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Place of Burial: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Birthplace: Redenhall Parish, Harleston, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA
Cause of death: Died during the first winter in Plymouth
Occupation: Butcher, Mayflower Passenger
Managed by: James Michael Lathrop, Jr.
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About Edward Fuller, "Mayflower" Passenger

NOT Governor Edward Fuller.

Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter. Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann". Parentage is in dispute (see below). Please do NOT give him parents. Thank you.

Baptism: 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk. (See notes in the Biographical Summary below).

Marriage:

   * Married, but name of wife unknown. (See notes in the Biographical Summary below).

Death: Sometime the first winter at Plymouth.

Children: Matthew, Samuel

Biographical Summary

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk. However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades. The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher. Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher. The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family. The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk. However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades. The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher. Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher. The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family. The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife and his 12 year old son, Samuel. Also accompanying the family was Edward's brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward was the 31st signer of the Mayflower Compact. Both Edward & his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle after the death of his parents. Edward's wife is commonly believed to be named Ann though no historic documentation exists supporting this name. They had 2 sons: Mathew & Samuel. Mathew traveled to Plymouth in about 1640 with his wie and 3 children. Descendants of his brother still live around the Plymouth area to this day.

Famous Descendants: Barack Obama, Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith Jr., David Souter, Georgia O'Keeffe & Erskine Hamilton Childers. Smith descends from Edward's son Samuel who married John Lothropp's daughter Jane.

Edward was the 21st Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

Death bet. 11 Jan. - 10 April 1621

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Edward Fuller came to America on the "Mayflower" 1620, with his, brother, the famous Dr Samuel Fuller. Both signed the covenant of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower Nov 1620. Wdward was accompanied by his wife, Ann and son, Samuel then ten years of age. The elder son Matthew, remained in England until 1640. Edward and his wife Ann did not survive the hardships of the first winter: both died early in 1621, a few months after their arrival in America.

He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son, Samuel.

His name appears in the following "Compact," which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are vnderwritten, the loyall Subjects of our soveraigne Lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c.

Having vnder-taken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and honour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civill body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, to constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, Ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to tiem, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names, Cape Cod 11 of November (Nov. 21), in the yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Iames of England, France, and Ireland 18. and of Scotland 54. Anno Domino 1620.

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Signed the Mayflower Compact. Died shortly thereafter. Left one orphan in Plymouth, Samuel, who was raised by his Uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller. His other son, Mathew, was probably considered an adult in those days and had been left in England. Mathew did eventually come to the New World and lived nearby his brother.

EDWARD FULLER, ancestor of this branch of the Mayflower family, was baptized in the Parish of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, September 4, 1575, and died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, between January 11 and April 10, 1621. He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son Samuel. - [6]

9 November 1620 The passengers and crew aboard the Mayflower sighted land.

11 November 1620 The passengers and crew of the Mayflower made landfall in America. The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers." Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness." Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. - [3]

Edward Fuller was the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Some accounts give his mother as Francis, but Francis appears to be Robert Fuller's second wife. Robert's first wife Sara was buried 1 July 1584, and thus would have been the mother of Edward Fuller. Edward Fuller's brother Samuel Fuller also came to America on the Mayflower. Edward Fuller married, and moved to Leyden, Holland for a short time before coming to America. - [2]

Edward immigrated to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He arrived on the "Mayflower." Edward Fuller, who with his family and his brother, Samuel, came to Plymouth on the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, where Edward was baptized 4 September 1575. The family had heard the preaching of John Robinson and were members of the Scrooby congregation, which accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. Edward joined the company at Southampton, England, in August of that memorable year.

With Edward Fuller came his wife and small son, Samuel. Edward was the twenty-first signer of the Mayflower Compact, drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower shortly before the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620.

Edward Fuller died before spring in 1621 and his wife after spring (10 April 1621).

Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. - [1]

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NOT Governor Fuller. Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter.

Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann".

