- Edward Fuller
This name signifies one who whitens or bleaches cloth in a mill; a clothier. The ancestry of the immigrant progenitors of the FULLER family in America has been clearly traced to the Fullers of Redenhall, Norfolk, England, which was about 25 miles from Yarmouth, the English home of John Robinson, prominent elder and pastor of the Pilgrims. A very full account of the Redenhall Fullers may be found in New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 55.
I. Edward FULLER, who with his family and his brother Samuel, came to Plymouth in the Mayflower, 1620, was the son of Robert Fuller, a butcher of Redenhall, Norfolk, England, where he was baptized 4 Sept. 1575. Undoubtedly the family had heard the preaching of John Robinson, which probably accounts for their joining the pilgrimage to a new land for the sake of religious liberty. It is thought Edward joined the company at Southampton, in August of that memorable year. Robert FULLER, the father, is recorded as having made a contribution towards the purchase of the sixth of the famous chimes of eight bells in the church at Redenhall, in 1588.
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