||Edward Fuller was a passenger on the Mayflower.|
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Edward Fuller, son of Robert Fuller, butcher, and Sarah Dunkhorn, was christened on September 4, 1575 at St. Mary's in Redenhall, Norfolk, England, England.    Edward and Samuel (also a passenger on the Mayflower) and their siblings were named in their father's 1614 will. Edward was left a tenement (after the death of Robert's wife) and twenty pounds
The name of the wife of Edward Fuller remains unknown. Some have suggested that her first name was Ann, but the oldest record with this name seems to be a transcription error made in the nineteenth century. Other names attributed to Mrs. Edward Fuller have been Anne Fuller-White (now merged with Anne Fuller who is actually his sister) and Hannah Lewis. Several marriages have been found for Edward Fullers in English records: Amy Lee, 21 November 1596, Abinger, Surrey, England; Ann Carpenter, 25 November 1597, Carlton, Bedford; Thomasine Sheppard, 2 May 1597, St. Gregory, Norwich, Norfolk; Joan Raven, 28 October 1599, Woodham Walter, Essex ; Elizabeth Buck, 25 July 1602, Great Finborough, Suffolk; Barbara Colman, 10 June 1606, Chigwell, Essex; and Agnes Croucher, 14 January 1607, West Horsley, Surrey.
Edward and his wife had two sons, Matthew Fuller and Samuel Fuller, who were probably born between 1597 and 1612. The family was probably part of the group of religious dissidents known as Separatists who moved to Leiden, Holland to escape persecution in England. Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel Fuller, belonged to this group. Edward, his wife, and their son, Samuel, left Holland on the Speedwell, and were transferred to the Mayflower, which arrived in the New World at the end of 1620. He and his wife both died the first winter, soon after the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth. The boy, Samuel, was left to the care of Edward's brother, Dr. Samuel Fuller. "Edward Fuller was the 21st signator of the 41 men who signed the Mayflower Compact. It was an agreement providing for the temporary government of the colony by the will of the majority, and therefore the first commitment to Democracy in America." (quoted from Wilson.ged as imported on 14 September 2010)
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Y-DNA Results R-Y85916 Previous Y-STR testing through the Mayflower Society DNA Project, including descendants of both Edward and Samuel Fuller, has found where the Mayflower Fuller lineage belongs to the R1b-U106 Y-DNA haplogroup, which is quite common in Northwestern Europe. NGS/WGS testing will be able place the Fuller lineage more precisely within the broader R1b-U106 haplogroup and may be able to identify individual-level markers that indicate descent from either Edward or Samuel. NGS/WGS testing As of 21 May 2021, the Mayflower DNA Project and the Fuller - Family Finder Project are displaying nine individuals as patrilineal (all male line) descendants of Edward Fuller, two additional individuals as patrilineal descendants of his brother Samuel, as well as a total of twelve individuals who likely descend from Robert Fuller of Salem & Rehoboth. These results document where the Fuller family of Redenhall, Norfolk fall under U106>>S12025>FGC12021>S17339>FGC53777>S25007>FGC31905>FGC53757>BZ3170>Y85916. In addition, they document where some descendants of Edward Fuller fall under a subclade of Y85916, namely FT14518.
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Edward is 16 degrees from Robert Beheathland, 14 degrees from Bartholomew Gosnold, 12 degrees from Thomas Graves, 15 degrees from Anne Laydon, 16 degrees from Alice Longe, 14 degrees from Samuel Mathews, 18 degrees from Christopher Newport, 13 degrees from John Smith, 12 degrees from Nathaniel Tatum, 13 degrees from Temperance West, 14 degrees from Francis Wyatt and 17 degrees from Valerie Penner on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.
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Thank you for your interest in this profile. The Mayflower Project box contains the image of the ship, right beside the statement that he was a passenger. The layout of the profile is similar to other passengers, perhaps a bit understated but clearly identified. Where there is not a proven picture of the person profiled, we tend to avoid using an image that isn't their likeness.
Has his wife as "Ann" (Hopkins) Fuller 1581 - 1621. Has a short bio. Gives you some info. to go from on her name.
edited by Kathy (Whitfield) Stepp
and of course there is the perpetual back and forth confusion between the Matthew Fullers, and the Samuel Fullers... I see there is a Matthew Fuller born in 1803 who is actually son of John Fuller, Edward's brother, but that Edward's son Matthew was more likely born around 1605 at a guesstimate. There is also a Matthew Fuller born in 1594 or 96 in England, if I can find that one again!
And then to confuse things more for many readers, Dr. Samuel Fuller , Edwards brother, took care of Edward's son Samuel after his father died, and taught him medicine. Edward's son Matthew named a son Samuel, as did his brother Samuel.
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49372. Search for EDWARD FULLER since Ann's name has been removed and replaced by two blank ______ lines ______.
Ancestry is sourcing the 2004 reprint of Torrey's original work as their Green Leaf Hint.
NEHGS: Robert Charles Anderson's revised "The Pilgraim Migration" Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004 has dropped her name. http://www.plimoth.org/media/pdf/fuller_edward.pdf
See http://mayflowerhistory.com/fuller-edward and http://tinyurl.com/MAYFLOWER-EdFuller for how "Ann" was spread.
I don't think "Ancestry Family Trees" should be listed as a source because most of them about this are wrong.
Source on left http://mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/EdwardFuller.php is dead. Current link is http://mayflowerhistory.com/fuller-edward/