MAYNARD, Joseph (1639-89), of Clifton Reynes, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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4 Nov. 1665

Family and Education

bap. 15 Dec. 1639, 3rd s. of John Maynard I, and bro. of John Maynard II. educ. M. Temple 1663. m. 25 May 1663, (1) (with £5,000), Mary, da. of Sir Edward Mosley, 1st Bt., of Rolleston, Staffs., 3da.; (2) lic. 5 June 1680, Elizabeth, da. of William Strode I of Newnham, Devon, s.p.1

Offices Held

Commr. for recusants, Devon 1675, assessment, Bucks. 1679-80.


Maynard was never called to the bar, coming ‘much short of his father’s intellectual parts’. He was elected to the Cavalier Parliament for the family borough of Bere Alston in 1665, but it was almost a year before he could take his seat. On 22 Oct. 1666 the House sent for the under sheriff of Devon in custody ‘to answer his abuse in refusing to make return of the writ’. He was probably more prominent as a pa