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View Tree for Colonel Robert WynneColonel Robert Wynne (b. December 28, 1622, d. August 15, 1675)

Colonel Robert Wynne (son of Peter Wynne and Mary Martha Coppin) was born December 28, 1622 in Christen:St. Dimstans Canterbury, England, and died August 15, 1675 in Jordans Parish, Charles County, VA. He married Mary Frances Sloman on Abt. 1652 in St. Dunstan's Canterbury, Kent, England, daughter of John Sloman and Katherine Epes.

 Includes NotesNotes for Colonel Robert Wynne:
born: December 1622 in Canterbury, Kent, England
died: "Georges Plantation" on the James River
Burgess for Charles City County, Virginia
Speaker of the House of Burgesses during Virginia's Long Parliament (1661-1675)
He was sent to England to bring back the official set of weights and measures which would measure the business dealings in the colonies.
Colonel of the Charles City County Militia

Robert (Colonel) was the 1st of Wynn line in America, being born in Canterbury, England. Records show the he was in Virgina in Oct 3, 1656. He was elected Speaker of the house of Burgesses in Charles City County, Virginia 1661-1674 under royally appointed Governor William Berkeley. Several documents to King Charles II bear Robert's signature.

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It is not known exactly when Robert Wynne, christened at St. Dunstan in 1622, came to Virginia, but he first appears in the Virginia records along with a 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 County in the House of Burgesses, March 1657 -1658 and March 1659-1660 and was Speaker of House, 1661 -1674. Colonel Wynne was speaker longer than any other one man in Virginia's story. In 1673, Colonel Wynne was member of a court martial sitting at James City.

Colonel Wynne Died in 1675. His widow, Mary is referred to in a suit in the General Court as his executrix on the 8th of October, 1675.

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. The Charles City County records for that period of time 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".

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The Last Will and Testament of Robert Wynne:

Robert Wynn of Jordan's Parish, Charles City County in Virginia, Gent., date July1st, 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 dies to my son Joshua, and if he dies, to my daughter Woodlief.

To my son, Thomas, two houses in Canterbury in St. Mildred'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. George's in Canterbury, commonly called the "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 of 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 of the tobacco houses.

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

To my Grandchild and Godson, young George Woodlief, one filly foal.
All of the rest of my estate in Virginia and England to my wife and executrix, Mary Wynne.

Overseer: Thomas Grendon, Merchant, and my son-in-law, Captain Francis Poythress
Teste: Thomas Brome, John Burge

Robert Wynne was born 1622 and was baptized at St. Dunstans in Canterbury. He arrived in Virginia in 1651, and had a 600-acre
plantation south of the James named "Georges". (12 headrights). He was granted to keep two Indians for service. Mary (Frances
Sloman?) was the widow of Francis Poythress (whose son John married Christian Pebbles and granddaughter Mary married John
Woodlief IV). Note that two men named John Sloman are among the 12 listed for Robert Wynne's headrights. Robert was speaker of
the House of Burgesses during the Long Parliament, 1662-1674 and lived in Jordans Parish, Charles City County and owned much
property in England (5 houses, a farm, and a mill). In his will, dated 7/1/1675, Robert Wynne, (who died in 1678) left land in
England to eldest son and his plantation to Joshua; he left daughter Woodlief a servant of four years and left grandson and
godson George Woodlief one filly foal. Left a will dated 1 Jul 1675 Proved in England 1678
Christening (Printed register, p. 12)
Robert Wynne first appears in the Virginia records along with Captain Abraham Wood (the grandfather of Mary Jones, wife of Major Joshua Wynne) and was a Justice in the Charles City County Court in October, 1656 and was a Col. of the militia. Captain Robert Wynne was one of the most influential men in Virginia in his day. He was representative of Charles City County in the House of Burgesses for the sessions of 1657-58 and 1659-60, and was speaker of the House of Burgesses for the entire session of 1661 - 74 (13 years).

Colonel Robert Wynne, Joshua's father, was the ancestor of all the Marion County, Tennessee Wynne's. Robert Wynne was born on 28 December 1622 in Canterbury, County of Kent, England. He migrated to the Virginia Colony in 1655. He was married in 1657 to Mary Frances (Sloman) Poythress by whom he had four children. Colonel Robert Wynne was speaker of the House of Burgesses and served longer than any man in Virginia's history, from 13 March 1661 to 1675. Robert died on 8 October 1675. His will, dated 1 July 1675 and proved 15 August 1678 at Jordan

S Parish or Charles City (now Prince George County) shows and estate in Canterbury, England of two houses and a farm, in addition to his 600-acre Virginia estate south of the James River.

More About Colonel Robert Wynne:
Date born 2: 1622, Ke.3408
Date born 3: December 28, 1622, St Dunstan, Canterbury, England.3409
Died 2: August 1675, Jordan, Charles City, VA, USA.3410

More About Colonel Robert Wynne and Mary Frances Sloman:
Marriage: Abt. 1652, St. Dunstan's Canterbury, Kent, England.

Children of Colonel Robert Wynne and Mary Frances Sloman are:
  1. Benjamin Wynne, b. Aft. 1640.
  2. Maj. George Wynne, b. Aft. 1640.
  3. William Wynne, b. Aft. 1640.
  4. Mary Wynne, b. Abt. 1652, Charles City County, VA, d. Abt. 1675, VA.
  5. +Thomas Wynne, b. 1657, Charles City County, VA, d. May 21, 1718, Surrey County, VA.
  6. Robert II Wynne, b. Abt. 1659, Charles City County, VA, d. Bef. 1675, Jordans Parish Charles City, VA.
  7. +Joshua Wynne, b. March 20, 1660/61, Charles City County, VA, d. Bef. March 30, 1715, Killed by Indians Dinwiddie County, VA.
  8. +Woodlief Wynne, b. 1668, Charles City County, VA, d. Aft. 1675, Henrico County, VA.
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