Robert Wynne (Mayor) Born: 1558/63 Salop, (Now Shrewbury), in Stottesdon, Shropshire Co., England Died: 6 Sep 1609 St. Georges Parish, Canterbury, Kent, England Buried: St. George's Parish, Canterbury, Kent, England
m. 1590/91 Canterbury, Kent, England to Frances Wattmer Born: 1565 Canterbury, Kent, England Died: 8 Sep 1609 St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England Buried: St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England (?the daughter of William Watmoughe/Wattmore and Margaret Sparkes/Parkes) 0r possibly dau. of William Wattmer and Joanna Hatch-)
Robert was a Woolen draper, a member of the Woolendrapers Guild (wool tailors union), He was an apprentice to John Rose, released from his indenture in 1590. Six years later Robert was the Mayor of Canterbury, England, and held that office from 1596-1599. He and Frances died of the Plague within 2 days of each other. Francis' father William Wattmer took the Wynne children to a house outside the city and procured a nurse for them. It was William who raised the children. In an Ecclesiastical Deposition dated 1604 he states that he came to Canterbury in 1579 and was in Swaddling Clothes in Shrewsbury, Salop (Shropshire) in 1558.
Robert Wynne was born in 1558 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.
Robert married Frances Wattmer, daughter of William Watmoughe/Wattmore/Wattmer and Margaret circa 1590.
Robert died on September 6, 1609, in Canterbury, Kent, England, at the age of 51, and was in St George's Church (demolished), Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England. 
This profile DOES NOT represent the Robert Wynn who was the son of Sir John Wynn of the house of Gwydir in Caernarvonshire, Wales. That Robert was a lawyer. He is not the same person as this Robert Wynn who was a woollen draper of Shrewsbury and Canterbury who later became Mayor of Canterbury.
Robert was born in 1558 and was originally from Shrewsbury (*1) Robert was a member of the Woolendrapers Guild and became the Mayor of Canterbury in 1599. In an Ecclesiastical Deposition dated 1604 he states that he came to Canterbury in 1579 and was in Swaddling Clothes in Shrewsbury, Salop (Shropshire) in 1558.
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The Will of Robert Wynne, Mayor of Canterbury Transcribed and submitted by Dorothy Tuttle
This is the last will and Testament a nuncupative of Robert Wynne late of the parish of St. Mary Bredman in the City of Canterbury, Alderman deceased by him uttered and declared for his last will and testament he being in good and perfect memory on the fourth day of ye month of September 1609 in these words following or the like in effort viz the said Robert Wynne being moved to make his will he said his will was quickly made for he did give and bequeath to Frances his wife the one half of his goods and chattels and the other halfe of his good and chattels he did give & bequeath to his children and he did move and appoint Frances his wife to be Executrix of his will & he named William Wattmer his brother to be his overseer and the said Robert Wynne further willed that Frances his wife should pay to Sara Effield her legacy given her in ye will of Christopher Effield her father deceased of whom the said Robert Wynne was Executor. He should leave enough behind him to discharge the same. Witnesses present at the uttering of the promises by the said Testator Robert Wynne for his last will and testament. Joseph Colege, Mr. James Bissell, Clerk, Leonard Ashendon and others. s/ James Bissell, Leonard Ashendon. Probatum: (Proved) 5 Dec 1609 by witness John Fish, Executor James Bissell & Supervisor William Watmer. (Canterbury Wills, Comistory Court of Canterbury, Vol. 41 folio 4, FHL Film 188854)
The parish records of St. George's in Canterbury show he and his wife were buried two days apart in September, 1609. Their deaths were in connection with a visitation of the plague to Canterbury, either bubonic plague, or typhus. The outbreak was severe. They left five young children orphans, and had it not been for the kindness of their uncle, William Watmer, they would have been destitute. He saw to it they were removed from the infected house until it was cleansed, and reclothed, housed, and looked after them during the quarantine. Then he boarded [BO:Peter:BO] and John with Rowland Dixon, the tailor, to follow an apprenticeship in their father's trade. Thomas was old enough to assume the responsibilities of his parent's house, Uncle William took Elizabeth and Anne to his home, and looked after the financial affairs of the young children. There is a detailed article of several pages length in the Archaeologia Cantiana, published by the Kent Archaeological Society, 1948, by Dorothy Gardiner, which tells of the dealings of "A Mayor of Canterbury: William Watmer, the Children's Friend". http://www.penjaccphoto.com/penleyged/nti04369.htm
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