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Michael Fulgham (abt. 1640 - 1691)

Michael Fulgham aka Foljambe
Born about in Isle of Wight, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and [half]
Husband of — married about 1670 in Isle of Wight, Colony of Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 51 in Isle of Wight, Colony of Virginiamap
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Michael Fulgham was a Virginia colonist.

Michael was born about 1640 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He is the son of Anthony Foljambe and Martha Greene. He passed away about February 1690/91 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia and is buried in Saint Luke's Cemetery, Smithfield, Isle of Wight County.[1]

Michael married Ann Izard, widow of John Fenneryear, before September 1670 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. Known children named in his will include:

  1. Anthony Fulgham, 1672
  2. Michael Fulgham, 1674
  3. Martha Fulgham, 1678
  4. Mary Fulgham, 1680
  5. Susanna Fulgham, 1684
  6. Sarah Fulgham, 1685
  7. Ruth Fulgham, 1686

Birth Year

No record has yet been found for Michael's birth. The year originally entered on this profile was 1654. This date causes a problem with Michael's marriage to Ann Izard in 1670; he would have been only 16 years old. The photograph of the gravestone posted on the Find A Grave Memorial #81466151 gives his birth year as 1640. This date accords better with marriage in 1670, but conflicts with the birth year given for his brother John Fulgham. Perhaps a closer look at the birth dates of Michael's siblings is warranted.


  • 15 September 1670 - Land Grant: "Michael Fulgham, in the right of his wife, Sep. 15, 1670, 100 acres Escheat land."[2]
  • 14 Oct 1678-9 December 1678 Michael named in will of brother Anthony Fulgham: "Will of Anthony Fulgeham: Land I now live on to bro Nicholas Fulgeham; bro Michaill Fulgeham, brother John's son Anthony; kinswoman Martha Fulgeham, dau. to bro Mitchail. Dated 14 Oct., 1678; pr. 9 Dec, 1678."[2]
  • 6 September 1683 - Michael ffulgeham warrants one acre of land to the church wardens and vestrymen of the Lower Parish of the Isle of Wight whereon the church house now standeth by deep Swampe — with consent of Anne my wife. 6 Sept. 1683.[2]
  • 6 September 1683 - "To all Christian People to whome these p'sents shall come Know yee that I Michaell FULGEHAM of the Lower P'ish of the Isle of Wight County doe acknowledge to have rec'ed of the Churchwardens & Vestrymen of the said Lower Parish of the Isle of Wight County A full and valluable consideraçon for one Acre of Land scituate lying & being in the fores'd Parrish Whereon the Churchhouse now standeth by y.e Deep Swamp Wherefore I the said Michaell FULGEHAM doe with the consent of Anne my Wife doe give grant alien sell & confirme for ever unto the said Vestry men for the use of the Parish the said One Acre of Land before named, warranting the sale thereof to be ggod & authentick from the Clayme molestaçon & trouble of me my heires and for Ever, the Ould Roads[?] thereto belonging In Witness whereof Wee have hereto sett hands & Seales this Sixth of Sept.r 1683.
    • Michaell FULGEHAM seal
    • Anne (Her + Mark) FULGEHAM seal
    • Signed sealed & delivered in the p'sence of John PITT, Dennis (His × Mark) BOURNE
    • Acknowledged in Open Co.rt held for y.e Isle Of Wight County Sept.r y.e 1688 by Michaell FULGEHAM and M.r James BENN Attorney of Anne FULGEHAM to be their Act & Deed. Teste John PITT Cl'Cur
  • 21 February 1687/8 - Michael inherited land along with Thomas Grosse and Francis Grosse in a codicil to the will of Thomas Pitt. Will dated 21 April 1687; Codicil 21 February 1688; proved in court 9 August 1688, Isle of Wight.[2] "I give to THOMAS GROSS and FRANCIS GROSS and their heirs/assignees – all that land where they now live being 130 acres part of SPARKE’s patent ... I give and bequeath to MICHAEL FULGHAM 50 acres of land part of SPARKES patent.”[3] Note: Relationship, if any, between Thomas Pitt and Michael Fulgham has not yet been determined.

Death & Legacy

Michael Fulgham's will was dated 17 February 1690/91 in Isle of Wight, Virginia and proved in court on 9 March 1690/91. Two different abstracts are presented here:

Michael Fulgham. Leg.-son Anthony; son Michael the plantation on which William Baldwin lives; wife Ann; daughter Sarah; daughter Marth; daughter Mary; daughter Ann; daughter Susanna; daughter Ruth. Wife Extx. Overseers, brother Nicholas and John Fulgham[4]
Will of Michael ffulgham: To son Anthony ffulgeham plantation where I now live; son Michael plantation on which Mr. William Baldwin lives ; rent of the plantation to go towards the scooling of youngest children; dau. Sarah ffulgam, dau. Martha, daus. Mary, Susanna and Ruth; brother Nicholas, wife Anne ffulgeham, bros. John and Nicholas. Dated 17 Feb., 1690-1 ; pr. March 9, 1690-1. [2]
Ann (Izard) Fulgham, wife of Michael, posted bond and was appointed Executrix of his estate on 28 April 1691, Isle of Wight.[5]
Will of Michael Fulgham, Sr., 1691 - Isle of Wight County, VA; Isle of Wight Co., VA, Record of Wills, Deeds, Etc., Vol. 2, p. 307. Astracted by Matt HARRIS [brackets, line breaks, & surname capitalization mine] posted on Rootsweb
In the Name of God Amen: I Michaell FULGHAM beinge Sicke and weake of body but of Sound and perfect memory doe make this my last Will and Testament:
Imp:mis I give and bequeath my Soul unto the almighty God in whom I putt my trust hoping for Eternal Salvation and my body I bequeath unto the Earth to be buried in a Christian like Maner: as for my worldly Estate I give and bequeath as followeth:
Second:ly I give unto my Sonne Anthony FULGHAM: this plantation whereon I now dwell and his heirs lawfully begotten and I give unto my Sonne Michael FULGHAM the plantation whereon in William BALDWIN now liveth and his heirs lawfully begotten: and if Either of these my Sonns should dye without Issue, then to returne to the Survivor and theirs heirs: alsoe my Will is that my loving wife Anne FULGHAM may hould and enjoy ye Said plantation duringe the tyme of her Widdowhood and if She maries then the rent of the plantation whereon William BALDWIN liveth to goe towards the scoolinge of my youngest Children and I give unto my daughter Sarah FULGHAM: one hundred acres of land: Joyninge Uppon her Sister Mathe FULGHAM land and her heirs lawfully begotten: and for the remainder of Land, I give my daughter Mary: Ann: Susanna: and Ruth to be Equally devided: and to their heirs lawfully begotten: and if Either of them dies without Issue then to returne to the Survivors, they having Liberty to make Sale on to another: and my Will is that the Mill my Brother Nicholas FULGHAM and I am Joyned in buildinge, when all Charges are paid and the Mill Clered herselfe: then my part of the profits to goe towards the scoolinge and bringinge up my Children and to remaine in my wife's Custody untill my Sone Anthony and Michaell FULGHAM Cometh of age unto whome I doe give my part of his the said Mill to be devided when they Come. age to them and theire heirs lawfully begotten, and if defect in Either then to returne to the Surviyvor: only my Wife and daughters to have theire bread Corne ground towle [toll] free Soe longe as they doe live: alsoe my Will is that my Gunn Carbine Rapier pistolls and holsters: be to purchase a Mare or Mares to Run and her or theire Encrease Equally amongst my Children and for the rest of my Estate: I leave wholly to the disposinge of my loveinge wife, Anne FULGHAM: during the tyme of Widdowhood: and if Shee Maries the a divission to be made betwene her and my Children Equally and I doe make my deare and lovinge wife Anne FULGHAM my whole and Sole Executrix: and my Will is that my welbeloved brothers John FULGHAM and Nicholas FULGHAM may See this my last Will and Testament performed. as wittnesse my hand and Seal this 17th of feb.y 1690/1. Michaell FULGHAM Seale; William BALDWIN, James BENN, Nicholas FULGHAM
Proved in open Court held for the Isle of Wight County March y.e 9:th 1690/1 by the oaths of Wm BALDWIN, Nicholas FULGHAM and Mr James BENN: and ordered to be recorded. Test John PITT Cl.Cur.[6]

Fulgham,Michael. Administration requested by John and Nicholas Fulgham. Died July 9,1691 R. Oct.29, 1691.[7][8]


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #81466151
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Isle of Wight County Records." The William and Mary Quarterly, Volume 7, No 4 (April 1899), pp 234, 240, 244, 245, 246, 303
  3. James Pitt of Isle of Wight
  4. Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2004. Book: 2-307 Proved date: 9 March 1690. Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
  5. Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2004. Book 2-74; 28 April 1691
  6. Will of Michael Fulgham, Sr., 1691
  7. Virginia, Isle of Wight County Records, 1634-1951, page,76
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 27 June 2020), memorial page for Michaell Fulgham (1640–1690), Find a Grave Memorial no. 81466151, citing Saint Luke's Cemetery, Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Loverofhistory (contributor 47647868) .

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Foljambe-54 and Fulgham-3 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicate
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