MAYNARD, Thomas (c.1686-1742), of Hoxne Hall, Hoxne, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1710 - 1715
1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. c.1686, 1st s. of Hon. William Maynard (2nd s. of William, 2nd Baron Maynard) of Bury St. Edmunds, Suff. by his 2nd w. Susan, da. and h. of Thomas Evans, merchant, of Bow, Mdx.  educ. Bury St. Edmunds g.s.; Christ’s, Camb. 2 June 1702, aged 16. unmsuc. fa. 1704.

Offices Held

Commissary-gen. of stores in Minorca 1717–23; commr. customs 1723–30.


Maynard’s estate lay only a few miles from Eye, where he was returned unopposed in 1710. A Whig, he was wrongly classed as a Tory in the ‘Hanover list’, perhaps on the assumption that he would follow his uncle Lord Maynard (Banastre†). He was also listed among the ‘worthy patriots’ who in 1710–11 exposed the mismanagements of the previous administration. On 7 Dec. 1711 he voted in favour of the ‘No Peace without Spain’ motion. He voted as a Whig on 18 June 1713 against the French commerce bill, and on 18 Mar. 1714 against the expulsion of Richard Steele. On 20 Apr. 1714 he told on the Whig side over the disputed election for Brackley. In the Worsley list, and in another comparative analysis of the 1713 and 1715 Parliaments, he was classed as a Whig.

Maynard died on 6 Sept. 1742 and was buried at Hoxne.1

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: D. W. Hayton


  • 1. Add. 19141, ff. 325–7, 328; Copinger, Suff. Manors, iv. 51.