property, he was very poor, but the beauty of the Penman girls, especially Nancy, was so great that they had no lack of suitors from far and near."
This was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous author of "Anne of Green Gables"
There is also the following extract from a letter by L M Montgomery reproduced on pages 8-9 of the book "My dear Mr M: letters from L M Montgomery to G B MacMillan", edited by F Bolger, Toronto 1980:
"On the western shore of Richmond Bay,P.E.I., lived a family by the name of Penman. They were United Empire Loyalists, who left America at the close of the War of Independence and came to Canada. They had been people of birth and wealth in the U S but having forfeited all their property were miserably poor. The two daughters Nancy and Betsy, however, were so remarkably beautiful that they had lovers by the score."
Would like to hear from any other Penman-Montgomery, Murray and Ramsay families connected to this family.
Thank you.

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