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Colonel Robert WYNNE
Mary Frances SLOMAN
Margaret WOOD
Major Joshua WYNNE
Colonel William WYNNE


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Colonel William WYNNE

  • Born: 1699, Prince George, Prince George County, Virginia
  • Marriage (1): Frances READE in 1726 in Prince George, Prince George County, Virginia
  • Died: 26 Mar 1778, Pittsylvania County, Virginia at age 79
  • Buried: Wynne-Peery Cemetery, Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia

bullet  General Notes:

NOTES: William Wynne, a younger son of Major Joshua Wynne, was born in Prince George County in 1705. His land fell in Brunswick County when it was formed from Prince George in 1732 and later in Lunenburg when it was formed in 1736 and Colonel of Militia in Lunenburg in 1749.

For 100 years after the settlement of Jamestown new settlers continued to make their homes primarily in Tidewater Virginia. With the beginning of the second century of colonization there had begun a very pronounced westward movement of settlers. One very distinct direction of this movement was through Southside Virginia where was to be found rich, new soil. Tobacco was king and Southside had the kind of land to grow the finest tobacco.

William Wynne, son of Major Joshua Wynne, was a pioneer leader in this movement. The record of his movement from Stony Creek in Prince George County across Brunswick, Lunenburg, Halifax, on to the Dan River in Pittsylvania County is recorded in Deed Books and in the Executive Journal of the Council of Colonial Virginia. As early as 1727 he had acquired tracts of land on Stony Creek and Nottoway River during the same period.

He moved to Danville, Virginia in 1752, along with several others at the instigation of the English Crown to help halt French expansion eastward from the Mississippi Valley. He was a great land owner, close to 90,000 acres. Colonel William Wynne was a surveyor, a vestryman and possessed a large library.

He made his Will on 8 October 1777, and died in 1778. His Will was proved 26 March 1778 in Pittssylvania County, Virginia.


bullet  Research Notes:

-- Gary Wynn Family Tree (
-- Find A Grave, Memorial # 72007367


William married Frances READE, daughter of Clement READE and Margaret WOOD, in 1726 in Prince George, Prince George County, Virginia. (Frances READE was born in 1705 in Prince George, Prince George County, Virginia and died on 26 Nov 1778 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.)

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