In 1616 Edward Wynn m. Margaret , daughter of Edward Puleston of Llwyn-y-cnotie , incumbent of Llanynys , and a strong clerical element enters into the family. Edward Wynn was sheriff of Anglesey in 1627-8 and 1634-5 . In 1631 , he paid the composition for non-appearance at the coronation for receiving the dignity of a knighthood . He d. 9 Jan. 1637/8 , leaving two sons, John , and Edward Wynn (q.v.) . The heir, JOHN WYNN , was b. 7 Sept. 1617 . He matriculated from Jesus College , Cambridge , in 1637 , and took up law, becoming a member of the Inner Temple in 1639 . In the same year he m. Ellen (who d. 11 May 1650 ), daughter and co-heiress of John Lewis of Chwaen Wen , a descendant of Hugh Lewis , Presaddfed . He was sheriff of Anglesey in 1658-9 . He d. 30 Jan. 1669/70 , and was buried at Llantrisant . Of his six sons, the heir, JOHN WYNN , LL.B. , of Jesus College , Cambridge (b. 6 May 1642 ), d. unmarried, 16 March 1670/1 , and the estate passed to the second son, EDWARD WYNN (b. 17 Feb. 1644/5 ). He also was educated at Cambridge , and graduated M.A. 22 March 1670/1 . He was ordained deacon 23 Sept. 1666 , and held the living of Mellteyrn for a few months from 22 June 1668 . He was presented to the living of Llaneugrad and Llanallgo , 17 Feb. 1668/9 , and again to Llantrisant , 7 Oct. 1670 . He m. Margaret , eldest daughter of Robert Morgan (q.v.) , bishop of Bangor (and sister to the wife of Humphrey Humphreys (q.v.) , afterwards bishop of Bangor and of Hereford ), 3 Jan. 1671/2 . It is not strange, therefore, that he secured the rectory of Llanddyfnan (which had been held ‘in commendam’ by his father-in-law), 4 Nov. 1672 , together with a licence to hold Llantrisant as well. He d. 21 March 1681 . His successor at Llantrisant ( 16 May 1681 ) was his younger brother, Robert Wynn , who had been rector of Llanddeiniolen since 22 March 1680 , and who continued to hold both livings in addition to that of Llanbeblig (from 5 Nov. 1693 ) until his death, 18 Oct. 1720 . JOHN WYNNE , the heir of Edward Wynn , d. in 1709 . His only child, Edward (by his wife Blanch , daughter of Pierce Lloyd of Llugwy ), had d. in infancy, and the estate passed to his brother EDWARD WYNNE ( 1681 - 1755 ). He had completed a distinguished career in Jesus College , Oxford (matriculating 18 Dec. 1698 , at the age of 17, B.A. 1702 , M.A. 1705 , and B. and D.C.L. 15 March 1710/11 ), and had secured the office of chancellor of the diocese of Hereford in 1707 from his uncle, bishop Humphreys . Fortunately, his mother resided at Bodewryd (she d. 31 Aug. 1723 ), and he was able to pursue his career and studies in ecclesiastical law , becoming an advocate in Doctors Commons in 1712 , without being overtaxed by the worries of his patrimonial estate. He gave the diocese a life of devoted service, holding office until within a year of his death. In 1748 he endowed a sermon in Hereford cathedral on the birthday of bishop Humphreys (24 Nov.). In addition to his interest in canon law , in administration , and in the history of his adopted diocese , he was a progressive landowner , who turned his familiarity with contemporary agricultural developments in Herefordshire to good use on his Anglesey estate. He is reputed to have been the first to grow turnips in the island , in 1714 . He was, undoubtedly, one of the chief men of Anglesey in the first half of the 18th cent. His judgement and accurate knowledge of the law commanded respect, though the Morris brothers are not always complimentary towards him in their correspondence with one another, but it must be remembered that they were of the Meyrick party, while Wynne was a firm supporter of the Bulkeley s . He is traditionally credited with having patronised Goronwy Owen (q.v.) in his youth, and it is certain that the youthful poet transcribed documents for him during the Christmas vacation of 1739 . Edward Wynne d. 30 June , and was buried 4 July 1755 . His children by his wife Anne , daughter and heiress of John Lloyd of Plas Einion , in the Vale of Clwyd , had all died in infancy. An estrangement had grown between the parents, but they had been reconciled before the wife's death on 29 July 1739 . The Bodewryd estate passed to Margaret Owen , heiress of Penrhos , granddaughter of Edward Wynne 's sister Anne (d. 1748 ), who had m. Robert Owen of Penrhos . She m. Sir John Stanley , bt. , in 1763 (see the article on the Stanley family ).
Evan David Jones, F.S.A., (1903-87), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959