Mary or Jane Wynne (Ormsby?)

( - before 24 June 1745)
      She was called Mary in her father's will ? Is she the Mary Wynne of Catherlagh who was mentioned as niece in will of Lt. General Owen Wynne 1737?
Burke's Irish Family Records p.1227 lists her as Jane who married George Ormsby of Tobervaddy co. Roscommon & of Belvoir co. Sligo, and died 1745 (will dated 24 Feb, proved 24 June) having had issue.
. Mary or Jane Wynne (Ormsby?) was born in Ireland. She was the daughter of Lewis Wynne and Rebecca Bingham.
Mary or Jane Wynne (Ormsby?) married George Ormsby. They had issue - see the Irish genealogist, etc.
     Mary or Jane Wynne (Ormsby?) made a will dated 24 February 1745.
     Mary died before 24 June 1745.
     Her will was proved on 24 June 1745.

Morris Wynne

(say 1525 - 18 August 1580)
     Morris Wynne was also known as Maurice in records.
He was born say 1525. See Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for further information: He was the son of John ap Maredudd Wynne and Ellen Lloyd ferch Morris ap John.
He also served as deputy to his brother John Gwyn, Vice-Admiral of Caernarfonshire.
Morris Wynne married Jane Bulkeley, daughter of Sir Richard Bulkeley and Margaret Savage, before 1552 in Wales.
Welsh Biography Online (National LIbrary of Wales) states: Maurice Wynn was the first to adopt the name ‘Wynn’ as a surname, he was Member of Parliament for Caernarvonshire , 1553 , 1554 , 1559 , and 1563-7 , and high sheriff of Caernarvonshire, 1555 , 1570 , and 1578.      
Morris Wynne was the Member of Parliament in 1553-54, 1558, & 1563 for Caernarvonshire, Wales.
     Morris was was Sheriff in Caernarvonshire between 1554 and 1578. High sheriff 1555-1570 and 1578, Sheriff for co. Caernarvonshire 1554, 1569, 1577.
Morris Wynne married secondly Ann Greville circa 1565.
     Morris Wynne married thirdly Catherine ferch Tudor ap Robert Vychan after 1569 in Wales.
     Morris died on 18 August 1580 in Gwydir, Llanwrst, Caernarvonshire, Wales.

Child of Morris Wynne and Ann Greville

Morris Wynne

     Morris Wynne was the son of Morris Wynne and Catherine ferch Tudor ap Robert Vychan.

Owen Wynne

(circa 1718 - 1789)
     Owen Wynne was born circa 1718 in Ireland. He was the son of Captain Owen Wynne III? and Catherine ffolliott.
     Owen was High Sheriff in Sligo, Ireland, in 1758.
     Owen died in 1789 in Hazlewood, Calry, Sligo, Ireland. He was heir to his brother James. He married Anne Maxwell and left six sons and three daughters including Richard baptised 1763 & Wiliam Henry baptised 1764 at St Michan's, Dublin..
     His will was proved in 1790 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.

Lt Owen Wynne

( - before 27 May 1765)
     John, Owen, Francis, Geroge and John witnessed a document dated on 8 November 1707. Lt Owen Wynne was the son of Lt Col John Wynne and Elizabeth Knott.
     He served in the Army.
     Owen died before 27 May 1765 in Sligo, Ireland.
     His will was proved on 27 May 1765 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.

Child of Lt Owen Wynne

Col Owen Wynne (I)

