MAYNARD, Sir William, 1st Bt. (1641-85), of Walthamstow, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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14 Apr. - 7 Nov. 1685

Family and Education

bap. 6 Oct. 1641, 3rd but 1st surv. s. of Charles Maynard, auditor of the Exchequer, of Walthamstow by Mary, da. of Zeager Corsellis, merchant, of London. m. lic. 10 May 1667, Mary, da. of William Bainbridge, Merchant Taylor, of London, 4s. (2 d.v.p.) 3da. suc. fa 1665. cr. Bt. 1 Feb. 1682.1

Offices Held

Commr. for assessment, Essex 1673-80; j.p. Essex 6673-d., Mdx. 1675-d.; commr. for recusants, Essex 1675; verderer, Waltham Forest by 1680-?d.2


Maynard was a second cousin of Banastre Maynard. His father, who acquired a small property at Walthamstow in 1639, was a royalist sympathizer, assessed by the committee for the advance of money for £1,000 in 1644, and decimated in 1656 on an estate valued at £200 p.a. Maynard himself, a Tory, was returned to James II’s Parliament for the county with the support of the Duke of Albemarle (Christopher Monck). A moderately active Member he was appointed to four committees, of which that to estimate the yield of a tax on new buildings was the most important. He died on 7 Nov. 1685 during the second session. His great-grandson, the 4th baronet, represented Essex from 1759 to 1772.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Authors: Gillian Hampson / Geoffrey Jaggar


  • 1. Morant, Essex, i. 34; J. R. Woodhead, Rulers of London, 22.
  • 2. Essex RO, D/C v 3/9; T 2/26; assize rolls 35/123-6; Q/SR 448/209.
  • 3. VCH Essex, vi. 255; Cal. Comm. Adv. Money, 334; Thurloe, iv. 436; Bramston Autobiog. (Cam. Soc. xxxii), 175-8.