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Nicknames: "At age 12 arrived in America on Mayflower"
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Birthplace: Redenhall, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Occupation: Mayflower Passenger, Mayflower Pilgrim, mass. militia, aboard the Mayflower
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Samuel Fuller, "Mayflower" Passenger

NOT Dr. Samuel Fuller

Alternative birthplace: Edgerton, Kent County, England

http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/Samuel2Fuller.php

Born: About 1608.

Marriage:

   * Jane Lothrop, 8 April 1635, Scituate.

Death: 31 October 1683, Barnstable.

Children: Hannah, Samuel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Thomas, Sarah, John, and a child whose name is not recorded but who died 15 days after birth.

Biographical Summary

Samuel Fuller came on the Mayflower at the age of 12, with his father Edward Fuller. (He should not be confused with Doctor Samuel Fuller, his uncle, who also came on the Mayflower). Samuel's parents both died the first winter at Plymouth. Samuel was apparently raised by his uncle, and became a freeman of Plymouth in 1634. He married in Scituate the next year to Jane Lothrop, the daughter of Rev. John Lothrop and his first wife Hannah Howes. He and wife Jane would raise their family initially at Scituate, before moving sometime shortly before 1641 to Barnstable. He would live out the next forty years of his life in Barnstable. His probate records of 1683-1684 indicate that his wife predeceased him. He also bequeathed an Indian named Joel to his son John.

Was one of the last surviving passengers of the Mayflower.

Pilgrim Village Families Sketch: Samuel Fuller (son of Edward)

Robert Charles Anderson

"Family: Samuel married Jane Lothrop on April 8, 1635, in Scituate and had nine children. Jane died in Barnstable before his death in 1683.

Children of Samuel and Jane Fuller:

   * Hannah was born about 1636. She married Nicholas Bonham on January 1, 1658/9, and had eight children. She died in Piscataway, New Jersey after August 23, 1686. Hannah was born about 1636. She married Nicholas Bonham on January 1, 1658/9, and had eight children. She died in Piscataway, New Jersey after August 23, 1686.
   * Samuel was baptized in Scituate on February 11, 1637/8. He married Anne Fuller about 1657/8 and had six children. He died before December 28, 1691, in Barnstable.
   * Elizabeth was born about 1639. She married _____ Taylor and was living on October 29, 1683.There is no further reference.
   * Sarah was born in Scituate, but baptized in Barnstable on August 1, 1641. She died young.
   * Mary was baptized in Barnstable on June 16, 1644. She married Joseph Williams on November 18, 1674, in Haverhill and had four children. She died on November 11, 1720, in Norwich, Connecticut.
   * Thomas was born in Barnstable on May 18, 1650. He died before October 29, 1683.
   * Sarah was born on December 14, 1654,. She married _____ Crowe or Crowell and was living on October 29, 1683.There is no further reference.
   * John was born about 1655. He married Mehitable Rowley about 1678 and had eleven children. He died on March 23, 1726, in E. Haddam, Connecticut.
   * A child was born on February 8, 1658/9, and buried fifteen days later. "

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Genealogy of some descendants of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower

By William Hyslop Fuller pp 24-25

"The name of the wife of Edward1 Fuller, though sometimes given as Ann, is really wholly unknown.

Governor Bradford simply says that " Edward Fuller and his wife died soon after they came on shore." Edward died at Plymouth, between Jan. 1 1 and April 1o, 1621—and his wife died early in 1621, after Jan. 11th.

His only child was Samuel', who came with his father on the Mayflower.

SECOND GENERATION.

2. Samuel' Fuller, (Edward'), b. about 1608, at some place in England not yet found, no record of his birth or baptism having been discovered; d. Oct . 31,-Nov. 10, 1683, at Barnstable, Mass.; m. at Mr. Cudworth's house in Scituate by Capt. Miles Standish, magistrate, "on ye fourthe day*e of ye weeke", April 8-18, 1635, Jane Lathrop, dau. of Rev. John Lathrep of Scituate and (after 1639) Barnstable, bapt. Sept. 29, 1614, at Edgerry, Co. of Kent, England; d. subsequent to 1658 and before 1683, but the exact date is not found.