(before 1630 - after 3 June 1670)
     Col Owen Wynne (I) was born before 1630 in Plas-yn-dre, Bala, Merioneth, Wales. He was the eldest son of Lewis Gwynne ap Cadwallader ap Rydderca ap David ap Maredydd (pedigree recorded by Lewys Dunn, 1594), of Bala, Merioneth, & Sydney, daughter of Robert Wynne, of Maesmochant, Denbighs (of the Gwydir family). He was the son of Lewis Gwynne ap Cadwallader and Sidney Wynne.
Inrolments of the abjudication (the arrears of the commissioned officers who served Charles II (or Chas I) in the Wars of Ireland before 6 June 1649: Wynn, Edward, Cornet Edward, Ens. Hugh. [SOG - Irish & Anglo Irish landed gentry when Cromwell came to Ireland / O'Hart, 1884].
     He was appointed Colonel in the army of Charles II after the restoration.
     Winston Guthrie Jones writes on: Owen Wynne I, of Lurganboy, Co. Leitrim Died 1670 - It is important to notice that Owen Wynne I, who was the first of the family to settle in Ireland, was not a younger son who, having no property in England or Wales, set out to make his fortune abroad. He was the eldest child of Lewis Gwynne. In addition to such land as he acquired in Ireland, he was after his father's death the owner of the estate at Bala. He continued to own the Bala property until the time of his own death and it was not until his son James had succeeded him that the property was sold. The question arises why a Welsh landowner should choose to leave Wales for a new life in Ireland. The answer lies in the fact that Owen's influential friends amongst the Cromwellians offered him Irish lands even more extensive than those which he already owned in Wales.
     The principle behind the Cromwellian settlement of Irish land was quite different from that of James I's plantations. Where a plantation was effected it was the duty of the new landowner to settle Protestant tenants on the land. Hence comes the Protestant population of Ulster, for the most part lowland Scots in origin. Under Cromwell a Catholic peasantry was to be left as it was; dispossession was of the Catholic landowners. Those Catholic landowners who had taken part in the rising between 1641 and the arrival of Cromwell in 1649 forfeited their lands, those who had taken no part in the rising were to be removed to Connaught and Clare where they could hold land in compensation for their land elsewhere which was expropriated. Thus large areas of land became available for the 'adventurers' who had invested in the Cromwellian conquest and for soldiers who had fought in the Commonwealth army. Although the policy was not fully achieved, it succeeded in creating, not a Protestant community, but a Protestant land-owning class. As to land owned by the church, this was declared to be the property of Parliament. It was let to supporters of the parliamentary cause in the form of large areas of church land which these head lessees sub-let for their own benefit. Although such land reverted to the Church of Ireland at the Restoration, it continued to be subject to the head tenancies which Parliament had granted.
     Lewis Gwynne of Bala and his family were supporters of the parliamentary side in the English Civil War. One of the parliamentary leaders was Col. John Jones, Cromwell's brother-in-law. Jones had been born at Maes-y-Garnedd, a farm in the hills between Barmouth and Harlech in the same county as Bala. There is no doubt that Col. Jones and Lewis Gwynne knew each other. In 1648 Sir Owen Wynn, of Gwydir wrote to the colonel asking him to do any good office which he was able to do on behalf of Lewis Gwynne of Bala. The colonel replied that he would do so. Sir Owen Wynn, who had succeeded to his father's baronetcy, was a first cousin of Lewis Gwynne's wife.
     Col. Jones became prominent in the Cromwellian administration of Ireland. Between 1650 and 1654 he was one of the six parliamentary commissioners who ruled the country, and at the end of the Commonwealth he was the head of the parliamentary army in Ireland. It was at that latter stage that he bestowed a considerable benefit on the Bala family by prompting Richard Cromwell, who succeeded his father as Lord Protector, to grant in 1658 to Owen Wynne I two leases of church land in County Leitrim, one of land belonging to the See of Kilmore and the other of land belonging to the See of Ardagh. Such grants were called bishops' leases. Ten years later in 1668 Owen Wynne II bought for £750 from John Abercromby of Ballinaleck, County Fermanagh, a further 1000 acres in County Leitrim. But the bulk of the Wynne property in the latter county remained the land which was comprised in the bishops' leases. Thus in the 19th century, to anticipate what is said in chapter twelve, the capital value to the Wynnes of the bishops' leases was assessed at £43,000, while the remainder of the Leitrim estate, which consisted of 800 leases at low rents, was estimated to be worth £20,750. The acreage of the bishops' leases was far greater than that of other Wynne property in the county. The total acreage of the Wynne estate in the 19th century in Leitrim was 15,500, of which the only land which we can be sure was bought by the Wynnes was the 1000 acres referred to above. Again, the income derived from the bishops' leases was substantial.
     The prospect of acquiring the bishops' leases was, then, the reason why the Welsh-speaking Owen left his own country and sailed to Ireland. He established himself there in a remarkably short time. He was High Sheriff, under the Commonwealth, of Leitrim and Roscommon in 1659 and again of Leitrim in 1663. The Wynne house in Lurganboy, named Lurganboy Lodge, which still stands in that small town, was probably built by him. He married Catherine, daughter of Lord Strabane, son of the Earl of Abercorn and Lady Sarah Gordon, daughter of the Marquess of Huntly. Through Lady Sarah there is a relationship with the House of Stuart. O'Rorke says of Lady Sarah Gordon that she got into great trouble by her previous marriage to the ill-fated Sir Phelim O'Neill, who had been an instigator of the rising of 1641 and who was executed by Cromwell. The Earl of Abercorn had been one of the Scottish undertakers of the Ulster plantation. He was a pioneer in agriculture and had built the first village at Belfast.
     After the Restoration Owen Wynne held the rank of colonel in the army of Charles II. When he succeeded his Welsh father in 1663 he was the owner of the family estate in Wales together with the bishops' leases of the church lands in County Leitrim. At his death his personal property in Ireland, including livestock, was valued at £532, a figure which excludes the value of the land. He left four sons and three daughters, of whom the eldest son James and the third son Owen, the first Wynne of Hazelwood, are the subject of the two following chapters. His benefactor, Col. John Jones, through whose influence Owen Wynne had obtained the bishops' leases, expected little mercy at Charles II's restoration, for he had been one of the parliamentarians who had signed the death warrant of Charles 1, and for that he was tried and executed in September, 1660. He faced his trial and sentence with dignity and fortitude.
     WAR 1688 - 1713: With hardly a break the states of Europe were at war during the closing years of the 17th century and the opening years of the 18th century in an attempt to curb the military aggression of Louis XIV of France. Members of the Wynne family who fought in these wars were Owen Wynne I's three sons, namely James, Lewis and Owen II, and his three grandsons, namely James' son, also called James, and Lewis' two sons, Owen Wynne III and John.
