Penn, James was a theologian who flourished in the 18th century, first as under grammar-master of Christ Church Hospital, and afterwards as vicar of Clavering-cum-Langley, Essex. He published several works on theology, but there is not much valuable interpretation of the Scriptures, and far too large a portion of controversial spirit. We quote of his works: Various Tracts (Lond. 1756, 8vo), theological: — Various Tracts (1762, 8vo), theological: — Three Sermons (1769, 8vo): — Sermons and Tracts (1777, 8vo), He also published a number of occasional sermons, etc. See Orme, Bibl. Bib.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. 2:1551.