Facts and Events
||4 Sep 1575
||Redenhall, Norfolk, England
||Norfolk, Englandto Anne
||11 NOV 1620
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesMigration
||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesSecondary date: 15 Jan 1620
||aft 11 Jan 1620/21
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesColes Hill
Edward Fuller, his wife and his son Samuel came to America on the Mayflower. They had lived in Leyden, Holland for a short period of time, but originally came from Redenhall, Norfolk, England. Edward Fuller's father was a butcher by trade and his brother Samuel was a doctor and deacon. Edward's occupation remains unknown.
Edward joined the pilgrims at Southhampton, England, and then embarked first in the "Speedwell" and when the ship proved unseathworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, continued the voyage to the New World. He was the twenty-first signer of the "Compac." He and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.
His name appears in the following "Compact" which was drawn up in the cabin of the Mayflower just previous to the landing at Cape Cod in Novermber, 1620.
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List (wrote for History, of Plymouth Plantation, written between 1630-1654), refers to "Edward fuller, and his wife; and Samuell their sonne." as passengers. In his later account of where the passengers were in 1650, he wrote, "Edward ffuller, and his wife dyed soon after they came ashore; but their sone Samuell is living, & maried, and hath .4. children. or more."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Edward Fuller, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
BIRTH: Baptized Redenhall, Norfolk, 4 September 1575, son of Robert Fuller [NEHGR 55:192].
DEATH: Plymouth shortly after 11 January 1620/1 [ Bradford 446].
MARRIAGE: By about 1605 _____ _____; she d. Plymouth shortly after 11 January 1620/1 [Bradford 446].
- Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:215.
FULLER, EDWARD, Plymouth, br. of the famous Samuel, came with him in the Mayflower 1620, bring. w. Ann and s. Samuel, and leav. Matthew, on the other side, wh. was elder, d. early next yr. as did his w. but his s. Samuel outliv. the hardships.
- Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Mayflower Compact. (Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States), Transcript.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620. (New England - United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants., Various), 3-5.
1 EDWARD(1) FULLER, bp. Parish of Redenhall, co. Norfolk, England 4 Sept. 1575; d. Plymouth shortly after 11 Jan 1620/1; son of Robert and Sara (Dunkhorn) Fuller.
He m. prob. England _______ ______, who d. Plymouth soon aft. 11 Jan 1620/1.
Known children (FULLER) b. prob. England:
2 i Matthew(2) presumably stayed in England until ca. 1640
3 ii Samuel b. ca. 1608; came on the MAYFLOWER with his parents.
References MD 1:10(Samuel), 15(d. Edward, wife); 2:117(d. Edward, wife). NYGBR 33:171-2(Brainard's Fuller Gen.). BRADFORD's HIST (1952) p. 446.
Savage calls his wife, Ann, but there is no known evidence that this was her name.
- Find A Grave.
| The Mayflower (1620)
|The Mayflower was the first settlement voyage to New England, carrying primarily English Separatists known as Pilgrims. It was destined for the mouth of the Hudson River, but landed at Cape Cod in present-day Massachusetts.
|Sailed: ||6 Sep 1620 from Southampton, England under Captain Christopher Jones
|Arrived: ||11 Nov 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts|
After spending the winter aboard ship, the surviving passengers moved ashore on 21 Mar 1621.
|Next Vessel: ||The Fortune (1621)