     In the history of England and Ireland the year 1688 when William and Mary were offered and accepted the crown is, of course, of crucial importance. Already William, as the stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, had been at war with Louis for some years, for Louis' purpose was to destroy the republic and ruin its trade. The motives which lay behind the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688 were mixed. The Whig grandees who expelled James II and replaced him on the throne by William and Mary were determined to thwart James' policy of reverting to Stuart absolutism and, if possible, restoring Catholicism as the state religion. In no way would the oligarchy which ruled England permit the restoration of Catholicism, partly because the title to their land depended on the reformation settlement, but also because Catholicism was associated with political absolutism. Nor could they shut their eyes to Louis' revocation of the Edict of Nantes in the very year in which James had ascended the throne, with the subsequent persecution and cruelties to which the Protestants of France had been subjected. To William, on the other hand, his possession of the English crown represented a considerable accession of strength in the war against Louis. In addition William feared that, judging by their recent history, the English were quite capable of deposing James and replacing him with a commonwealth, thus repeating the history of Charles 1. William could not forget that during the Commonwealth England had been an ally of Louis in his war with the Dutch, for at that time the English, too, had seen how advantageous to them it would be if Dutch trade could be destroyed
     The 'War of the Two Kings' in Ireland, following James' disembarkation at Kinsale in March, 1689, was but one aspect of the European struggle. James' army consisted in part of French troops, while William's army had many contingents of Protestant French, Dutch, Germans and Danes. From James' point of view, if he won the war in Ireland he could take his army over to Scotland, join up with his supporters there under the Earl of Dundee and thence invade England and try to regain his throne. Louis' purpose was expressed in the following words addressed by his ambassador to James:
Ireland was to be severed from the English crown, purged of English colonists, re-united to the Church of Rome, placed under the protection of the House of Bourbon and made in everything but name a French province'.
     Except for making Ireland a French province, these words embody the aims of the Irish who fought in James's army. Above all the Irish war offered the opportunity to recover lost land. A Jacobite victory would reverse the Elizabethan conquests, the plantations and the Cromwellian land settlement. Conversely the English, Scottish and Welsh landowners had every reason to fight to retain what they held. The family of Wynne is but one example of those affected. It had established itself in Ireland barely thirty years before the start of the Williamite war. From May to July 1689, at a time when, apart from Derry and Enniskillen, all Ireland was in Jacobite hands, James held a parliament in Dublin. This parliament enacted that Catholic landowners or their heirs should recover the land they had held in 1641. In addition an Act of Attainder was directed at those in Ireland who had joined the Williamite cause. The list of those attained contained 1,340 names headed by the Duke of Ormond and the Archbishop of Dublin. It contained the names of James Wynne of Lurganboy and his brothers, Lewis and Owen. Those whose names were on the list were declared traitors and liable to the usual punishments of death and confiscation. Thus the stakes were high. The fate of Irish Catholics in the event of a Williamite victory is expressed by Macaulay in his History in the following words:
     'The priest who had just taken possession of the glebe and the chancel, the Catholic squire who had just been carried back on the shoulders of his shouting tenantry into the hall of his fathers, would be driven forth to live on such alms as peasants, themselves depressed and miserable, could spare. These apprehensions provided such an outbreak of patriotic and religious enthusiasm as deferred for a time the inevitable day'.
     After the inevitable day and the defeat of the Jacobite forces in Ireland, William pursued the conflict with Louis in the Netherlands. There the war dragged on for nine years during which James Wynne died of wounds received in battle. After William's death in 1702 war against France was resumed on a wider scale, extending beyond the Netherlands to Spain, Italy, North America and the West Indies. In the next three chapters we shall see something of the service of the Wynne family in the army of William in Ireland and on the continent, and later during the war of the Spanish Succession in the army of the Duke of Marlborough.
     Colles, Ramsay. History of Ulster, v.4 ch.3: describes the military campaigns in Ireland..
Catherine Hamilton married secondly Col Owen Wynne (I) circa 1651 in Ireland. She was the widow of James Hamilton, of Manor Hamilton, co. Leitrim, and daughter of the 2nd Baron Strabane by his wife Lady Jane Gordon, 4th daughter of the 1st Marquess of Huntly. They were first cousins once removed.
Owen Wynn took depositions 1 June 1653 re the Irish massacres of 1641.
An order made 3 Dec 1656 for removing Irish Papists out of wall'd towns, garrisons, etc & sent to the following towns & prisons? ... Sligo - Col. Richard Coote, Francis Gore and Owen Wynne , Esq.
Col Owen Wynne (I) was granted land in 1658 in Leitrim, Ireland. In 1658 the Lord Protector, Richard Cromwell, granted Owen Wynne two leases of church land in county Leitrim, one belonging to the See of Kilmore, the other to the See of Ardagh. He was High Sheriff in co. Leitrim and Roscommon in 1659. He was High Sheriff of Leitrim in 1663.
Lloyd of Rhiwaedog, who claimed (probably correctly) that his family was descended from Rhirid Flaidd, pointed out the connection between Lewis Gwynne of Bala and the Wynns of Maesmochnant. He told Richard that he (Lloyd) had found in the British Museum a manuscript of about 1680 which set out correctly the ancestry of the Wynnes of Lurganboy back to Howell, fifth in descent from Rhirid Flaidd. Through Lloyd's help Richard himself discovered the will, dated 1527, of David ap Meredith. On the back of it were the following words written by Owen Wynne I. "This is the last will and testament of David ap Meredith ap Howell, my great-grandfather, whose heir I am, Owen Wynne, Bala, 5th June, 1665.".
[c.1775]. Piece of paper on which a subsequent Wynne has made an abstract of two documents, the first a very brief one: '2 May 1668. John Abercromby of Ballinleck, in the county of Fermanagh sells to Owen Wynne [I] of Manor Hamilton the Lurganboy estate containing by estimation 1,000 acres for [£]750.' The second and more detailed extract is of the will of this Owen Wynne of Lurganboy, dated 3 June 1670 [see also MIC666/A/5/2]..
     Col Owen Wynne (I) made a will dated 3 June 1670 in Lurganboy, Leitrim. Owen Wynne of Lurganboy co. Leitrim (shield) 3 June 1670: mentions his wife Catherine (with child), younger children Lewis, Owen, Catherine, Lucy & John. Son & heir James. Bro-in-law Edw Wynne, brother Cadwallader Wynne, niece Dorothy Cocksedge, alias Roberts.
     Owen died after 3 June 1670 in Lurganboy, Leitrim, Ireland.
     His will was proved in 1671 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. An inventory of his estate was dated in 1676 The item is the original of a probate inventory of the goods and chattels of Owen Wynne I, late of Lurganboy, 1676, including specific mention of a number of fabrics, 'A press of books', valued at only £5, money owing, including 'Desperate debts', etc, etc..

