Dan- You are not alone, as your subject line implies, the Woburn branch has been confused by some on this board and others in the past with the Edmund Wynne son of George Wynne who were connected with the Jamestowne enterprise between 1610 and 1619. Some have sent very testy replies apparently not happy that the Edmund Wynne of Jamestowne is not related to the Edward Winn of Woburn, MA. George Wynne, his father had died sometime in 1610 and Edmund inherited among other assets his father's 3 shares in the Virginia Co. of London venture in addition to the 2 shares he purchased in his own right through their membership in the Merchant Taylors Guild.
It was only after the Viscount Bulkeley made several appearances during 1618-19 VA Co. Quarter Court Sessions held at the Earl of Southampton's home in London to insist that one of his younger son's - who was not in line to inherit - be allotted the Viscount's 8 shares of stock issued in a land patent that the Virginia Quarter Court was finally forced to begin to issue land patents to Virginia Co. shareholders. The VA Co. finally was bankrupt by 1624-5 but by then it had issued a fair number of land patents the Crown recognized when it took over administration of the colony.
In short Edmund Wynne lived, married, had issue and died in London, England and would have never had any incentive other than what for him was a meager plantation perhaps of 500 acres always on the verge of failure either from indian uprisals or failed crops in the new world to distract him from his far more lucrative business in London - not to mention the comforts of a London merchant prince. This is not to say that he may have made several trips to the new world prior to reciept of his land patent after the death of his father as the family strikes me as seafarers as well as woolen merchants. But even if so there is no Virginia record of this line of Wynne ever settling in VA during the early to mid 1600's.
The line of Edward Winn of Woburn is not in any way related to the Edmund Wynne whose line is now distincted as the Baron St. Oswald (see British National Trust for more info).
The line of George/Edmund Wynne is likely the highest distincted paternal line of Wynne in British History. The maternal line of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos has precedence over both the Baron St. Oswald and Baronet William-Wynn lines.
Indisputably, the line of Williams-Wynn of Wynnstay has a long history in Wales a claim of descent from Rhodri Mawr, first King of N. Wales and earlier from Paternus of the Red Robe whose line incredibly claims descent from the family of Caesar's mother in law ca 60 ad.
There is a long standing story that Edward Winn of Woburn had a crest of 3 eagles vert. in a fesse above his mantle in plaster. This is the same coat armor borne by the Gwydir Wynn's [William-Wynn's] but it is also the same arms borne by a number of other family's with diferent surnames. Somehow someone has confused "Thorton Curtis" with Edward Winn of Woburn which is incorrect. No one has ever provided any proof that Edward Winn was in any way connected or originated from Thorton Curteis, Yorkshire apart from an assumption made from a late 1800's genealogy which is replete with errors.
It is Edmund Wynne's line that for a time in the early 1600's lived at Little Warley in Thornton Curteis in Essex [I forget the name of the warpentake - Oswaldkirk?] in which Thorton Curteis is located.
Edmund Wynne's sons, Rowland Wynne and his brother Mark bought Nostell Priory, Yorkshire in 1653 during the interregnum when the owner Sir John Wolstenholme [here I find it curious that Wolstenholme Towne in Virginia was near where the patent for Edmund Wynne's particular plantation was likely situated was also owned and financed by Sir John Wostenholme; a curious coincidence?] became a bankrupt The Wynne family have made substantial improvements and the first to inherit have lived at Nostell since its purchase. It is at Nostell I believe it was Rowland's son [possibly his brother Mark's son, Sir George Winn was created a baronet in 1660 - one of the first if not the first by Chas. II upon assuming the throne in recognition of the Wynne family's support of the crown during the interregnum.
Nostell has been considered the crowning glory of Robert Adam architecture and Thomas Chippendale furnishings though some argue Harewood House is its equal or better.
But to be clear the Jamestowne line probably never came to America and it is into this family Mary Berkeley, daughter of Rowland Berkeley married and had issue. In fact Edmund, her husband, named a son Rowland and this forename survives today in the line of the Baron St. Oswald of Nostell Priory, Yorkshire. -Robert