Samuel Fuller grew up under the care of his uncle, Dr. Samuel Fuller, at Plymouth. He had three acres at the division of lands in 1623, receiving, it is thought, those of h1s father and mother, and one for himself. If this theory is correct he was at least sixteen years of age at the time, and his birth occurred as early as 16o8, instead of 1612 as we have conjectured above. It is not quite certain however that he was old enough to work this land alone.

Gov. Bradford's words about this matter are as follows: " All this while no supply was heard of, neither knew they when they might expecte any. So they begane to thinke how they might raise as much come as they could, and obtaine a beter crope than they had done, that they might not still languish in miserie. At length, after much debate of things, the Gov (with y« advise of y« cheefest among them) gave way that they should set corne every man for his owne perticuler, and in that regard trust to themselves ; in all other things to goe on in y* general way (as a joint-stock company) as before. And so assigned to every family a parcell of land, according to the proportion of their number for that end, only for present use (but made no devission for inheritance), and ranged all boys and youth under some familie. This had very good success." Bradford's History of " Plimouth Plantation", ed. Mass. p. 162. The land assigned to him was on the South side of the town brook; " to the Woodward" and included what is now Watson's Hill. His neighbors were John Howland, Stephen Hopkins, Edward Winslow (?) Gilbert Winslow, and the Indian Hobomok.

On June 1, 1627 at a town-meeting, the inhabitants were divided into twelve groups for the purpose of dividing the cattle then owned in the Colony. " The eighth lot fell to Samuel Fuller (the Doctor) . and his company ; joined to him his wife Bridget Fuller, Samuel Fuller, Jr., Peter Browne, Martha Browne, Mary Browne, John Ford, Martha Ford, Anthony Annable, Jane Annable, Sarah Annable, Hannah Annable, Damans -Hopkins. To this lot fell a red heifer, came of the cow which belongeth to the poor of the Colony, and is of that consideration, viz.: these persons nominated to have half the increase; the other half with the old stock, to remain for the use of the poor."

He is mentioned in his uncle's will in 1633 as follows: " It. my will is that my Cozen (nephew) Samuell goe freely away with his stock of Cattle and Swine w,hout any further recconing w«* swine are the halfe of six sowes, six hogges, one boare & four shotes. Also one Cow & one heyfer." " It . my will is that in case my sonne Samyell and other my children die before such time as they are fitt to enter upon my land for inheritance that then my kinsman Sam. ffuller now in the howse with me enjoy w1soever lands I am now possessed of except my dwelling howse at town or whatsoever shall be due to me or them." " It. I give to him my Rufflet Cloake c my stuffe sute I now weare." The date of this will is July 3o, 1633 and within three months of that date the good doctor had been laid to rest. As the doctor's children survived, Samuel' received none of the lands, and soon, apparently, started out with the cattle and ■wine to seek a home. The whole transaction seems clearly to show that he had reached man's estate, being at least 21, and perhaps as much as 25 years of age at the time. He became a freeman of the Colony in 1634, and settled in the near by town of Scituate, where on April 8-18, 1635, as before stated, he married Jane, daughter of Rev. John Lathrop, the pastor of the Scituate church. Nov. 7, 1636 he joined the church of Scituate, having a letter of dismission from the church of Plymouth, of which he had been a member. He built in 1636 the fifteenth house in Scituate, on Greenfield Street, the first lot abutting on Kent Street. He had twenty acres of land on the east of Bellhouse Neck in that town, probably a grant from the town. The kind of house these early settlers built is worthy of note. Mr. Lathrop calls them " small plaine pallizadse Houses." The walls were made of poles filled between with stones and clay, the roof thatched, the chimney to the mantle of rough stone, and above of cob-work, the windows of oiled paper, and the floors of hand sawed plank*. Mr. Lathrop who had been accustomed to life in Christ's College, Cambridge, and to a generous life in England, truly says that the dwellings in Scituate were " meane ". Elsewhere he calls these structures booths, and says they were open and cold, and in winter a high piled fire had constantly to be kept burning. All the houses in the village were alike,— there was no opening for pride to claim supremacy. In June and July 1639 the Rev. Mr. Lathrop and many of the members of his church removed and founded the town of Barnstable, probably at the time the most easterly settlement on Cape Cod. If Samuel Fuller and his young family did not at once follow him thither, he did so in a few years. Otis, following the church records of Barnstable, thinks that he was there as early as 1641, basing his view on the fact that the Barnstable church record contains the baptism of his daughter Sarah on August 1, 1641, and of Mary on June 16, 1644. Otis says further that it does not appear that he was an inhabitant of the town till after January first, 1644. Now it is quite possible that the baptismal *ecord is correct, and that Samuel Fuller did not settle in Barnstable ntil 165o. There being no pastor at Scituate, it is quite likely that the two children were carried to Barnstable, or that the Rev. Mr. Lathrop visited Scituate, for their baptism. The record was little more than the minister's private diary, and all that it can certify to is the fact the children were baptised by him. The place might be anywhere he might be, jf not within the parish of another settled pastor. The reasons for thinking that Samuel Fuller settled in Barnstable as late as 165o are two.

