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William Fuller (1609 - 1695)

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Capt Gov William Fuller
Born in Redenhall, Norfolk, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Virginia, United Statesmap
Died in St Andrews, Berkeley, South Carolina, USAmap
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Biography

There is some disagreement as to the accuracy of this William Fuller's identity. See notes at the side of the bio.

Capt William Fuller, Jr
Birth: Jun., 1609
Redenhall, Norfolk, England
Death: 1695
Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

William Fuller sailed from London to New England aboard the Abigail on April 1635. In 1651, he arrived in Maryland and led Protestant forces.

In July 1652, he negotiated a peace treaty with the Susquehanna Indians. On November 25, 1652 he was named commander-in-chief of the expedition against the Eastern Shore Indians. In 1654, he became Member of Lower House of the Maryland Assembly.

William Fuller was the Puritan Governor of Maryland.

Source - Updike Genealogy.

In 1654 the new governor of Maryland, William Fuller, does away with the Toleration Act which gave Catholics the right to practice their religion and removes Lord Baltimore from authority.

Source - http://americanhistory.about.com/od/americanhistorytimelines/a/timeline-1651.htm

Captain William Fuller of the Severn. Governor of Maryland In 1654, he repealed the Tole ration Act and became Member of the Great Council and a Proprietor's deputy (assigned land grants). He was the ranking officer in Oliver Cromwell's Roundhead Army, Commander in Chief in Indian Wars and brought settlers to a colony in South Carolina.

Source - http://hagen.familyfiles.info/1703.htm.

Married Sarah Martiau (1625 - 1694) in 1655 in Virginia.

Children of William and Sarah Fuller:

  • Elizabeth Fuller 1695 xxxx
  • Edward Fuller 1657 xxxx
  • Belinda Fuller xxxx xxxx
  • Mary Ann Fuller 1661 1730
  • William Fuller 1673 xxxx
  • Ezekiel Fuller 1675 1722

Burial:

Old Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Cemetery
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA

Sources

  • Find A Grave Memorial# 115434494, Record added: Aug 14, 2013. Created by: Jack Mitchell

Ancestry Member Trees This hint compiles information from 10 other Public Ancestry Member Trees. Name Capt Gov William Fuller Birth June 1609 - Redenhall, Norfolk, England Death July 10, 1695 - St Andrews, Berkeley, South Carolina, USA


U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Immigration & Emigration Name William Fuller Birth abt 1610 Arrival 1635 - Ipswich, Massachusetts - Age: 25


U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Immigration & Emigration Name William Fuller Birth abt 1610 Arrival 1635 - Massachusetts - Age: 25


Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 Directories & Member Lists Name William Fuller


Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 Census & Voter Lists Name William Fuller Residence 1641 - Freeman 2 Jun, Massachusetts Colony, MA


England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 Birth, Marriage & Death Name William Fuller Father William Fuller Baptism 20 Jan 1621 - Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England Event 1621


U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Birth, Marriage & Death Name Capt William Fuller Jr Spouse Sarah Fuller Birth Jun 1609 - Redenhall, Norfolk, England Death 1695 - Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA



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On October 13, 2015 at 20:14GMT John Fuller wrote:

I can not comment on Capt. William Fuller's parents, for I have no data on his family line prior to his colonial entry. He did not arrive here via the SV Abigail. The two Fuller brothers on that vessel arrived in New England not Virginia. Capt. William Fuller arrived in VA/MD at the head of a military expedition sent to reduce the royal colony by Oliver Cromwell in 1651.

One of my five books has this Fuller family in detail. John B. Fuller

On September 17, 2015 at 20:38GMT John Fuller wrote:

I am sorry to bring up what I believe to be an error in regards to this William Fuller. You have Capt William Fuller confused with the young William Fuller and his older brother John Fuller who entered at New England on the S/V Abigail. This Capt. William would have been almost 50 years of age when he entered VA/MD in 1651 and a couple of years after that when he married Capt. Nicholas Martiau daughter, Jane, which I believe would be in error.

You have a William Fuller connected to the Redenhall Fullers who is not the Capt. William Fuller of the southern colonies. To my knowledge his (Capt. William) English family has not been established yet. Just one last comment. The Capt. William Fuller had but one male child, William Jr. which has been proven. John B. Fuller

On September 17, 2015 at 20:38GMT John Fuller wrote:

I am sorry to bring up what I believe to be an error in regards to this William Fuller. You have Capt William Fuller confused with the young William Fuller and his older brother John Fuller who entered at New England on the S/V Abigail. This Capt. William would have been almost 50 years of age when he entered VA/MD in 1651 and a couple of years after that when he married Capt. Nicholas Martiau daughter, Jane, which I believe would be in error.

You have a William Fuller connected to the Redenhall Fullers who is not the Capt. William Fuller of the southern colonies. To my knowledge his (Capt. William) English family has not been established yet. Just one last comment. The Capt. William Fuller had but one male child, William Jr. which has been proven. John B. Fuller

On September 26, 2014 at 02:54GMT Caroline Shultz wrote:

Fuller-2750 and Fuller-1146 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse - Sarah Martiau

On July 3, 2014 at 20:19GMT Robert Keniston wrote:

Fuller-1377 and Fuller-1146 appear to represent the same person because: Spouse is a match.



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