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Samuel Fuller, "Mayflower" Passenger

Also Known As: "Samuel Fuller"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Redenhall, Norfolk, England
Death: October 31, 1683 (71)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Barnstable, Barnstable , Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Fuller, "Mayflower" Passenger and Wife of Edward Fuller, Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Jane Fuller
Father of Hannah Bonham; Samuel Fuller; Sarah Fuller (died young); Elizabeth Taylor; Mary Williams and 4 others
Brother of Capt. Matthew Fuller

Occupation: Mayflower Passenger, Mayflower Pilgrim, Mass. Militia, aboard the Mayflower, Physician
Marriage: 1635
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About Samuel Fuller, "Mayflower" Passenger

Samuel Fuller

  • Birth: April 8, 1612, Redenhall, Norfolk, England
  • Death: October 31, 1683 (71) Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
  • Place of Burial: Either Lathrop Hill Cemetery or on his former property, Barnstable, Barnstable , Massachusetts, United States
  • Father: Edward Fuller, "Mayflower" Passenger
  • Mother: (name unknown)
  • Wife: Jane Lathrop

Not to be confused with his uncle, Dr. Samuel Fuller.

Family

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

Marriage:

  1. Jane Lothrop on April 8, 1635, in Scituate and had nine children. Jane died in Barnstable before his death in 1683. She was the daughter of Rev. John Lothropp

Children of Samuel and Jane Fuller, born at Barnstable:

  • 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. "

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.


https://www.anamericanfamilyhistory.com/Fuller%20Family/FullerSamue...

Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts was settled in 1627 by Puritan colonists from Plymouth.

Samuel Fuller and Jane Lothrop married on April 8, 1635 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. They were married by Captain Miles Standish at the James Cudworth house.

On November 7, 1636 Samuel joined the church in Scituate. In that year he built the fifteenth house in Scituate on Greenfield Street. He had twenty acres there on the east of Bellhouse Neck. Jane's father called the houses built by the early settlers “small plaine pallizadse Houses." The walls were made of poles that were filled with stones and clay. They had thatched roofs. The lower part of chimneys were made of stone and above that they were built of logs. Windows were made of oiled paper and the floors of hand sawed planks.

Samuel and Jane's first four children were born in Scituate. Hannah Fuller Bonham was born in 1636/1638. Samuel Fuller was baptized on February 11, 1637/38. Elizabeth Fuller Taylor was born in 1640. The child named Sarah Fuller was born in Scituate and baptized on August 1, 1641 in Barnstable. She died young.

They relocated to Barnstable. Samuel and his cousin, Matthew Fuller, bought the part Scorton or Sandy Neck that was in the town of Barnstable from the local indigenous people. The Fullers used the arable land and the rest became the town commons.

Mary Fuller Williams was baptized on June 16, 1644 by her grandfather, the Reverend Lothrop. The family lived in Barnstable at that time, but the baptism could have taken place in either Scituate or Barnstable. Thomas Fuller was born on March 18, 1650. Thomas died young. The second child named Sarah, Sarah Fuller Crowell, was born on December 14, 1654. John Fuller was born in 1656 in Barnstable. On February 8, 1658, a child was born who only lived fifteen days

Samuel Fuller Jr. died on February 23, 1658 and Samuel, Sr. died on October 31, 1683 in Barnstable.


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

Robert Charles Anderson


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. [SIC: Samuel was not his only child]

SECOND GENERATION.

2. Samuel (2) 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)


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.


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.


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



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 executors.

References

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Fuller_(Pilgrim)_ retrieved 25 January 2020
  • Charles Edward Banks, The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers: who came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, the Fortune in 1621, and the Anne and the Little James in 1623 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006), p. 56
  • ^ Jump up to: a b c A genealogical profile of Samuel Fuller, (a collaboration of Plimoth Plantation and New England Historic Genealogical Society accessed 2013)
  • ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g Charles Edward Banks, The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers: who came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, the Fortune in 1621, and the Anne and the Little James in 1623 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006), p. 146
  • ^ "http://mayflowerhistory.com/white-susanna/"/>.
  • ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f Caleb H. Johnson. The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana: Xlibris Corp., copyright 2006 Caleb Johnson), p. 147
  • ^ Jump up to: a b Eugene Aubrey Stratton. Plymouth Colony: Its History and People, 1620-1691, (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1986), p. 413
  • ^ George Ernest Bowman, The Mayflower Compact and its signers, (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1920), Photocopies of the 1622, 1646 and 1669 versions of the document, pp. 7-19.
  • ^ Jump up to: a b c d e Caleb H. Johnson. The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana: Xlibris Corp., copyright 2006 Caleb Johnson), p. 148
  • ^ Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana: Xlibris Corp., copyright 2006 Caleb Johnson), pp. 148-150
  • ^ Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana: Xlibris Corp., copyright 2006 Caleb Johnson), p. 150
  • ^ Mayflower Quarterly, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 328-341
  • ^ Mayflower Quarterly, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 328, 329, 331, 332, 333
  • ^ Charles Edward Banks, The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers: who came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, the Fortune in 1621, and the Anne and the Little James in 1623 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006), p. 147
  • ^ http://mayflowerhistory.com/fuller-samuel/
  • ^ Caleb Johnson, The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana: Xlibris Corp., copyright 2006 Caleb Johnson), p. 150
  • ^ Memorial for Samuel Fuller
  • ^ Caleb Johnson, The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana: Xlibris Corp., copyright 2006 Caleb Johnson), p. 105
  • ^ Eugene Aubrey Stratton. Plymouth Colony: Its History and People, 1620-1691, (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1986), p. 257
  • ^ Charles Edward Banks, The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers: who came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620, the Fortune in 1621, and the Anne and the Little James in 1623 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006), p. 42
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Samuel Fuller, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

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
September 29, 1614
Age 2
Edgeley, , Kent, England
1620
December 11, 1620
Age 8
Plymouth, MA on the "Mayflower"
1620
Age 7
Plymouth, Massachusetts
1620
Age 7
1626
1626
Age 13
Plymouth, Massachusetts