In the second volume of Plymouth Colony deeds, folio 1. ( See Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 1. April 1899, p. 91) is a deed which begins as follows: " To all Christian people to whom this p'sent writing shall com Samuel ffuller of Scituate in the government of New Plymouth in New England in america sendeth greeting:" He then proceeds to convey to " Peter Collymore of Scittuate " " one dwelling house and a barne and Cowhouse with sixteene acars of upland more or less bounded on the west with the land of Mr William Varssall, on the south with the land of Resolved White, on the north with the hieway by the herring brook; and on the last with the mersh; as allsoe two pcells of mersh land contoining

twelve acars, with all and severall the appurtenances therunto

belonging or any way apperteining." This deed was signed and sealed March 25, 165o, the first day of the year according to the calendar then in use, equivalent to April 4, 165o, N. S. Samuel Fuller signed his name to this deed and there is appended the consent of his wife, as follows: "The 16th (26th N. S.) of May 165o Jane ffuller the wife of Samyel ffuller did com before mee Timothy hatherley asistant to the Governor of New Plym : in New England and did freely acknowlidg her willingness of the within Mencioned sale and did freely Resigne up her Right to Peeter

witnesses Collymore. Timothy Hatherley.

This is perhaps the only mention to be found of Samuel Fuller's wife Jane after her marriage. Mr. Hatherley was never a resident of Barnstable, and everything seems to show that the Fullers were still in Scituate at this date, May 16-26, 165o.

The other reason is that the first recorded birth of Samuel's children occurs on the Barnstable records, in the birth of the child Thomas on May 18, 1651. The earliest records of Scituate are lost.

Captain Matthew Fuller, Samuel's cousin, appears to have removed from Plymouth at about the same time, and together they bought of Secunke, an Indian, Scorton or Sandy Neck, that is, so much of it as lies within the town of Barnstable. The arable land in the purchase was set off to the Fullers, the remainder, including the meadows, was reserved as town commons, and afterward divided.

Samuel Fuller also bought meadow of his cousin Matthew that was Major John Freeman's and meadow of Samuel House, and land on Scorton Hill. He lived in the northwest angle of the town in a secluded spot, where few had occasion to pass. He had been a constable at Scituate in 1641, and his name appears a few times as juryman, or committee to settle difficulties with the Indians. He was the only one of the passengers of the Mayflower who settled permanently at Barnstable, and one of the late survivors of that immortal company. He was buried, if not on his own estate, in the ancient burial place at Lothrop's Hill in Barnstable, near the site of the first Meeting House. No gravestone now exists."

The Will and Inventory of Samuel' Fuller (Edward1).

is Recorded in Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Volume IV, Part II, pages 138 and 139. (Transcribed by George Ernest Bowman, and first published in the Mayflower Descendant, Vol. II. P. 237)

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Matthew (son of Edward Fuller and brother of Samuel Fuller, nephew of Dr Samuel Fuller) probably died early in August 1678. He signed his will on July 25 and his will was probated on Aug. 22.

Migrated to Barnstable, Mass. in 1640.

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His Parents came to America in 1620 on the Mayflower, bringing with them his younger brother, Samuel then twelve years of age. Matthew came to America in 1640. Was a prominent man in various capacities in the old Plymouth colony: Surgeon General of the Colonial Troops with rank of Captain in the military service: Deputy to the Colonial Court; served as chairman in the Council of War. Was bold, brave and honorable, but in his zeal not always discreet in his utterance. He died at Barnstable Mass in 1678.