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.[citation needed]

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/EdwardFuller.php

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk.  However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades.  The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher.  Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher.  The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family.  The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife and his 12 year old son, Samuel. Also accompanying the family was Edward's brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward was the 31st signer of the Mayflower Compact. Both Edward & his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle after the death of his parents. Edward's wife is commonly believed to be named Ann though no historic documentation exists supporting this name. They had 2 sons: Mathew & Samuel. Mathew traveled to Plymouth in about 1640 with his wie and 3 children. Descendants of his brother still live around the Plymouth area to this day.

Famous Descendants: Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith Jr., David Souter, Georgia O'Keeffe & Erskine Hamilton Childers. Smith descends from Edward's son Samuel who married John Lothropp's daughter Jane.

Edward was the 21st Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

Death bet. 11 Jan. - 10 April 1621

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Edward Fuller came to America on the "Mayflower" 1620, with his, brother, the famous Dr Samuel Fuller. Both signed the covenant of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower Nov 1620. Wdward was accompanied by his wife, Ann and son, Samuel then ten years of age. The elder son Matthew, remained in England until 1640. Edward and his wife Ann did not survive the hardships of the first winter: both died early in 1621, a few months after their arrival in America.

He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son, Samuel.

His name appears in the following "Compact," which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are vnderwritten, the loyall Subjects of our soveraigne Lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c.

Having vnder-taken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and honour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civill body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, to constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, Ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to tiem, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names, Cape Cod 11 of November (Nov. 21), in the yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Iames of England, France, and Ireland 18. and of Scotland 54. Anno Domino 1620.

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Signed the Mayflower Compact. Died shortly thereafter. Left one orphan in Plymouth, Samuel, who was raised by his Uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller. His other son, Mathew, was probably considered an adult in those days and had been left in England. Mathew did eventually come to the New World and lived nearby his brother.

EDWARD FULLER, ancestor of this branch of the Mayflower family, was baptized in the Parish of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, September 4, 1575, and died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, between January 11 and April 10, 1621. He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son Samuel. - [6]

9 November 1620 The passengers and crew aboard the Mayflower sighted land.

11 November 1620 The passengers and crew of the Mayflower made landfall in America. The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers." Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness." Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. - [3]

Edward Fuller was the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Some accounts give his mother as Francis, but Francis appears to be Robert Fuller's second wife. Robert's first wife Sara was buried 1 July 1584, and thus would have been the mother of Edward Fuller. Edward Fuller's brother Samuel Fuller also came to America on the Mayflower. Edward Fuller married, and moved to Leyden, Holland for a short time before coming to America. - [2]

Edward immigrated to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He arrived on the "Mayflower." Edward Fuller, who with his family and his brother, Samuel, came to Plymouth on the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, where Edward was baptized 4 September 1575. The family had heard the preaching of John Robinson and were members of the Scrooby congregation, which accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. Edward joined the company at Southampton, England, in August of that memorable year.

With Edward Fuller came his wife and small son, Samuel. Edward was the twenty-first signer of the Mayflower Compact, drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower shortly before the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620.

Edward Fuller died before spring in 1621 and his wife after spring (10 April 1621).

Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. - [1]

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NOT Governor Fuller. Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter.

Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann".

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.[citation needed]

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/EdwardFuller.php

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk.  However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades.  The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher.  Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher.  The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family.  The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife and his 12 year old son, Samuel. Also accompanying the family was Edward's brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward was the 31st signer of the Mayflower Compact. Both Edward & his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle after the death of his parents. Edward's wife is commonly believed to be named Ann though no historic documentation exists supporting this name. They had 2 sons: Mathew & Samuel. Mathew traveled to Plymouth in about 1640 with his wie and 3 children. Descendants of his brother still live around the Plymouth area to this day.

Famous Descendants: Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith Jr., David Souter, Georgia O'Keeffe & Erskine Hamilton Childers. Smith descends from Edward's son Samuel who married John Lothropp's daughter Jane.

Edward was the 21st Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

Death bet. 11 Jan. - 10 April 1621

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Edward Fuller came to America on the "Mayflower" 1620, with his, brother, the famous Dr Samuel Fuller. Both signed the covenant of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower Nov 1620. Wdward was accompanied by his wife, Ann and son, Samuel then ten years of age. The elder son Matthew, remained in England until 1640. Edward and his wife Ann did not survive the hardships of the first winter: both died early in 1621, a few months after their arrival in America.