Children of Col Owen Wynne (I) and Catherine Hamilton

Gen Owen Wynne (II)

(circa 1664 - 28 February 1736/37)
      Guthrie Jones, 1994, wrote: Lieutenant-General Owen Wynne II, 1664-1737: Owen Wynne II, the third son of Owen Wynne 1 of Lurganboy, was born in 1664 or 1665. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied for the Bar. In 1689 he was a captain in the Earl of Roscommon's Regiment of Foot and in the following year fought with the Williamite forces at the Boyne. He left Ireland for Flanders with his brother James' regiment in April, 1694. In November of that year the regimental agent in London, John Pain, wrote to Brig-General James Wynne to say that Owen was held at Calais as a prisoner-of-war of the French. Later in the same month Pain wrote again to James Wynne, then at Ghent, to say that an exchange of prisoners was to take place, adding 'we have twenty of theirs to one of ours held by them'. Pain wrote again in December to say that Owen, now promoted Major, had landed with other officers at Margate, that he had travelled to London and that he had had a meeting with Pain. Thereafter Owen returned to the continent and served with Colonel Charles Ross's Regiment of dragoons, a regiment which had been Wynne's dragoons until James Wynne was promoted to Brigadier-General. He continued to serve in Flanders until the Peace of Ryswick in 1697 brought a temporary lull in hostilities.
     We get so few glimpses of the private lives of the Wynnes that it is worth mentioning that the Belfast records contain two letters to Owen written in French from a Guillaume Beert at Cambrai (the town that gave its name to cambric) relating to the price of lace which Beert had to sell. Either Owen wished to decorate his own clothes in the prevailing 18th century style or, like all soldiers serving abroad, he wanted to send some presents home.
     The War of the Spanish Succession began in 1702, the year when Queen Anne ascended the throne. England, Holland and Austria formed an alliance against Louis in order to prevent Louis' grandson and heir from ascending the throne of Spain. If this event took place then on Louis' death France and Spain would be united under one monarch. The allies' candidate for the Spanish throne was an Austrian prince. If the allies were victorious a serious disturbance of the European balance of power would be avoided. The Duke of Marlborough's campaigns were fought mainly in Flanders, but the first of the great set battles, that of Blenheim, was fought far to the south near a village of that name on the upper Danube. This battle deserves our attention, for Owen Wynne, then Lt-Colonel, took part in it in command of his regiment, the 5th Royal Irish Dragoons. ... this was the new name of Wynne's dragoons. Blenheim was fought in August, 1704. In the previous year Bavaria, at first an adherent of the allies, changed sides and joined Louis. At this turn of events Louis, with the help of the Elector of Bavaria, aimed to march down the Danube, capture Vienna, and at one blow knock Austria out of the war. Louis' chances of success were increased by the fact that Austria's Protestant subjects in Hungary were in revolt. Marlborough determined to frustrate this plan. He obtained from the Dutch, nominally in Command of the armies in Flanders, permission to take an army south as far as the river Moselle. It was expected that he would then turn right and drive into France but instead, having reached Coblenz where the Moselle flows into the Rhine, he marched straight on past Mainz, Heidelberg and Stuttgart to Ulin on the upper Danube. From there he turned east along the Danube to Donauworth, where he was joined by an Austrian army under the command of Prince Eugene. Marlborough's march had covered 250 miles in five weeks. 'The annals of the British army', wrote Churchill, 'contain no more glorious episode than Marlborough's march from the North Sea to the Danube'. One must picture for oneself this army on the move: foot cavalry, artillery and the baggage train. The baggage train was made up of four-wheeled carts, drawn by horses or oxen, the wheels being eight feet in diameter, carrying arms, ammunition, tents, field kitchens and all the other paraphernalia of war.
     On the 2nd July Marlborough and Eugene stormed the Schellenberg, a strongly fortified hill overlooking Donauworth. Casualties were heavy, but the fortress was captured and entrance to Bavaria gained. Meanwhile two French armies and the Bavarian army were converging on Marlborough and Eugene. The allied armies moved west along the Danube to meet them. In the engagement at Blenheim, 36,000 men from Denmark, Prussia, Holland, Austria, Hanover and Hesse, together with a further 9,000 Englishmen (a portmanteau word to include the inhabitants of England, Ireland and Wales, for the word British cannot be used until the union with Scotland in 1707) won 2 decisive victory over the French. Many may only know of this battle through Southey's poem 'After Blenheim'. One verse must suffice:
     'They say it was a shocking sight
     After the field was won:
     For many thousand bodies here
     Lay rotting in the sun;
     But things like that, you know, must be
     After a famous victory'.
     The Blenheim Roll, which is printed in Dalton's English Army Lists, and consists of a list of regiments which took part in the battle, contains the name of the 5th Royal Irish Dragoons with Lt-Col. Owen Wynne as their commander. Wynne received a bounty of £78-10-0 for the battle. This sum may be compared with £600 awarded to the Duke and £27 to those holding the rank of captain. The strategic results of the battle were immense. Vienna was saved; all Bavaria fell to the allies; and the prestige of the French among the armies of Europe was seriously damaged.
     In March, 1705, Owen Wynne was appointed Colonel of the 23rd Regiment of Foot, a regiment which was raised in England and which sailed for Flanders in 1708. He was appointed Brig-General in 1706; this promotion probably involved his relinquishing the command of the foot regiment. The 23rd regiment took part in the siege of Lille, a fortress well within the frontiers of France. In this operation James Wynne the younger took a part, a fact which will be referred to later. After the fall of Lille, Brig-General Wynne was sent by Marlborough to command the garrison of the fortress.
