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John Fuller

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Topcroft, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Ma
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Fuller and Jane Fuller
Husband of Elizabeth Fuller; Elizabeth Fuller; Elizabeth Fuller and Elizabeth Fuller
Father of James Fuller; Elizabeth King; Joseph Fuller; Sarah (Fuller) Hovey Bidlack; Susanna Stacy and 11 others
Brother of Susanna Dean; Elizabeth Fuller; Frances Fuller; Giles Fuller; Jane Fuller and 3 others

Occupation: Farmer and a maltster
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About John Fuller

John Fuller came to America from England at about the age of 15 on the ship Abigail on May 4, 1635, along with his brother William, who was about 25 years old. He married Elizabeth Emerson, who came to America in 1638. He was at times town surveyor and commisioner in Ipswich, Massachusetts. -------------------- John born in 1611, died 1698 in Newton MA. He was the owner of Fuller Farm and is buried in the Old Newton Center Graveyard grave.

John's wife is said to be the daughter of Walter Cole, but there is not a lot of proof of that. She was an Elizabeth, for sure.

BIRTH: our John often confused with 2 of the other John's who immigrated to New England (U.S.A.) from England in the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland: 1. John, (ours), 1611-1698, of Newton, MA., (settled 1644/35), M Elizabeth Cole.

RESIDENCE: came over in 1635 with John Winthrop Jr., and settled in Cambridge Village (New Town) in 1644. In 1658 he bought a tract of one thousand acres in the northwest part of the town, long known as the Fuller farm.;

RESIDENCE: Signed Newton petition for seperation from Cambridge along with sons Jonathan & Joseph in 1678;

RESIDENCE: 1644 to Newton, 1658 bought 750 acres, later added 250 more. Tradition has it that John Fuller (1611-1698) and his sons stopped one noon on it's shady banks (Cheescake Brook) to eat their cheese and cake, thus giving the stream it's name. John is believed to have built the first house in Newtonville. He settled in 1644 and became one of the largest landowners in the town. Part of his land now is in what is Waltham. Stone wall dividing land from neighbor Richard Park can still be seen on Fair Oaks Ave.

John settled in Cambridge Village in 1644. In Dec. 1685, he purchased of Joseph Cooke, of Cambridge, 750 acres of land in the N.W. part of Newton, for 160 pounds sterling. It was bounded north & west by Charles river, east by land of Thomas Park, and south by S. Shepards farm. His house stood on the south side of the road, and west side of the brook, within a few rods of both. By subsequent purchases he increased his track to upwards of 1000 acres. Edward Jackson & John Fuller were the largest land-holders in the town. Cheese-Cake brook ran through this track, which was long known as "The Fuller Farm." He divided it among his five sons by will (son Issac having died in 1691), with the proviso that they should not sell to any stranger, until they, or their next relative should have the offer of it. Twenty-Two of John Fullers descendants were in the army of the revolution. The following document, apparently in John Fullers handwriting, is in the possession of a descendant: "Wee whose names are subscribed are able to give this theire testimony that when the land was sould to Ensign John Spring liveing in New Towne in the county of Middelsexe in NWE England that there was reserved a high waye, through this land for the use of the inhabitane of the saide town to pass in namely the highway for ___ in the place were it was then occupied and if the said John Spring did fence in the said land he should hang gates. And this is so to be undrestood of ye land which ye above said John Spring now lives upon.

DEATH: He divided his land among his five sons by his will dated 1696, one son Issac having died before him; Western NY. Gen. by Cutter.

DEATH: John Fuller, settled 1644, d 1698, age 87

DEATH: Will of John Fuller as decifered by Don Fuller (b 1953) and E. Frederick Fuller (b 1930)

I John Fuller of Newtown in the County of Middlesex in his Majesties Province of the Massachusets-bay in New-England being week in body, but in sound and disposing memory, Praise be given to God for the same to make this my last will and testament in manor & form following, that is to say first, and principally I resign my soul into the merciful hand of almighty God my creator asuredly hoping through the merits of my Blessed savior, to obtain pardon & remission of all of my sins and my body I commit to the earth whence it was taken to be Decently buried by the discretion of my executor and herin after named and as for the wordly goods and estate the Lord hath lent me I dispose therof as follows \ E Impl. I give and bequeth to my loving and dear wife Elizabeth a comfortable maintenance of my movable estate and if that shall not be enough then to have the liberty of any of my other estate, any thing hereafter to the contrary not withstanding and a living in my now dwelling house and all this during her natural life, to be allowed her by my executors herin after named, out of my estate.

2 secondly I give and bequeth to my son John Fuller the housing and lands he now enjoys lying along the south side Charles River, ading therto as much out of the farm I now live on as shall make the same two hundred acres as I have butted and bounded the said addition to him and his heirs forever.

3 thirdly I give and bequeth to my son Jonathan Fuller the housing and land he now enjoys adding thereto out of the farmland I now live on as much as makes up the aforsaid land one hundred and fifty acres as I have bounded the same to to him and his heirs executor and administrator forever.

4 fondly I give and bequeth to my son Joseph Fuller the lands he now enjoys and also a piece of [moads] : wland over the brook at the [uperend] of the great meadow, adjoining unto the land of [Tm 0] (see **) Parks to make him equal with the rest of my sons to him and his heirs forever.

