1877 - 1968

Guy Maynard

Guy Maynard was born at St Saviours, Southwark, London on 5 January 1877, son of George Nathan Maynard (1828-14 April 1904), a former ironmonger & shopkeeper at Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, and his wife Elizabeth Ann née Hopkins (1836-21 May 1918), who married at Buntingford, Hertfordshire on 6 May 1861. In 1881, Guy was a 3-year-old, living at 2 Poplar Walk Road, Lambeth with his 43-year-old mother Elizabeth, a dressmaker, his father was absent, and siblings Flora Amelia 17 and Agnes Emily 15. By 1891 they had moved to Museum Street, Saffron Walden, Essex where his 62-year-old father George, was curator of Saffron Walden Museum. In 1901, Guy was a 23-year-old 'mechanical engineer in gun trade', boarding at 69 Beach Road, Sparkhill, Worcestershire, the home of 59-year-old draper Alexander Massie and his family. His father died at Saffron Walden in 1904 when Guy took over his position as curator of Saffron Walden Museum. Guy married at Saffron Walden in 1907, Julia Ada Elizabeth Pilgrem (5 January 1881-16 May 1961) and in 1911, a 33-year-old, living at Museum House, Saffron Walden with his 29-year-old wife Julia and their 1-year-old son Leslie George, born at Saffron Walden. His daughter, Marjorie was born at Saffron Walden in 1918 and shortly afterwards he came to live at 19 Neale Street, Ipswich as curator of the Ipswich Museum 1920-1932 and was secretary and editor of the Prehistoric Society 19211936. An honorary member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1926 until his death but does not seem to have exhibited. In 1939, curator of museum, living at 17 Neale Street, Ipswich with his wife Julia and Guy Maynard died at 17 Neale Street, Ipswich on 1 July 1968, aged 90. He was the author of several pamphlets and articles.