He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son, Samuel.

His name appears in the following "Compact," which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are vnderwritten, the loyall Subjects of our soveraigne Lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c.

Having vnder-taken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and honour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civill body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, to constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, Ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to tiem, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names, Cape Cod 11 of November (Nov. 21), in the yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Iames of England, France, and Ireland 18. and of Scotland 54. Anno Domino 1620.

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Signed the Mayflower Compact. Died shortly thereafter. Left one orphan in Plymouth, Samuel, who was raised by his Uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller. His other son, Mathew, was probably considered an adult in those days and had been left in England. Mathew did eventually come to the New World and lived nearby his brother.

EDWARD FULLER, ancestor of this branch of the Mayflower family, was baptized in the Parish of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, September 4, 1575, and died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, between January 11 and April 10, 1621. He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son Samuel. - [6]

9 November 1620 The passengers and crew aboard the Mayflower sighted land.

11 November 1620 The passengers and crew of the Mayflower made landfall in America. The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers." Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness." Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. - [3]

Edward Fuller was the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Some accounts give his mother as Francis, but Francis appears to be Robert Fuller's second wife. Robert's first wife Sara was buried 1 July 1584, and thus would have been the mother of Edward Fuller. Edward Fuller's brother Samuel Fuller also came to America on the Mayflower. Edward Fuller married, and moved to Leyden, Holland for a short time before coming to America. - [2]

Edward immigrated to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He arrived on the "Mayflower." Edward Fuller, who with his family and his brother, Samuel, came to Plymouth on the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, where Edward was baptized 4 September 1575. The family had heard the preaching of John Robinson and were members of the Scrooby congregation, which accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. Edward joined the company at Southampton, England, in August of that memorable year.

With Edward Fuller came his wife and small son, Samuel. Edward was the twenty-first signer of the Mayflower Compact, drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower shortly before the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620.

Edward Fuller died before spring in 1621 and his wife after spring (10 April 1621).

Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. - [1]

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NOT Governor Fuller. Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter.

Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann".

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.[citation needed]

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/EdwardFuller.php

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk.  However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades.  The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher.  Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher.  The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family.  The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife and his 12 year old son, Samuel. Also accompanying the family was Edward's brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward was the 31st signer of the Mayflower Compact. Both Edward & his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle after the death of his parents. Edward's wife is commonly believed to be named Ann though no historic documentation exists supporting this name. They had 2 sons: Mathew & Samuel. Mathew traveled to Plymouth in about 1640 with his wie and 3 children. Descendants of his brother still live around the Plymouth area to this day.

Famous Descendants: Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith Jr., David Souter, Georgia O'Keeffe & Erskine Hamilton Childers. Smith descends from Edward's son Samuel who married John Lothropp's daughter Jane.

Edward was the 21st Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

Death bet. 11 Jan. - 10 April 1621

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Edward Fuller came to America on the "Mayflower" 1620, with his, brother, the famous Dr Samuel Fuller. Both signed the covenant of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower Nov 1620. Wdward was accompanied by his wife, Ann and son, Samuel then ten years of age. The elder son Matthew, remained in England until 1640. Edward and his wife Ann did not survive the hardships of the first winter: both died early in 1621, a few months after their arrival in America.

He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son, Samuel.

His name appears in the following "Compact," which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are vnderwritten, the loyall Subjects of our soveraigne Lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c.

Having vnder-taken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and honour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civill body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, to constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, Ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to tiem, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names, Cape Cod 11 of November (Nov. 21), in the yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Iames of England, France, and Ireland 18. and of Scotland 54. Anno Domino 1620.

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Signed the Mayflower Compact. Died shortly thereafter. Left one orphan in Plymouth, Samuel, who was raised by his Uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller. His other son, Mathew, was probably considered an adult in those days and had been left in England. Mathew did eventually come to the New World and lived nearby his brother.

