PENNY, Henry (1823-1902) — London
Map & print colourist; map mounter; globemaker.
Born in London 26 Jul 1823, and baptised 17 Aug 1823 at St. Andrew Holborn, the son of Henry Penny, a shoemaker of Shoe Lane, and his wife Maria Slocombe, who married in 1818. Employed as a print colourist at the age of eighteen. He married Susannah (Susan) Shorter (1824-1892), daughter of a silk weaver, at St. Philip Bethnal Green 13 Apr 1846 — Penny described as an artist at that time. Recorded on the 1861 census as a globemaker, resident in Shoreditch with his wife and three children. Elsewhere he was recorded as a print colourer (1851), map colourer (1871), map mounter (1881), and map and plan colourer (1891). In 1881, his daughters Elizabeth (1860-1942) and Emily (1865-1890) were both employed as map colourists, with Elizabeth still making a living that way in 1891. In 1901, a widower at the age of seventy-eight, resident with a married daughter and her family, he was recorded as a map-mounter and lithographer, as well as being an employer. Penny died in 1902 and was buried at Tower Hamlets 3 May 1902.
7 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell — 1851
65 Princess Street, Shoreditch — 1861
13 Upper Bemerton Street, Islington — 1871
94 Bemerton Street, Islington — 1881-1891
20 Gun Street, Spitalfields — 1891-1899
1 Clarence Street, Islington — 1901-1902