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Edward Wynne

Jesse Russell

Published April 21st 2012
ISBN : 9785512639337
Paperback
98 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Edward Wynne was Proprietary Governor of Ferryland colony from 1621 to 1626. Born in Wales, he was appointed by George Calvert (later, Lord Baltimore) to establish the colony, and in August 1621, he landedMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Edward Wynne was Proprietary Governor of Ferryland colony from 1621 to 1626. Born in Wales, he was appointed by George Calvert (later, Lord Baltimore) to establish the colony, and in August 1621, he landed at Ferryland with 12 men. By November of that same year, the colonists had completed a large dwelling, and then by Christmas, had added a stone kitchen. In 1622, a second group of colonists led by Daniel Powell was sent to the colony, bringing the population to 32, including seven women. Within a few years, the colony had housing, a forge, a warehouse, sawmill and wharf. In 1623, the colony became the Province of Avalon when Calverts grant was confirmed, growing to a population of 100 by 1625. Wynne was dismissed that year, probably because he lacked the skills to govern a colony of that size and because Calvert himself wanted to govern the colony directly.