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Elizabeth Rowley (Fuller)

Birthplace: Harleston, Norfolk, England
Death: after March 7, 1715
either East Haddam or Colchester, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Matthew Fuller; Matthew Fuller; Frances Fuller and Frances Fuller
Wife of Moses Rowley
Mother of Mary Weeks; Moses Rowley, II; Daughter Rowley; Shubael Rowley; Mehitable Fuller and 6 others
Sister of Mary Jones; Lt. Samuel Fuller; Ann Fuller and Dr. John Fuller, I
Half sister of Dr. John Fuller, I

Occupation: Housewife
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About Elizabeth Rowley

Mayflower descendant - her grandfather was Edward Fuller. -tcd

Mayflower Index #14271

This Elizabeth seems to be the same as her same-named sister. (FamilySearch shows them as the same person.) Update June 2017: they are not the same. The other Elizabeth Fuller is parents unknown, married 1) Thomas Upton 2) Edmund Scott. She had picked up vitals of "this" Elizabeth (daughter of Matthew Fuller, wife of Moses Rowley) in error

Date and place of birth have also been (erroneously?) reported to be 1630 at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth FULLER was born between 1630 and 1640 in England. (3795)(3796) (3797) Probably born in England She emigrated before 26 Oct 1640 to Plymouth, Plymouth Colony.(3798) She appeared in court in May 1714 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT. (3799) According to Daniels (648), there must have been friction about moving to Haddam because Elizabeth claimed that her husband Moses sold land in Falmouth without her consent and tried to deed the rights to the land to her children in Falmouth in return for support. She died after 7 Mar 1715 in CT. (3800) Probably died in East Haddam or Colchester. Parents: Captain Matthew FULLER and Francis.

She married to Moses ROWLEY on 22 Apr 1652 in Barnstable, Plymouth County.(3801) (3802) (3803)(3804) (3805)(3806) Children were: Mary ROWLEY, Moses ROWLEY , Child ROWLEY, ROWLEY , Shubael ROWLEY, Mehitable ROWLEY, Sarah ROWLEY, Nathan ROWLEY, Aaron ROWLEY, John ROWLEY, Matthew ROWLEY.

On 30 May 1714 Elizabeth, widow of Moses (2) Rowley, executed an unusual and interesting conveyance, recorded in East Haddam Deeds, 1:553:

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come. 1, Elizabeth Rowley, widow & Relique to Moses Rowley, late of haddom on the east side in ye County of hartford in hur majesties Colloney of Conectecut In New England, deceased,; whearas upon ourcoming from falmouth in the county of barnstable in yeprovince of theMassachusettsBay in afores'd New England, my Late husband made a conveyance of his Landshe was possessed off in falmoth afores'd unto Thomas Parker and Joseph parkerof s'd falmoth, which convayance was utterly against my consent, I haveing thearfore Resarved my Rightof dowry or thirds thearin, as the Law allows, and more over, whearas whatwas left me for my maintainance by my s'd husband at his decease in haddomwas by Reson of ye frowns of providence, but litter, in so much that I have bin fain to Rely myselfe upon there kindness of my sons, Moses Rowley and John fuller, of aboves'd haddom,which nesecitates me to Look out for my due, either for myown present Relief, or to Retalliate these that have and are doing for me, or both: Thcarfore know ye and all men, &c, that 1, the s'd Elizabeth Rowle, for the Resons above mentioned, as allso for and in consideration of Love, good will and affection which I have and doe bare to my s'd sons, Moses Rowley and John ffuller, afores'd, have given and grantted . . . In equall proportion to them . . . all my Right of dowry and power of thirds which Is my just due from the lands my husband conveyed away as aforcs'd, as allso whatever hereafter may be due from the same....

Witness: Thomas Gates, William Lord,

Elizabeth X Rowley

Her death had to be after the May 30, 1714 date, because that was the day she deeded over some land to one of her sons and one of her sons-in-law.

Date and place of death have also been (erroneously?) reported to be:

  • March 7, 1714 at Colchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • July 20, 1714 at East Hampton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts


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Elizabeth Rowley's Timeline

April 4, 1626
Harleston, Norfolk, England
March 20, 1653
Age 26
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
April 10, 1654
Age 28
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
August 15, 1656
Age 30
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
January 11, 1660
Age 33
Scorton Neck, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
January 11, 1660
Age 33
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony, Colonial America
September 16, 1662
Age 36
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Age 37
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
May 1, 1666
Age 40
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA