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John Maynard, Jr.

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Perhaps, Cambridgeshire , England
Death: December 22, 1711 (77-85)
Marlborough, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Maynard, of Sudbury and Elizabeth Maynard
Husband of Mary Maynard and Sarah (Blanford) [Keyes] Maynard
Father of Mary Woods; Hannah Davenport; Ens. John Maynard, IV; Elizabeth Brigham; Simon Maynard and 6 others
Half brother of Zachariah Maynard, Sr.; Elizabeth Graves and Mary Hudson

Occupation: carpenter
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About John Maynard, Jr.

John Maynard, Jr.

  • Gender: Male
  • Birth: circa 1630 England
  • Death: December 22, 1711 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay

John was born c 1630 in England, and in 1638, came to America with his father John, they settled in Sudbury, MA. After his marriage to Mary Gates they moved to Marlborough, MA John's will dated 18 May 1703 names four sons: John Simon, David, Zachariah and the youngest son Joseph; two daughters: Hannah Davenport and Elizabeth Brigham, Sarah Maynard and Lydia Maynard.


He was the son of John Maynard & his 1st wife, named in his will.


  1. Mary Gates Birth 15 October 1636, Hingham, Essex, England Baptism15 October 1636, Hingham, Essex, England Age: <1 DeathHingham, Essex, England. Father - Stephen Gates (1599-1662) and Mother - Anne Veare (1602-1682). Marriage 5 April 1658, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  2. Sarah Blanford, daughter of Dorothy and John Blanford, was born 27 Jan 1642 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. married about 1679 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony


  1. Hannah (1660-1729)
  2. Simon (1666-1747)
  3. John (1661-1731)
  4. Elizabeth (1664-1733)
  5. David (1669-1748)
  6. Lydia (1682-)
  7. Joseph (1685-)
  8. Mary (1656-1677)
  9. Sarah (1680-)
  10. Hannah (1674-)
  11. Zachariah (Mainor) , 7s (1672-1783)




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John Maynard

  • BIRTH 1630 Hingham, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England
  • DEATH 22 Dec 1711 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • BURIAL Spring Hill CemeteryMarlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
  • MEMORIAL ID 95550485

Married Mary Gates 5 Apr 1658

John is credited with a second wife in the Marlborough, MA., vital records book, which, unfortunately, does not provide a date. Since it was a second marriage for both it may have been by civil contract rather than a church affair. Many of those were never recorded in civil records, and we only learn of them from family bibles.

John Maynard (Jr) and Sarah Blandford, widow of Elias Keyes, are credited with being the parents of Sarah (1680), Lydia (1682), and Joseph (1685) Maynard, all born in Marlborough. (Thank you to Grace Schmitt #47044232 for the above bio information)

The gravestone photo posted for this memorial #95550485, John Maynard (1630-1711) is actually the photo of the stone for his son John (1661-1731). (Thank you Steve Shultz for this information)

Family Members

Parents John Maynard 1598 to 1672

Elizabeth Ashton Maynard 1602 to 1633

Spouse Mary Gates Maynard* 1636 unknown (m. 1658)

Half Siblings Zachariah Maynard* 1647 to 1724

Lydia Maynard Moore* 1648 to 1717

Children Hannah Maynard Davenport* 1660 to 1729

John Maynard* 1661 to 1731

David Maynard* 1669 to 1757

Zachariah Maynard* 1672 to 1738



His mother’s name is seen as Elizabeth Ashton without certainty. His father was John Maynard. John Maynard (Sr) 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.



ohn Maynard was born in England about 1630. He died in Marlborough, MA December 22, 1711. He married (1) in Sudbury, MA April 5, 1658, Mary Gates. She was the daughter of Stephen Gates and Ann Veare. She was baptized in Hingham, England October 15, 1636, died in Marlborough about 1678.

John Maynard was eight years old in 1638 when his father brought him to Sudbury, Mass. He married there in 1658 and moved to Marlborough soon after. On November 26, 1660, out of a total of 993 1/2 acres granted to 38 persons, he drew 23 acres located southeasterly of the meeting house, west of the house lot of John Woods, being near the east village on the road towards what later became Southborough. On October 29, 1686 he was listed as one of the proprietors of Ockoocangansett Plantation, later called Maynard and, with Richard Barnes and John Brigham, was ordered to lay out the land of the plantation and order the highways. He was most likely the John Maynard who was a selectmen in 1707 and 1710. The will of John Blandford of Sudbury, dated October 21, 1687, mentions his daughter Maynard, and the will of Dorothy Blandford of Marlborough, dated December 29, 1694, bequeathed to "daughter Sarah Mainard where I now am and where I have been well treated ever since I came from Sudbury, wife of John Mainard, Sr.".[1] On March 18, 1691/92 John Maynard was assigned to a garrison in Marlborough of twelve men, including his son John and headed by Ensign John Woods. The assignment was due to the first French and Indian War. John's name appears on a tax list of 1668 for the town of Marlboro. His tax was just over 11 shillings and he signed the list as one of the selectmen.

John's will was dated May 18, 1703 and names his four sons John, Simon, David, and Zachariah; two daughters Hannah Davenport and Elizabeth Brigham, youngest son Joseph; two youngest daughters Sarah and Lydia Maynard; Rachel Wheeler, a servant of some kind; Two grandchildren Mary Woods and Elizabeth Woods; and wife Sarah. John further requested his "Loving friends, John Woods senior and Isaac Amsden senior & James Woods to be overseers to this my last will and testament". The will was witnessed by Jonathan Woods, Sr., James Woods, and Isaac Amsden, Sr.[3/13:440] A codicil to the will, dated March 6, 1708, mentioned James, son of John's son John. The inventory of the estate, taken January 4 and proved January 9, 1711/12 by Isaac Temple, Simon Gates, and Isaac Amsden.


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John Maynard, Jr.'s Timeline

Cambridgeshire , England
September 30, 1653
Age 23
Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
August 3, 1659
Age 29
Sudbury, Middlesex, MA, United States
Age 30
Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
January 7, 1661
Age 31
Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
April 2, 1664
Age 34
Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 15, 1666
Age 36
of Marlboro, Middlesex, Mass
December 21, 1669
Age 39
Marlborough, Middlesex, MA, United States
October 27, 1672
Age 42
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA