Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Maynard, Sir John (1602-90).Lawyer; unpopular at the Restoration because he had held judicial office in the Interregnum. He was, and remained, a Presbyterian and was 'to his last breath...true as steel to the principles of the late times' (R. North). Nevertheless he conscientiously performed his duties as government counsel in treason trials. He was knighted and made a King's Sergeant by Charles II, but not advanced to the bench until 1689 when he became a Commissioner of the Great Seal. His wife was b. Jane Selhurst.
from L&M Companion
Maynard was made a Serjeant to Cromwell already in 1653. In 1661 he was chosen burgess for Bere Alston and he sat in Parliament for that borough or for Plymouth. He died October 9th 1690, aged eight-eight.
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