Person:Anne Unknown (235)

m. abt 1605
  1. Capt Matthew Fullerabt 1605 - bef 1678
  2. Samuel FullerAbt 1609 - 1683
Facts and Events
Name[3] Anne
Alt Name Anne Hopkins
Gender Female
Birth[4] abt 1581 England
Marriage abt 1605 Norfolk, Englandto Edward Fuller
Other 11 NOV 1620 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesMigration
with Edward Fuller
Death[1] 11 Jan 1621 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Alt Death[2] Aft 11 Jan 1621 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Burial? Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesColes Hill

William Bradford in his account of Mayflower passengers does not identify the name of Edward Fuller's wife (he reports "Edward Fuller and his wife died soon after they came ashore, but their son Samuel is living and married and hath four children or more"). Savage identifies her only as "Ann," and Virkus repeats the speculation. In the volume of Mayflower Families through FIve Generations about Edward Fuller, the author concludes that Savage most likely confused Ann, the wife of Edward Tilley, with Edward Fuller's wife, as there are no American or English sources that otherwise give her name. There are a half dozen records of marriages of an Edward Fuller that have been found in England, but only one with an Ann, and none a Hopkins. (See

Ellen Baker's notes: There are several possible women that could have been Edward's wife. The following were found in the parish register abstracts of the I.G.I., of Edward Fuller's marrying during the time he would have most likely married. Amy Lee (m. Nov. 21, 1596, Abinger, Surrey, England), Ann Carpenter, (m. Nov 25, 1597 in Carlton, Bedford, England), Thomasine Sheppard, (m. May 2, 1597 in St. Gregory, Norwich, Suffolk, England), Joan Raven (m. Oct. 28, 1599 in Woodham, Walter, Essex, England), Elizabeth Buck (m. July 25, 1602 in Great Finborough, Suffolk, England), Barbara Colman (m. June 10, 1606, Chigwell, Essex, England), and Agnes Croucher (m. Jan. 14, 1607 in West Horsley, Surrey England).

  1. Compendium of American Genealogy 1600's-1800's (Genealogical Publishing Co), page 3483.
  2. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), Edward Fuller entry.
  3. Fuller, William Hyslop. Genealogy of Some Descendants of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower. (Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States: C. B. Fiske & Co., 1908), p 24.

    "The name of the wife of Edward(1) 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 Plymohth, between Jan. 11 and April 10, 1621 - and his wife died early in 1621, after Jan. 11th.'"

  4. Based on estimated age of 20 at the time of her marriage to Edward Fuller.