Penman, Ann Nancy 1 2 3a

Birth Name Penman, Ann Nancy
Gender female
Age at Death about 69 years, 7 months, 1 day


Donald Montgomery married Nancy Penman, eldest daughter of George Penman. According to Princetown church records, They had seventeen children, nine sons and eight daughters. Their son Donald Montgomery was a farmer and politician from Prince Edward Island. He was born in Fox Point, Princetown, Lot 18, Prince Edward Island.

Nancy's place of birth is unknown, and the name of Nancy's mother is unknown. A gravestone erected by her descendants said she died at age 69 in 1857. The death notice in the Royal Gazette gave her age as 66 years.

Biographies of a descendant, the senator Montgomery, said his mother was a native of New England.

A son named Archibald was not in the Margate records, but was named in Past and Present of Prince Edward Island. If Archibald's gravestone is correct, he was born a few years before their marriage.

Lucy Maud Montgomery said, in her selected journals, that George Penman favoured David Murray over Donald Montgomery as a husband for his daughter. He sent his brother John to get Nancy. Nancy was worried that Donald might not marry her after all. John said that if Donald wouldn't marry her, he would. "And I would have died sooner than marry John Montgomery" Nancy is supposed to have told Eliza Townsend.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1768   born between 1768 and 1781, place unknown  
Death August 2, 1837 Prince Edward Island, Canada at age 69, from Launched  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Penman, Georgeabout 17351804
         Penman, Ann Nancy about 1768 August 2, 1837
    Sister     Penman, Elizabeth Betsy 1770 1849
    Sister     Penman, Margaret about 1771 before 1837
    Sister     Penman, Jane 1776 July 21, 1852
    Sister     Penman, Christy about 1778 October 18, 1811


Family of Montgomery, Donald Dan JP, MPP and Penman, Ann Nancy

Married Husband Montgomery, Donald Dan JP, MPP ( * about 1760 + February 27, 1845 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage March 14, 1788 Margate, Lot 19, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Margate Church records & marriage license dated March 5 1788  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Montgomery, Jane
Montgomery, Margaret
Montgomery, Archibaldabout 1785February 5, 1860
Montgomery, MaryNovember 3, 1789November 11, 1871
Montgomery, BarbaraJanuary 31, 1791February 7, 1874
Montgomery, ChristyJanuary 20, 1793January 31, 1891
Montgomery, Helen NellySeptember 5, 1794December 14, 1848
Montgomery, HughJanuary 5, 17961866
Montgomery, GeorgeAugust 17971825
Montgomery, JohnMay 12, 18001867
Montgomery, James TownsendMarch 29, 1801June 17, 1871
Montgomery, AnnMarch 11, 1803November 13, 1884
Montgomery, ElizabethApril 11, 1805October 7, 1886
Montgomery, Donald “Big Donald”January 19, 1808July 31, 1893
Montgomery, EdwardJanuary 14, 1810August 30, 1888
Montgomery, WilliamApril 26, 1814April 22, 1881
Montgomery, Robert HudsonApril 26, 1814January 12, 1878

Source References

  1. McKinnon & Warburton: Past and Present of Prince Edward Island
  2. Margate Church Records
  3. Charlottetown Guardian
      • Date: May 12, 1933
      • Page: pages 4 and 9
      • Citation:

        The Montgomererys of Prince Edward Island