|BIRTH||Peter was born circa 1550 in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England. Unfortuntely, like his father, his birth pre-dates local records.|
|DEATH & BURIAL||He died there England before 3 February 1616/7; he was 66. This is the date when John Hassard was instituted Vicar of Awliscombe in his stead. We know that The Reverend Peter died a "violent death". It is noted thus in the Intitution Books of Exeter, Devonshire, England 1573-1630, in which the replacement of Peter Maverick by John Hassard is noted via the former's death per necem - indicating that the former had suffered a violent death.|
|NAME ALIAS||Peter was supposedly known as "Peter Maverick alias Bull" and "Peter Bull alias Maverick".|
|RESIDENCE||Like his father, he lived in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England.|
|OCCUPATION||Peter was ordained a deacon on 15 January 1573/4 by Bishop Woolton and as a priest on 17 March 1573/4. He was ordained in the private chapel of the Bishop's Palace in Exeter, Devonshire, England in 1573. As was his son, John in 1597. On 3 November 1580, Peter Maverick (alias Bull), clerk, was admitted to the perpetual vicarage of Awliscombe, Devonshire, England. Interestingly, he had no university degree.|
Peter brought suit against William Champneys of Yarnscombe, Devonshire, England on 19 May 1612.
Maverick claimed that they had an agreement for a 99 year lease for a messuge and lands in
Awliscombe, based on the three lives of his son Nathaniel, and grandsons, Samuel and Elias
Mavericke (the sons of Reverend John Maverick). Peter Maverick further claimed that
Champney changed the terms of the deal in order to make a better deal with a man named
Harris. This suit becomes vital to establishing family ties.
The Complaint of Peter Mavericke of Awliscombe, co., Devon, clerk, against William Champneys, gent., of Yarnscombe, co. Devon, dated 19 May 10 James I . The defendant agreed to lease to the complainant a messuage and lands situated in Awliscombe, late in the tenure of Alexander Harris in the right of his wife, and later in the tenure of the said William Champneys. On the last day of February 1609 the defendant agreed that for £130 he would make to the complainant a good and indefeasible estate for ninety-nine years determinable on three lives, 20s. being then paid to bind the bargain as "an earnest pennye", £9 to be paid at the next assizes holden for Devon, and £40 to be paid at every assize holden thereabter for Devon, until the whole sum of £130 be paid. The three lived named by the said Peter were those of his son Nathaniell Mavericke and of Samuell and Elias, two of the sons of John Maverick, son of the said Peter. The said Peter appeared at the assizes held in August following, to pay £40 according to the agreement; but the defendant, having intelligence that more money might be gotten for a fine fo said messuage and premises, devised with himself by some means to put your said subject from his bargain; and therefore took on him to draw up the lease, and insered therein divers reservations, covenants, and unreasonable conditions, neither formerly spoken of nor agreed nor fir to be tolerated, and could not be induced to strice them out. Whereat you said subject taking some offense and dislike, the said defendant moved your subject to relinquish his bargain; and made a new agreement with your subject that if he would cancel said bargain, he, the said defendant, would repay the £10 formerly received as part of his fine, and in addition would pay him 10 angels in fold or £5 in solver, and would let him have the said messuage and lands for one year from the time of the first agreement, which offer you said subject accepted, and agreed that the said William Champneys might demise the same to any other which he has since done; and tho' this defendant hath often and in most gentle and friendly manner entreated him to replay the said £10 and also the 10 angels, yet now, having affected his purpose, the said Champneys refuseth to pay, and evicted the tenants to whom your said subject had let said messuage and lands, and forbade them to pay the last quarter's rent to your said subject. The said bargain was concluded in private, and the said Champneys put the agreement down in writing and refuseth to give it up. Asks that a writ of privy seal be directed to the said William Champneys to appear before Your Majesty's Honorable Court of Whitehall, to answer the premises upon his oath.
