SX4699 : St Alban's church, Beaworthy

taken 11 years ago, near to Beaworthy, Devon, Great Britain

St Alban's church, Beaworthy
St Alban's church, Beaworthy
The medieval church seen from a corner of the churchyard. A typed sheet inside connects John Maverick, the rector from 1615 to 1629, with the derivation of the word "maverick". He sailed to America with his wife and 5 children on the "Mary and John" and helped found Dorchester, Massachusetts. Over 200 years later, his descendant, Samuel Maverick, became a successful cattle rancher in Texas. He was notorious for failing to brand his cattle, and stray unbranded calves were considered likely as not to belong to him. Hence a masterless, roving, casual person. This LinkExternal link relates the story but misplaces Beaworthy in Cornwall. Ironically, John Maverick owned just 2 cattle in Dorchester.
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 July, 2007
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4611 9943 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.4389N 4:11.0362W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4613 9942
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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