William Maynard, 1st Baron Maynard
He was the eldest son of Sir Henry Maynard of Easton Lodge and educated at the embassy in Paris (1598), St. John’s College, Cambridge (awarded MA, 1608) and entered the Inner Temple (1611). He was knighted in 1609 and succeeded his father in 1610.
He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Penryn (1609–1611) and Chippenham in 1614. He was created a baronet in 1611, Baron Maynard of Wicklow in the Irish peerage in 1620 and Baron Maynard of Estaines ad Turrim (Little Easton) in the English peerage in 1628.
He married twice. Firstly in 1608, he married Frances, the daughter of William Cavendish, 1st Baron Cavendish of Hardwick, later 1st Earl of Devonshire. Their 3 children predeceased him. He then married in 1615 Anne, the daughter of Sir Anthony Everard of Great Waltham, Essex. They had 2 sons and 5 daughters. He was succeeded by his only surviving son William Maynard, 2nd Baron Maynard.
- "MAYNARD, Sir William (1586-1640), of Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Essex". History of Parliament. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
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