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Mathew did not come to Plymouth with his father. He was probably old enough to stay on his own in England which is why I chose circa 1603 as a birthdate, I really have no idea. His brother Samuel was only 12 at the crossing and so did accompany his parents. Mathew did venture across the Atlantic before 26 October 1640 when he sold land purchased of John Gregory. As per "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations" pub. 1990 by Bruce MacGunnigle

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Fuller Family History

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN4 FULLER (WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1); m. Ann Collinge

John Fuller, the elder, will dated 4 Feb 1558/59, proved 12 May 1559, gives to son John Fuller all land and tenements, "both bound and free in Redenhall and Wortwell, or elles wyer he pay to my son Robert Fuller 10 pounds." Tl ales (Alice) my daughter, " 6 pounds 8s. 4d. Small bequests to Stephen and Frances Sadd when 21. Son John to be executor; Witness; Thomas Ward, John Barne, Thomas Fuyller, William Norton. (Episcopal Consistorial Court of Norwich, and reads: Register Colman fol. 325)

Children of JOHN FULLER are:

2. i. ROBERT5 FULLER, b. Abt. 1539, Redenhall parish, Norfolk, England; d. May 23, 1614, Redenhall parish, Norfolk, England.

   ii. WILLIAM FULLER., St. Mary's Redenhall

Generation No. 2

2. ROBERT5 FULLER (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1539 in Redenhall parish, Norfolk, England, and died May 23, 1614 in Redenhall parish, Norfolk, England. He married (1) SARAH DUNKHORNE January 29, 1571/72 in Startston, Norfolk, England. She was born Abt. 1550 in Startston, Norfolk, England, and died July 01, 1584 in Redenhall parish, Norfolk, England. He married (2nd) FRANCES. He was a butcher. Robert Fuller, of the parish of Redenhall, yeoman; will dated 19 May 1613; proved 31 May 1614, by the widow, and 16 June 1614, by the son, Thomas Fuller.

To be buried in Redenhall Churchyard.

WILL:

To wife, Frances, a tenement called Assyses in Harleston or Redenhall, with a little orchard now occupied by my son-in-law, James Spalding.
To son, Edward Fuller, the said tenement on the death of my wife, and twenty pounds.
To son, Samuel Fuller, fifteen pounds.
To daughter, Ann Fuller, twenty pounds.
To daughter, Elizabeth Fuller, forty pounds.
To daughter, Mary Fuller, forty pounds, all to be paid by son, Thomas.
To son, Thomas Fuller, a tenement lately built where I now dwell in Redenhall or Harleston.
Residue of chattels to be divided with half to my wife, the other half among my four children, Edward, Ann, Elizabeth, and Mary Fuller.
My grandson, John Fuller, son of my son, John Fuller, to be bound apprentice.
Wife Frances and son Thomas Executors.
William Fuller a witness. (Norfolk Archdeaconry Court, Norwich, Register 1614, folio 259).

Children of ROBERT FULLER and SARAH DUNKHORNE are:

3. i. JOHN6 FULLER, b. March 15, 1577/78, Redenhall, Norfolk, England; d. December 22, 1608, Starston, Redenhall, Norfolk, England.

4. ii. EDWARD FULLER, b. Abt. 1575, Redenhall parish, Norfolk, England; d. Bet. January 11, 1620/21 - April 10, 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

5. iii. DR. SAMUEL FULLER, b. Abt. 1580, Redenhall, Harleston, Norfolk, England; d. Bet. August 08 - September 25, 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

iv. ANN FULLER, d. Aft. 1614.
v. ELIZABETH FULLER, d. Aft. 1614.
vi. MARY FULLER, d. Aft. 1614.
vii. THOMAS FULLER, d. Aft. 1614.

Generation No. 3

3. JOHN6 FULLER (ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born March 15, 1577/78 in Redenhall, Norfolk, England, and died December 22, 1608 in Starston, Redenhall, Norfolk, England. He married MARGARET BALLS December 19, 1599 in Starston, Redenhall, Norfolk, England. She was born Abt. 1582 in Redenhall, Norfolk, England, and died March 1627/28 in Redenhall, Norfolk, England, Burial: March 27, 1628, Redenhall, Norfolk, England

