Birth: Samuel was baptized at Redenhall, Norfolk on January
Death: He died in Plymouth between August 9 and September
Ship: Mayflower, 1620
Life in England: Samuel’s father, Robert, was a butcher
in Redenhall, Norfolk. Robert’s 1614 will listed his wife Frances, sons,
Thomas, Edward, Samuel and John and daughters, Ann, Elizabeth and Mary.
Samuel must have spent part of his life in London as he described
himself as “of London” in his 1613 betrothal in Leiden to Agnes
Life in Holland: Samuel was in Leiden by October 7, 1611.
He worked as a say-weaver. He married twice while living there. In June
1620, he was one of several men who wrote a letter to their agents in
England about the agreement with their financial backers.
Life in New England: Samuel Fuller came to Plymouth
aboard the Mayflower with a servant,William Button, who died
during the voyage. His wife, Bridget, joined him in the summer of 1623.
He was a deacon of the Plymouth church, and was also Plymouth’s
surgeon, although there is no evidence that he was formally trained. In
1629, Samuel went to Salem, apparently in both capacities. He went to
Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 to help during an epidemic there, and
again advised on religious matters as well as tended the sick. Family:
Samuel Fuller married (1) Alice Glasscock, possibly in England, who
died by 1613. He married (2) Agnes Carpenter in Leiden on April 23,
1613. She was buried at St. Pieterskerk on July 3, 1615. He married (3)
Bridget Lee in Leiden on May 27, 1617. It is unclear how many children
Child of Samuel and Agnes Fuller:
Children of Samuel and Bridget Fuller: