52 Ancestors – Week 398: #621 Lydia (Ward) Maynard (1664-1740) of Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts

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

I’m descended by way of:

* 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)

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


*  Identify:                   Lydia Ward[1–3]
*  Alternate Identify:   Lidea Ward[4]
*  Alternate Identify:   Lydia Maynard[5]
*  Intercourse:                      Feminine
*  Father:                 Richard Ward (1635-1667)
*  Mom:               Mary Moore (1641-1702)

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

*  Beginning:                 16 March 1664/5, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,4]
*  Distribution:     14 June 1731 (age 66), husband’s will proved; Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]
*  Dying:              10 January 1740 (age 74), Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[6]

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

*  Partner 1:          John Maynard (1661-1731)
*  Marriage 1:       about 1688 (about age 24), Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–3]

*  Youngster 1:            John Maynard (1690-1741)
*  Youngster 2:            Daniel Maynard (1692-1760)
*  Youngster 3:            James Maynard (1694-    )
*  Youngster 4:            Mary Maynard (1695-1717)
*  Youngster 5:            Reuben Maynard (1698-1762)
*  Youngster 6:            Abigail Maynard (1701-1778)
*  Youngster 7:            Phineas Maynard (1703-1725)
*  Youngster 8:            Bethia Maynard (1705-1720)
*  Youngster 9:            Hezekiah Maynard (1708-1781)
   
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  


Lydia Ward was born 16 March 1664/5 in Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay, the one daughter and second youngster of Richard and Mary (Moore) Ward[1,4].
Lydia married at age 24 in about 1688 to John Maynard (1661-1731) son of John and Mary (Gates) Maynard of Marlborough, Massachusetts Bay[1-3].
The household resided in Marlborough, and so they had 9 youngsters, all however Bethia born and recorded in Marlborough city information:
*  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 Maynard wrote his will on 15 April 1731 and it was proved on 14 June 1731 in Middlesex County Probate Court docket[5].  In his will he offered for his spouse, Lydia:

“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.”

and:

“… But when ???? ????? ought to so order That I ought to Depart 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 season and winter on the ???? of my stated son Hezekiah and one third a part of the revenue of my pleace yearly for her Livlyhood through the time She Stays my widow.”

After her husband John died, Lydia (Ward) Maynard seemingly lived the remainder of her life together with her youngest son, Hezekiah Maynard, who inherited the John Maynard homestead in Marlborough.  
Lydia died at age 75 on 10 January 1740 in Sudbury[6].  There isn’t a identified burial location, and there are not any probate information for her in Middlesex County Probate Court docket information.
5.  SOURCES

1. Andrew Henshaw Ward, Ward Household; Descendants of William Ward, who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1639 (Boston, Mass. : Samuel G. Drake, 1851), web page 13, Richard Ward household sketch, Lydia Ward start entry, 16 March 1664/5.

2. 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.

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

4. Very important Data of Sudbury, Massachusetts to the 12 months 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), Births, web page 148, Lidea Ward entry, 16 March 1664.

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

6. Andrew Henshaw Ward, Ward Household; Descendants of William Ward, who settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1639 (Boston, Mass. : Samuel G. Drake, 1851), web page 23, John Maynard household sketch, Lydia (Ward) Maynard dying entry, 10 January 1740.

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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow prompt 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 12 months to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The listing 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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