Sir John Maynard

Sir John Maynard, possibly after John Riley,  - NPG 476 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir John Maynard

possibly after John Riley
oil on canvas, feigned oval
29 3/4 in. x 24 3/4 in. (756 mm x 629 mm)
Given by Society of Judges and Serjeants-at-Law, 1877
Primary Collection
NPG 476

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  • John Riley (1646-1691), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 101 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Events of 1675back to top

Current affairs

James Scott, Duke of Monmouth oversees the suppression of the London weavers' riots which break out in the East End against the introduction of mechanised silk looms.
The great fire of Northampton quickly destroys the city. Charles II donates timber for its reconstruction.

Art and science

Charles II founds the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and appoints John Flamsteed the first Astronomer Royal.
Royal approval is given to the 'Warrant' design, Sir Christopher Wren's design for the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral devastated by the Great Fire (1666).

International

A naval campaign into the Mediterranean under the command of Sir John Narbrough, with protégé, Cloudesley Shovell as lieutenant, blockades the port of Tripoli and successfully halts persistent attacks on English merchant ships by North African pirates. A peace treaty is signed with Tripoli in 1676.

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Richard George Colchester Harrison

15 November 2017, 17:51

I am related to Sir John Maynard. I have traced my family back to 1495 when Thomas Maynard married Anne Winstone. I have produced a tree which currently sits at 2013 with the birth of Noah George Colchester Harrison.
My father was Maynard Colchester Harrison, as were my grandfather and great grandfather, and I have traced the generations back to establish the link between Harrison, Colchester and Maynard. My brother is John Maynard Colchester harrison, and I am christened Richard George Colchester harrison.
Elisabeth Maynard married sir duncombe Colchester. Their grandson Maynard Colchester married elisabeth Harris. Their daughter Jayne Colchester married richard Mabbett 1730-1776. Their daughter Charlotte Mabbett married William Harrison 1773-1846 and that is where the Harrison name continues. Not sure if this is useful but I have a family tree giving all this information if you wish to see it. West bury court was our ancestral home, .

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