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Robert Wynne

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Canterbury, St. Dunstans, Kent, England
Death: Died in Charles City, Virginia Colony
Place of Burial: Jordan's Church, Charles City Cty., VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Wynne and Mary Martha Wynne
Husband of Mary Frances Poythress Wynne
Father of Joshua Wynne, Major; Robert Wynne, Jr.; Capt. Thomas Wynne and Mary Woodliffe
Brother of Sarah Wynne

Occupation: Col, Colonel, Court Justice, Speaker of the House of Burgesses in VA
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About Robert Wynne

Robert Wynne came from Kent, England, where he had several houses in Canterbury and was burgess for Charles City County, Virginia from 1658 to 1675, being during the entire existence of Virginia's Long Parliament (1661 to 1675) Speaker of the House of Burgesses; married Mary (Sloman) Poythress, widow of Captain Francis Poythress and had two sons:

1. Robert Wynne, died before his father

2. Thomas Wynne married Agnes Jane Stith

3. Joshua Wynne

4. Daughter Wynne married Unknown Woodlief, probably a son of Capt. John Woodleif, governor of Berkeley Hundred Plantation in 1819

He was Captain and Colonel of the Militia of Charles City County and lived in Jordan's Parish in what was subsequently Prince George County, Virginia. His will was dated 1 July 1675 and proved 15 August 1678.

Wynne Family article published in Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume IV, page 530-531

Robert Wynn of Jordan's Parish of Charles City County, in Virginia Dated 1 July, 1675.

To be buried in Jordan's Church as near as possible to my son Robert. My estate in England as follows: To my eldest son Thomas Wynne one farm in White Staple Parish in Kent near Canterbury, and commonly called Linebett Banckes; if he dies, to my son Joshua, and if he dies, to my daughter Wodlief. To my son Thomas two houses in Canterbury in St. Mildreds' Parish in the same form as the said farm. To my youngest son Joshua Wynne one house and oatemeale mill lying in Dover Lane without St. Georges in Canterbury, commonly called

the Lilly Pott, and two houses adjoining where a ropemaker and one Rawlins were formerly tenants. Touching my estate in Virginia, to my son Thomas all the cattle of his own mark except one cow called Moll which is to be killed for provisions; to my son Joshua my plantation called Georges withal the tobacco houses; to my daughter Wodlief, one servant of fewer years to serve the next shipping after my decease; to my grandchild and godson young George Wodlief one filly foal. All the rest of my estate in Virginia and England to my wife and executrix Mary Wynne.

Overseers: Thomas Grendou, Merchant, and my son-in-law (step-son) Capt. Francis Poythress.

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Robert came to America from England. The Wynnes came to Pennsylvania first because one of teh Wynnes was the doctor of William Penn. It is not known when Robert came to Virginia, but he first appears in the Virginia records around 1652. He was Justice in Charles City County Court Oct 3, 1656 and Speaker of teh House of Burgesses in Virginia 1661-1674. He had a 600 acre plantation south of the James River named "Georges." -------------------- Robert Wynne came to America in 1651 and settled in Jordan's Parish, Charles City County, Virginia. He was only 29 when he arrived. He is first listed as Captain Wynne and later as Colonel Wynne. He became fully involved in the politics of Virginia, serving as a member of the House of Burgesses (1657-1660) and Speaker of the House of Burgesses (1662-1674). That was the period of the so Called "Long Parliament" during which the Royal Governor would not allow new elections. Robert Wynne's will was written 1 July 1675 and was probated 15 Aug 1678. To his oldest son, Thomas, he leaves a farm in White Staple Parish in Kent, near Canterbury, England. Son Joshua receives a house and oatmeal mill in Dover Lane, Canterbury, England; and a plantation in Virginia called "Georges." His wife, Mary, is mentioned as is his daughter who is only listed by her last name: Woodlief.NPFX Col

Buried

PLAC Hope Church at Georges

PLAC To America in 1651(same year Cromwell deposed Charles II)

PLAC Brought 12 settlers to America and received 50 acres for each settler-This was after his arrival..

