52 Ancestors – Week 397: #620 John Maynard (1661-1731) of Marlborough, Massachusetts

John Maynard (1661-1731) is #620 on my Ahnentafel Record, my seventh great-grandfather, who married #621 Lydia Ward (1665-1740) in 1688 in Marlborough, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended by:

* their son #310 James Maynard (1694-????) married #3311 Mary Morse (1697-????) in about 1719.
* their daughter #155 Lydia Maynard (1722-1802) married #154 David Batherick (1722-1794)in 1742.
* their daughter #77 Lydia Batherick (1752-1795) married #76 Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802)  in 1779.
* their son #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834) married #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882) in 1817.
* their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Identify:                 John Maynard[1–5]
*  Alternate Identify: John Mainord[6-7]
*  Intercourse:                    Male
*  Father:                John Maynard (1630-1711)
*  Mom:              Mary Gates (1636-1677)

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Delivery:                  7 January 1661, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,4,6]
*  Distribution:       8 January 1711/2 (age 51), father’s will proved; Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[7]
*  Loss of life:                15 Could 1731 (age 70), Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,3–4]
*  Burial:                after 15 Could 1731 (after age 70), Spring Hill Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]
*  Probate:             14 June 1731 (age 70), will proved; Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:          Lydia Ward (1665-1740)
*  Marriage 1:       about 1688 (about age 27), Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–2]
*  Baby 1:            John Maynard (1690-1741)
*  Baby 2:            Daniel Maynard (1692-1760)
*  Baby 3:            James Maynard (1694-    )
*  Baby 4:            Mary Maynard (1695-1717)
*  Baby 5:            Reuben Maynard (1698-1762)
*  Baby 6:            Abigail Maynard (1701-1778)
*  Baby 7:            Phineas Maynard (1703-1725)
*  Baby 8:            Bethia Maynard (1705-1720)
*  Baby 9:            Hezekiah Maynard (1708-1781)
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

A number of generations of the Maynard household have been included within the Marlborough, Massachusetts city historical past e-book[1], however with solely important dates and with out life particulars.
John “Mainord” was born 7 January 1661 in Marlborough, Massachusetts Bay, the son of John and Mary (Gates) Mainord, unique settlers of Marlborough[1,4,6].  
He married at age 27 in about 1688 to Lydia Ward (1665-1740), daughter of Richard and Mary (Moore) Ward of Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay.
The household resided in Marlborough, and so they had 9 kids, all however Bethia born and recorded in Marlborough city data:
*  John Maynard (1690-1741), married 1719 Hepsibah Brigham (1686-1757).
*  Daniel Maynard (1692-1760), married 1735 Mary Oaks (1710-1805).
*  James Maynard (1694-????), married 1719 Mary Morse (1697-????).
*  Mary Maynard (1696-1717).
*  Reuben Maynard (1698-1762), married 1745 Dorothy Williams (1714-????).
*  Abigail Maynard (1701-1778), married 1743 Nathan Tyler (1687-1782).
*  Phineas Maynard (1703-1725).
*  Bethia Maynard (1705-1720)
*  Hezekiah Maynard (1708-1781), married 1739 Tabitha How (1712-1757)
John’s father, John Mainord wrote a will on 18 Could 1703, which was proved on 8 January 1711/12 in Middlesex County Probate Court docket[7].  In his will, John Mainord the daddy bequeathed to his son John Mainord:

“Affirm unto my 4 sons particularly John mainord Simon mainord David mainord & Zachariah mainord all which[torn] heretofore given them by deed of Present below my hand and ?????[torn] ther Lawfull heiers without end, as ther parts in full, besides[torn] above Given on this my will.  As additional i doe will & Give unto my oldest Son John abovesd The uper finish, or westerly a part of my medow referred to as by the title of Richard medow, the wholl breadth therof till it Come to the narowest place proper cros from upland to upland, additional I give unto my s’d Son John a 5 acre city Proper throughout the Cow Commons to him & his heres for ever.”

