5150. John Fuller was born in 1611 in England.
He died on Feb 7 1697/98 in Newton, MA. Will of John Fuller - January 13, 1695/6
(as transcribed by Don Fuller and E. Frederick Fuller)
In the name of God Amen
I John Fuller of Newton in the County of Middlesex in his Majesties
Province of the Massachusets-bay in New-England being week in body, but in
sound and disposing memory, Praise be given to God for the same to make this
my last will and testament in manor & form following, this is to say first,
and principally I resign my soul into the merciful hand of almighty God my
creator auredly hoping through the merits of my Blessed Savior, to obtain
pardon & remission of all of my sins and my body I commit to the earth whence
it was taken to be Decently buried by the discretion of my executor and herin
after named and as for the wordly goods and estate the Lord hath lent me I
Impl. I give and bequeth to my loving and dear wife Elizabeth a comfortable
maintenance of my movable estate and if that shall not be enough then to have
the liberty of any of my other estate, any thing hereafter to the contrary
not withtanding and a living in my now dwelling house and all this during her
natural life, to be allowed her by my executors herin after named, out of my
2 secondly I give and bequeth to my son John Fuller the housing and lands
he now enjoys lying along the south side Charles River, ading therto as much
out of the farm I now live on as shall make the same two hundred acres as I
have butted and bounded the said addition to him and his heirs forever.
3 thirdly I give and bequeth to my son Jonathan Fuller the housing and land
he now enjoys adding thereto out of the famland I now live on as much as
makes up the aforsaid land one hundred and fifty acres as I have bounded the
same to him and his heirs executor and administrator forever.
4 fondly I give and bequeth to my son Joseph Fuller the lands he now enjoys
and also a piece of [moads]: wland over the brook at the [uperend] of the
great meadow, adjoining unto the land of [Tm o] Parks to make him equal with
the rest of my sons to him and his heirs forever.
5 fifthly I give and bequeth to my son Joshua Fuller the housing and lands
he now livethg on to him and his heirs forever.
6 I give and bequeth to my son Jeremiah Fuller the land I formerly gave him
wheron he now liveth, adding therto out of the farm abovesaid as much as
Maketh up what he already enjoyeth, one hundred and fifty acres as the [farm]
is now butted and bonded to him and his heirs forever and it further my will
that if any of my above named sons shall be A joint consent agree to the
altering of the bounds of the lands above given and bounded to them, nary
thing contrary notwithstanding, and also it is my will that my above son
shall each and every one of the have equal liberty to Dig and Cart of clay
from the clay-pits in the above farm.
7 seventhly to all that I have formerly given unto my daughter Elizabeth
Hide Deceased, I give and bequeth unto her children tho which I have had the
Care of bringing up and maintaining what they have already had and to my
grandson, alias grandchild Jonathan Hide the youngest son of my above said
daughter, ten pounds in or as money to be paid to him by my son Joseph Fuller,
whom Jo Hide shall be twenty one years of age, and my [so] son joseph to pay
the same forth Right and interest I have in the Malt house he now occupieth,
and further it is my will that if the abovesaid Malt-house shall by Causualty
be burnt or any ways destroyed by accidental cause, the abovesaid legacy
of 10 pounds to be paid to my five sons above name, and if [so] Jonathan
Hide do not live to the age abovesaid, then my will is that the abovesaid
ten Pounds shall be equally divided between my three grandchildren viz Mary
Brown & Elizabeth Hide, and Hannah Hide
eighthly I give and bequeth to my daughter Bethiah Bond twenty pounds in
addition to what she hath already received of me towards her portion, to be
paid her by my son Joseph Fuller, as followeth fewer pounds per year, until
the whole sum be paid in consideration wherof I give to my son Joseph Fuller
the land I purchased of Jeremiah Moss, be the same more or less.
9 ninethly I give and bequeth to my five sons abovesaid house barns out-
houses orchard and land coveying two hundred and fifty acres be the same more
of less to them and their heirs forever, to be equally divide betwen them at
my death. Provide my five sons abovesaid do comfortably and honorably
maintain my abovesaid wife in sickness and health during her natural life,
and further my will is that my abovesaid sons shall not alinate the above
given and granted unto any stranger until first the next Relation of the
above said Fullers have the offer of it, and all the rest and residue of my
estates goods and cattle, not herin before bequethed after my debts and
funeral expenses discharged, I do give and bequeth unto my very dutiful sons
John Fuller, Jonathan Fuller, Joseph Fuller, Joshua Fuller & Jeremiah Fuller,
who I do make sole executor of this my last will and testament [peroling] all
other wills by me. In witness wherof I have herunto set my hand and seal this
thirteenth day of January one thousand six hundred ninety five [six] and the
seventh year of his Majesties Reign.
Signed Sealed and Published in the presence of witness,
Isaac William John
John Ward the mark of
Munings Sawin Fuller
Thou Munnings Sawin and Isaac Williams and also all ye Executors in said will
with Jno- Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua and Jeremiah Fuller did testify that the
named Elizabeth in ye testament of ye 7th paragraph was caused by a moot
mistake of said Sawin ye writer of said will and ought to have been written
Bethiah Hide as appears by ye copy taken from ye deceased mouth by wich he
wrote such will. Attest: Samuel Phipps Registrar
Charleston, Feb 28th, 1697/8 by ye Hon. James Russell, Esq., Capt. Isaac
Williams, John Ward, Munnings Sawin the witness subscribed, personally
appearing made oath & they were personally and saw ye subscriber, John
Fuller, deceased sign and seal and heard him publish and decalre the above
written to he his last will and testament and wich he so did he was of a
disposing mind - Jeremiah [Coream]
J. A. Russell
Seal Placed Samuel Phipps Registrar He was married to Elizabeth Cole about 1644. The Fuller Family in America
John and Elizabeth (Cole) Fuller
John FULLER - b. 1611, England; d. Feb. 7, 1697/8, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA. Arrived in America about 1635; settled at Cambridge Village (Newton), Middlesex Co., MA about 1644.
