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William Fuller

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Berkeley, SC
Place of Burial: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Fuller, of Redenhall; Samuel Fuller; Audrey (or Anne) Fuller and Margaret Balls
Husband of Sarah Fuller
Father of William Fuller, Jr.; Ezekial Fuller; William Jr. Fuller; Elizabeth Fuller; Edward Fuller and 3 others
Brother of Sarah Fuller; Robert Fuller; Samuel Fuller; John Fuller; Anna Fuller and 2 others

Occupation: Soldier, planter, politician
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About Capt. William Fuller, Colonial Gov. of Maryland

From EARLY SOUTHERN FULLERS by Theodore Albert Fuller...

"Capt. William Fuller, ranking officer in Oliver Cromwell's roundhead army and subsequent Governor of Maryland, was one of five Puritans on committee to make a treaty with the Susquehannah Indians on 5Jul1652 for Isle of Wight Co., VA."

Notes

I agree with Cindy that you are probably looking for Capt. William Fuller, Cromwell's aide. First I have heard that he was born in VA. He was in Md. in 1650s and 60s; probably in Barbados during 70s and wound up in SC by 1678. Most comprehensive source I know is book "Early Southern Fullers" by Col. Theo. Fuller published late 1970s. It traces hundreds of Capt. William Fuller's descendents. (1)

Not sure if this is the William Fuller History Detective.org was telling about but one William Fuller owned a house in Providence Maryland in 1655. He was a commander. A body of a 16 year old was found in the basement of the house. It is belived it might have been an indentured servant.

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  1. Re: William Fuller - b abt 1625 Virginia
  2. William Fuller of St. Andrew's Parish
  3. YADKIN COUNTY and CASWELL COUNTY Rootweb database
  4. A Brief Military History of the Colony of Maryland 1634-1707 The Parliamentarian Commissioners, appointed by a Parliament dismissed by Cromwell in December 1653, were in Virginia when Governor Stone, in May, proclaimed Cromwell Lord Protector of England and the colony of Maryland. They returned to Maryland and replaced Governor Stone with a council to rule Maryland in July. In January 1655 after Lord Baltimore attacked him for surrendering to the Commissioners, Governor Stone began to organize an armed force in St Mary’s County of approximately 130 men. Operating under orders from Governor Stone, CPT Josias Fendall leading a force of 20 men was involved in a raid to secure arms, ammunition and the colony records in Patuxent.  ....One volley and a follow on charge routed Stone’s army. The Proprietary force suffered seventeen men killed and thirty two wounded and CPT Fuller lost had three men killed and several wounded. This was the only battle of the Great Civil War fought in North America. Following the battle, ten of the leaders of the Proprietary army were condemned to death, with four executed and the rest released as a result of the request from the inhabitants of Providence. The property of those who had opposed CPT Fuller were plundered and all were subject to fines. The Puritans were in control of the colony until 10 July 1656

Birth: Jun., 1609 Redenhall Norfolk, England Death: 1695 Berkeley County South Carolina, USA

William Fuller sailed from London to New England aboard the Abigail on April 1635. In 1651, he arrived in Maryland and led Protestant forces.

In July 1652, he negotiated a peace treaty with the Susquehanna Indians. On November 25, 1652 he was named commander-in-chief of the expedition against the Eastern Shore Indians. In 1654, he became Member of Lower House of the Maryland Assembly.

William Fuller was the Puritan Governor of Maryland.

Source - Updike Genealogy.

In 1654 the new governor of Maryland, William Fuller, does away with the Toleration Act which gave Catholics the right to practice their religion and removes Lord Baltimore from authority.

Source - http://americanhistory.about.com/od/americanhistorytimelines/a/timeline-1651.htm

Captain William Fuller of the Severn. Governor of Maryland In 1654, he repealed the Tole ration Act and became Member of the Great Council and a Proprietor's deputy (assigned land grants). He was the ranking officer in Oliver Cromwell's Roundhead Army, Commander in Chief in Indian Wars and brought settlers to a colony in South Carolina.

Source - http://hagen.familyfiles.info/1703.htm.

Married Sarah Martiau in 1655 in Virginia.

Children of William and Sarah Fuller:

Elizabeth Fuller 1695 xxxx Edward Fuller 1657 xxxx Belinda Fuller xxxx xxxx Mary Ann Fuller 1661 1730 William Fuller 1673 xxxx Ezekiel Fuller 1675 1722


Family links:

Spouse:
 Sarah Martiau Fuller (1625 - 1694)*

Children:
 Ezekiel Fuller (1675 - 1722)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Old Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Cemetery Charleston Charleston County South Carolina, USA


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Created by: Jack Mitchell Record added: Aug 14, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 115434494 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115434494


https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115434494 Birth: Jun., 1609 Redenhall South Norfolk District Norfolk, England Death: 1695 Berkeley County South Carolina, USA

William Fuller sailed from London to New England aboard the Abigail on April 1635. In 1651, he arrived in Maryland and led Protestant forces.

In July 1652, he negotiated a peace treaty with the Susquehanna Indians. On November 25, 1652 he was named commander-in-chief of the expedition against the Eastern Shore Indians. In 1654, he became Member of Lower House of the Maryland Assembly.

William Fuller was the Puritan Governor of Maryland.

Source - Updike Genealogy.

In 1654 the new governor of Maryland, William Fuller, does away with the Toleration Act which gave Catholics the right to practice their religion and removes Lord Baltimore from authority.

