Edward Fuller 1361
- Christened: 4 Sep 1575, parish of Redenhall, Norfolk, England 1365,1366
- Marriage (1): Margaret Balls
- Died: Betw 11 Jan and 21 Apr 1621, Plymouth, MA 1361,1367
Noted events in his life were:
• Background, Bef 1620. 1368,1369 In truth, very little is known about Edward Fuller. His English origins and the name of his wife are widely disputed. What is known is that he, his wife, and his son Samuel came on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth. A single Leiden, Holland judicial document mentions Edward Fuller, and proves that he, like brother Samuel Fuller, were living in Leiden. Both Edward and his wife died the first winter, but son Samuel (who would have been about 12), survived. An older brother, Matthew, had stayed behind, and came to America later. Matthew is our ancestor.
• Mayflower Compact, 1620, Off Cape Cod, MA. 1369 Edward was the 21st signer of the Mayflower compact.
• Name. 1370 Holmes records that Fuller is an occupation surname dating from the 12th century; it means one who fulls cloth. The ancient seat of the family was in the parish Redenhall in Harleston near the center of the Hundreds of Eastham, Norfolk, England. The English ancestor of this family lived in this parish.
Edward married someone Margaret Balls. (Margaret Balls was born on 10 Aug 1566 in Rendenhall, Norfolk, England 1371 and died in Mar 1627 in Rendenhall, Norfolk, England 1371.)