MAYNARD, John II (1638-62), of the Middle Temple.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

bap. 15 Aug. 1638, 2nd s. of John Maynard I by 1st w., and bro. of Joseph Maynard. educ. M. Temple, entered 1649, called 1659. unm.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Mdx. 1661-d.


Maynard’s elder brother died in infancy. He was himself described as of good intellectual parts and prodigious physical strength, able to tear a horseshoe in half. A lawyer like his father, he was named in both returns for the family borough of Bere Alston and presumably took his seat at once. Lord Wharton listed him as a friend, but the only evidence of his attendance at the House is his appointment with his father to the committee to restore the title of the Duke of Norfolk on 29 Nov. He is not known to have stood in 1661, and died in his chambers in the Middle Temple on 28 May 1662.2

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: M. W. Helms / J. S. Crossette


  • 1. Devon RO, Tavistock par. reg., ex inf. Dr M. de L. Landon.
  • 2. Plymouth City Lib. J. Prince, Devon Worthies; Cal. I. Temple Recs. iii. 444.