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Thomas Penn [1702-1775] was the son of William Penn. Thomas, along with his brothers, became Proprietor of the Colony of Pennsylvania for the Crown of England when William died. The grant-- of lands lying on the west side of the Susquehanna River-- evidenced Penn's "anticipation of obtaining these lands" by resolution of a territorial dispute with Maryland. [Ridner, THOMAS PENN AND THE EARLY COLONIZATION OF PENNSYLVANIA, page 316 note 14, an essay in Bruckner, EARLY AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHIES (2011)]. Item #33274