Children of JOHN FULLER and MARGARET BALLS are:

i. CONSTANCE7 FULLER,  Baptised: May 01, 1600, Redenhall, Norfolk, England
ii. JOHN FULLER, b. Abt. 1602, Redenhall, Norfolk, England; d. Bef. 1604, Redenhall, Norfolk, England.
iii. JOHN FULLER, Baptised: September 09, 1604, Redenhall, Norfolk, England; d. 1691, Redenhall, Norfolk, England.
iv. THOMAS FULLER, Baptised: March 01, 1605/06, Redenhall, Norfolk, England; d. May 30, 1659, Redenhall, Norfolk, England.
v. WILLIAM FULLER,  Baptised: June 30, 1609, Redenhall, Norfolk, England

4. EDWARD6 FULLER (ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) Edward was baptized 4 September 1575, in the church of Redenhall, Norfolk, England, and died Bet. January 11, 1620/21 - April 10, 1621 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married ANN in England. She died Aft. April 10, 1621. 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 youngl 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. Their young son, Samuel was brought up by his uncle, Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel. Burial: Coles Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.

Children of EDWARD FULLER and ANN are:

6. i. CAPTAIN MATTHEW FULLER, Baptised: October 16, 1603, Redenhall, Norfolk, England; d. between July 25 and August 22, 1678, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 4, Edward Fuller on page 3 states the following: There has long been a question as to whether Matthew Fuller was actually a son of Edward. For a full detailed discussion of Matthew Fuller's parentage, see the article "Was Matthew Fuller of Plymouth Colony a Son of Pilgrim Edward Fuller?", which 'confirms' the relationship.

7. ii. SAMUEL FULLER, b. abt 1612, Norfolk, England; d. October 31, 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.


5. DR. SAMUEL6 FULLER (ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1580 in Redenhall, Harleston, Norfolk, England, Samuel Fuller was baptized 20 Jan 1580 at Redenhall, and died Bet. August 08 - September 25, 1633 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married (1) ALICE GLASCOCK. She died Bef. 1613. He married (2) AGNES CARPENTER April 24, 1613 in Leyden, Holland, daughter of ALEXANDER CARPENTER. She was born in Wrigton, England, and died 1615 in Leyden, Holland. He married (3) BRIDGET LEE May 27, 1617 in Leyden, Holland, daughter of JOSEPHINE LEE. Dr. Samuel FULLER was one of the band of pilgrims that fled from England to Leyden, Holland. Dr. Samuel Fuller was a deacon of the church in Leyden and later in Plymouth. He was one of the forty-one signers of the Mayflower Compact. In the division of 1623, Samuel was allotted two shares. He was a physician and surgeon, and his services were in demand in the Massachusetts Bay Colony as well as in Plymouth. In 1632 Samuel Fuller was a member of the Governor's Council called Assistants. In 1633 Plymouth suffered an epidemic, believed to have been smallpox. He made his will 30 July 1633 which was proved 28 October 1633.

Children of SAMUEL FULLER and BRIDGET LEE are:

i. MERCY7 FULLER, b. Aft. May 22, 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1650.
ii. SAMUEL FULLER, b. Abt. 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.


Generation No. 4

6. CAPTAIN MATTHEW7 FULLER (EDWARD6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was Baptised: October 16, 1603, Redenhall, Norfolk, England, and died August 22, 1678 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. He married FRANCES IYDE Abt. 1625. She was born 1605 in Redenhall, Norfolk, England, and died October 26, 1678 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.

Will dated 25 July, prob. 30 Oct. 1678, gave to wife Frances; to gr. ch. Shurbael, son of Ralph Jones; son John; Thomas, Jabez, Timothy, Matthias and Samuel, sons of his dec. son Samuel; daus. Mary, wife of Ralph Jones; Elizabeth, wife of Moses Rowley; and Anne, wife of son Samuel; to Bethiah, wife of his son John; to gr. ch. Sarah Rowley, Jedidah Jones, and all the rest to Robert Marshall, the Scotchman.

Children of MATTHEW FULLER and FRANCES IYDE are:

i. MARY8 FULLER, b. Abt. 1630, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; d. May 11, 1691, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. She m. RALPH JONES and had, Shurbael and Jedidah.
ii. ELIZABETH FULLER, b. Abt. 1626, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; d. Aft. March 07, 1714/15, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. Baptised: April 04, 1626, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.  She m. MOSES ROWLEY, and  had Sarah.

iii. JOHN FULLER, b. aft 1640, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; d. October 20, 1692, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. He m. BETHIAH.

8. iv. ANNE FULLER, b. Abt. 1634, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; d. December 30, 1691, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.

