John  Baynard Esq.

John Baynard Esq. (1640 - abt. 1704)

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John Baynard Esq.
Born in Blagdon, Somerset, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Talbot, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died about in Queen Anne's County, Province of Marylandmap
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John Baynard Esq. was a Quaker.
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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:[1]

  1. Thomas Baynard
  2. Robert Baynard
  3. William Baynard
  4. Elizabeth, wife of John Pitt
  5. Mary, wife of Joseph Airey
  6. 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.[2] 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. [3]


  1. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edition, 2011 Vol I, pages 127-128
  2. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd edition 2011, Vol I, pg . 128
  3. Find A Grave Memorial# 157378256 - John Baynard


"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."

From A History of Somerset. Follow the link to learn more about Somerset.


  1. Source: History of Somerset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Last updated 04 July 2014. Accessed 06 July 2014. Content available under [CC BY-SA 3.0] unless otherwise noted.
  2. Source: Map of "Somersetshire" from 1786, from: Boswell, Henry: “The Antiquities of England and Wales” (1786). Content available under [CC BY-SA 3.0] unless otherwise noted.

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