Robert Fuller
Sara Dunkhorn
(Cir 1552-1584)
Edward Fuller
Margaret Balls
Matthew Fuller
(Abt 1605-1678)


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Matthew Fuller 503,1361

  • Born: Abt 1605, prob Redenhall Parish, Harlston, Norfolk, England 528,1361,1362
  • Marriage (1): Frances Iyde before 1642 in England 1361
  • Died: Aug 1678, Barnstable, MA about age 73 1361

  Noted events in his life were:

Parents. 1363 Matthew may have been the son of John and Margaret Fuller. This book shows that Matthew was baptised in Redenhall, County of Norfolk, England.

Emigration, Bef 1642. 528,1361 He was the oldest son of Pilgrim Edward Fuller and did not make the passage with his parents and younger brother, Samuel. When he arrived in New England, he was already married and a parent. He was in Plymouth, MA in 1640.

Land grant, 1642, Plymouth, MA. 1361 In April of 1642, ten acres of land was granted to Matthew in Plymouth. He also owned large tracts of land in Falmouth and Middleboro.

Move to Barnstable, Abt 1650, Barnstable, MA. 1361 Around 1650 he moved to Barnstable, MA and was the first regular physician in Barnstable. In 1653 he was a representative at the colony court and a lieutenant in the militia. On 20 June 1654 he was appointed lieutenant under Capt Miles Standish in the proposed expedition against the Dutch at Manhattan. On 2 October 1658 he was on the Council of war, served in 1671 as one of its chairmen. on 17 December 1673 he served as Surgeon General of the colony troops and the Massachusetts troops and was give 4 shillings a day. During King Phillip's War he was captain of the Plymouth forces. He lived at the northwest corner of Barnstable at Scorton Neck.

Freeman, 7 Jun 1653, Plymouth, MA. 528 In 1642, Matthew was a juryman and propounded freeman of the colony but he was not sworn and admitted until 7 Jun 1653.

Quaker controversy. 528 In the Quaker controversy, Captain Fuller took a noble stand in favor of religious toleration. He lived near neighbors to some of the most prominent of the Quakers and was connected by marriage alliances with some who felt the severity of the laws passed against the sect. He went so far as to censure this law in strong tems in public. For this he was fined by the magistrates. Although he was indiscreet in speech, the court continued to confer offices of trust and honor upon him - a most unusual course which shows that his honor and bravery were never doubted.

Occupation, 1673. Matthew was the surgeon-general of the Plymouth colony forces.

Matthew married Frances Iyde before 1642 in England.1361 (Frances Iyde was born in 1605 in Rendenhall, Norfolk, England and died on 26 Oct 1678 in Barnstable, MA 1364.)

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