     At the Battle of Malplaquet, fought in 1709, the cavalry of fourteen squadrons contained two squadrons of the 5th Royal Irish Dragoons. That battle opened the way to the siege of Douai, a fortress nearer even than Lille to Paris. Both Marlborough and Eugene took part in the siege while among the British troops was the 23rd Regiment of Foot which Owen had previously commanded. When the war ended in 1713 Owen Wynne held the rank of Major-General. In 1715 he was placed on the staff in Ireland as Colonel of the 9th Royal Irish Dragoons. In 1727 he was promoted to Lieutenant-General and appointed Commander-in-Chief in Ireland. The army in Ireland, of which he became the head, was not an Irish army, for the enlistment of Irish troops, whether Protestant of Catholic, was forbidden. This rule was relaxed towards the middle of the century as the demand for troops to serve abroad increased, but even then Presbyterians were barred until 1780. An Irish Catholic, if of appropriate social standing, could obtain a commission in the cavalry, but not in the infantry until 1793. This army, which was always under strength and over-officered, was a by-word for inefficiency, incompetence and even fraud. Officers, who were appointed through patronage without regard to military efficiency, neglected both discipline and training. Fraud was practised through fictitious muster rolls claiming pay for non-existent soldiers, while the costs claimed for building barracks were inflated. We cannot tell whether General Wynne was able to introduce a measure of reform into this organisation. As the century wore on the army was depleted by the calls on it to serve abroad in the British forces during the War of American Independence. Its place was taken, by voluntary militia and yeomanry regiments which provided the troops available to meet the rising of 1798.
     Quite apart from his army service, Owen Wynne II established fol himself a foremost position in the north-west of Ireland. He was a member of Parliament for Carrick-on-Shannon in 1692 at a time when a serving soldier, in Ireland or in England, was not excluded from membership. He married a daughter of Robert Miller of Milford, County Mayo, but had no children. In some manner he succeeded in becoming a rich man. He was able in 1720 to buy land in County Cavan for £15,000 from the Duke of Wharton. Wharton's father had been Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and had written the mock Irish words of Lilli-Burlero which, when set to music, became widely popular with the English, both military and civilian, and which, Wharton senior boasted, had sung a King (James II) out of three Kingdoms. The dukedom conferred on the son, who at the end of his life was reduced to beggary, drunkenness and destitution in France, is described in the Dictionary of National Biography as being the most extraordinary creation of an English dukedom on record.
     Two years later in 1722 Owen Wynne bought the family's estates in County Sligo for £20,000. The previous history of this land will be considered in chapter seven. The conveyance included parts of the town of Sligo, together with the town's fairs, markets, tolls and customs. These, although profitable, were to cause much trouble arid controversy in later years. At Hazelwood he built his house, to the designs of the German architect Richard Cassels, some of whose other buildings are Leinster House, Powerscourt, the dining hall at Trinity and St. John's Church, Sligo.
     In the same year, 1722, Owen, then a Major-General, together with his brother John and his brother-in-law, Col. John Ffolliott, were elected burgesses of Sligo. There followed what O'Rorke calls a coup d'etat on a small scale. A previous Provost (an office corresponding to mayor), John de Butts, and the town clerk and recorder, George Bennett , were expelled from the council by the new Provost and Wynne supporter, Mitchelbourne Knox. O'Rorke writes:
     "The council being thus purged of these obnoxious elements, the Wynnes might now manage it as they liked, the result being that the owner of Hazelwood, for the time being, had the Corporation of Sligo, as completely as his own household, under control; and when vacancies occurred in the body the persons elected were always members, connections, friends or creatures of the Wynne family. While the Wynnes surrounded themselves in this way with their Sligo friends, they took care also to arm their relations living at a distance, - the Coles, Farnhams, Sanders - with the franchises of the borough, in order that if any hostile local combination threatened, it might be crushed with the aid of this friendly family reserve'.
     The result was that parliamentary elections in the borough of Sligo became merely a matter of form, the choice of member being fixed beforehand at Hazelwood. Although the county was not quite so obviously in the pocket of the Wynne family, yet the family influence was great enough to secure one of its members for one of the two county seats. Owen II himself sat for the borough from 1713 to 1727 when, before the purchase of Hazelwood, his address was given as Lurganboy, and for the county from 1727 to his death in 1737. In succeeding chapters reference will be made to particular elections, but one may here generalise by saying that one of the borough seats was always held by a Wynne from 1715 to 1806 and one of the county seats from 1727 to 1790.
     Owen Wynne II died in 1737. He left his estate to his nephew, Owen Wynne III.
     Writing at the beginning of the following century, the Rev. Richard Wynne, brother of Owen Wynne V, stated that General Wynne was offered a peerage but refused it; he (the General) said he would rather be the first of the commoners than the last of the peers. Even if he had accepted a peerage, the title would have become extinct on his death.
. Gen Owen Wynne (II) was born circa 1664 in Sligo, Ireland. He was the third son. He was the son of Col Owen Wynne (I) and Catherine Hamilton.
     Gen Owen Wynne (II) and Catherine Hamilton, Brig-Gen James Wynne, Lewis Wynne, Catherine Wynne, Lucy Wynne and John Wynne were beneficiaries in Col Owen Wynne (I)'s will dated 3 June 1670 in Lurganboy, Leitrim.
     Owen matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, on 10 May 1682. He was a pensioner prepared by Mr Wilson, aged 17, son of Owen and born co. Sligo. B.A. Vern 1686, LL11.D. (speciali gratia) Vern 1718. It is annotated that he was MP co. Sligo & Lt. General.
     He served served in the British Army from 1689. Wikipedia states (2019) Lieutenant-General Owen Wynne (1665-1737) was an Irish officer in the British Army, and a member of the Parliament of Ireland.
