1778, Dec 151859, Aug 9
a Church of England clergyman and theological writer. Penrose was ordained at Exeter in 1801. He held a number of ecclesiastical positions throughout his lifetime. In 1814 Penrose married Elizabeth Cartwright, a teacher and author of children's books under the name Mrs Markham. The couple were the parents of three sons of whom Francis Penrose was an architect and Charles Penrose a clergyman who succeed to his father's livings. The collection of the Pitts Theology Library includes a three-page letter from John Penrose to an unnamed bishop, dated 24 November 1844 commenting on the character of Thomas Arnold.
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