EDWARD FULLER, ancestor of this branch of the Mayflower family, was baptized in the Parish of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, September 4, 1575, and died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, between January 11 and April 10, 1621. He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son Samuel. - [6]

9 November 1620 The passengers and crew aboard the Mayflower sighted land.

11 November 1620 The passengers and crew of the Mayflower made landfall in America. The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers." Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness." Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. - [3]

Edward Fuller was the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Some accounts give his mother as Francis, but Francis appears to be Robert Fuller's second wife. Robert's first wife Sara was buried 1 July 1584, and thus would have been the mother of Edward Fuller. Edward Fuller's brother Samuel Fuller also came to America on the Mayflower. Edward Fuller married, and moved to Leyden, Holland for a short time before coming to America. - [2]

Edward immigrated to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He arrived on the "Mayflower." Edward Fuller, who with his family and his brother, Samuel, came to Plymouth on the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, where Edward was baptized 4 September 1575. The family had heard the preaching of John Robinson and were members of the Scrooby congregation, which accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. Edward joined the company at Southampton, England, in August of that memorable year.

With Edward Fuller came his wife and small son, Samuel. Edward was the twenty-first signer of the Mayflower Compact, drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower shortly before the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620.

Edward Fuller died before spring in 1621 and his wife after spring (10 April 1621).

Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. - [1]

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NOT Governor Fuller. Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter.

Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann".

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.[citation needed]

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk.  However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades.  The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher.  Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher.  The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family.  The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife and his 12 year old son, Samuel. Also accompanying the family was Edward's brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward was the 31st signer of the Mayflower Compact. Both Edward & his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle after the death of his parents. Edward's wife is commonly believed to be named Ann though no historic documentation exists supporting this name. They had 2 sons: Mathew & Samuel. Mathew traveled to Plymouth in about 1640 with his wie and 3 children. Descendants of his brother still live around the Plymouth area to this day.

Famous Descendants: Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith Jr., David Souter, Georgia O'Keeffe & Erskine Hamilton Childers. Smith descends from Edward's son Samuel who married John Lothropp's daughter Jane.

Edward was the 21st Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

Death bet. 11 Jan. - 10 April 1621

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Edward Fuller came to America on the "Mayflower" 1620, with his, brother, the famous Dr Samuel Fuller. Both signed the covenant of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower Nov 1620. Wdward was accompanied by his wife, Ann and son, Samuel then ten years of age. The elder son Matthew, remained in England until 1640. Edward and his wife Ann did not survive the hardships of the first winter: both died early in 1621, a few months after their arrival in America.

He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son, Samuel.

His name appears in the following "Compact," which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are vnderwritten, the loyall Subjects of our soveraigne Lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c.

Having vnder-taken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and honour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civill body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, to constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, Ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to tiem, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names, Cape Cod 11 of November (Nov. 21), in the yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Iames of England, France, and Ireland 18. and of Scotland 54. Anno Domino 1620.

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Signed the Mayflower Compact. Died shortly thereafter. Left one orphan in Plymouth, Samuel, who was raised by his Uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller. His other son, Mathew, was probably considered an adult in those days and had been left in England. Mathew did eventually come to the New World and lived nearby his brother.

EDWARD FULLER, ancestor of this branch of the Mayflower family, was baptized in the Parish of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, September 4, 1575, and died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, between January 11 and April 10, 1621. He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son Samuel. - [6]

9 November 1620 The passengers and crew aboard the Mayflower sighted land.

11 November 1620 The passengers and crew of the Mayflower made landfall in America. The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers." Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness." Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. - [3]

Edward Fuller was the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Some accounts give his mother as Francis, but Francis appears to be Robert Fuller's second wife. Robert's first wife Sara was buried 1 July 1584, and thus would have been the mother of Edward Fuller. Edward Fuller's brother Samuel Fuller also came to America on the Mayflower. Edward Fuller married, and moved to Leyden, Holland for a short time before coming to America. - [2]

Edward immigrated to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He arrived on the "Mayflower." Edward Fuller, who with his family and his brother, Samuel, came to Plymouth on the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, where Edward was baptized 4 September 1575. The family had heard the preaching of John Robinson and were members of the Scrooby congregation, which accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. Edward joined the company at Southampton, England, in August of that memorable year.

With Edward Fuller came his wife and small son, Samuel. Edward was the twenty-first signer of the Mayflower Compact, drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower shortly before the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620.

Edward Fuller died before spring in 1621 and his wife after spring (10 April 1621).

Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. - [1]

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Came to America aboard the Mayflower

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Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk. However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades. The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher. Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher. The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family. The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

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Sailed on the Mayflower; died in first winter.

Moved to Leyden, Holland shortly before traveling to America.

Famous descendants include Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith, Jr, Edgar Allan Poe, David Souter, and four of the Beach Boys.

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NOT Governor Edward Fuller.

Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter. Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann". Parentage is in dispute (see below). Please do NOT give him parents. Thank you.

Baptism: 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk. (See notes in the Biographical Summary below).

Marriage:

   * Married, but name of wife unknown. (See notes in the Biographical Summary below).

Death: Sometime the first winter at Plymouth.

Children: Matthew, Samuel

Biographical Summary

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk. However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades. The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher. Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher. The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family. The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk.  However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades.  The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher.  Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher.  The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family.  The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife and his 12 year old son, Samuel. Also accompanying the family was Edward's brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward was the 31st signer of the Mayflower Compact. Both Edward & his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle after the death of his parents. Edward's wife is commonly believed to be named Ann though no historic documentation exists supporting this name. They had 2 sons: Mathew & Samuel. Mathew traveled to Plymouth in about 1640 with his wie and 3 children. Descendants of his brother still live around the Plymouth area to this day.

Famous Descendants: Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith Jr., David Souter, Georgia O'Keeffe & Erskine Hamilton Childers. Smith descends from Edward's son Samuel who married John Lothropp's daughter Jane.

Edward was the 21st Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

Death bet. 11 Jan. - 10 April 1621

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Edward Fuller came to America on the "Mayflower" 1620, with his, brother, the famous Dr Samuel Fuller. Both signed the covenant of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower Nov 1620. Wdward was accompanied by his wife, Ann and son, Samuel then ten years of age. The elder son Matthew, remained in England until 1640. Edward and his wife Ann did not survive the hardships of the first winter: both died early in 1621, a few months after their arrival in America.

He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son, Samuel.

His name appears in the following "Compact," which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are vnderwritten, the loyall Subjects of our soveraigne Lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c.

Having vnder-taken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and honour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civill body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, to constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, Ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to tiem, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names, Cape Cod 11 of November (Nov. 21), in the yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Iames of England, France, and Ireland 18. and of Scotland 54. Anno Domino 1620.

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Signed the Mayflower Compact. Died shortly thereafter. Left one orphan in Plymouth, Samuel, who was raised by his Uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller. His other son, Mathew, was probably considered an adult in those days and had been left in England. Mathew did eventually come to the New World and lived nearby his brother.

EDWARD FULLER, ancestor of this branch of the Mayflower family, was baptized in the Parish of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, September 4, 1575, and died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, between January 11 and April 10, 1621. He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son Samuel. - [6]

9 November 1620 The passengers and crew aboard the Mayflower sighted land.

11 November 1620 The passengers and crew of the Mayflower made landfall in America. The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers." Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness." Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. - [3]

Edward Fuller was the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Some accounts give his mother as Francis, but Francis appears to be Robert Fuller's second wife. Robert's first wife Sara was buried 1 July 1584, and thus would have been the mother of Edward Fuller. Edward Fuller's brother Samuel Fuller also came to America on the Mayflower. Edward Fuller married, and moved to Leyden, Holland for a short time before coming to America. - [2]

Edward immigrated to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He arrived on the "Mayflower." Edward Fuller, who with his family and his brother, Samuel, came to Plymouth on the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, where Edward was baptized 4 September 1575. The family had heard the preaching of John Robinson and were members of the Scrooby congregation, which accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. Edward joined the company at Southampton, England, in August of that memorable year.

With Edward Fuller came his wife and small son, Samuel. Edward was the twenty-first signer of the Mayflower Compact, drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower shortly before the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620.

Edward Fuller died before spring in 1621 and his wife after spring (10 April 1621).

Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. - [1]

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NOT Governor Fuller. Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter.

Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann".