He was the third son of Owen Wynne, who settled in Ireland about the year 1688, having previously lived in Wales. In 1688 he was serving in the army of James II, but being a Protestant, he transferred his allegiance to the Prince of Orange on the breaking out of the Glorious Revolution. He was with Major-General Kirke's force sent from England to the relief of Londonderry, and he also took some part in the defence of Enniskillen, and served through the War in Ireland..      
Gen Owen Wynne (II) was was the Member of Parliament in 1692 for Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim/Roscommon, Ireland.
Owen Wynne was appointed a major in his brother James Wynne's Dragoons on 1 November 1694, and served with his Regiment through the Flanders campaign of 1694 to 1697, being promoted lieutenant-colonel in July 1695, taking the place of Charles Ross, promoted colonel of the regiment on the death of James Wynne. He served under Marlborough and was promoted colonel in 1703, and in 1705 he raised and commanded a regiment of foot. The year 1706 saw him a brigadier-general, and in 1709 he was promoted to major-general. [Source: Wikipedia, 2014].
Gen Owen Wynne (II) married Unknown Miller. She was the second daughter of Robert Miller of Milford co. Mayo, but they had no issue.
     He served as an officer in the British Army from 1702. 1702 March: Col. Ross's Regt of Dragoons - Lt Col. Own Wynne.
James the younger was penniless, for his father died insolvent. On 8 November 1707, twelve years after his father's death, James signed a document which reads as follows:
"Know all men by these presents that I, James Wynne of Lurganboy son and heir of James Wynne of Lurganboy, deceased, have maturely considered the many and great debts contracted by my father in his life time and which were left unpaid at the time of his death as also the insufficiency of the estate and assets by him left for paying the said debts and for maintaining of me and my sisters, Dorothy, Sidney, Jane and Mary Wynne. I gratefully acknowledge the kindness of my uncle Owen Wynne of Ballinow [sic - Ballynew?]] in the county of Mayo, Esquire, in taking upon him the administration of my said father's goods and chattels and the guardianship of me during my minority and being fully satisfied that the sum of money by him expended paying my said fathers' debts, in maintaining of me and my sisters and portioning my sister, Dorothy, do far exceed the sum of money he had or might have received as executor or guardian as aforesaid. Do therefore hereby exonerate, discharge, release and forever quit claim unto the said Owen Wynne, his heirs, executors and administrators, of and from all manner of accounts and demands whatsoever from the beginning of the world unto the date of these presents."
The occasion when this document was signed by James was attended by much solemnity. Five witnesses added their signatures to it. These were John Dunbar, brother-in-law of James Senior; Owen Wynne III; John Wynne, who was probably James Senior's brother; and John Miller and Francis Cocksedge, relations of the Wynne family by marriage.
1709 Commission of Owen Wynne II as a Major-General, signed by Queen Anne and countersigned by H[enry] Boyle [later Lord Carleton]..      
Gen Owen Wynne (II) was the Member for Ballyshannon in Parliament from 1715 to 1727, and Sligo between 1727 & 1737 He was also a Privy Councillor, and in 1736 Governor of Londonderry in 1715.
In 1715 Major-General Wynne raised and commanded the regiment later known as the 9th Lancers. From the head of Owen Wynne's Dragoons, he was transferred to the colonelcy of the 5th Horse, later the 4th Dragoon Guards. Promotion to lieutenant-general followed in 1726, and in 1728 Owen Wynne was Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's Forces in Ireland. In August 1732 he was transferred from the 5th Horse to the colonelcy of his old regiment, the Royal Irish Dragoons, which appointment he retained until his death in 1737. [Wikipedia, 2014].
     He served served in the British Army in 1715 in Preston, Lancashire. According to Burke he raised the 9th Dragoons in 1715.
     Wynn (& others) regiment had been assigned under the command of General Wills at the Garrison of Chester. 14 Nov 1715, Monday morning the Earl of Derwentwater surrendered the said town and he and all his men that were then at that town were made prisoners of war. ... Men raided and looted the town. ... The Earl of Derwentwater & Col. Mackintosh came forward and surrendered themselves to Col. Churchill. ... Of Maj General Wynn's Dragoons, 6 privates killed, 1 captain, 1 Lieut. 1 cornet, 21 privates wounded and 15 horses killed or lost, but this list is regarded as inaccurate.
Gen Owen Wynne (II) was trustee to a marriage settlement between Major John Dunbar and Anne Killigrew dated 20 May 1718. Extract from the pre-niptial marriage settlement of Major John Dunbar and Ann Killigrew, dated May 20, 1718. ... and whereas the said Anne Killigrew is also seized in fee to her and her heirs of & in several lands and tenements herinafter mentioned to be lying & situate in the said county of Cornwall, and whereas the said John Dunbar is likewise seized in fee of the manor, town & lands of Kilcoe, situate, lying and being in the county of Fermanagh , Upper and Lower Ballicarey in Catherloch [Ballycarney, Carlow]; Prisloe in Budock. The trustees to said settlement were, Sir William Twysden, Martin Killigrew, Owen Wynne and Walter Weldon. Witnesses, Francis Errisey, John Hamilton, Thomas Wilson.
July 1719. Commission of Major-General Owen Wynne II as Colonel of the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Horse, signed by the [2nd] Duke of Bolton as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland..
In 1722 Gen Owen Wynne (II) purchased property in Hazlewood, Calry, Sligo, Ireland, in 1722. He paid £20,000 for the property and built Hazelwood House which was designed by John Cassels in 1722.
     He served in the British Army as Lt General & Commander in Chief of Ireland in 1728.
     Gen Owen Wynne (II) made a will dated from 3 August 1734 to 28 February 1736. Abstract of will of Owen Wynne, Lt. General, of Hazelwood co. Sligo - Niece Mary Wynne of Catherlagh, Catherine Wynne of Dublin £400 on marriage. Niece Katherine Wynne als Folliott wife of his nephew Owen Wynne of Lurganboy co. Leitrim Esq. Said nephew sole exor. Witnesses; Natl Clements of Dublin Esq. Lt Lewis Folliott of Lt Gen Thos Pearce's Regt. of Horse, Thomas Cox, cornet in said regiment. Dated 3 Aug 1734, codicil 28 Feb 1736, Narrated 17 June 1737.
     Owen died on 28 February 1736/37 in Hazlewood, Sligo, IRL.
     His will was proved on 17 June 1737 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.

