Captain Robert Maynard RN (c. 1684 – 1 January 1751) was a lieutenant and later captain in the Royal Navy, First Lieutenant of HMS Pearl, most famous for defeating the infamous English pirate Blackbeard in battle near Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina. Very little is known about Maynard, except for when he killed Blackbeard. Robert Maynard's final resting place is in the churchyard of Great Mongeham in Kent, southeast England. He left an estate in excess of £2000.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Maynard
Inscription on his monument in the churchyard at Great Mongeham:
To the Memory of Capt. Robert MAYNARD a faithfull & experience’d Commander of the Royal Navy; who, after he had distinguish’d himself by many brave and gallant Actions in the Service of his King and Country retired to this Place where he died 1 Jan. 1750-51 aged 67.http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsGreat...
His will is available on line for a fee at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Description: Will of Robert Maynard, Captain of Great Mongeham, Kent
Date: 28 March 1751
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Robert Maynard’s will was made on 12 October 1750 and proved on 28 March 1751 (PROB 11/786/337). It lists bequests to his wife, Mrs Ann Maynard; his sister Margaret Mitchell (formerly wife of John Peck of Boston, New England, deceased) and her children Thomas, John and Ann Peck; his sister-in-law Mrs Ann Maynard, widow of his brother Captain Thomas Maynard; his friend Mr Thomas Gee of Holborn, London, and his "daughter-in-law" (possibly stepdaughter) Elizabeth Judson of Great Mongeham, whom he appoints executrix.
There is nothing here to suggest he left sons named Maynard—not in England and certainly not in the American firstname.lastname@example.org
17 Nov 2012