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.[citation needed]

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk.  However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades.  The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher.  Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher.  The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family.  The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife and his 12 year old son, Samuel. Also accompanying the family was Edward's brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward was the 31st signer of the Mayflower Compact. Both Edward & his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle after the death of his parents. Edward's wife is commonly believed to be named Ann though no historic documentation exists supporting this name. They had 2 sons: Mathew & Samuel. Mathew traveled to Plymouth in about 1640 with his wie and 3 children. Descendants of his brother still live around the Plymouth area to this day.

Famous Descendants: Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith Jr., David Souter, Georgia O'Keeffe & Erskine Hamilton Childers. Smith descends from Edward's son Samuel who married John Lothropp's daughter Jane.

Edward was the 21st Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

Death bet. 11 Jan. - 10 April 1621

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Edward Fuller came to America on the "Mayflower" 1620, with his, brother, the famous Dr Samuel Fuller. Both signed the covenant of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower Nov 1620. Wdward was accompanied by his wife, Ann and son, Samuel then ten years of age. The elder son Matthew, remained in England until 1640. Edward and his wife Ann did not survive the hardships of the first winter: both died early in 1621, a few months after their arrival in America.

He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son, Samuel.

His name appears in the following "Compact," which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are vnderwritten, the loyall Subjects of our soveraigne Lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c.

Having vnder-taken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and honour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civill body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, to constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, Ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to tiem, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names, Cape Cod 11 of November (Nov. 21), in the yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Iames of England, France, and Ireland 18. and of Scotland 54. Anno Domino 1620.

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Signed the Mayflower Compact. Died shortly thereafter. Left one orphan in Plymouth, Samuel, who was raised by his Uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller. His other son, Mathew, was probably considered an adult in those days and had been left in England. Mathew did eventually come to the New World and lived nearby his brother.

EDWARD FULLER, ancestor of this branch of the Mayflower family, was baptized in the Parish of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, September 4, 1575, and died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, between January 11 and April 10, 1621. He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son Samuel. - [6]

9 November 1620 The passengers and crew aboard the Mayflower sighted land.

11 November 1620 The passengers and crew of the Mayflower made landfall in America. The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers." Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness." Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. - [3]

Edward Fuller was the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Some accounts give his mother as Francis, but Francis appears to be Robert Fuller's second wife. Robert's first wife Sara was buried 1 July 1584, and thus would have been the mother of Edward Fuller. Edward Fuller's brother Samuel Fuller also came to America on the Mayflower. Edward Fuller married, and moved to Leyden, Holland for a short time before coming to America. - [2]

Edward immigrated to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He arrived on the "Mayflower." Edward Fuller, who with his family and his brother, Samuel, came to Plymouth on the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, where Edward was baptized 4 September 1575. The family had heard the preaching of John Robinson and were members of the Scrooby congregation, which accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. Edward joined the company at Southampton, England, in August of that memorable year.

With Edward Fuller came his wife and small son, Samuel. Edward was the twenty-first signer of the Mayflower Compact, drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower shortly before the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620.

Edward Fuller died before spring in 1621 and his wife after spring (10 April 1621).

Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. - [1]

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NOT Governor Fuller. Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter.

Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann".

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.[citation needed]

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk.  However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades.  The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher.  Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher.  The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family.  The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife and his 12 year old son, Samuel. Also accompanying the family was Edward's brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward was the 31st signer of the Mayflower Compact. Both Edward & his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle after the death of his parents. Edward's wife is commonly believed to be named Ann though no historic documentation exists supporting this name. They had 2 sons: Mathew & Samuel. Mathew traveled to Plymouth in about 1640 with his wie and 3 children. Descendants of his brother still live around the Plymouth area to this day.

Famous Descendants: Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith Jr., David Souter, Georgia O'Keeffe & Erskine Hamilton Childers. Smith descends from Edward's son Samuel who married John Lothropp's daughter Jane.

Edward was the 21st Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

Death bet. 11 Jan. - 10 April 1621

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Edward Fuller came to America on the "Mayflower" 1620, with his, brother, the famous Dr Samuel Fuller. Both signed the covenant of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower Nov 1620. Wdward was accompanied by his wife, Ann and son, Samuel then ten years of age. The elder son Matthew, remained in England until 1640. Edward and his wife Ann did not survive the hardships of the first winter: both died early in 1621, a few months after their arrival in America.

