Penton, Stephen an English clergyman and educator, was born in the first half of the 17th century, and was educated at Oxford University. In 1675 he became principal of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford; afterwards rector of Glympton. He died near the close of the 17th century. He published Apparatus ad theo. logiam, in usum Academiarnum: (1) Generalis; (2) Specialis (Lond. 1688, 8vo). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. vol. ii, s.v.