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Bridget (Lee) Fuller (abt. 1600 - 1664)

Bridget Fuller formerly Lee
Born about in Attleborough, Norfolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 27 May 1617 in Leiden, Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlandenmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 64 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colonymap
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Bridget (Lee) Fuller, wife of Mayflower passenger, Samuel Fuller, sailed on the Anne in 1623.

Her birth date is speculative.

She was the wife of a Mayflower Passanger.

Marriage, Samuel Fuller and Brygit Lee May 27, 1617 Leiden

Samuel buried his child in June 29, 1615, and a few days later on July 3, 1615, his wife Agnes (Agneijs) Carpenter was buried , about two years later Samuel remarried Bridget Lee on May 27, 1617 at Leiden : 't Ie den 13.5.1617 't IIe den 20.5.1617 't IIIe den 27.5.1617 zyn getrout voor Willem Tybault ende Dirck van Hogeveen schepenen dezen XXVIIen May 1617. (Aenget. den XIIen May 1617) Samuel Foller saeywercker uyt Engelant weduenaer van Anna Carpenter, wonende op de Veste by de Marenpoorte, vergeselschapt met Samuel Lee zyn bekende ende toecomende zwager met Brygit Lee jongedochter mede uyt Engelant vergeselschapt met Joos Lee haer moeder Description: Marriage certificate of Samuel Fuller, widower of Agnes Carpenter, from England, living on the Vest near the Marepoort, say worker, with Bridget Lee (ALJ), spinster, from England, with Samuel Lee, future brother-in-law of the groom, and Josephine Lee, mother of the bride, as witnesses.[1][2]

After her husband's death, in 1633, Bridget opened a small private school.

In 1633, the town of Rehoboth voted to invite Bridget Fuller to "come and dwell among us, to attend on the office of midwife, to answer the town's necessity, which at present is great".

Research Notes

Currently the profile for her father, Lee-971 is messed up and needs work. He should probably be unknown with wife Josephine, aka Joos, Unknown or Lee (Did Dutch women take their husband's name?). Anyway the alleged father has a private father, and three wives. Anne Hungerford allegedly has a Magna Carta Baron as an ancestor.


  1. Source: Leiden Register of marriages before aldermen Recordnumber: 1004 Sequencenumber: B Pagenumber: 64 Date: 1617, May 27 Names: Fuller, Samuel, Carpenter, Agnes, Lee, Bridget, Lee, Samuel, Lee, Josephine, Fuller, Bridget, Thybault, Willem Cornelisz., Hogeveen, Dirk van Place : Leiden Residence : Street: Vest, Marepoort Leiden Pilgrim Archives
  2. Source: trouw- en begraafregister | Leiden | Trouwen Gerecht B. juli 1611 - april 1633. Samuel Foller, 27-05-1617 : Index: Samuel Foller Leiden: 27-05-1617
    Groom- bruidegom Place-Plaats: Leiden Int Mar. Date- Datum ondertrouw: 12-05-1617 Bron: Schepenhuwelijken (1592-1795) Bruidegom: Samuel Foller Place of Birth- Plaats geboorte: Engelant Residence Groom- Woonplaats bruidegom-Marepoort. Bij de - op de Veste Occupation-Beroep: saaiwerker Wid-Wed.: Anna Carpenter
    Bride-Bruid: Brygit Lee Place of Birth-Plaats geboorte: Engelant. * Source-Bron: Archiefnr 1004 Archiefnaam: Schepenhuwelijken (1592-1795) Inventarisnummer: 198 Folio: B - 064
    Remarks- Opmerkingen: Wintnesses groom- Getuigen bruidegom: Samuel Lee future brother in law- toekomstig zwager - Witnesses Bride- Getuigen bruid: Joos Lee mother- moeder doop-, Leiden Archief index Leiden archief scan
  • Source: Kellogg, Lucy Mary, F.A.S.G., Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 1, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA., 1975. Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, William White (This volume has been re-witten for the portion about Samuel Fuller. )
  • Source: Sherman, Ruth Wilder and Robert Moody, both FASG, Re-Edited by Wakefield, Robert S., FASG, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 10, Family of Samuel Fuller, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA., 2013
  • Source: Robert Charles Anderson, "Samuel Fuller", The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol. I., Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society 1995 p. 713 - 718
  • Source: Bradford's History "Of Plymouth Plantation", Wright & Porter Printing Company, Boston, 1898.
  • Source: Willison, George F., Saints and Strangers, The Cornwall Press, Cornwall, NY, 1943, Third Printing
  • Source: Bangs, Jeremy Dupertus, Strangers and Pilgrims, Travellers and Sojourners - Leiden and the Foundations of Plymouth Plantation, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 2009

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Opening paragraph reads, "... She married Samuel Fuller after she arrived in Plymouth Colony in 1623.