John Maynard died at age 70 on 15 Could 1731 in Marlborough[1,3-4].  He was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Marlborough, the place his headstone stands[4].  The inscription is:

Right here lyes Buried
Y’e Physique of Ensign
John Maynard, He
Died Could y’e 15’th
1 7 3 1
In y’e 70 Yr
Of His Age
John Maynard died testate on 15 Could 1731 in Marlborough, having written a will 15 April 1731, which was proved on 14 June 1731 in Middlesex County Probate Court docket by the named executor Hezekiah Maynard[5].  Hezekiah Maynard, Abraham Amsden and James Woods posted 1000 pound bond on 14 June 1731.  There isn’t a stock or account within the probate property packet.  Lydia (Ward) Maynard died 10 January 1740, leaving no probate document.
The 1731 Will of John Maynard (1661-1731) of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, is within the Middlesex County Probate Court docket data[5]. The transcription of this can is:
Within the Identify of god Amen. The fifteenth day of April within the yr of our Lord 1731, I John Maynard of the City of Marlborough within the County of Middlesex in New England Gentleman being week and sickly of physique and nicely striken in years, However of good thoughts and reminiscence, Thanks be given to God.  Due to this fact calling to thoughts the mortality of my physique, and Understanding that it’s for all males as soon as to dye, do make And ordain this my Final Will and Testomony, that’s to say, principally and to start with I Give and Advocate my soul into the Fingers of God that Gave it, hoping by the deserves, loss of life and fervour of my saviour jesus Christ to have absolutely and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, and to inherit eternal Life.  And my Physique I Decide to the Earth, to be Decently buried on the discretion of my Executor hereafter Named, Nothing doubting however on the Normal Resurrection I shall Recieve the identical once more by the ability of God.  And as touching such worldly property wherewith it hath happy God to Bless me on this Life, I Give, demise and get rid of the identical within the following method and kind, That’s to say:

First I’ll that every one my money owed and obligation as I do owe in proper to any method of particular person or individuals whomsoever Shall be nicely and really paid or ordained to be paid in Handy time after my decease by my Executor hereafter named.

Merchandise I Give unto and bequeath to Lydia my dearly beloved spouse one half of all my family ????? or Items to be her personal, and at her personal disposing.

Merchandise I’ll and provides unto my beloved son John Maynard sixty acres of upland and meadow Floor scituate in Westborough, the place he my stated son John now Dwells, with all different land I’ve ajoyning to the identical, be it kind of, with all my proper within the Final division of meadow on the Proper of William Kerley, and likewise one lot of meadow Mendacity in Nice chilly barels meadow so referred to as which I bought of Capt henery carley, with what land I’ve since laid out ajoyning to it there, be it kind of.  And ten acre Proper within the frequent in that a part of marlborough previously referred to as with out the cow frequent, nonetheless now referred to as, and it’s so a lot of Williams Kerly Proper belonging to his Grant in stated marlborough, he my stated son John maynard paying unto his sister Abigail Maynard her heirs or assignes 5 kilos in cash withing three years after my decease all of the above Given premises to him and his heirs and assigns without end.

Merchandise I Give unto my beloved son Daniel Maynard beside what I’ve Given him allredy a sure piece or parcel of Land scituate on an Island ajacean to a meadow referred to as three nook meadow Mendacity in that which is now Westborough be it kind of, all of the land I’ve there, all I Give unto him my stated son Daniel a 5 acre City Proper which I had of my honoured father John Maynard deceased in all that’s undevided within the Township of marlborough because it was first Granted each inside and with out the cow frequent, nonetheless it’s now in three To ????? Cause as or not it’s so divided.  And a 5 acre Proper, City Proper in that half that is known as with out the cow frequent being a part of William Carleys Proper additionally I give unto him my Raper and Bellt.

Merchandise I give unto my beloved son James Maynard all of the land and meadow Floor I’ve the place he my stated son James now Dwells be the identical kind of, with a sure Lot of meadow scituate in a meadow referred to as Nice center meadow being a part of William Kerleys afore stated his second devision of meadow in Marlborough be it kind of, additionally all of the Proper I’ve within the final Devision of meadow generally referred to as the frequent meadow, that belongs to me on my stated Honoured father John Maynard Proper, additionally ten acre city Proper with out stated cow frequent belonging to John Ruttes his Grant in stated marlborough.

Merchandise I Give unto my beloved son Ruben Maynard beside what I’ve Finished for him already I Give unto him all he owe to me and the Gone he hath that’s mine.

Merchandise I Give unto my beloved Daughter Abigail Maynard one half of my Family items that I’ve to be Eaqueally devided between her, and her mom, as close to as could also be each in amount and Quallity, additionally I Give unto her my stated Daughter Abigail forty kilos of cash to be paid out of my Property by my Executor inside 4 years, ten pound a yr, yearly until the entire be paid, additionally one cow out of my inventory of cattle, and I additionally Give unto her a sure piece or parcel of land containing kind of close to a spot referred to as fram swamp now in Southborough ajaceant to Stony Brook as could extra absolutely seem upon Report in marlborough E-book of Data,additionally my will is that my stated Daughter Abigail shall have the priviledge of home Room in my now dwelling home for her conveniance and make it her residence as she shall so trigger throughout the time, she shall Dwell unmaried, and that on free price.