In 1658, he purchased one thousand acres northwest of Cambridge Village, long called the Fuller Farm. In 1678, he and sons Jonathan and Joseph signed a petition to separate Newton
from Cambridge, Newton becoming a town in 1691. A farmer and maltser, he made his will 1696. Married about 1644, MA.
Elizabeth COLE - b. about 1620; bap. Jan. 1, 1622/3, Lavenham Parish, Suffolk, England; d. Apr. 13, 1700, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA. The wife of John FULLER is identified as Elizabeth COLE from the will of her father, no other John FULLER being located in New England who could be her husband. A determination of the date and circumstances of her arrival in America would be of great value in support of this conclusion. Daughter of Walter COLE and Susan.
Children of John and Elizabeth Fuller
1.John - b. 1645, Newton, MA; d. Jan. 21, 1720. Married first 1682 Abigail BALSTON (b. Aug. 20, 1662, Boston, MA), daughter of James BALSTON and Sarah ROOTES; and second
Oct. 14, 1714 Margaret HICKS (b. 1668), daughter of Zacariah. Margaret married second John WELLS. Children of John and Abigail: Sarah; John married Sarah (or Susan
CHINERY?), Abigail; James married Abigail LEOMANS; Hannah; Isaac married Abigail PARK; Jonathan died in infancy; Jonathan married Elizabeth WOODWARD; and Caleb
married Temperance HYDE.
2.Jonathan - b. 1648, Newton, MA; d. Aug. 12, 1722. Married May 2, 1684 Mindwell TROWBRIDGE (b. Jun. 20, 1662; d. Feb. 22, 1758), daughter of James and Margaret
(ATHERTON) TROWBRIDGE. No children.
3.Elizabeth - b. about 1650, Newton, MA; d. Nov. 28, 1685. Married Job HYDE.
4.Joseph - b. Feb. 10, 1652, Newton, MA; d. Jan. 5, 1740. Married Dec. 13, 1680 Lydia JACKSON (b. 1656; d. Jan. 12, 1726), daughter of Edward JACKSON and Elizabeth NEWGATE.
Children: John married Hannah JACKSON, the widow TROWBRIDGE; Joseph married Sarah JACKSON; Jonathan married Sarah MERRICK/MIRICK (ancestors of Leka I, King of
the Albanians); Lydia married Ebenezer STRATTON; Edward married Esther COWDIN; Isaac married Hannah GREENWOOD; and Elizabeth married Josiah BOND.
5.Joshua - b. Feb. 16, 1654, Newton, MA; d. Jun. 27, 1752, Newton, MA.Landowner and farmer. Joshua had no sons, but raised 10 boys, all mentioned in his will: Eleazer WARD,
Jonathan and Nathaniel SHEPARD, Joshua CHILD, Joshua GARFIELD, Jonathan MORSE, Nathaniel POND, Isaac DANA; and Edward and David RAINSFORD. Married first
May 7, 1679 Elizabeth WARD (d. Aug. 17, 1691 at age 31); second Hannah (d. Nov. 28, 1739); and third Jul. 19, 1742 Mary DANA (d. Feb. 13, 1754 at age 86, Newton, MA).
Children of first marriage: Elizabeth married first Isaac SHEPARD, and second Abel ALLEN; Hannah married Stephen COOK; Experience married first Thomas MILLER, and
possibly second John CHILD; and Mercy married Aaron CADY. Probable children of second marriage: Sarah married Richard PARK, Jr.; Abigail married Joseph GARFIELD; and
Ruth married Ebenezer CHENEY.
6.Jeremiah - b. Feb. 4, 1658, Newton, MA; d. Dec. 23, 1743. Lt. Jeremiah married first Mary (d. Aug. 17, 1689); second Elizabeth BLAKE (d. 1700), daughter of William; third Thankful
(d. 1729); and fourth Rachel (d. 1742). Children of Elizabeth: Elizabeth died in infancy; and Jeremiah died young. Children of Thankful: Thomas married Elizabeth BALL; Joshua
married second Anna STEVENS; Thankful married Noah WISWELL; Jeremiah died young; Elizabeth perhaps died young; and Josiah married Abigail WILLIAMS.
7.Bethia - b. Nov. 23, 1661, Newton, MA; d. by 1700. Married Feb. 27, 1684/5 Lt. Nathaniel BOND (b. Jan. 9, 1659/60; d. about Apr. 1, 1700), son of William and Sarah (BISCOE)
BOND. He became freeman at Watertown, MA Apr. 18, 1690; will dated Mar. 25, 1700 with inventory Apr. 8, 1700 at £275.8. Children: Nathaniel married Elizabeth BACKUS;
Bethia; and John married Ruth WHITNEY.
8.Isaac - b. Dec. 2, 1665, Newton, MA; d. 1691. Probably unmarried.
5151. Elizabeth Cole was born in 1620.
She was baptized on Jan 1 1622/23 in Lavenham Parrish, Suffolk, England. She
died on Apr 13 1700 in Newton, MA. Children were:
2575 i. Elizabeth Fuller.
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