Captain Owen Wynne III?

(1687 - 1755)
     Captain Owen Wynne III? was born in 1687 in Foxford, Toomore, Mayo, Ireland. He was the son of Lewis Wynne and Rebecca Bingham.
     Owen matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, on 3 February 1703/4. He was a pensioner (Mr Dennis, Enniskillen), Feb 3 1703/4, aged 17; son of Lewis, generosus; b. Foxford, co. Mayo. LL.D. (Speicali gratia) Vern 1718 [M.P. co. Sligo].
Captain Owen Wynne III? served in the military as Ensign from 25 Mar 1705 between 1705 and 1713. He was described as son of Lewis Wynne, younger brother to Brig. General Owen Wynne. He was placed on the half pay as Lt. in 1713.
Captain Owen Wynne III? married Catherine ffolliott, daughter of Col John ffolliott and Lucy Wynne. She was his first cousin Catherine, daughter of Col. John ffoliott.
Captain Owen Wynne III? was trustee to a marriage settlement between Major John Dunbar and Anne Killigrew dated 20 May 1718. Extract from the pre-niptial marriage settlement of Major John Dunbar and Ann Killigrew, dated May 20, 1718. ... and whereas the said Anne Killigrew is also seized in fee to her and her heirs of & in several lands and tenements herinafter mentioned to be lying & situate in the said county of Cornwall, and whereas the said John Dunbar is likewise seized in fee of the manor, town & lands of Kilcoe, situate, lying and being in the county of Fermanagh , Upper and Lower Ballicarey in Catherloch [Ballycarney, Carlow]; Prisloe in Budock. The trustees to said settlement were, Sir William Twysden, Martin Killigrew, Owen Wynne and Walter Weldon. Witnesses, Francis Errisey, John Hamilton, Thomas Wilson.
     Owen was appointed High Sheriff of co Sligo in 1723 & 1745, and co. Leitrim in 1724.
     He succeeded his uncle Lt Gen. Owen Wynne, MP, Commander in Chief in Ireland, at Hazlewood c. 1737.
     Captain Owen Wynne III? made a will dated 23 May 1755. THere was another Captain Owen Wynne of de Grangue's Dragoons whose will was proved in 1747. De Grangues's Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army during the War of the Austrian Succession. It was commanded by Colonel Henry de Grangues and was ranked as the 60th Regiment of Foot. On 2 February 1741 a royal warrant was issued to Henry de Grangues to raise a regiment of foot of ten companies. De Grangues had previously had command of a Dutch regiment in the English service. In October 1742 De Grangues took command of the 30th Regiment of Foot, later rising to rank of lieutenant-general in the year of his death, 1754. The colonelcy of the 60th Foot, which was transferred to the Irish Establishment, remained vacant until 1743 when Sir John Bruce Hope, 7th Baronet was appointed. The regiment was disbanded in 1748. On 1 April 1743 de Grangues was appointed Colonel of 9th Regiment of Dragoons on the Irish establishment. [Wikipediea]
     Owen died in 1755.
     His will was proved on 8 July 1756 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.