PLAC House of Burgess 17 years to 1675-Speaker of House 14 years-to America in 1651

PLAC Willed extensive land in England and America

PLAC 242-2Sep 1651 to VA

There were also a Peter and Thomas Wynne that came to America in 1608. They were stockholders in the Virginia Co. Sir Wlliam Gates sailed from England in June 1609 to be Governor of the colony. Gates was shipwrecked on Bremuda. Peter Wynne then became Deputy Governor but did not serve because he died before he found out about his appointment. This Peter and Thomas were probably great uncles of Robert Wynne (our immigrant). They could have been an influence on Robert Coming to America.

TITL Jim Wilks Web Page, Url: www.my-ged.com/db/page/jimwilks/

ABBR Jim Wilks Web Page

AUTH Jim Wilks

PAGE Page 9267

DATE 02 JAN 2000

SOURCE: Bobbie Wright, 2750 Branch Rd., Loudon, TN 37774

Col. Robert Wynne lived in Jordan's Parish, Charles City County, Virginia. The

area later became Prince George County.

Little is known of his family life beyond what is found in his will.

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The Will of Robert Wynne of Jordan's Paris, Charles City County

in Virginia,

Gent., dated July 1st 1675, probated August 15th 1678.

To be buried in Jordan's Church as near as possible to my son, Robert. My

estate in England to be divided as follows:

To my eldest son, Thomas Wynne one farm in Whitestaple Parish in Kent near Canterbury commonly called Limbet Banckes; if he died to my son, Joshua, and if he died, to my daughter Woodlief.

To my son Thomas two houses in Canterbury in St. Mildres's Parish in the same form as the said farm.

To my youngest son, Joshua Wynne, one house and Oatmeal mill lying in Dover Lane without St. Georges in Canterbury, commonly called Lilly Pot; and two houses adjoining where a Ropemaker and one Rawlins were formerly tenants.

Touching my estate in Virginia, to my son Thomas all the cattle of his own mark except one cow called Moll which is to be killed for provisions.

To my son Joshua my plantation called Georges with all the tobacco houses.

To my daughter Woodlief one servant of four years to serve the next shipping after my decease.

To my grandchild and godson, George Woodlief one filly foal.

All the rest of my estate in Virginia and England to my wife and executrix Mary Wynne.

Overseers: Thomas Grendon, Merchant, and my son-in-law, Captain Francis Poythress. (Step-son)

Teste: Thomas Brome, John Burge.

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It is not known exactly when Robert Wynne came to Virginia, but he first appears in the Virginia records along with Captain Abraham Wood. Robert Wynne was a Justice in Charles City County Court, October 3rd, 1656. He was also evidently a Captain of Militia as he is shown as "Captain Robert Wynne." He represented Charles City in the House of Burgesses, March 1657-8, and March 1659-60, and was Speaker of House, 1661-74.

In 1673 Colonel Wynne was a member of a Court Martial sitting at James City.

On account of owning property in England his will was probated there. If it was not for this the place of his old home in England would not be known, as the Charles City records for that period have perished. He appears to have married a Mrs. Poythress, a widow, as he mentioned his "son-in-law Captain Francis Poythress." "Son-in-law" in those days meant "step-son."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wynne_%28Virginia_politician%29

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Occupation: BET 1658 AND 1675 House of Burgesses 17 years

Occupation: BET 1661 AND 1675 Speaker of the VA house.

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Col. Robert Wynne, Sr.'s Timeline

1622
December 22, 1622
Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
December 22, 1622
St. Dunstan, Canterbury, Co. Kent, England
December 28, 1622
Canterbury, St. Dunstans, Kent, England
1650
1650
Age 27
Charles City County, Virginia, United States
1653
1653
Age 30
Charles City Co, VA
1657
1657
Age 34
Charles City, Virginia
1657
Age 34
Charles City Co, VA
1662
1662
Age 39
Charles City Co, VA
1662
- 1674
Age 39
VA, USA
1675
July 1, 1675
Age 52
Charles City, Virginia Colony