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Edward Winn

Also Known As: "Wynne"
Birthplace: Thornton Curtis, Lincolnshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Wynne and Mary Berkeley
Husband of Joane Winn (Sargent) and Sarah Beal
Father of Ann Cleveland; Ens. Joseph Winn; Elizabeth Polley; Increase Winn and Damaris Winn
Brother of Sir George Winn, 1st Bt; Mark Winn, of Little Warley, Essex; Joyce Berkeley Wynne; Margaret Berkeley Wynne; Mary Berkeley Wynne and 3 others

Occupation: surveyor, master builder, SURVEYOR, MASTER BUILDER
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About Edward Winn

  • Edward Winn
  • Birth: 1599 Ipswich, Suffolk, England
  • Death: Sep. 5, 1682 Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Edward Winn (1599-1682) was born in Ipswich, ENGLAND, the son of Edward Wynne (1570-1643) and his wife Mary Dorothy (Bekeley) Winn (1596-1608). Edward married (first) Joanna (1607-1649), in 1625 in England. They came to Massachusetts in 1643. After Joanna's death, Edward married (second), on 10 August 1649, in Massachusetts, Sarah Beal. After Sarah's death, Edward married (third), Mrs. Ann {Hannah?} (1. Page) Wood. Edward Winn died in 1682 in Woburn, Massachusetts. CHILD: Ann (Winn) Cleveland (1626-1682), who married Moses Cleveland (1620-1702) on 26 September 1648, in Woburn, Massachusetts. Find a Grave #73164546.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Edward Wynne (1578 - 1645)
  • Mary Berkeley Wynne (1586 - 1608)
  • Spouse:
  • Joanna Sargent Winn (1607 - 1649)
  • Children:
    • Joseph Winn (____ - 1714)*
    • Elizabeth Winn Polly (1625 - 1695)*
    • Ann Winn Cleveland (1626 - 1682)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 73164546
  • From:


  • Edward Winn1
  • M, #155393, b. circa 1605, d. 5 September 1682
  • Edward Winn was born circa 1605 at England.1 He married Joanna Hatch circa 1629.1 Edward Winn left a will on 6 May 1682.1 He died on 5 September 1682 at Woburn, Middlesex, MA.2,1
  • Family Joanna Hatch b. c 1608, d. 8 Mar 1649
  • Child
    • Increase Winn+1 b. 5 Dec 1641, d. 14 Dec 1690
  • Citations
  • [S11674], Ancestors of Stanley Elmer Allen.
  • [S14] Unknown author, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey., p. 828.
  • From:


  • SARGENT, Joanna
  • b. ABT 1607 England
  • d. 8 MAR 1648/9 Woburn, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1625 England
  • Spouse: WINN, Edward
  • b. 1599 England
  • d. 5 SEP 1682 Woburn, Middlesex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • WINN, Ann b. 1626 Woburn, Middlesex, Mass.
    • WINN, Elizabeth b. 1628 Woburn, Middlesex, Mass.
    • WINN, Sarah b. 1636 Woburn, Middlesex, Mass.
    • WINN, Increase
    • WINN, Joseph
  • From:


  • Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 3
  • Pg.1313
  • (I) Edward Winn, the progenitor of the New England family, was born about the beginning of the seventeenth century, and came with his family from Ipswich, England, to Massachusetts about 1639-40. He was one of the first settlers of Woburn, being there in 1641, and he died in that town, September 5, 1682. He was married three times. His first wife, Joanna, came from England with him, and their son Increase, born December 5, 1641, was the first child whose birth is found in the records of Woburn. It is probable that the son Joseph and the daughters Ann and Elizabeth were older, and came from England with their parents. Joanna, wife of Edward Winn, died March 8, 1649, and on August 2 of that year he married Sarah Beal. She died March 15, 1680, and Edward Winn married Mrs. Ann or Hannah Wood, widow of Nicholas Wood, who survived him, dying in 1686. Children: 1. Joseph, see forward. 2. Ann, married, September 26, 1648, Moses Cleveland, of Woburn. 3. Elizabeth, married, May 21, 1649, George Polly, of Woburn, a carpenter by trade; she died May 2, 1695. 4. Increase, married, in Woburn, July 13, 1665, Hannah, daughter of Richard Sawtell.
  • (II) Joseph, eldest son of Edward and Joanna Winn, was born in England, and came to this country with his parents about 1640. He died in Woburn, where he spent his life and reared his family, in 1641. About 1664 Joseph Winn married Rebekah, daughter of William and Mabel Reed, and sister of the first George Reed, of Woburn. Joseph and Rebekah (Reed) Winn had children: 1. Rebekah, born May 25, 1665, died April 6, 1679. 2. Sarah, November 9, 1666, married Ebenezer Johnson. 3. Joanna, 1668, married Edward
  • Pg.1314
  • Knight. 4. Abigail, June 18, 1670, lived but one week. 5. Joseph, May 15, 1672. 6. Josiah, whose sketch follows. 7. Timothy, 1676, died March 22, 1678. 8. and 9. Rebekah and Hannah (twins), February 14, 1679. 10. Anne, November 1, 1684, died September 13, 1686. 11. Timothy, February 27, 1687, married Elizabeth Brooks, who had a son, Deacon Timothy Brooks, who became wealthy.
  • (III) .... etc.


  • Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs ..., Volume 3 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • Pg.1139
  • (I) Edward Winn came evidently from England to America, bring his wife Joanna, and children Ann, Elizabeth and Joseph. He settled first in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and was one of the commissioners for founding the contemplated town of Woburn. He was one of the signer of the "town orders," or by-laws, for Woburn in 1640, one of the original planters of that town in 1641, and was taxed in the first tax rate of Woburn, 1645. He was also the father of the firstborn child. He was made freeman 1643, and selectman 1669. His will was made at Watertown, May 6, 1682, and he died September 5, 1682. His residence was near a place in Woburn, known as the Vineyard, at which was a watering-place (on present Park street), the house being on some spot near Middlesex, Chestnut and Kilby streets. His wife Joanna died in Woburn, March 8, 1649. He married (second), August 10, 1649, Sarah Beal, died in Worburn, March 15, 1680. He married (third) Ann or Hannah Wood, respectively the wife of William Page, of Watertown; Nicholas Wood, of Medfield; and Edward Winn of Woburn. She died before November 1, 1686. Children: 1. Ann, married September 26, 1648, Moses Cleveland (ancestor of ex-President Grover Cleveland). 2. Elizabeth, married May 21, 1649, George Polk. 3. Joseph, see forward. 4. Increase, born December 5, 1641, died December 14, 1690.
  • (II) Joseph Winn, son of Edward Winn (1), probably born in England, was a soldier in King Philip's war, 1676, and an ensign in Phipps' Canada expedition to Quebec, 1690. His company was .... He died February 22, 1714-15. He married Rebecca, born at Brookline, died 1734. daughter of William and Mabel Reed, of Woburn. Children: .... etc.





Edward Winn "evidently immigrated to Charlestown,Mass. in about 1635 with his wife and children. (Edward would have been about 35.) It is conjectured that he was a master builder or carpenter, and that Moses Cleveland was his apprentice and accompanied the family to Massachusetts. Moses married Edward's daughter Ann. Edward was one of the original planners of the town of Woburn on February 8, 1640. The first born child entered in the town's records was Increase, son of Edward Winn. He was made freeman on May 10, 1643. He was one of the leaders in town affairs for many years and a Selectman in 1669. Local records frequently mention his name as well as his many descendants, and there is a Winn street in Woburn."


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Edward Winn's Timeline

Lincolnshire, England, (Present UK)
September 26, 1626
Age 22
Wales or England
Age 26
Age 27
Prob. Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
December 5, 1641
Age 37
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
September 5, 1682
Age 78
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
January 2, 1883
Age 78
January 2, 1883
Age 78