Source - http://americanhistory.about.com/od/americanhistorytimelines/a/timeline-1651.htm

Captain William Fuller of the Severn. Governor of Maryland In 1654, he repealed the Tole ration Act and became Member of the Great Council and a Proprietor's deputy (assigned land grants). He was the ranking officer in Oliver Cromwell's Roundhead Army, Commander in Chief in Indian Wars and brought settlers to a colony in South Carolina.

Source - http://hagen.familyfiles.info/1703.htm.

Married Sarah Martiau in 1655 in Virginia.

Children of William and Sarah Fuller:

Elizabeth Fuller 1656 xxxx Edward Fuller 1657 xxxx Belinda Fuller xxxx xxxx Mary Ann Fuller 1661 1730 William Fuller 1673 xxxx Ezekiel Fuller 1675 1722


Family links:

Spouse:
 Sarah Martiau Fuller (1625 - 1694)*

Children:
 Ezekiel Fuller (1675 - 1722)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Old Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Cemetery Charleston Charleston County South Carolina, USA


Created by: Jack Mitchell Record added: Aug 14, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 115434494


http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mison&id=I1275

!MARRIED:Louisa DuBellet, Some Prominent VA. Families; Vol. 4; p. 4

!NOTE: William married Sarah Martiau, daughter of Nicholas Martiau and Jane Berkeley.

!NOTE: Captain William Fuller of the Severn. Governer of MD In 1654; repealed the Toleration Act; Member of the Great Council and a Proprietor 's deputy (assigned land grants). Ranking officer in Oliver Cromwell's R oundhead Army;Commander in Chief in Indian Wars; Brought settlers to co lony of SC.

Married Sarah Martiau(great aunt to George Washington by wa y of her sister Elizabeth who married ColonelGeorge Reade. Also descend ed from the Reades were Robert E. Lee and Thomas Nelson (a signer of th e Declaration of Independence). From another sister Mary whomarried Lt. C ol. John Scarsbrooke was descended Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons (Queen Elizabe th 2nd of Great Britain.

In 1651 he arrived in Maryland. In July 1652, he negotiated a peace tre aty with the Susquehannock Indians. On November 25, 1652 he was named C ommander-in-Chief of the expedition against the Eastern Shore Indians. I n 1654, he was Governor of Maryland.

William Fuller was "Governor" of Maryland for a short period during the troubled times after the English Civil War, although the Maryland Archi ves does not list him among Maryland's governors. Charles I was beheaded on January 30, 1649, and in November, 1651, Thomas Greene, the deputy Govern or acting in the absence of Governor Stone, recognized Chares I Iast he heir to the English throne.

The result was an investigation in England and Cromwell's Council of State commissioned William Fuller, Richard Preston, William Durand, Edward Lloyd, John Smith, John Lawson Richard Wells, Leonard Strong, John Hatch, and Richard Ewen "to reduce and govern the colonies within the Chesapeake Bay."

In March, 1652, the Commissioners and their forces arrived in St. Mary's and ousted Governor William Stone. On Ju ly 22, 1654, a proclamation in the name of Cromwell was issued appointing a new government, and William Fuller was made governor. Fuller called an Assembly which repudiated the proprietor's authority, repealed the Toleration Act, and denied Catholics the protection of the law.

At the behest of Lord Baltimore, Stone attempted to re-establish the proprietary government, but he was defeated at the battle of Providence (now Annapolis) on March 25, 1655. In January 1655 /56, the Committee of Trade restored Lord Baltimore's privileges in Maryland on condition that Josias Fende ll replace William Stone as governor.

The commissioners surrendered their powers to the restored proprietary government March 24, 1657. A Mayflower connection? One ancestry. com tree shows him as the son of John Fuller, the brother of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower. What is the evidence for this? Of the many, many entries for this John Fuller, only one shows him as the father of this William Fuller and it cites no authority.

Jesse Autry Fuller & Family - Capt Willam Fuller sailed from Lond on to New England on board The Abigail in April, 1635. In 1651 he arrived in Maryland and let the Protestant forces.

In July 1652, he negotiated a peace treaty with the Susquehanna Indians. On 25 Nov 1652, he was na med Commander-in-Chief of the expedition against the Eastern Shore Indians.

In 1654, he was named a member of the Lower House of the Maryland Assembly. William was the Puritan Governor of Maryland.William Fuller sailed fom London to New Eng land aboard the Abigail on April 1635. Based on the dates of birth for his chidren, it appears that he married shortly before removing to Maryland in 1651 where he quickly became active in the Protestant cause aginst the Catholic proprietor of Maryland.

In July 1652 he negotiated peace treaty with the Susquehanna Indians. November 25, 1652 was named commander-in-chief of the expedition against the Eastern Shore Indian s. In 1654, Member of Lower House Maryland Assembly. Captain William Fuller "of the Severn" was Governor of Maryland. Member of the Great Council and a Proprietor's deputy (assigned land grants). Ranking officer in Oliver Cromwell's Roundhead Army.

Birth: 30 JUN 1609 in Redenhall, Norfolkshire, England, United Kingdom Death: 10 JUL 1695 in St Andrews, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States



            
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Capt. William Fuller, Colonial Gov. of Maryland's Timeline

1625
1625
England
1673
1673
Age 48
Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
1673
Age 48
Virginia, United States
1675
1675
Age 50
Newport Parish, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Colony
1695
1695
Age 70
Berkeley, SC
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