Viscount Maynard

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The coat of arms of the Viscounts Maynard: Argent a chevron azure between three hands gules

Viscount Maynard, of Easton Lodge in the County of Essex, was a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1766 for Charles Maynard, 6th Baron Maynard, Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk. He was made Baron Maynard, of Much Easton in the County of Essex, at the same time, also in the Peerage of Great Britain. Both titles were created with remainder, failing male issue of his own, to his kinsman Sir William Maynard, 4th Baronet. Lord Maynard was unmarried and on his death in 1775 the baronetcy of Eaton Parva, the Irish barony of Maynard created in 1620 and the English barony of Maynard created in 1628 (see below) became extinct. He was succeeded in the barony of 1766 and the viscountcy according to the special remainder by his kinsman Sir Charles Maynard, 5th Baronet, who became the second Viscount. The latter was succeeded by his nephew, the third Viscount. He served as Lord-Lieutenant of Essex. He had no surviving male issue and on his death in 1865 the baronetcy, barony and viscountcy became extinct. His granddaughter, Daisy Maynard, daughter of Colonel the Honourable Charles Henry Maynard and future wife of Francis Greville, 5th Earl of Warwick, succeeded to most of the Maynard estates.

The Maynard family descended from Sir Henry Maynard, of Estaines, Essex, secretary to Lord Burghley and Member of Parliament for Essex. His eldest son William Maynard was knighted in 1608 and created a Baronet, of Eaton Parva in the County of Essex, in the Baronetage of England in 1611.[1] In 1620 he was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Lord Maynard, of Wicklow. In 1628 he was further honoured when he was made Baron Maynard, of Estaines in the County of Wicklow, in the Peerage of England. He was succeeded by his son, the second Baron. He served as Comptroller of the Household and as Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. On his death the titles passed to his eldest son, the third Baron. He sat as Member of Parliament for Essex. Three of his sons, the fourth, fifth and sixth Barons, all succeeded in the title. The latter was made Viscount Maynard in 1766 (see above).

Sir John Maynard, another son of Sir Henry Maynard, represented Essex in the Long Parliament but was impeached for high treason, expelled from the House of Commons and imprisoned in the Tower of London. His younger brother, Charles Maynard, served as Auditor of the Exchequer during the reign of Charles II. Charles's son, William, was created a Baronet, of Walthamstow in the County of Essex, in the Baronetage of England in 1682. Two of his sons, the second and third Baronets, both succeeded in the title. The latter's son was the aforementioned Sir William Maynard, 4th Baronet. Sir William's son succeeded his kinsman as second Viscount Maynard in 1775.

Barons Maynard (1620/1628)[edit]

Viscount Maynard (1766)[edit]

Maynard Baronets, of Walthamstow (1682)[edit]

For further Maynard Baronets of Walthamstow, see Viscount Maynard.

References[edit]

Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Mildmay Baronets
Maynard Baronets
29 June 1611
Succeeded by
Lee Baronets