Second paragraph reads, " ... 1615 ... about two years later, Samuel remarried Bridget Lee on May 27, 1617 at Leiden," then follows the description of the Leiden marriage record.

Separately, mother reported as Josephine Lee, but section titled "Research Notes," reads, "If her mother was Anne Hungerford, da. of Anthony Hungerford she's a gateway ancestor .... "

posted by GeneJ X
edited by GeneJ X
Thanks Gene, I've corrected the discrepancies. Are you related? Interested in working on this profile? There isn't a lot to tell but the profile could be better.
posted by Anne B
To my knowledge, I am not related. In working on Tryphosa (Lee) Tracy, have wanted to better integrate more of the notes about Lee members in the "The Pilgrim Company in Leyden," Henry Martyn Dexter and Morton Dexter, The England and Holland of the Pilgrims (London: A. Constable, 1906), p. 623 (Appendix) and 623n. About Tryphosa's surname (therein "Le") author notes, "This is usually taken as Le---, but is quite likely to be Lee ... Sam. Lee's name is recorded so at least once"); digital images, Hathi Trust Note: Lee entries continue on p. 624. (I don't have all of those notes sorted out, or would post them here.)

In the process of linking profiles to the free space page "1627 Cattle Division," I looked over Bridget's profile. Bridget is at least twice mentioned as the sister of Samuel Lee in the work noted above.

In the research notes section of Bridget's profile, you wrote, "Currently the profile for her father, Lee-971 is messed up and needs work. He should probably be unknown with wife Josephine, aka Joos, Unknown or Lee (Did Dutch women take their husband's name?). Anyway the alleged father has a private father, and three wives. Anne Hungerford allegedly has a Magna Carta Baron as an ancestor."

Thank you.

FS/FT associates Tryphosa as a sister of Bridget and Samuel (which has not been proven), however, various notes appear on profiles of the father (therein _____ Lee) and the mother (therein Josephine _____). On father's profile, note reads, "He has sometimes been called Joseph Joyce Lee or Joos Lee. This arises from a misunderstanding of his wife's name. There is no evidence from reliable sources for these names.

FS/FT profile of the mother, Josephine _____, shows alternate name, "Joos Lee" and note, "Dutch variation of Josephine." In seeking out a possible source for this, I find Wikipedia Appendix:Dutch diminutives of given names. > Female > Josephine, " Fien, Fientje … Joos, Joosje, Jos, Josefa, …"

I note that WikiTree's Bea (Timmerman) Wijma, comments below, "from the Netherlands" writes, "...Joos or Josephine."

Would you like me to make the changes you proposed, or should we wait for additional response?

Pardon typos -- Gene

posted by GeneJ X
edited by GeneJ X
Thank you Gene. I'll put her on my hit list and properly source her before I make the changes. The research note was more of a reminder to look at the alleged father.
posted by Anne B
P.S. Should Bridget also be flagged as PGM?
posted by GeneJ X
No need to add pgm, since she's already Mayflower. Mayflower generally takes presidence and the profile doesn't need two projects.
posted by Anne B
Hi corrected her mother now, according her marriage Joos or Josephine Lee was her mother, Lee probably was her mothers married name, so her (mothers) maiden name perhaps was Unknown ?

Greets from the Netherlands,


posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Bridget very likely also had a brother Samuel Lee, and she was present as a witness for his bride (as her to be sister-in-law) at the marriage in 1621.

Samuel Lee is marrying Sara Talbet (might be Talbot ?) in Leiden on 16 April 1621. The Groom is widower of Maria Naes (Mary Naes ?) and the bride is widow of Willem Talbeth (so her last name might be the one from her first husband/marriage)

The names often are 'Dutchified' so original last names might have been slightly or very different.

Sometimes names were translated and are hard to recognize, like for example this Rietsaerd Meestersoon = might have been a man named Richard Masters(on) or something ? ..looking for him it looks like this was the marriage of Richard Masterson and Mary Goodall eeh ;)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma

According the marriage record, her mother who is present as her witness, was Josephine Lee (probably married name, so last name, for now, Unknown), so I don't know if perhaps her mother needs to be corrected, she now has a Anne Hungerford, (also a wife of her father) set as mother...

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
(Mrs) Bridget (Lee) Fuller – Third wife of Samuel Fuller, an English Separatist from Leiden who was a Mayflower passenger in 1620. She had one share in the 1623 land division as “Brigett Fuller.” Samuel Fuller was the colony’s physician and surgeon.[16][31]

posted by Karen Kay
Lee-8340 and Lee-119 appear to represent the same person because: They have a matching son Samuel Fuller.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers

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