He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son, Samuel.

His name appears in the following "Compact," which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are vnderwritten, the loyall Subjects of our soveraigne Lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c.

Having vnder-taken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and honour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civill body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, to constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, Ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to tiem, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names, Cape Cod 11 of November (Nov. 21), in the yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Iames of England, France, and Ireland 18. and of Scotland 54. Anno Domino 1620.

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Signed the Mayflower Compact. Died shortly thereafter. Left one orphan in Plymouth, Samuel, who was raised by his Uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller. His other son, Mathew, was probably considered an adult in those days and had been left in England. Mathew did eventually come to the New World and lived nearby his brother.

EDWARD FULLER, ancestor of this branch of the Mayflower family, was baptized in the Parish of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, September 4, 1575, and died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, between January 11 and April 10, 1621. He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son Samuel. - [6]

9 November 1620 The passengers and crew aboard the Mayflower sighted land.

11 November 1620 The passengers and crew of the Mayflower made landfall in America. The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers." Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness." Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. - [3]

Edward Fuller was the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Some accounts give his mother as Francis, but Francis appears to be Robert Fuller's second wife. Robert's first wife Sara was buried 1 July 1584, and thus would have been the mother of Edward Fuller. Edward Fuller's brother Samuel Fuller also came to America on the Mayflower. Edward Fuller married, and moved to Leyden, Holland for a short time before coming to America. - [2]

Edward immigrated to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He arrived on the "Mayflower." Edward Fuller, who with his family and his brother, Samuel, came to Plymouth on the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, where Edward was baptized 4 September 1575. The family had heard the preaching of John Robinson and were members of the Scrooby congregation, which accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. Edward joined the company at Southampton, England, in August of that memorable year.

With Edward Fuller came his wife and small son, Samuel. Edward was the twenty-first signer of the Mayflower Compact, drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower shortly before the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620.

Edward Fuller died before spring in 1621 and his wife after spring (10 April 1621).

Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. - [1]

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NOT Governor Fuller. Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter.

Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann".

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.[citation needed]

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/EdwardFuller.php

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk.  However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades.  The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher.  Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher.  The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family.  The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later.

Edward Fuller crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife and his 12 year old son, Samuel. Also accompanying the family was Edward's brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Edward was the 31st signer of the Mayflower Compact. Both Edward & his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle after the death of his parents. Edward's wife is commonly believed to be named Ann though no historic documentation exists supporting this name. They had 2 sons: Mathew & Samuel. Mathew traveled to Plymouth in about 1640 with his wie and 3 children. Descendants of his brother still live around the Plymouth area to this day.

Famous Descendants: Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph Smith Jr., David Souter, Georgia O'Keeffe & Erskine Hamilton Childers. Smith descends from Edward's son Samuel who married John Lothropp's daughter Jane.

Edward was the 21st Signer of the Mayflower Compact.

Death bet. 11 Jan. - 10 April 1621

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Edward Fuller came to America on the "Mayflower" 1620, with his, brother, the famous Dr Samuel Fuller. Both signed the covenant of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower Nov 1620. Wdward was accompanied by his wife, Ann and son, Samuel then ten years of age. The elder son Matthew, remained in England until 1640. Edward and his wife Ann did not survive the hardships of the first winter: both died early in 1621, a few months after their arrival in America.

He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son, Samuel.

His name appears in the following "Compact," which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are vnderwritten, the loyall Subjects of our soveraigne Lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c.

Having vnder-taken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith, and honour of our King and Countrey, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutually in the presence of God and one another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civill body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by vertue hereof to enact, to constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, Ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to tiem, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony: vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names, Cape Cod 11 of November (Nov. 21), in the yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Lord King Iames of England, France, and Ireland 18. and of Scotland 54. Anno Domino 1620.

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Signed the Mayflower Compact. Died shortly thereafter. Left one orphan in Plymouth, Samuel, who was raised by his Uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller. His other son, Mathew, was probably considered an adult in those days and had been left in England. Mathew did eventually come to the New World and lived nearby his brother.

