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{{subst:Quick infobox|Edward Maynard|1654|1740|}} Edward Maynard (born 1654 died 1740), antiquary, born at Daventry, Northamptonshire, in 1654, was the son of William Maynard of Daventry. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and graduated with a BA on 7 July 1674, MA 22 May 1677, B.D. 3 November 1688, DD 3 March 1690-1. He was fellow of the college 1678-94, and bursar 1687-8. He was expelled by the commissioners of James II in August 1688, on the plea of non-residence (having been for some time chaplain to Lord Digby), but restored on 25 October in the same year (Bloxam, Magd. Coll. and James II, passim). Maynard was about eight years (1692-1700 ?) preacher at Lincoln's Inn. On 15 November 1700 he was installed precentor of Lichfield, and was for forty years canon and precentor of that cathedral. From 1701-6 he was rector of Passenham, Northamptonshire (Bridge, Northamptonshire, i. 307), and from 3 April 1696 till his death rector of Boddington in the same county (ib'.' i. 106). He died on 13 April 1740, aged 86, and was buried in Boddington Church. He married Elizabeth (d'.' 1736), daughter of William Hastings of Hinton.

Maynard edited and published in 1716, folio,the second edition of Dugdale's 'History of St. Paul's Cathedral', and published two volumes of 'Sermons', London, 1722-4, octavo. He bequeathed to Magdalen College his library, which included about twenty volumes on the popish controversy in James II's reign, the sum of £500 and a silver flagon presented to him at Lincoln's Inn in 1700. He also made charitable bequests to Daventry and Boddington and to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. [DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    W. W.

    (1894). "Maynard, Edward (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 37. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

DNB references[edit]

These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Bloxam's Reg. of Magdalen Coll. v. (u.), 319, 320
  2. Bridge's Northamptonshire
  3. Wilford's Memorials, 1741, pages 781-2.

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