5 fifthly I give and bequeth to my son Joshua Fuller the housing and lands he now livethg on to him and his heirs forever.

6 I give and bequeth to my son Jeremiah Fuller the land I formerly gave him wheron he now liveth, adding therto out of the farm abovesaid as much as Maketh up what he already enjoyeth, one hundred and fifty acres as the [farm] is now butted and bounded to him and his heirs forever and it further my will that if any of my above named sons shall by A joint consent agree to the altering of the bounds of the lands above given and bounded to them, nary thing contrary notwithstanding, and also it is my will that my above son shall each and every one of the have equal liberty to Dig and Cart of clay from the clay-pits in the above farm.

7 seventhly to all that I have formerly given unto my daughter Elizabeth Hide Deceased, I give and bequeth unto her children tho which I have had the Care of bringing up and maintaining what they have already had and to my grandson, alias grandchild Jonathan Hide the youngest son of my above said daughter, ten pounds in or as money to be paid to him by my son Joseph Fuller, whom Jo Hide shall be twenty one years of age, and my [so] son Joseph to pay the same forth Right and interest I have in the Malt house he now occupieth, and further it is my will that if the abovesaid Malt=house shall by Causualty be burnt or any ways destroyed by accidental cause, the abovesaid legacy of 10 pounds to be paid by my five sons above named, and if [so] Jonathan Hide do not live to the age abovesaid, then my will is that the abovesaid ten Pounds shall be equally divided between my three grandchildren viz Mary Brown & Elizabeth Hide [see paragraph below, this is Bethia] , and Hannah Hide.

8 eighthly I give and bequeth to my daughter Bethiah Bond twenty pounds in addition to what she hath already recieved of me towards her portion, to be paid her by my son Joseph Fuller, as followeth fewer pounds per year, until the whole sum be paid in consideration wherof I give to my son Joseph Fuller the land I purchased of Jeremiah Moss, be the same more or less.

9 ninethly I give and bequeth to my five sons abovesaid house barns out--houses orchard and land conveying two hundred and fifty acres be the same more of less to them and their heirs forever, to be equally divide betwen them at my death. Provide my five sons abovesaid do comfortably and honorably maintain my abovesaid wife in sickness and health during her natural life, and further my will is that my abovesaid sons shall not alinate the above given and granted unto any stranger until first the next Relation of the above said Fullers have the offer of it, and all the rest and residue of my estates goods and cattle, not herin before bequethed after my debts and funeral expenses discharged, I do give and bequeth unto my very dutiful sons John Fuller, Jonathan Fuller, Joseph Fuller, Joshua Fuller & Jeremiah Fuller, who I do make sole executor of this my last will and testament [peroling] all other wills by me. In witness wherof I have herunto set my hand and seal this thirteeth day of January one thousand six hundred ninety five [six] and the seventh year of his Majesties Reign.

Signed Sealed and Published in the presence of witness, Issac Williams John Ward Munings Sawin

the mark of John 3 Fuller

Thou Munnings Sawin and Issac Williams and also all ye Executors in said will with Jno- Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua and Jeremiah Fuller did testify that the named Elizabeth in ye testament of ye 7th paragraph was caused caused by a moot mistake of said Sawin ye writer of said will and ought to have been written Bethiah Hide as appears by ye copy taken from ye deceased mouth by wich he wrote such will. Attest: Samuel Phipps Registrar

Charleston, Feb 28th, 1697/8 by ye Hon. James Russell, Esq., Capt. Issac Williams, John Ward, Munnings Sawin the witness subscribed, personally appearing made oath & they were personally and saw ye subscriber, John Fuller, deceased sign and seal and heard him publish and declare the above written to be his last will and testament and wich he so did he was of a disposing mind -

-------------------- This is NOT the Mayflower Fuller Line(s) -------------------- (f/g) John Fuller Birth: 1620, England Death: Jun. 4, 1666 Ipswich Essex County Massachusetts, USA

Born about 1620 (aged 15 in 1635; deposed 10 May 1660 "aged about thirty-nine years"). Came to Massachusetts Bay in 1625 on the "Abigail," & settled in Ipswich MA. Died in Ipswich 4 Jun 1666. Married by about 1644, Elizabeth Emerson, daughter of THOMAS EMERSON {1838, Ipswich} (in his will of 13 May 1653, Thomas Emerson bequeathed to "daughter Elizabeth Fuller" household goods "until her daughters Susanna and Elizabeth married or became twenty years"). She married (2) between Nov 1669 & 31 Dec 1672, Thomas Perrin. Brother of WILLIAM FULLER {1635, Ipswich}.


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Spouse:
 Elizabeth Emerson Fuller Perrin 
Children:
 Elizabeth Fuller King (1652 - 1715)

Burial: Unknown Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Jun 03, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 37875231 -tcd

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John Fuller's Timeline

1611
December 14, 1611
Topcroft, Norfolk, England
1615
April 7, 1615
Age 3
Topcroft, Co Norfolk, England
1635
1635
Age 23
1638
April 15, 1638
Age 26
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1642
January 3, 1642
Age 30
Ipswich, MA, USA
1643
1643
Age 31
Cambridge, MA
1645
1645
Age 33
Newton, Middlesex, Ma, USA
1646
1646
Age 34
Newton, Middlesex, MA
1647
1647
Age 35
1648
1648
Age 36
Newton, Middlesex, Mass.