|About Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller was born about 1608 in an unknown place overseas in ENGLAND and died about 1683 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 75 years old.
1608 - 1683
Samuel, son of Edward Fuller, traveled over the Atlantic on the Mayflower and settled in New England with his parents. When they died and left him an orphan he went to live with his uncle, Dr. Samuel Fuller, who was the first physician in the New World.
He had three shares in the division of land in 1624, out of respect to his father and mother. He was the executor of his uncle's will in 1633 and admitted a freeman in 1634. He moved from Plymouth to Scituate, where he married Jane Lothrop (daughter of Rev. John Lothrop) on April 8, 1635.
He joined the church at Scituate by letter from Plymouth on Nov. 7 1636. The same year he built the fifteenth house in Scituate, on Greenfield Street, the first lot abutting on Kent Street. He owned twenty acres in the east part of Bell House Neck.
He was a resident of Barnstable as early as 1641, according to the church records. He wa scertainly an inhabitant there January 1, 1644, and his cousin Matthew came later. The town of Barnstable bought land originally owned by the Secunke Indians called Scorton or Sandy Neck, set aside the arable land, and researved the rest for common land, and afterward divided it. The Fuller cousins lived on this land. Samuel Fuller also bought a meadow from his cousin Matthew, which had previously been owned by Major John Freeman.
He resided in the northwest angle of Barnstable, in a secluded spot, where travelers seldom passed. He was seldom in public life. He served as constable of Scituate in 1641 and sometimes as a juror. He also helped settle difficulties with the Indians. Unlike his cousin, he was retired and very pious. Matthew as a Puritan, but ambitious and energetic. Samuel Fuller died in Barnstable, October 31, 1683, and was the only settler of that town who came over in the Mayflower. In 1679 he was one of twelve survivors of that famous voyage. His Will was dated October 29, 1683.
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|Massachusetts is established on November 9th, when the Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock (Cape Cod, Massachusetts) with 101 colonists. Squanto, a Native American captured and taken to Britain several years earlier, travels with them and teaches them how to live off the land. On Nov. 11th, the Mayflower Compact is signed by 41 men and establishes the first form of local government.
|First treaty between colonists and Native Americans is signed by the Plymouth colonist and the Wampanoag. Squanto acts as a translator.
|Jamestown has spread and settlements now line both banks of the James River from Hampton Roads to the present site of Richmond.
|New York is established when thirty families of Dutch colonists arrive. Two years later Peter Minuit, one of the colonists, buys Manhattan Island from the Native Americans and names it New Amsterdam.
|In March, Boston is established when John Winthrop leads 900 Puritans to establish a colony in Massachusetts Bay. He becomes the first governor.
|Maryland is established as 200 settlers, many of them Catholic, arrive in the lands granted to Roman Catholic Lord Baltimore.
|In June, Providence and Rhode Island are founded by Roger Williams, after he is banished for new and dangerous opinions.
|During the 1660's plantation owners change the laws and revoke contracts so that the Africans cannot earn their freedom.
|The Carolina colonies are established after King Charles II grants the territory to eight loyal supporters.
|In March, the first permanent settlement in South Carolina is established at Albemarle Point (Charles Town, SC).
|Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
|England's Civil Wars begin
|The Society of Friends founded. Later this group becomes known as Quakers.
|King Charles I of England is executed
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|Louis XIV of France marries Maria Teresa Infanta of Spain
|Great Fire of London
|Hudson Bay Company formed (English)
|England's Test Act excludes Roman Catholics from holding office
Born about 1614 and died about 1659
|The Children of Samuel Fuller
Born somewhere in Massachusetts about 1655 and died somewhere in Massachusetts about 1726. He was about 71 years old.