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Lt. Thomas Fuller

Birthplace: Rendenhall, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
Death: September 28, 1690
Dedham, Norfolk County , Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Old Village Cemetery, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rafe (Ralph) Fuller and Elizabeth Fuller
Husband of Hannah Fuller
Father of John Fuller, died young; John Fuller; Hannah Fuller; Elizabeth Metcalf; Thomas Fuller, died young and 5 others
Brother of William Fuller; Thomas Fuller; Anne Fuller; Robert Fuller; John Fuller and 2 others
Half brother of Robert Fuller

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About Lt. Thomas Fuller

Lieut. Thomas Fuller, s. of Ralph Fuller and Elizabeth Elliot (q.v. Eliot), bapt. Jan. 20, 1619/20 at Redenhall in Norfolkshire, England [Redenhall cum Harleston and Wortwell parish rec.]. He d. Sept. 28, 1690 at Dedham, Mass. [DeVR 21]

Thomas' father Ralph Fuller was the grandson of John Fuller, latter the brother of Robert. Ralph Fuller's grand uncle Robert Fuller was the father of Robert "the butcher" Fuller of Redenhall and his wife Sarah Dunkhorn, the parents of brothers Edward and Dr. Samuel Fuller of the 1620 Mayflower passage to Plymouth, Mass. Thomas arrived in New England long after his latter two 2nd cousins, once removed, had died at Plymouth, Mass.

When Thomas Fuller arrived in New England is unknown. On Nov. 22, 1643 at Dedham, Mass., Thomas m. Hannah Flower and had the following nine children of record at Dedham:

• i. John Fuller, b. Nov. 1, 1643; d. in infancy Feb. 21, 1644/5.

• ii. John Fuller, b. Dec. 28, 1645, d. Jan. 15, 1718/9 at Dedham; m. Jan. 8, 1672/3 at Dedham, Judith Gay, dau. John and Judith Gay, b. Apr. 23, 1649. She d. Nov. 10, 1718 at Dedham. Six children of the family.

• iii. Elizabeth Fuller, b. Apr. 1, 1648, d. Oct. 24, 1732 at Dedham; m. 1) Nov. 29, 1666 at Dedham, John Kingsbury, s. of Joseph and Millicent Kingsbury. He was b. Aug. 15, 1643 at Dedham where he d. May 30, 1669. Elizabeth m. 2) Sept. 19, 1672 at Dedham, Michael Metcalf the 3rd, s. Michael Metcalf, Jr. and Mary Fairbanks, b. Jan. 21, 1644/5 at Dedham where he d. Sept. 11, 1693. One child by her 1st marriage, seven by her second marriage.

• iv. Hannah Fuller, b. Sept. 11, 1650, d. Apr 11, 1672 at Dedham, unmarried.

• v. Thomas Fuller, b. Feb. 26, 1652/3, d. in his youth June 26, 1662.

• vi. Mary Fuller, b. Mar. 25, 1655, d. Mar. 19, 1725/6 at Dedham; m. Jan 19, 1674/5 at Dedham, Capt. Daniel Fisher, Jr., s. Capt. Daniel Fisher and Abigail Marriott, b. Feb. 26, 1649/50 at Dedham where he d. Nov. 17, 1713. Seven children of the family.

• vii. Samuel Fuller, b. Apr. 25, 1657, d. at Dedham Mar. 17, 1678/9.

• viii. Sarah Fuller, b. May 7, 1659, d. Mar. 31, 1736 at Dedham; m. 1) Dec. 6, 1682 at Dedham, Ralph Day, Jr., s. Ens. Ralph Day and Susan Fairbanks, bapt. Feb 11, 1656/7 at Dedham where he d. Oct. 21, 1694. Six children of the family. Sarah m. 2) May 14, 1704 at Dedham, John Carpenter of Woodstock, Conn. She m. 3) July 27, 1721, Samuel Ware of Wrentham, Mass.

• ix. Thomas Fuller, Jr., b. June 23, 1662, d. Apr. 23, 1734 at Dedham; m. Apr. 25, 1688 at Dedham, Esther Fisher, d. Capt. Daniel Fisher and Abigail Marriott, b. Aug 5, 1661 at Dedham where she d. Apr. 3, 1747. Six children of the family.


  • Clarence A. Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (CD version) (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 2001): "FULLER, Thomas (1690-) & Hannah FLOWER (niece of Margaret KINGSBURY); 22 Nov 1643; Dedham {[citing] Dedham Hist. Reg. 4:50; Carpenter; Fuller Gen. 51; Tingley-Meyers 165; Reg. 11:40, 55:196, 57:197; Fuller (#5)}"
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Lt. Thomas Fuller's Timeline

January 20, 1618
Rendenhall, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
November 1, 1643
November 1, 1644
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Massachusetts Bay
December 28, 1645
Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
April 1, 1648
Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 9, 1650
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
February 26, 1652
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 25, 1655
Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
April 25, 1657
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States