Edward Fuller, 17851855 (aged 70 years)

Name
Edward /Fuller/
Given names
Edward
Surname
Fuller
Birth 1785 29 23
Christening June 22, 1785 29 23 (aged 0)
Immigration July 12, 1806 (aged 21 years)
Citation details:

Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 371 (185)

Text:

Edward Fuller, one of 306 convicts transported on the ship Fortune and Alexander, January 1806. Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Kent Assizes for a term of life on 05 August 1805. Vessel: Fortune and Alexander. Date of Departure: January 1806. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

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Edward was a convict. He was a labourer, late of the Parish of Chevening in Kent. ON the night of 26 Jun 1805 he stole a mare, valued at 30 pounds, the property of Arthur Taylor, a farmer of Battle. Court records differ as to where he stole the horse. Battle or Chevening, but it seems likely it was from Battle and that Edward rode the horse back to Chevening after visiting his family. He was sentenced to hang. On 28 Aug 1805 Edward's death sentence was commuted to transportation for life to New South Wales. On 5 Nov 1805, aged 21, he was received onto the hulk 'Prudentia' docked at Woolwich on the Thames. On 28 Jan 1806 the ship 'Fortune' departed England and arrived in the colony on 12 Jul 1806, a voyage of 165 days. 4 of the convicts on board died. The 1806 Muster of Prisoners was taken at the Court House at Parramatta on 12 Aug 1806, one month exactly after Edward's arrival in the colony. It records Edward per 'Fortune' as a Prisoner with 'Mr McArthur' at Parramatta. He is also noted in the 1811 muster.

Text:

The ship Fortune (1) arrived in NSW 12 Jul 1806

Citation details:

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - Tuesday 13 August 1805 p. 3

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"Edward Fuller, for stealing a mare, the property of Arthur Taylor, farmer of Battle, in Sussex, - DEATH - Reprieved."

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Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - Friday 08 November 1805 p. 4

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"Tuesday last the following convicts were removed from Maidstone gaol for transportation on board the hulks at Woolwich, viz. - Edward Fuller, Jesse Butler, henry Anderson, Thomas Farrell, and James Lork, pursuant to their sentence at the late summer assize.

Religious marriageElizabeth PendergrassView this family
April 20, 1813 (aged 28 years)
Text:

Married by Rev. Marsden 5 months before the birth of their first child. She received an early pardon to marry Edward. The marriage was witnessed by John Maclockan and Mary Jones. Mary Jones had arrived with Elizabeth on the ship 'Friends'. Known as Bridget in England, alias 'Betty Smith' she was always known as Elizabeth while in the colony, including on her marriage record.

Ticket of Leave 1814 (aged 29 years)

Note: Edward received his ticket of leave on 20 Jun 1814…

Edward received his ticket of leave on 20 Jun 1814 dated 31 January. It stated that he was a butcher, aged 30, 5 foot five and a half inches in height, fair complexion, hair light brown, hazel eyes and a native of Sussex.

All male prisoners in Parramatta were to muster at the Public School Room there on Sat 29 Oct 1814. Edward is recorded as having a ticket of leave, a labourer, and was off stores, as were his wife and child.

Conditional Pardon 1818 (aged 33 years)

Note: On 15 Dec 1817 Edward wrote a petition for a Conditional pardon, which was granted 6 weeks later. In it he stated that he had worked for 'Mrs McArthur' for eight years. The Mr and Mrs McArthur referred to in the records are probably John and Elizabeth Macarthur. He also declared that he had been a constable at Parramatta and was one of the party who had apprehended Hill, 'a notorious character', two years before. He had also apprehended White and Harvey, who were associates of Hangford; and had also captured the murderers of Miller, near the Sydney Road. The Pardon describes Edward as still a butcher, and his physical description agreed with that on his Ticket of Leave.
Occupation
Constable
September 11, 1819 (aged 34 years)
Note: Edward was officially appointed constable at Parra…

Edward was officially appointed constable at Parramatta on 11 Sep 1819.

He had previously been called upon as 'constable at Parramatta' however. On 30 Oct 1818 the Committee of the Female Orphan School at Parramatta, directed Edward as 'Constable at Parramatta' to assist the overseer at the Orphan School Farm at Cabramatta (south of Prospect) to get in the stray cattle, and on 30 Nov, to take cahrge of the farm and stock until relieved by a new overseer, Edward Gray, who was that day appointed. The previous overseer had been dismissed because under his management, the cows all appeared to be having male calves only.

On 20 Feb and agin on 28 Aug 1819, the Sydney Gazette reported that Edward had received payment for shinges for the gaol at Parramatta.

Edward held the post of Constable at Parramatta until Oct 1820, when he appeared under bail to aNew South Waleser for taking away a quantity of billet wood split for the use of the brick kilns. He admitted taking three loads of wood but the Bench found him guilty of purchasing the government wood and ordered him to deliver it to the Government brick kiln.