EDWARD FULLER, ancestor of this branch of the Mayflower family, was baptized in the Parish of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, September 4, 1575, and died at Plymouth, Massachusetts, between January 11 and April 10, 1621. He was not a member of the Leyden colony, but joined the Pilgrims at Southampton, embarking first in the "Speedwell" and when that ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compact," and though he and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, their memorial has remained in a numerous, widespread, and worthy posterity, transmitted through their son Samuel. - [6]

9 November 1620 The passengers and crew aboard the Mayflower sighted land.

11 November 1620 The passengers and crew of the Mayflower made landfall in America. The group of 102 passengers who crowded aboard the Mayflower for the crossing was not homogenous. Many of the passengers were members of the Leiden congregation, but they were joined by a number of English families or individuals who were hoping to better their life situations, or were seeking financial gain. These two general groups have sometimes been referred to as the "saints" and "strangers." Although the Leiden congregation had sent its strongest members with various skills for establishing the new colony, nearly half of the passengers died the first winter of the "great sickness." Anyone who arrived in Plymouth on Mayflower and survived the initial hardships is now considered a Pilgrim with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. - [3]

Edward Fuller was the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller of Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Some accounts give his mother as Francis, but Francis appears to be Robert Fuller's second wife. Robert's first wife Sara was buried 1 July 1584, and thus would have been the mother of Edward Fuller. Edward Fuller's brother Samuel Fuller also came to America on the Mayflower. Edward Fuller married, and moved to Leyden, Holland for a short time before coming to America. - [2]

Edward immigrated to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He arrived on the "Mayflower." Edward Fuller, who with his family and his brother, Samuel, came to Plymouth on the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, County Norfolk, England, where Edward was baptized 4 September 1575. The family had heard the preaching of John Robinson and were members of the Scrooby congregation, which accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. Edward joined the company at Southampton, England, in August of that memorable year.

With Edward Fuller came his wife and small son, Samuel. Edward was the twenty-first signer of the Mayflower Compact, drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower shortly before the landing at Cape Cod in November, 1620.

Edward Fuller died before spring in 1621 and his wife after spring (10 April 1621).

Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. - [1]

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NOT Governor Fuller. Mayflower Passenger. Died first winter.

Wife unknown, but may have been "Ann".

Edward Fuller (baptized 4 September 1575, Redenhall, Norfolk, England – died between 11 January and 10 April 1621, Plymouth, Massachusetts) crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. Edward's brother Samuel, who was the Plymouth Colony doctor, and his wife, Bridget, were on the same Mayflower voyage, and both brothers, Edward and Samuel, signed the Mayflower Compact.[citation needed]

Both Edward and Ann died in the first winter in Plymouth, in early 1621, and their son Samuel was raised by his uncle Samuel and Bridget. Samuel Fuller, the MD, died in Plymouth, MA, in 1633. Edward's son Samuel lived until 1683. His son Matthew came from England to Massachusetts at some point, with a wife named Francis he married in 1630. Matthew died in Barnstable, MA, in 1678.

Edward Fuller has been generally identified as the son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller, baptized on 4 September 1575 at Redenhall, Norfolk.  However, a number of genealogical scholars and Mayflower researchers, including Robert S. Wakefield, Robert Sherman, Robert Leigh Ward, Robert C. Anderson, Eugene Stratton, Leslie Mahler, and others, have all questioned the identification over the past couple of decades.  The current identification is based upon circumstantial evidence only: the fact that the names Samuel, Edward, and Ann occur within the same family; and the fact the father is identified as a butcher.  Thomas Morton, writing in 1637, says that Samuel Fuller was the son of a butcher.  The name Matthew also occurs in this Redenhall Fuller family.  The counter-evidence is primarily that the ages for the Fullers appear to be too old, when compared to their marriage dates, the ages of their spouses, and with the births of their children.

The name of Edward Fuller's wife has not been discovered. In James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-1862), Edward Fuller's wife was given as "Ann". However, there are no American or English records which give her name. I suspect James Savage may have made a simple typographical error: Mayflower passenger Edward Tilley had a wife Ann; or perhaps he was thinking of their sister Ann Fuller. None-the-less, numerous sources published after 1860 have utilized Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and so the identification of Ann can be found in numerous other books and online resources.

So, in truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have b

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