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John Maynard, by Mark Antony Lower, published 1865 in The Worthies of Sussex (pp.234-235) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 3208][Lib 3233][Lib 3304] & The Keep [LIB/503515][LIB/504913]

Richard Maynard - yeoman and ironmaster, published September 1979 in Sussex Genealogist and Family Historian (vol. 1 no. 2, article, pp.72-76) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 17603] & The Keep [LIB/501187] & CD SXGS from S.F.H.G.
The story of Richard Maynard of Copyhold Farm at Hamsell in Rotherfield. Includes 'An inventory of all and singuler the good cattell & debtes of Richard Maynard late of Retherfeld in the county of Sussex yeoman deceased taken and prised the one & Twentieth day of January in Anno dni 1618'

Richard Maynard - Yeoman and Ironmaster, by Michael J. Burchall, published 1983 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 3, article, pp.18-24) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Richard Maynard of Copyhold Farm at Hamsell in Rotherfield was the eldest son of John Maynard (d.1592) of Mead Farm in the same parish. He was a substantial yeoman farmer with interests in at least two farms, and in addition derived considerable income as an ironmaster. Shortly before 1603 he rebuilt Copyhold Farm which in that year, together with his other lands held of Rotherfield Manor, were enfranchised. He also held a lease of Birchden Farm valued at his death at %pound;30. He was one of a number of joint occupiers of Old Mill Furnace in Mayfield but his interest there may only have been as a feofee of John Baker the owner. He held Birchden Forge of Baker, who had purchased it in 1617 of the Earl of Dorset. It is also likely that he had some business connection with Hamsell Furnace in Rotherfield, owned by the Dyke family into which his son married. He died 12 January 1619 and was buried at Rotherfield the following day, leaving a son Richard then under age. On Richard obtaining his majority in 1623, an Inquisition Post Mortem was held on the father at Horsham, 20 August, and Richard declared heir. Three years later, in 1626, Richard married Mary, daughter of the ironmaster-rector of Frant, William Dyke, and died 29 October 1631 aged 29 leaving two young children Elizabeth and William Maynard.

A Case of Mistaken Identity, by Bob Waters, published June 2012 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 20 no. 2, article, pp.80-82) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/508851] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
Almost 10 years ago, Jim DOWNES, also researching the MAYNARD family referred me to the interesting diary of the vicar of Burwash; Victorian Village, the diaries of the Reverend John Coker EGERTON of Burwash 1857-1888 edited by Roger Wells.