Maynard, John Sr. 1a 2a 3a 4 5a 6a 7a 8a 9a

Birth Name Maynard, John Sr. 6b 5b
Gender male
Age at Death 80 years, 2 months, 25 days


"John Maynard emigrated from Kilkhampton to P.E.I. in 1842 on the vessel British Lady with his twin brother, William. He settled at St. Eleanor's, Lot 17 for four years, under the employ of Thomas Broad, before moving to Lot 13 where he subsequently managed the farm of James Yeo", from A Century of Farewells.

He married Flora McLean in 1853. Many of the birth/marriage records for John Maynard and his brother William were under Minyard, Myard, or Menyard in the PEI Baptismal Index. There were 9 children for John and Flora under Meynard. This was the same spelling used in census records, where John Menyard had a household of 7 in the 1861 census. There were 3 boys under 5, one girl under 5 and one over 5, and a married couple.

The family name was recorded as Mynard in the 1881 census of Lot 13:
John Mynard M 61y England, Flora Mynard F 50y Prince Edward Island, Catherine Mynard F 26y Prince Edward Island, William D. Mynard M 22y Prince Edward Island, John Hugh Mynard M 21y Prince Edward Island, Thomas H. Mynard M 19y Prince Edward Island, James H. Mynard M 17y Prince Edward Island, Edmund Mynard M 15y Prince Edward Island, Margaret J. Mynard F 13y Prince Edward Island, Charles A. Mynard M 11y Prince Edward Island, Minnie Ida Mynard F 9y Prince Edward Island and Arthur F. Mynard M 7y Prince Edward Island.

In 1891, Edmund (26), Jane (23), Charles (21), Minnie (19), Arthur (16) and Lilly (7) were living at home. Lilly was baptized as the daughter of their eldest daughter Catherine, but was raised as Flora's daughter.

"The death of Mr. John Maynard Sr. of Port Hill which occurred at his home yesterday morning removes one of Prince County's oldest landmarks and one of its most highly respected residents, after an illness of about five months, during the last few weeks of which he was confined to his bed awaiting his rest with the calmness and trust that characterized his life. He passed peacefully away at the age of eighty years. Mr. Maynard was born at Kilkhampton Cornwall on December 25 1819. He immigrated to PEI in May 1842. St.Eleanors, where he remained four years. He afterwards engaged with the late Mr. James Yeo of Port Hill as head farmer at a salary of two pounds per month, a position which he held for seven years.
From this small beginning, he was able by industry-and economy to accumulate considerable property, having at the time of his death, about 475 acres of prime land, on which four of his sons are now comfortably settled. On the 6th of December 1853 he married Miss Florence McLean, daughter of the late Mr. Hugh McLean of Port Hill, who with twelve children,five daughters and seven sons, survive him. With the exception of two sons and a daughter in the United States the family is settled in Port Hill and Northam. Mr. Maynard was a prominent Mason, having been for 32 years a member of Alexandra Lodge.being treasurer of the institution during the past twelve years. He was in every way a useful member of the community, active in all that tended to its welfare socially and morally, and the blank caused by his death will not soon be filled."
The Morning Guardian March 20, 1900 page 6

In an interview with Jennie Pearl Maynard McLean, she said her grandfather died of cancer. He went to Boston where two of his daughters lived, but the doctors there couldn't do anything for him and he came back to the Island.

Information on John Maynard came from:
Climbing the Hill, Birch Hill History, page 104
A Century of Farewells, accessed on PEI ancestry
Island Register, The Descendants of John Maynard and Elizabeth Elliott
census & other records
Citing this Record: "Canada Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 08 Jan 2013), Catherine Mynard in household of John Mynard, Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 25, 1819 England, United Kingdom   6c
Death March 19, 1900 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada at age 80,, from church records  
Residence 1861 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 3 boys, 1 girl under 5 1 girl between 5-15 parents Lot 13 5c


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Maynard, John1792before 1892
Mother Elliott, Elizabeth1797before 1897
         Maynard, John Sr. December 25, 1819 March 19, 1900
    Brother     Maynard, William Sr. December 25, 1819 June 30, 1881


Family of Maynard, John Sr. and McLean, Flora

Married Wife McLean, Flora ( * October 10, 1829 + March 18, 1922 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 7, 1853 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Marriage Registrations 1852-1857 page 571 ; St. James Church of England  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Maynard, CatherineJanuary 25, 1854September 1929
Maynard, Elizabeth AnnJune 14, 1855May 1942
Maynard, William DanielFebruary 21, 1857August 27, 1920
Maynard, Hugh JohnApril 23, 1858March 1917
Maynard, Thomas Henry SwabeyJanuary 21, 18601946
Maynard, James HermanDecember 17, 1861January 4, 1952
Maynard, EdmundJanuary 1, 18641961
Maynard, Margaret Jane JanieJuly 25, 1866April 5, 1966
Maynard, Charles AndrewJuly 28, 1868February 6, 1950
Maynard, Minnie IdaOctober 13, 1871September 2, 1960
Maynard, Arthur FrederickMay 18, 1874March 18, 1946

Source References

  1. Port Hill History Committee: Launched vol 2 Genealogy of the Families of Port Hill, Lot 13 PEI
      • Page: pages 149-165
      • Citation:

        This is one of the best family histories in the book Launched, with a number of illustrations and newspaper references.

  2. Island Voices
      • Page: interview with Jennie MacLean
      • Citation:

        Interviews with Courtney Maynard and Jennie Pearl MacLean (nee Maynard) of Port Hill

  3. Photograph
      • Citation:

        Photograph taken by Liz Maynard of Port Hill

  4. Morrison, J. Clinton: A Century of Farewells
  5. 1861 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1861
      • Page: entry for John Menyard in Lot 13
      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1861 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1861 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  6. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1881
      • Page: household of John Mynard in Lot 13
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1820 Birth place: England Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1820 Birth place: England Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  7. Charlottetown Guardian
      • Date: March 20, 1900
      • Page: The Morning Guardian page 6
  8. England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
      • Date: February 6, 1820
  9. Diane Williams: The Descendants of John Maynard and Elizabeth Elliott
      • Confidence: High