Property
Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
April 5, 1821 (aged 36 years)

Note: The 1821 Land and Stock muster of Parramatta recor…

The 1821 Land and Stock muster of Parramatta recorded Edward as without land but with 1/4 acre garden orchard, 2 horses and 3 cattle, and by 1822, 1 horse, 2 cattle, 1 hog and 10 bushels of maize in hand. Edward had with him his wife, four children and a convict servant John Hunt.

The Sydney Gazette of 25 Aug 1821 reports 'Land Grant ready for Edward Fuller'. He had been grated 60 acres on 5 Apr 1821 at Upper Nelson, west of Castle Hill, described as being bounded on the South East by McDonald's grant. It was portion 98 in the Parish of Castle Hill. The land lay between grants to Richard Bunn and E. McDonald and was situated east of the Windsor Road, about 2 miles north of Castle Hill, near present (2009) day Kellyville. He sold it to Hugh Kelly on 30 Aug 1821.

Property
Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1824 (aged 39 years)

Note: Edward sold his first grant of 60 acres in 1821. H…

Edward sold his first grant of 60 acres in 1821. He again petitioned for a grant on 6 Sep 1824. He wrote: 'That your Excellency's Memorialist is a free man by emancipation, is a resident of Parramatta and has a wife and family and has been 18 years in the Colony supporting an honest character'. 'That memorialist's wife has been badly burned by her clothes taking fire. That she has been lying dangerously ill for these two months past leaving Mem's to protect his family solely... 'That Memorialist has had a few head of cattle and horses which are (achieved?) thru [sic] proceeds of hard industry'. He then went on to advise that he had to dispose of his first grant of 60 acres and requested an additional one.

The Rev. Samuel Marsden supported his application 'This Memorialist is a very sober industrious man, has a small family oc children and his wife has distressed him very much by her misconduct. I am of the opinion he would be able to provide for his family if he had a small farm and was to go out and reside upon it, where his wife would be removed from her present lure of temptation.' Edward subsequently took up land at Dural.

Census 1828 (aged 43 years)
Note: In the Nov 1828 census he was one of only five landholders at Dural. He held 60 acres, noted as 'Fuller's Farm', of which 20 were cleared and cultivated, with 1 horse and 8 horned cattle. He had with him his wife and three of his four children, he signed the return with his mark. The farm appears to be where Fullers Road now runs west from Old Northern Road just south of Dural.
Census 1837 (aged 52 years)
Note: The 1837 Convict List, reported to have been complied to 31 Dec, but based mainly on the 1836 muster, shows that Edward had a convict named George Bird assigned to him. George was aged 36 per 'the ship 'York' which had arrived on 7 Feb 1831.
Census 1841 (aged 56 years)
Note: In the 1841 census, Edward is recorded as a non-resident proprietor of one wooden house at Castle Hill. There are 2 other entries for Edward, both wooden houses, one at Castle Hill occupied by 4 males and 2 females and one at North Colah occupied by 6 males and 3 females. One is no doubt his son with the extended family divided between the two properties.
Will December 22, 1853 (aged 68 years)

Note: After his eldest son Edward died on 14 Feb 1853, Edward wrote a will on 22 Dec, leaving his personal estate to his eldest sons Robert Fuller of Dooral [sic] and John Fuller of Throsby's Creek near Yass, Settlers, 'upon trust for my dear wife Elizabeth Fuller, and to my daughter Mary Fuller the sum of 25 pounds good and lawful money of Great Britain'.
Death February 6, 1855 (aged 70 years)
Burial February 8, 1855 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note: Edward was buried at St. John's Cemetery, probably with his son Edward. His wife was buried seven months later in the same vault.
Family with parents
father
1756
Birth: about 1756
Death:
mother
1761
Birth:
Death:
Marriage
Marriage: August 29, 1784Battle, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
16 months
himself
17851855
Birth: 1785 29 23Battle, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 6, 1855Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elizabeth Pendergrass
himself
17851855
Birth: 1785 29 23Battle, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 6, 1855Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17951855
Birth: May 17, 1795Workington, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 1855Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 20, 1813Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 months
son
18131853
Birth: September 27, 1813 28 18Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 14, 1853Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
daughter
18151880
Birth: April 11, 1815 30 19Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 1880Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18171888
Birth: May 22, 1817 32 22Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 1888
3 years
daughter
18201881
Birth: May 19, 1820 35 25Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 16, 1881Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
daughter
18291841
Birth: September 21, 1829 44 34Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 2, 1841
19 months
son
18311878
Birth: April 18, 1831 46 35Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1878Burrowa, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
daughter
18321902
Birth: December 25, 1832 47 37Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1902St Leonards, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
1835
Birth: April 19, 1835 50 39Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
BirthSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
ChristeningHunt, Philip, Hunt Beeston Family Tree [database online]
ChristeningSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
ImmigrationState Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
Citation details:

Source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 371 (185)

Text:

Edward Fuller, one of 306 convicts transported on the ship Fortune and Alexander, January 1806. Details: Sentence details: Convicted at Kent Assizes for a term of life on 05 August 1805. Vessel: Fortune and Alexander. Date of Departure: January 1806. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

