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William Fuller

Birthplace: Chelmsford, Essex, England
Death: May 26, 1693 (78-87)
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Immediate Family:

Son of William Fuller, of Chelmsford and Sarah Allen Fuller
Brother of John Fuller, of Chelmsford & Ipswich; Nathaniel Fuller; George Fuller and Richard Fuller

Occupation: Locksmith, gunsmith
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About William Fuller, of Chelmsford & Hampton

Emigration 1635 On the Abigail.

"The fact that William Fuller was a locksmith and gunsmith supports the conclusion that he and his brother John were sons of William Fuller, locksmith of Chelmsford, Co. Essex."

From http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:William_Fuller_(55)_

William Fuller, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 2:602.

  • ORIGIN: Unknown [The Will of William Fuller, locksmith, Chelmsford, Co. Essex, establishes that place as the origin of William and John Fuller; Anderson apparently was not aware of the will while editing this volume].
  • OCCUPATION: Gunsmith [MBCR 1:197]. Locksmith [NLR 1:4]. On 30 March 1647, "John Legate, in behalf of Samuel Fogg, his kinsman," sued "Will[iam] Fullar of Hampton, for not teaching him the trade of a locksmith. He had four years longer to serve. To be bound for the remainder of his time to Isaack Cosen, an expert smith, of Rowley" [EQC 1:111, 128].
  • CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Hampton church by 2 June 1641 implied by freemanship.
  • FREEMAN: 2 June 1641 [MBCR 1:379] (unless this was for the Concord man).
  • BIRTH: About 1610 (aged 25 in 1635 [Hotten 73]).
  • DEATH: Hampton 26 May 1693 (as "Old William Fuller" [HampVR 1:118].

▼ The Will of William Fuller of Chelmesford, Essex

William Fuller of Chelmesford, Essex, locksmyth. Will 11 May 1638; proved 8 January 1638/9. I give to Nathaniel Fuller, my son, and his heirs all my copyhold lands in Springfield, Essex; for lack of issue I give the same to my sons George and Richard successively. To my son Richard, that part of my messuage in Chelmsford which Richard Middleton now dwelleth in, at his age of 21; to my son George, the other part of my messuage where John Dale now dwelleth. To Sarah, my wife, another part of my messuage where John Stucke now dwelleth - all which I late purchased of the heirs of John Arundel. To George, my son, my copyhold tenement in Mutch Badowe, and my house at Danbery - which I purchased of the heirs of Gibson. To my wife Sarah £8 a year for life. Residuary legatees: my wife and sons Nathaniel and Richard. To George Fuller, my son, the lease of my house where I now dwell, with the waste ground let therewith. Item, in case my twoe sonnes William Fuller and John Fuller which nowe are in Newe Englande doe ever retorne from thence, my will ys, that my son George Fuller shall give unto them fyftene poundes, viz. that is to saye tenne poundes to my son John, and fyve poundes unto my sonne William for a farther porcion more than heretofore I have geuen them. Executor: my sonne George Fuller. Overseer: my loving friend Mr. John Wallinger of Chelmesford. Witnesses: John Derriuall, Henry Barr, Beniamin Wallinger. Essex and Herts, bundle 1638/9, no. 157.

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William Fuller, of Chelmsford & Hampton's Timeline

Chelmsford, Essex, England
May 26, 1693
Age 83
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire