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Sarah Jane (Martiau) Fuller

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Sarah Jane Fuller formerly Martiau
Born about in Elizabeth City, Hampton, Rappahannock, Virginia, Colonial Americamap
Wife of — married in Virginia, United Statesmap
Died in Saint Andrews Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina, United Statesmap
1 October 2015
07:30: Bob Tonsmeire proposed a merge of Martiau-25 and Martiau-5 with a comment. [Thank Bob for this]
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FULLER, WILLIAM (?-by 1695)

IMMIGRATED: in 1651 as a free adult with his family, probably from Virginia. RESIDED: in Broad Neck Hundred, Anne Arundel County; left Maryland probably by 1664; in Barbados by 1671; settled in South Caro- lina in 1678. MARRIED Sarah, daughter of Nicho- las Martiau (1592-1657), a French Protestant, naturalized in England, who immigrated to Vir- ginia in 1620 as an agent for the earl of Huntington, and served as a Virginia burgess in 1632, and as a justice of York County, Virginia, from 1633 to 1657.


SON: William (1673-1732), a burgess in South Carolina in 1712.

DAUGHTERS Elizabeth (ca. 1655-?), who married (first name unknown) Cattell; probably Maryann; and probably Belinda.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Protestant; Quaker by 1657. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: probably left Virginia because of religious persecu- tion; called a captain at his first appearance in Maryland records; quickly assumed leadership of the Protestant forces in the colony.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Assembly, Providence (Anne Arundel County), 1654; Parliamentary Commis- sion, 1654-1657/58; Lower House, Anne Arundel County, 1658, 1659/60. OTHER PROVINCIAL OF- FICES: justice, Provincial Court, 1654-1657/58. governor, 1655; MILITARY OFFICES: captain, 1652-1657/58; commander of an expedition against the Eastern Shore Indians, 1652.

OUT OF COLONY SERVICE: Council, South Carolina, 1679- 1682. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: execu- tive leader in the Puritan government, 1654- 1657/58; supporter of Fendairs Rebellion, 1 659/60-1660; a warrant issued for his arrest in 1660/61 after the restoration of the proprietary government probably motivated him to leave the colony.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 300 acres; patented an additional 500 acres in 1658-1659; received a warrant for 1,020 acres in South Carolina, 1683. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED by 1695 in South Carolina; size of estate unknown. [1]

"He named his oldest daughter Elizabeth, who had crossed the ocean with him and became the wife of George Reade : Mary, his second daughter, wife of John Scarbrook, of York Co. ; Sarah, his third daughter, wife of Capt. William Fuller, the Puritan Governor of Maryland." [2]

1655, 25 Mar: After the Battle of the Severn, MD, in which the forces of Gov. William FULLER defeated the forces of William STONE, STONE and about 10 of his officers were condemned to be executed, but William STONE was ulimately pardoned due to the solicitations of Sarah MARTIAU FULLER, the governor's wife.."[3]

1656/7, 1 Mar: Capt. Nicholas MARTIAU of the Parish and County of York, VA, wrote his will. Gives to daughter Sarah FULLER wife of Capt. William FULLER "all that my Divident of land lying in Potomack and Conteyneing Two Thousand Acres," but if not seated by them to be sold and proceeds to be divided between "my said Three loveing Daughters for the good of them and their Children." To daughter FULLER cattle now in her possession.."[4]

1664, Feb: At a House Meeting of Friends in the Broad Neck Hundred of Anne Arundel Co., MD, "Then there was Sarah the wife of Capt. William FULLER. At the meeting Sarah FULLER was quoted as saying, 'I am sure my husband will come back home again and enjoy his wife and family."[5]


User ID: 93268676-D18F-44E3-8CAB-A940B13A1AB0
Record ID Number: MH:IF2777


Note: From the William and Mary Quarterly, Vo. 14, No. 2, p. 123 "Nicolas Martian was a member of a party of French Wallons who came to Virginia circa 1622. His daughter "Sarah married Captain William Fuller who had distinguished himself as Puritan Governor of Maryland."


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On October 1, 2015 at 11:30GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Martiau-25 and Martiau-5 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, similar details

On July 28, 2015 at 20:57GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Martiau-25 and Martiau-5 appear to represent the same person because: same dates, parents need merging, also

On June 3, 2014 at 23:12GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Martiau-15 and Martiau-5 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents, same husband. Please merge. Thanks.

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