Children of Captain Owen Wynne III? and Catherine ffolliott

Rees Wynne

     Rees Wynne was born in Wales. He was the son of Meredith ap Ieuan Wyn and Alice William ap Griffith.

Richard Wynne

(circa 1600 - )
     Richard Wynne was born circa 1600 in Maesmochnant, Llanrhaedr-ym-Mochnant, Denbighshire, Wales. He was the son of Robert Wynne and Catherine Lloyd.

Child of Richard Wynne

Richard Wynne

     Richard Wynne was the son of Lt Col John Wynne and Elizabeth Knott.

Robert Wynne

(after 1553 - )
     Robert died in Maesmochnant, Llanrhaedr-ym-Mochnant, Denbighshire, Wales.
Of Maesmochnant, Denbighshire (of the Gwydir family).
Robert Wynne married Catherine Lloyd, daughter of David Lloyd ap William, in Wales. Robert Wynne was born after 1553 in Wales. He was the sixth child of Morris & Jane according to the tree. Wikipedia (oin Dec 2011) states: Before the end of January 1573[2], Morris married his third wife Katheryn of Berain and they had four children:
Edward Wynn. Married Blanche Vaughan.
Siân (Jane) Wynn (d.1665). Married Simon Thelwall.
Morris Wynn (b.1563, d. 1609)
Robert Wynn. He was the son of Morris Wynne and Jane Bulkeley.

Children of Robert Wynne and Catherine Lloyd

Robert Wynne

     Robert Wynne was the son of Morris Wynne and Catherine ferch Tudor ap Robert Vychan.

Rytherch Wynne

     Rytherch Wynne was born in Wales. He was the son of Meredith ap Ieuan Wyn and Alice William ap Griffith.

Sidney Wynne

(say 1600 - )
     Sidney Wynne was born say 1600 in Maesmochnant, Llanrhaedr-ym-Mochnant, Denbighshire, Wales. She was the daughter of Robert Wynne and Catherine Lloyd.
Sidney Wynne married Lewis Gwynne ap Cadwallader, son of Cadwallader ap Rhydderch and Margaret ferch Jenn.

Children of Sidney Wynne and Lewis Gwynne ap Cadwallader

Sidney Wynne

     Sidney Wynne was the daughter of Brig-Gen James Wynne and Catherine Bingham.
Sidney Wynne married Geroge or John Miller.

son Wynne

     Son Wynne was the son of Lt John Wynne.

William Wynne

     William Wynne was born in Wales. He was the son of Meredith ap Ieuan Wyn and Alice William ap Griffith.

Katherine Wynsemore

(say 1610 - )
     Katherine Wynsemore was born say 1610 in Hampshire?.
Katherine Wynsemore married Thomas Fawler on 5 August 1630 in Odiham, Hampshire.

Joan Wyse

     Joan Wyse married Warin de Lisle 2nd Baron as his second wife, after 1376.

Marmaduke Wyvill

     Marmaduke Wyvill was born in Burton Hall, Yorkshire, England.
He was of Constable Burton and MP for York..
Marmaduke Wyvill married Rachael Milnes, daughter of Richard Slater Milnes or Rich and Rachael Busk, on 13 December 1813 in Ferry Fryston, Yorkshire.

Edmund Yeo

     Edmund Yeo married Elizabeth Killigrew, daughter of John Killigrew and Dorothy Monk.

Thomas Yeo

     Thomas Yeo married Margaret Ruby, daughter of Richard Ruby and Mary Curson, on 27 April 1762 in Okehampton, Devon.

Lily Mabel Yeulett

     Lily Mabel Yeulett married George Thomas Cocksedge, son of George Cocksedge and Emma Cocksedge, in August 1899 in Whittington, Derbyshire. They moved to Yorkshire soon afterwards.

Charlotte Yonge

(1857 - )
     Charlotte Yonge was born in 1857 in Hawstead, Suffolk, England.
Charlotte Yonge married Charles Cocksedge, son of Horatio Cocksedge and Maria Rose, on 26 November 1882 in Hawstead, Suffolk.

Children of Charlotte Yonge and Charles Cocksedge

Bartholomew York

(circa 1628? - )
     Bartholomew York was born circa 1628?. He was the son of Paul York and Faith Popplewell.
     Bartholomew York was mentioned in the will of George Popplewell dated 29 May 1668.

John York

(before 17 August 1619 - )
     John York was born before 17 August 1619 in Washingborough, Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of Paul York and Faith Popplewell.

Paul York

(circa 1595? - )
     Paul York was born circa 1595?.
Paul York married Faith Popplewell, daughter of Robert Popplewell and Ann Brighouse, on 5 June 1616 in Belton, Lincolnshire. Faith Poplewell married Paule Yorke de Wathingburgh gent. quinto die June 1616.

Children of Paul York and Faith Popplewell

Simon York

(before 20 October 1625 - )
     Simon York was born before 20 October 1625 in Washingborough, Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of Paul York and Faith Popplewell.
Simon York married Ann Waterhouse on 2 July 1657 in St Martin's, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
     Simon York was mentioned in the will of George Popplewell dated 29 May 1668.

Thomas York

(13 June 1622 - )
     Thomas York was christened on 13 June 1622 in Washingborough, Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of Paul York and Faith Popplewell.
Thomas York married (?) Unknown before 1668. Thomas, his wife and their children were mentioned in his uncle George's will of 1668.