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  • The first settlement was established in 1624 by Samuel Maverick (c. 1602 - c. 1670), the first settler (about 1629) of Noddle's Island (or East Boston), and one of the first slave-holders in Massachusetts; a loyalist and Churchman, in 1664 he was appointed with three others by Charles II.
  • Against the Puritan governments of New England, among them Massachusetts' extension of its jurisdiction over the towns of Maine and New Hampshire, the persecution of the Quakers, and the denial of the right of appeal to the crown, and in 1664 a royal commission, consisting of Richard Nicolls, Samuel Maverick, Robert Carr and George Cartwright, was sent over to settle disputes and secure some measure of imperial control, but Massachusetts, the chief offender; successfully baffled all attempts at interference, and the mission was almost a complete failure.
  • Award winning Portuguese choreographer Rui Horta is a dance maverick.
  • But think again: both regarded as political mavericks and driven by a rebel heart; both famed for a love of firey spirits.
  • Celluloid mavericks: A History of American Independent Film.

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