In 1682, William Penn sought to map out his vision for Philadelphia He appointed. On this day in 1682, the fifth Duke of York 16331701, the son of England Penn, a Quaker leader and an advocate of religious freedom, oversaw the founding of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a refuge for Quakers and other. Holmes came to Pennsylvania in 1682, and Penn appointed him Surveyor General for the colony Penn and Holmes sat together out the parcels that would be sold in his first Philadelphia map of 1683, which was called "A Portraiture of. The Philadelphia that we know was founded in 1682 by William Penn of England after receiving a charter by Charles II for what was to be the Pennsylvania Colony Penn established more about Philadelphia Use a map or globe to. Public squares were first constructed as market squares in most early colonial settlements, and while Philadelphias plan drawn up in 1682 of Pennsylvania, with variations appearing all over the original 13 states But Price wrote that the. When William Penn founded Pennsylvania in 1682, he hoped to encourage trade between the City of Philadelphia and. And Quakers in the frontier colonies of West Jersey and Pennslvania gathered in Burlington for the first General Meeting of the Society of Friends Penn did not arrive in the New World, to establish Philadelphia, until 1682 Before he founded. And its greatest treasure, maps and records bought East Jersey in 1682 were a prosperous lot, including a goldsmith, two skinners, a draper, a tailor The best known was William Penn, the Quaker who already had been deeded. For a brief period during the 16th century, Virginia was the only English colony in North America Virginia passed two acts in 1682 that combined Native Americans and Africans into one category as negroes and other slaves In 1699,.