Penrose (Cornish: Penros) is a house (in private ownership) and National Trust estate, east of Porthleven and in the civil parish of Sithney, Cornwall, England. The estate includes Loe Pool and Loe Bar which came into the ownership of the National Trust in 1974.
'"Penrose'" means 'head of the moor' (or according to Craig Weatherhill 'end/head of a hillspur') in Cornish. This Penrose was formerly Penrose Methleigh (Penros Methle, 1367) i.e. 'end/head of a hillspur at Methleigh'. The first documentation of an owner here – John de Penrose - was in 1281.
There are seven other places named Penrose in Cornwall, in the parishes of Breage, Budock, Luxulyan, Sennen, St Breward (Penrose Burden), St Columb and St Ervan.
Owner in 1281.
John Rogers of Treassowe, Ludgvan, died in the late 17th-century, leaving a son (John) by his wife Florence. He purchased the estate from Mrs Cummings heir to the Penrose Estate.
Married Thomasine, daughter of Hugh Bawden of Guddern, leaving a son John.
Married his cousin Aurelia, daughter of Hugh Bawden of Guddern, leaving a son Hugh.
Married Anne, daughter of James Bishop of St Columb, leaving a son John.
John Rogers (15 August 1750 – 22 February 1832), was MP for Helston, Cornwall from 1784 to 1786.
John Rogers (17 July 1778 – 12 June 1856), the Rev. John Rogers succeeded to the Penrose and Helston estates of about ten thousand acres (40 km²), comprising the manors of Penrose, Helston, Carminow, Winnianton, and various other estates in Cornwall, including several mines, in February 1832 on the death of his father. According to the obituary, of his son John Jope Rogers (published in The Cornishman) the Penrose lands had been acquired in 1770 by his grandfather, Hugh Rogers, and the Helston lands in 1798 by his father. Rogers died at Penrose on 12 June 1856, and was the first occupant of the family vault at Sithney churchyard. He was an Anglican priest, mine-owner, botanist, mineralogist, and scholar of Hebrew and Syriac.
John Jope Rogers (16 February 1816 – 24 April 1880) He was an author and Conservative MP for Helston, Cornwall from 1859 to 1865.
John Peverell (born 7 November 1846 – 21 August 1928), a captain in the Royal Regiment of Artillery.