Merchandise I Give unto my beloved Son Hezekiah Maynard whome I consittiute and make my sole Executor of this my will and Testomony, all my residence stead on which I now stay with my Mansion home and all different Edefice and Buildings standing thereon with all different items and parcels ofl and and meadow which I’ve and in Proper belongs to me within the stated Marlborough or Southborough which I’ve not or shall not on this my will in any other case Eliminate provided that he my stated son Hezekiah Shall nicely and really Take a dutyful Childe Like care of, and for me the stated John Maynard and Lydia my spouse his naturall parence Throughout our Pure Life, and Give unto Every of us a Descent Christian Buryall at our Loss of life, But when ???? ????? ought to so order That I ought to Go away my now spouse a widow, and he or she mustn’t chuse to be offered for by him my stated son  Hezekiah,  then my will is that my spouse that now could be shal have the privilege of her conveniancy  she stand in want of on this my home and have one cow which she shall chuse out of my inventory of cretures, and be keept summer time and winter on the ???? of my stated son Hezekiah and one third a part of the revenue of my pleace yearly for her Livlyhood throughout the time She Stays my widow.

Merchandise I Give unto my two sons afore Named (viz) Daniel and Ruben Maynard a sure Lot of meadow which I previously bought of Abraham How Mendacity now in Westborough with what Land I’ve ajoyning to it to be Equeally devided between them.

Merchandise  I Give unto my different two sons afore named James and Hezekiah Maynard all my Proper in cedar swamp belonging to John Ruttes Proper to be Eaqueally devided betwixt them.

Merchandise  I Give unto my Grandson Phinihas Maynard son of James Maynard all of the land I’ve on a hill westerly of Hopbrook it comprises Twelve acres and fifty Rods taken up ???? Proper of my homoured father John Maynard as appeares on Report.

And farther my will is that what Land in Proper belongs to me within the three first devisions with out the cow frequent as it’s referred to as in Marlborough not but taken shall be Equeally devided betwen my sons (viz) John Danil and James Maynard.

Merchandise I give unto my son Hezekiah Maynard my entire inventory of cretures of all types not different methods disposed of on this my will, And all my utencells of husbandry and if there be any factor omitted herein belonging to my property that I’ve of those premises to all above named to them and to their heirs and assigns without end to be possessed and revel in.  And I do hereby totally disallow all and each different Legacies and Executor by me made named or constitued, Ratifying and confirming this to be my final will and Testomony.  

In witness whereof I’ve set to my hand and seal the day and yr above written.

Onely my will is that my waring apariel be to my sons viz. Daniel James and Ruben.

Signed sealed and declaredby the stated John Maynard                                                
as his final will and Testomony
in presents of us the subscribers viz.                                             his
Abraham Amsden                                                                 John  M  Maynard  
James Woods                                                                                 mark
Jeremiah X  Newton     his marke

Entred within the Registry of Wills for Middlesex Lib 19   pa’es 208-9     By Fra Foxcroft Reg’r
1. Charles Hudson, Historical past of the City of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement in 1657 to 1861  (Boston, Mass. : Press of T.R. Marvin & Son, 1862), web page 413, #1-5- John Maynard (1661-1731) household sketch.

2. “New England Marriages to 1700,” on-line database with digital pictures, AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008, web page 499, Marlborough, John Maynard and Lydia Ward, earlier than 1690.

3. Franklin P. Rice (editor), Very important Data of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the Finish of the Yr 1849  (Boston, Mass. : Franklin P. Rice, 1908), Deaths, web page 376, Ensign John Maynard entry, 15 Could 1731.

4. Discover A Grave, listed database and digital picture,  (http://www.findagrave.com), Spring Hill Cemetery, Marlborough, Mass., Ens. John Maynard III memorial #33384091.

5. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Quantity: Middlesex 14000-15999 – Property File #14854 (7 pictures) John Maynard property, 1731; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital pictures, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 2 January 2021);  Digitized mages offered by FamilySearch.org from unique data at Probate Registry, Cambridge, Mass.

6. Franklin P. Rice (editor), Very important Data of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the Finish of the Year1849, Births, web page 125, John Mainord entry, 7 January 1661.

7. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Quantity: Middlesex 14000-15999 Property File #14852 (5 pictures), John Mainord property, 1712.

NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow recommended a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog publish 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth yr to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The record of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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