9. v. SAMUEL FULLER, b. Abt. 1630, Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; d. d. March 06, 1675/76, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.


7. SAMUEL7 FULLER (EDWARD6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1612 in Norfolk, England, and died October 31, 1683 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. He married JANE LATHROP April 8, 1635 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN LATHROP and HANNAH HOUSE. She was born Abt. 1614, and died Bet. 1658 - 1683 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. JANE LATHROP: Baptised: September 29, 1614, Egerton, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.

Came to America with his parents Edward and Ann Fuller aboard the ship Mayflower in 1620. When his parents died during the colony's first winter of 1620/21, his uncle Dr. Samuel Fuller undertook his guardianship. He married in Scituate, Massachusetts at a Mr. Cudworth's residence on 8 April 1635 to Jane Lothrop daughter of Reverend John and Hannah House Lathrop. The marital prceedings were conducted by Captain Miles Standish.

Samuel was admitted a freeman in Plymouth Colony in 1634, moved to Scituate in 1635. 1636, Samuel built a pallisadse style house in Scituate, located on Greenfield Street. It had walls of poles, filled in with stones and clay, with a thatched roof, windows of oiled paper and a floor of hand sawed planks. He joined the Scituate church on Nov. 7, 1636; and was elected constable there in 1641. Sometime later he moved to Barnstable, to which his father-in-law had moved in 1638. Samuel was the only Mayflower passenger to settle permanently in Barnstable and was one of the last surviving Mayflower passengers. The will of Samuel Fuller Sr. of Barnstable dated Oct. 29, 1683, exhibited June 5, 1684, names eldest son Samuel, son John, daughters Elizabeth Tayler, Hannah Bonham, Mary Williams and Sarah Crowe, and his Indian, Joell (bequeathed to son John); sons Samuel and John as exectors.

Children of SAMUEL FULLER and JANE LATHROP are:

i. ELIZABETH8 FULLER, b. 1640; d. Bet. 1683 - 1684; m. TAYLOR
ii. HANNAH FULLER, b. Abt. 1636, Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; d. August 19, 1689, Piscataway, New Jersey.

10. iii. SAMUEL FULLER, b. February 11, 1637/38, Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; d. Bef. December 28, 1691, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.

iv. SARAH FULLER, baptized August 01, 1641, d. in infancy.
v. MARY FULLER, baptized June 16, 1644.
vi. LIEUTENANT THOMAS FULLER, b. May 18, 1650, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; d. November 21, 1718, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts - or before 10/19/1683? (not in father's will).
vii. SARAH FULLER, b. December 14, 1654; d. Aft. October 29, 1683; m. CROWE.
viii. JOHN FULLER, b. Abt. 1655; d. March 23, 1725/26, East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut; m. MEHITABLE ROWLEY; b. January 11, 1659/60, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1732.
ix. FULLER, b. February 08, 1658/59; d. age 8 days 

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Samuel Fuller, son of Edward (Mayflower Passenger), was born about 1608 in England, died at Barnstable, Massachusetts Oct 31, 1683. He came on the Mayflower with his father and mother. Samuel married Jane Lothrop, daughter of the Reverend John Lothrop at Scituate, on April 8, 1635. Jane Lathrop was baptized in Edgerton,Kent, England on September 29, 1614.

Samuel Fuller came on the Mayflower at the age of 12, with his father Edward Fuller. (He should not be confused with Doctor Samuel Fuller, his uncle, who also came on the Mayflower). Samuel's parents both died the first winter at Plymouth. Samuel was apparently raised by his uncle, and became a freeman of Plymouth in 1634. He married in Scituate the next year to Jane Lothrop, the daughter of Rev. John Lothrop and his first wife Hannah Howes. He and wife Jane would raise their family initially at Scituate, before moving sometime shortly before 1641 to Barnstable. He would live out the next forty years of his life in Barnstable. His probate records of 1683-1684 indicate that his wife predeceased him. He also bequeathed an Indian named Joel to his son John.

Children: Hannah, Samuel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Thomas, Sarah, John, and a child whose name is not recorded but who died 15 days after birth.

