Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Fuller

Male Abt 1625 - Bef 1695  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name William Fuller  [1
    Birth Abt 1625  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Bef 10 Jul 1695  Cape Fear area, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30900  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2024 

    Family Sarah Martiau,   b. Abt 1629, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 9 Feb 1682, Cape Fear area, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1657  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2024 

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  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note: No.1. p.337.
      Now here is the argument. This entry has been subject to the most careful scrutiny of our best experts. It being the will of Captain Nicholas Martiau, the oldest known American ancestor of General Washington. Also of many other Americans of Virginia origin. The names appears as 'Martian' in the record. It is written in an apen, bold hand and there is no boubt about it. The doubt lies in the record itself, which we believe to be a transcript ant not an original. B.F.

      Will of Nicholas Martiau of the County and Parish of York. Dated 1 March 1656/7. Probated 24 April 1657. "being very sick and weak in body" "to my Eldest Daughter Elizabeth wife of George Read Esq'r" land in York Parish. "to my Daughter Mary Scarsbrook wife of John Scarsbrook" land in York Parish on the S side of the swamp commonly called Broccas Swamp "upon part of which the said John is now seated". To dau Elizabeth Read other personal property incl "my Watch". To daughter Sarah Fuller wife of Capt William Fuller "all that my Divident of land lying in Potomack and Conteyening Two Thousand Acres", but if not seated by them to be sold and proceeds to be "dyvyded betweene my said Three loveing daughters for the good of them and their Children". To Daughter Fuller cattle now in her possession.
      "to my loveing sonn George Read Es qr" wearing apparel.
      "to my sonn John Scarsbrook" clothing and money.
      Two negroes Phill: and Nicholas to be free. Land for their use and personal proberty. They to have sufficient land "to plant in the Feild where William Leigh lived for thier lives". "to HUGH ROY lately my Serv't" a heifer. Residue of Estaate "in Virginia or elsewhere" to be div equally betw daus Eliz: and Mary. They extrx. Signed "Nicholas Martian" Should be Nicholas Martiau

      Wit:
      Nicholas Trott
      Tho: Ballard
      Proved by oaths of Trott and Ballard 24 April 1657 and recorded.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      York County, 1648-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 109 pgs.

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      Calvert County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Middle Fuller, 200 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Fuller, William 1658 Patent Record Q, Page 80 0 0 MSA S 1583-1069

      === Marylanders to Carolina-Henry C. Peden, Jr.

      FULLER, WILLIAM. "William Fuller immigrated to Maryland in 1651
      as a free adult, with his family, probably from Virginia. He
      resided in Broad Neck Hundred, Anne Arundel County, Maryland and
      left Maryland probably by 1664. He was in Barbados in 1671 and
      settled in South Carolina in 1678. He married Sarah Martiau,
      daughter of Nicholas Martiau (1592-1657), a French Protestant who
      immigrated to Virginia in 1620. William and Sarah Fuller had two
      children: William (1673-1732) was a Burgess in South Carolina in
      1712; and, Elizabeth, who married a Cattell. They may have had
      two other daughters, Maryann and Belinda. William Fuller was very
      active in Maryland politics and military matters, as well as
      serving on the Council in South Carolina from 1679 to 1682. He
      was deceased by 1695." (Ref: A Biographical Dictionary of the
      Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, by Edward C- Papenfuse et al,
      Vol. I, pages 333 and 334 (1979)

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume Two, Families G-P.

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