Answer of William Champneys, gent., taken at Torrington 13 June 1612. Admits it is true that about the last day of February 1609 there was a contract made between Peter Maverick, clerk, their complainant, and defendant concerning the making of a lease of lands, etc., mentioned in the Bill, and that eh, this defendant, had 20s. in part of the fine of the said lease and £9 at the Lent assizes then following, and the complainant nominated Nathaniel Maverick his son and Samuel and Elias Maverick his grandchildren to this defendant, on whose lives he was to have the lease for ninety-nine years, and this was briefly set down in a note by William Northcott, gent., and subscribed by complainant and defendant, whereby it appears that a condition was to be made that the lessee could only let the premises from year to year, and that only to pasture and not to tillage, without consent of the defendant, that on the death of each of the three lives the best beast should be paid as a heriot, or 40s., and so on, as may be seen by reference to the note. The said Champneys gave this note to a friend to have a lease drawn up, which was done, under the arrangements aforesaid, at the yearly rental of 9s.; and afterwards the same was delivered to the complainant, who began to find fault as to the condition of letting by yearly tenure only; and defendant denies that complainant brought a sum of £40 to him and also that there was any second agreement, but admits that he made an offer to complainant to the effect alleged and that complainant would not accept thereof, altho' afterward complainant would have accepted; but then defendant would not agree, because one Harris, who before had offered him £10 more for the same, now again approached him. But defendant was desirous that the agreement might stand, and was willing to alter the condition of letting to complainant's desifre if the latter would pay the £40 arranged for, which said defendant was relying on; but complainant refused, and defendant believes that he had not the money to pay, and so defendant was driven to let the premises to one John Burton for £5 less. And further he refers himself to the said note and the lease formally drawn up.
The Replication of Peter Mavericke, clerk, date 30 June, 10 James I . He acknowledges himself to be repaid the £10 for the first payment of the fine if he had enjoyed the premises for one whole year s by defendant's promise, but denies that defendant was willing to omit the condition of letting otherwise than for one year unless he gave a consideration in money, but alleges that the second agreement was absolutely agreed to and accepted, altho' complainant was willing to stand to his first agreement and had the £40 ready, had not defendant willingly made proffer of 10 angels to complainant to relinquinsh his former bargain, and accordingly brought £40 to the next assizes, intending to have his lease sealed, which the defendant untruly denies; and he affirms that all he said in his Bill was true. (Public Record Office, Court of Requests, unindexed records, Bundle 467)"
|MARRIAGE||On 7 November 1577 when Peter was 27, he married Dorothy TUCKE, in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England[1,2,6]. The Tucke family were tenants of the Mayor and chamber of Exeter, Devonshire, England.|
|CHILDREN||11.||i.||The Reverend John MAVERICK||Please see his own page.|
||12.||ii.||Judith MAVERICK [twin]||Judith was baptized in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England on 24 June 1580[1,2,11] and was buried there on 10 October 1580[1,2,11].|
||13.||iii.||Rebecca MAVERICK [twin]||Rebecca was baptized in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England on 24 June 1580[1,2,11] and was buried there on 10 October 1580[1,2,11]. Judith and Rebecca were presented together for baptism and burial.|
||14.||iv.||Nathaniel MAVERICK||Nathaniel was baptized in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England on 24 June 1583[1,2,11]and died in London, Hampstead, Middlesex, England on 24 November 1630; he was 47. Nathaniel was a Gentleman in the parish of St. Lawrence Old Jewry, London and was clerk to the Town Clerk. He married Mary [surname not known], who was the widow of Richard LANGLEY.|
||15.||v.||Daniel MAVERICK [twin]||Daniel was baptized in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England on 11 June 1585[1,2,11] and was buried there on 12 June 1585 [1,2,11]. Daniel and Elizabeth were presented together for baptism.|
||16.||vi.||Elizabeth MAVERICK [twin]||Elizabeth was baptized in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England on 11 June 1585[1,2,11] and was buried on 13 June 1585 in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England[1,2,11].|
||17.||vii.||Marie1 MAVERICK||Marie1 was baptized in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England on 24 July 1586[1,2,11] and was buried there on 21 November 1586[1,2,11].|
||18.||viii.||Marie2 MAVERICK||Marie2 was baptized in Awliscombe, Devonshire, England on 4 August 1588[1,2,11] and was buried there on 21 August 1604; she was 16.|
|GENERATION||Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (G10) Grandfather (twice)|
|FAMILY NUMBER||7464 (via Elias) and 7486 (Moses)|
1. Edward Carroll Death Record,
19 October 1899, Lynn, Essex co., MA,
1866, 192, p. 186, #337.
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