Samuel Maverick

Male Abt 1602 - Abt 1673


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  • Name  Samuel Maverick 
    Born  Abt 1602  probably, Ilsington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 1673 
    • Died between 16 Aug 1670 (the date of the will of his son Nathaniel of Barbados which referred to him as living) and 15 May 1676 (when John Laurence and Matthias Nicolls of New York, trustees of his estate, confirmed to William Vander Scheuren his property in New York City for the benefit of his daughter Mary, wife of Rev. Francis Hooke of Kittery, Maine).
    Notes 
    • The Reverend William Blackstone was at hand to perform the ceremony according to the rights of the Church of England. It is not unlikely that his marriage may have been the first wedding by church ceremony of our English ancestors upon the soil of New England. Samuel Maverick came to New England very early, 1623 on the "Katherine" with a group sent out by Sir Ferdinand Gorges. He settled at Winesemett. Maverick received from the General Court a grant on 1 April 1633 of Noodles Island in Boston Harbor (now East Boston), and built probably in 1634 a house there. Winthrop, in his journal, under the date December 1633, in referring to Maverick's kindness to the Indian during an epidemic of small pox, wrote; "Among others, Mr. Maverick of Winesemett is worthy of a perpetual remembrance. Himself, his wife, and servants went daily to them, ministered to their necessities, and buried their dead, and took home many of their children". He had other large grants of land in Massachusetts and Maine. He was one of the earliest slaveholders in Massachusetts. Attached to the Church of England and to the cause of the King, he was often at enmity with the authorities in Massachusetts. In 1647 he was fined 150 pounds (later reduced by half) for signing the petition of Dr. Robert Child which prayed for certain religious and civil rights. Samuel Maverick and Amias seem to have left Massachusetts around 1650, and he may have gone to Maine between that time and the year he settled in New York City. Shortly before the Restoration he went to England to complain of the treatment to which he had been subjected in the Puritan colony. In 1664 he came back from one of his several voyages to England as one of the four royal commissioners appointed by Charles II to settle the affairs of New England and to reduce the Dutch in New Netherlands. The commissioners were not successful in their dealings with Massachusetts and Samuel Maverick settled in New York after it passed under English rule. On 15 October, 1669, he wrote to Col. Richard Nicolls, formerly one of his fellow commissioners, and thanked him for obtaining for him the gift of a house "in the Broad Way", as a reward for his fidelity to the King. This property, which Samuel Maverick received from the Duke of York, through a grant form Gov. Francis Lovelace, was 26 and a half feet wide, located on the easterly side of Broadway, running through to New Street, and beginning 125 feet south form Church Street (afterwards Garden Street, and now Exchange Place), and corresponded with the present No. 50 Broadway. (This is in the Financial District at the southern end of Manhatten Island and very near Wall Street).
    Person ID  I16178  Bryant
    Last Modified  23 Nov 2001 

    Family  Amias Cole,   d. Aft 03 Sep 1672 
    Married  Abt 1628  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel Maverick,   b. Abt 1629, probably, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Feb 1674, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Samuel Maverick,   b. Abt 1632, probably, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1663/64, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Maverick,   b. Abt 1635, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Dec 1706
    Family ID  F1079  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1602 - probably, Ilsington, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S260] GMB, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995), p.1242.


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