William was born on 28 AUG 1785 in Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, the son of William Penman and Janet Izat.
|Birth||28 AUG 1785||
!Source: Mary P Odam's website at www.odam.org. Mary says: "Most of our information about the Penmans was bequeathed to us when my father in law died. A gentleman called Eric Edwards [another Penman descendant] had done most of the hard work, presumably, like you, poring over registers." She has verified most of it with www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.