Second son of Henry Pennant of Holywell and Bagillt and his wife Margaret nee Vychan. Solder in Jamaica from 1655. Married Elizabeth Aldwinkle 07/09/1669. Father of Edward Pennant (q.v., 1672-1736).
Member of Assembly for Clarendon in 1671 and 1675 and for St Catherine in 1674. "Father of Edward Grandfather of John ( and Jeffrey ) and Gt. gd. father of the first Lord Penhryn. Captain of the Horse Regiment part of a trained band in Jamaica 1670."
Gifford Pennant of Clarendon, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1676. Slave-ownership at probate: 59 of whom 30 were listed as male and 29 as female. 6 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £2457.6 Jamaican currency of which £1298 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £301.17 currency debts and £0 currency plate.
Burke's History of the Commoners vol. III p. (1836) p. 35.
W. A. Fuertado, Official and Other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790 Compiled from Various Sources (1896), transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/bfeurtado05.htm.
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.
Soldier then planter
Father → Son