Samuel Fuller named his sons in his will dated Oct 29, 1683, Samuel Jr. and John, and his daughters Elizabeth Taylor, Hannah Bonham, Mary Williams, and Sarah Crowe. (MD 2:237). He had other children who died young. His daughter, Hannah, who married Nicholas Bonham, moved with her husband to Piscataway, New Jersey, thus bringing the Edward Fuller line there at an early date. (p 295)

The children of Hannah Fuller Bonham and Nicholas Bonham (1658):

1. Elizabeth BONHAM b: 1668 Piscataway, Middlesex. NJ

      d: 28 Jan 1702 in Piscataqua, NJ

2. Nicholas BONHAM b: 1667 Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

      d: Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

3. Elijah BONHAM b: 1669 Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

      d: Aft 1695 Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey

4. Nicholas BONHAM b: 1671 Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey

5. Jane BONHAM b: 29 Jan 1675 Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey

      d: 25 Feb 1675 Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey

6. Mary BONHAM b: 4 Oct 1661 Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

      d: 17 Mar 1734 Piscataway, Somerset, New Jersey

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Mayflower passenger. Owned a large house in Plymouth compound identified as Samuel's. Physician to 'Plimouth Plantation'.

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2. Samuel 2 Fuller (Edward1), born about 1612, at some place in England not yet found, no record of his birth or baptism having been discovered; died October 31 - November 10, 1683 at Barnstable, Mass.; married at Mr. Cudworth's house in Scituate by Captain Miles Standish, magistrate, ' on ye fourthe day of ye weeke; April 8 - 18, 1635, Jane Lothrop, daughter of Rev. John Lothrop of Scituate and after 1639 Barnstable, baptized September 19, 1614 at Edgerly, county of Kent, England; died subsequent to 1658 and before 1683, but the exact date is not found.'

SOURCE: Fuller Genealogy, Onondaga County Library, R 929.2 F951 Volumn 1, http://members.aol.com/ggilb10335/Fuller.html -------------------- Son of Edward & Ann (Hopkins?) Fuller. Husband to Jane (Lothrop) Fuller, and father to nine children: Hannah, Samuel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Thomas, Sarah, John, and a child whose name is not recorded but who died 15 days after birth.

Samuel Fuller was a passenger on the Mayflower, along with his parents. Both parents died shortly after landing at Plymouth during the first winter and Samuel was raised by his uncle, Dr. Samuel Fuller, who was also a Mayflower passenger.

Samuel Fuller became a freeman of Plymouth in 1634. He married Jane Lothrop, the daughter of Rev. John Lothrop and his wife Hannah Howes, on April 8, 1635 in Scituate. He and his wife would raise their family initially at Scituate, before moving sometime shortly before 1641 to Barnstable.

He would live out the next forty years of his life in Barnstable and be one of the last surviving Mayflower passengers. His probate records indicate that his wife preceeded him in death. He also bequeathed an Indian slave named Joel to his son John.

Samuel Fuller is believed to be buried either on the grounds of his estate, or the ancient burial grounds on Lothrop's Hill in Barnstable (known today as Lothrop Hill Cemetery).

-------------------- I CAME OVER ON THE MAYFLOWER WITH MY PARENTS. WE LEFT ENGLAND SEPTEMBER 16, 1620. THERE WERE 102 PASSENGERS ON THE SHIP. MY BROTHER CAME OVER TO THE NEW WORLS SHORLTY AFTER WE ARRIVED. MY PARENTS DIED AFTER ONE YEAR IN THE NEW WORLS. I LIVED WITH MY UNCLE SAMUEL UNTIL I MAARIED JANE LOTHROP. HER FATHER REVEREND JOHN LOTHROP MARRIED US. -------------------- {I go no further with this line as it is well known and available everywhere. Edwin Poor} -------------------- Samuel came with his parents to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620. He was soon orphaned and was raised by his uncle, the plymouth colony's physician Dr. Samuel Fuller.

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Samuel Fuller, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

1603
October 16, 1603
Redenhall, Norfolk, England
1612
April 8, 1612
Redenhall, Norfolk, England
1612
England, United Kingdom
1614
September 29, 1614
Age 2
Edgeley, Kent, England
September 29, 1614
Age 2
Edgley, Kent, England
1620
December 11, 1620
Age 8
Plymouth, MA on the "Mayflower"
1629
1629
Age 16
Harleston, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
1633
1633
Age 20
Barnstable, Barnstable , Massachusetts, United States
1635
April 8, 1635
Age 23
Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony, (Present USA)
1636
1636
Age 23
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts