John Baynard, Esquire, was his father's oldest son & heir through his father Thomas Baynard's first marriage. His mother was Mary Bennett (1606 - 1673). John was born and baptized at Blagdon, Somerset, England, on 24 August 1640. In England, he joined the Society of Friends (Quakers). This led to his emigration to the English colony of Maryland in 1672. It was more-tolerant of Quakers than Virginia or New England. He married Elizabeth Blackwell circa 1677 in Talbot County, Maryland. They had six children:
Elizabeth, wife of John Pitt
Mary, wife of Joseph Airey
Martha, wife of Mr. Lillington
John Baynard, Gentleman,'s will was signed on 13 Nov. 1704 and proved 1 Sep 1705 in Queen Anne's County, English Province of Maryland. Having espoused the Quaker faith, John Baynard requested "a decent burial in Friends Burying Place in Tuckeho Meeting House" in his will. He was buried at the Third Haven Meeting Burial Ground (aka "Tuckeho"), Easton, Talbot County, Maryland. 
↑ Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edition, 2011 Vol I, pages 127-128
↑ Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edition 2011, Vol I, pg . 128
"Somerset was part of the Roman Empire from 47 AD to about 409 AD. However, the end was not abrupt and elements of Romanitas lingered on for perhaps a century."
"Somerset was invaded from the south-east by the Second Legion Augusta, under the future emperor Vespasian. The hillforts of the Durotriges at Ham Hill and Cadbury Castle were captured. Ham Hill probably had a temporary Roman occupation. The massacre at Cadbury Castle seems to have been associated with the later Boudiccan Revolt of 60–61 AD. The county remained part of the Roman Empire until around 409 AD."
"The Roman invasion, and possibly the preceding period of involvement in the internal affairs of the south of England, was inspired in part by the potential of the Mendip Hills. A great deal of the attraction of the lead mines may have been the potential for the extraction of silver."
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