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Moses Maverick

Birthplace: South Huish, West Alvington, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
Death: January 28, 1686 (74)
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Maverick and Mary Maverick
Husband of Remember Maverick and Eunice (Cole) [Roberts] Maverick
Father of Rebecca Hawkes; Abigail Ward; Elizabeth Maverick; Samuel Maverick; Elizabeth Skinner and 6 others
Brother of Samuel Maverick; Elias Maverick; Mary Parker; Aaron Maverick; Abigail Manning and 4 others

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About Moses Maverick

After Remember's death her husband Moses Maverick was remarried a few years later to the Widow Eunice (Cole) Roberts. This marriage produced four children: Mary, Moses, Aaron, and Sarah. Maverick had come to Massachusetts about 1630, and perhaps aboard the ship Mary and John.

Moses was third in a family of six children.

Moses emigrated from England to New England with his parents and four siblings (Elias, Mary, Abigail, Antipas and John, Jr.) on the Mary & John in 1630, leaving Plymouth, Devonshire, England on 20 March 1630 and arriving in Nantasket, Plymouth co., MA on 3 May 1630.

Ref: Susan E. Roser, "Mayflower Increasings" 2d ed. (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997), a secondary source citing various primary sources.


Wikipedia Page & Founder of Marblehead, MA Moses Maverick (1611–1686) was a 17th-century English colonist who migrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded Marblehead, Massachusetts. He served as selectman for 14 years. Maverick Street, Maverick Cove, Maverick Court and Moses Maverick Square are named after him. [] Also additional information: His second wife was Eunice Cole and they were married by Governor John Endecott.

  • Arrival: (1630 — Age: 19)
  • Marriage to Remember Allerton: (6 May 1635 — Age: 23) Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Marriage to Eunice Cole: (22 Aug 1656 — Age: 44) Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

Famous People, Places & Things Of Marblehead

Moses Maverick. Served on the Board of Selectmen for 14 years: 1648, 1649, 1656, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1668, 1669, 1670, 1674, 1675, 1676, 1677, and 1681.

Born in Devon, England in 1611. Died in Marblehead in 1686. First came to Marblehead in 1635. He was literate, married and had 11 children. Considered to be the "Father of Marblehead," he came to Town from Dorchester with his brother to join his soon-to-be father-in-law, Isaac Allerton, and Remember Allerton, his daughter, whom he married. Allerton had been assistant governor of the colony and had his share of difficulties, ending with expulsion.

Allerton's troubles followed him to Marblehead and ultimately he was asked to leave the Massachusetts Colony again, ending his life in New Haven, Connecticut. But first he transferred ownership of all of his property to Moses, who remained here. Four years later the records indicate that Maverick was permitted to operate a tavern on a year-to-year basis. This clearly complemented his business of selling provisions to his fishermen. Land issues appear with Maverick's name on them: grants of acreage at Salem town meetings, court conveyances of land, and fortifications to protect the Town. And as early as 1647 he had been selected along with others to "carry out the affairs of the plantation."

And then, in early 1648 he was named to the first Board of Selectmen. His name was listed first. He ultimately served the Town of Marblehead in various capacities for nearly 50 years.

Places named for him: Maverick Street, Maverick Court, Maverick Cove and sometime in 1999 Moses Maverick Square at the northeast intersections of Washington and Pleasant Streets.

No other Maverick has ever served on the Board.

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Moses Maverick's Timeline

November 3, 1611
South Huish, West Alvington, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
November 3, 1611
Huish, Devon, England (United Kingdom)
November 3, 1611
Huish, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
November 3, 1611
South Huish, Devonshire, England
August 7, 1639
Lynn, Essex, Mass
February 14, 1641
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
January 12, 1645
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
January 13, 1646
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts