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A collection of material referencing Amias, the wife of David Thomson

Amias Maverick Signature & Seal

In Winthrop's Journal is the following :

"1633 Dec 5; John Sagamore died of small pox and almost all his people (above thirty) buried by Mr Maverick of Winnisimet in one day "and when their own people foresook them, the English came daily and ministered to them, and yet few, only two families took the infection by it. Among other Mr Maverick of Winnisimet is worthy of a perpetual rememberance, Himself, his wife and servants went daily to them, ministered to thier necessities and buried their dead, and TOOK HOME many of their childern"

Contributed by: Alice Palladini

-from William Bradford's "Letter Book:"

A list of the plantations that contributed to the cost of sending Merrymount miscreant Thomas Morton back to England mentions: "the widow Thompson on Thompson's Island, Boston Harbon, 15s."

-from the LDS FHC IGI file:

Amias Cole, christened 30 Oct 1597, Plymouth, St. Andrews
Amias Cole, birth, 1595, Plymouth
William Cole (Amias' father) b. abt. 1569, Plymouth, of St. Andrews
William Cole & Agnes Bryante, marriage, 10 Feb 1593/4, Plymouth, St. Andrews
William Bryant & Mary ? (Agnes' parents) married 1572/1574, Plymouth

from Lewis' "Topographical Dictionary of England" 1844,
a description of St. Andrew, Plymouth":

"The living of St. Andrew's is a vicarage....The church, a spacious and handsome structure in the later English style, has been repaired and improved, at an expense of nearly 6,000; it has a lofty square embattled tower, erected in the year 1440, and the interior is finely arranged, and coloured in imitation of granite."

Contributed by Nancy Thomson

A Letter Written By Amias

(Printed in Trelawney Papers, Vol III of Maine Historical Society, Second Series.  Portland, Maine,  1884

Nottells Island in Massachusetts Bay the 20th of November, 1635

Good Sir:-

I kindly salute you in the Lord.  I am given to understand by divers that my father is verie much incensed againsts me, but by what meanes I know not, and that he hath offered to make sale of his land, notwithstanding he conveyed it to me by his deed (which I doubt not but will prove sufficient,) and had of me fifty pounds in consideration of it, that so the land might remaine to me & my children after my ffathers decease.  And now I am enformed that my ffather would fayne dispose of the land & repay this fifty pounds. Now my humble request unto your worship is, that as you loved my first husband, so you would be pleased to doe that favor for me and my ffatherless children as to speake to my father concerning this thing, for I am perswaded your good word to him in our behalfe will much prevaile, and whereas my father (as I am told) would dispose of the land and have mee to take the fifty pounds againe, I shall desire you to intreate him that it may remaine with him, for my children, & that he would not goe about to put the land from us contrary to his deeds and promises.  As for the house which I lived in, my father gave it me presently in marriage, and I have left it wholy to his disposeing since I came thence, without haveing any benefitt of it, only to give my father content.  And thus craveing pardon for my greate boldnes, not doubting but that you will be pleased to doe me this favour, wherein both I and mine shall ever rest obliged unto you, and thus with my best respects to your selfe & your loveing wife, I humby take my leave, and remaine, your ffriend.


I shall intreate you to remember me kindly to Mr. Clemett.

To the worshipfull and my much respected ffriend, Mr. Robert Trelawney, merchant, give these, in Plymouth.  Per the way of Bristoll.

Contributed by Gen Fraser -

In Libby's Genealogical Dictionary, p 26, list 246:

"Womens seats in the Saco Meetinghouse, Sept 22, 1666, given in tabular form in the records, seat 1, entitled "Mis." the other seats 'Goodis'
Seat 1, Maverick, Phillips, Pendleton, Hooke, Bonithon, Williams, Trustrum
note; seven seats (rows) are listed. Both Maverick and Hooke were gone in the re-seating of 9 Dec 1674. Maverick was Amias, and Hooke, her daughter Mary, married to Francis Hooke. Amias, if I understand it correctly, had the seat that carried the most stature. It probably can be assumed that Samuel Maverick had died (after being a Royal Commissioner in NY in 1664), and that Amias was living in Saco with her daughter. There are several references to Francis Hooke on these pages.

Contributed by James Thompson 

The documents are direct quotes and should not be taken and used as one's own work without identifying the source.

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