Joseph Maynard

Joseph Maynard (1639 – 25 October 1689) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1665 to 1679.


Maynard was the son of Sir John Maynard, MP, by his first wife Elizabeth Henley daughter of Andrew Henley of Taunton, Somerset and was baptised on 15 December 1639.


He was a student of Middle Temple in 1663 but was never called to the bar as he came "much short of his father’s intellectual parts". In 1665, he was elected Member of Parliament for Bere Alston in the Cavalier Parliament although through the tardiness of the Sheriff of Devon he did not take his seat until nearly a year later. He was commissioner for recusants for Devon in 1675 and commissioner for assessment for Buckinghamshire from 1679 to 1680. He did not stand for parliament again as his father preferred to nominate more eminent representatives for the family borough.[1]

Maynard lived at Clifton Reynes, Buckinghamshire.

Marriages and childrenEdit

Maynard married twice:

Death and burialEdit

He died in his father's lifetime at the age of about 50 and was buried at Ealing.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Maynard
Richard Arundell
Member of Parliament for Bere Alston
With: Sir John Maynard
Succeeded by
Sir John Maynard
Sir WIlliam Bastard