Information We Know About John of Newton

Early Dates for John, Elizabeth and their Children

Documentation (documents)

1622/3  Jan 1, Elizabeth Cole Baptism Record from Lavenham Parish Church, UK

1652    Aug 13, Walter Cole Will (Lavenham, UK) where he states “my daughter Elizabeth   the now wife of John Fuller in New England.”

1655    Dec. 8, Nicholas Davison of Charleston sold to John Fuller, 9 acres of land in Watertown for £44.

1657    May 15, John Fuller of Cambridge sold 9 acres of land in Watertown to Richard Sanger for £46.

1658    Dec 22, Joseph Cook sold to John Fuller of Cambridge, 750 acres of land on & south of the Charles River for £160.

1676    April 13, John Macoone sold to John Fuller of Cambridge, 22 acres of land & buildings in Cambridge and 5 acres of land near the Falls on the Charles River for £60.

See Land Deeds

Documentation (State of Massachusetts Vital Records)

Birth, Children – Cambridge (no church/cemetery record indicated – therefore town record)

1645    MISSING s. John Jr.

1647    MISSING d. Elizabeth.

1648    MISSING s. Jonathan.

1652    Joseph, s. Jno and Elizabeth, Feb. 10, 1652.

1654    Joshuah, s. Jno and Elizabeth, Feb. 16, 1654.

1658    Jeremiah, s. John and Elizabeth, Mar. 4, 1658.

1661    Bethia, d. John and Elizabeth, Nov. 23, 1661.

1665    Isacke, s. John and Elizabeth, Dec. 2, 1665.

NB: The Record Book of the First Church of Cambridge [1632-1830] shows no early record of the John Fuller family.

Birth, Children – Newton († indicates town record)

John, s. John and Elizabeth, ––– ––, 1645. †  [grave records indicate 1645]

Elizabeth, ch. John and Elizabeth, – –, – (? b. after ch. b. – –, 1645).†

Jonathan, ch. John and Elizabeth, ––– ––, 1648.†  [grave records indicate 1648]

Joseph, s. John and Elizabeth, Feb. 10, 1652.†

Joshua, ch. John and Elizabeth, Feb. 16, 1654.†

Jeremiah, ch. John and Elizabeth, Mar. 4, 1658.†

Bethia, ch. John and Elizabeth, Nov. 23, 1661.†

Isaac, ch. John and Elizabeth, Dec. 2, 1665.†

Documentation (Local History Books/Town Records and Other)

John Fuller of Newton Born 1611 – per town cemetery record and headstone

John Fuller first settled in Cambridge/Newton 1644 – per town history & Monument

John Fuller born in England – per many history books (and born pre Mayflower 1620)

John Fuller is not related to the Mayflower Fullers – per DNA test

John Fuller was a malster in Newton – per local history and his Will has a Malt House.

John Fuller was a founding member of the First Church of Newton (1664) per church records.

 

Later Dates for John Fuller per published Town Meeting Records (Civic Proceedings)

1665-75 – Elected Officer in Cambridge

  • 1665-66 – Surveyor of Highways
  • 1669 – Constable
  • 1673 – Viewer of Fences for the Common Fields in Cambridge Village
  • 1675 – Constable
  • 1675 – Petitioned the Governor in Boston to have sons not go to war.
  • 1678 – Signed the petition for Separation from Cambridge

1686-1698 – Elected Officer in Newton/Newtown/New Town/Cambridge Village

  • 1686-87 – Townsman
  • 1687 – Surveyor of highways
  • 1690 – Tithingman
  • 1693-94 – Selectman
  • 1694 – Fence Viewer
  • 1688 – Was Taxed for 2 people plus an Estate (NEHGS Register Jan, 1877p.305-07)
  • 1691 – Newton (previously Cambridge Village/New Town/Newtown) was established as a Town

Also Served with Town of Newton:

  • 1686 – Committee to negotiate with Cambridge on Taxation and Separation
  • 1698 – Committee to choose a County Clerk of Writs