John Maynard (1598 - 1672) MP

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Birthplace: Basingbourne, Richmond, Cambridgeshire, UK
Death: Died in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About John Maynard

JOHN MAYNARD b. Eng., d. Sudbury, MA 10 Dec 1672, m(1) ____, m(2) Sudbury 16 Jun 1648 Mary Axtell, widow of Thomas Axtell.

  • John Maynard probably brought a wife and one or more children with him to America. If so, the wife died soon because he was a widower with a boy 8 years old in 1638. He was one of the settlers who went to Sudbury Plantation in 1638 or 1639. His home lot of four acres was located in what is now Wayland at the junction of Old Mill Road (South St.) and Northwest Row (North St.), the road to Concord, adjacent to the homelot of Henry Rice. He was one of the 47 who shared in the division of Sudbury meadows in 1639.[1] John became a freeman in 1644 and was a fence-viewer soon after 1655.[7/42] On Jan. 4, 1655 he was granted land in the second squadron of the new grants, in what is now called Maynard. He received lot 22 of 130 acres, bounded on the north by the Concord line and south by the Lancaster highway.[2/65] In May 1656 he was one of 13 petitioners for land in what is now called Marlboro.[1]
  • John Maynard died in Sudbury on December 10, 1672. His will was dated Sept. 4, 1672 and proved April 1, 1673. In it are mentioned his eldest son John Maynard, son Zachery, wife Mary, daughter Elisabeth wife of Joseph Graves, daughter Lydia wife to Joseph Moore, and youngest daughter Mary, not yet married. His wife Mary and son Zachery were named joint executors. "My trusty friends Deacon John Haines, and Joseph Noys both of Sudbury" were to be supervisors to assist the executors. The will was witnessed by Henry Locker and John Toll.[5/4:24] The inventory of the estate was taken Dec. 30, 1672 by Edmund Goodenow, John Haines, and Joseph Noyes and came to 263 pounds.5/4:27]

The town of Maynard was named for John's descendant Amory Maynard, born Marlboro Feb. 28, 1804, son of Isaac and Lydia (Howe) Maynard.[7/83] Isaac was the proprietor of the Maynard Mills,[7/71] which later became the headquarters of Digital Equipment Corporation.

REF: [1] The Warner-Harrington Ancestry - Frederick C. Warner,

        1949 (pg.444)
    [2] Annals of Sudbury, Wayland, and Maynard - Alfred S. Hudson,
    [3] The History of Framingham - J.H. Temple, 1887
    [4] The History of Framingham - William Barry, 1847
    [5] Middlesex County Probate (First Series Docket 14851)
    [6] The Axtell Genealogy - Carson Axtell, 1945
    [7] The History of Marlborough - Charles Hudson, 1862
    [8] Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850
    [9] The American Genealogist, Vol. 60 


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John Maynard, of Sudbury's Timeline

Richmond, Cambridgeshire, UK
June 1, 1644
Age 46
Middlesex, MA, USA
June 15, 1646
Age 48
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
December 10, 1672
Age 74
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States