Immigrationunknown
Text:

Edward was a convict. He was a labourer, late of the Parish of Chevening in Kent. ON the night of 26 Jun 1805 he stole a mare, valued at 30 pounds, the property of Arthur Taylor, a farmer of Battle. Court records differ as to where he stole the horse. Battle or Chevening, but it seems likely it was from Battle and that Edward rode the horse back to Chevening after visiting his family. He was sentenced to hang. On 28 Aug 1805 Edward's death sentence was commuted to transportation for life to New South Wales. On 5 Nov 1805, aged 21, he was received onto the hulk 'Prudentia' docked at Woolwich on the Thames. On 28 Jan 1806 the ship 'Fortune' departed England and arrived in the colony on 12 Jul 1806, a voyage of 165 days. 4 of the convicts on board died. The 1806 Muster of Prisoners was taken at the Court House at Parramatta on 12 Aug 1806, one month exactly after Edward's arrival in the colony. It records Edward per 'Fortune' as a Prisoner with 'Mr McArthur' at Parramatta. He is also noted in the 1811 muster.

ImmigrationBateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969
Text:

The ship Fortune (1) arrived in NSW 12 Jul 1806

ImmigrationBritish Newspaper Archive [database online]
Citation details:

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - Tuesday 13 August 1805 p. 3

Text:

"Edward Fuller, for stealing a mare, the property of Arthur Taylor, farmer of Battle, in Sussex, - DEATH - Reprieved."

ImmigrationBritish Newspaper Archive [database online]
Citation details:

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - Friday 08 November 1805 p. 4

Text:

"Tuesday last the following convicts were removed from Maidstone gaol for transportation on board the hulks at Woolwich, viz. - Edward Fuller, Jesse Butler, henry Anderson, Thomas Farrell, and James Lork, pursuant to their sentence at the late summer assize.

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
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Married by Rev. Marsden 5 months before the birth of their first child. She received an early pardon to marry Edward. The marriage was witnessed by John Maclockan and Mary Jones. Mary Jones had arrived with Elizabeth on the ship 'Friends'. Known as Bridget in England, alias 'Betty Smith' she was always known as Elizabeth while in the colony, including on her marriage record.

Ticket of LeaveSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
Conditional PardonSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
OccupationSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
PropertySpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
PropertySpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
CensusAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
CensusSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
CensusSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
WillSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
DeathSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
BurialHornsby Shire Historical Society (comp). Pioneers of Hornsby Shire, 1788-1906 : a history / compiled by the Research Committee of the Hornsby Shire Historical Society. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1979
BurialSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
SourceHunt, Philip, Hunt Beeston Family Tree [database online]
Ticket of Leave

Edward received his ticket of leave on 20 Jun 1814 dated 31 January. It stated that he was a butcher, aged 30, 5 foot five and a half inches in height, fair complexion, hair light brown, hazel eyes and a native of Sussex.

All male prisoners in Parramatta were to muster at the Public School Room there on Sat 29 Oct 1814. Edward is recorded as having a ticket of leave, a labourer, and was off stores, as were his wife and child.

Conditional Pardon

On 15 Dec 1817 Edward wrote a petition for a Conditional pardon, which was granted 6 weeks later. In it he stated that he had worked for 'Mrs McArthur' for eight years. The Mr and Mrs McArthur referred to in the records are probably John and Elizabeth Macarthur. He also declared that he had been a constable at Parramatta and was one of the party who had apprehended Hill, 'a notorious character', two years before. He had also apprehended White and Harvey, who were associates of Hangford; and had also captured the murderers of Miller, near the Sydney Road. The Pardon describes Edward as still a butcher, and his physical description agreed with that on his Ticket of Leave.

Occupation

Edward was officially appointed constable at Parramatta on 11 Sep 1819.

He had previously been called upon as 'constable at Parramatta' however. On 30 Oct 1818 the Committee of the Female Orphan School at Parramatta, directed Edward as 'Constable at Parramatta' to assist the overseer at the Orphan School Farm at Cabramatta (south of Prospect) to get in the stray cattle, and on 30 Nov, to take cahrge of the farm and stock until relieved by a new overseer, Edward Gray, who was that day appointed. The previous overseer had been dismissed because under his management, the cows all appeared to be having male calves only.

On 20 Feb and agin on 28 Aug 1819, the Sydney Gazette reported that Edward had received payment for shinges for the gaol at Parramatta.

Edward held the post of Constable at Parramatta until Oct 1820, when he appeared under bail to aNew South Waleser for taking away a quantity of billet wood split for the use of the brick kilns. He admitted taking three loads of wood but the Bench found him guilty of purchasing the government wood and ordered him to deliver it to the Government brick kiln.

Property

The 1821 Land and Stock muster of Parramatta recorded Edward as without land but with 1/4 acre garden orchard, 2 horses and 3 cattle, and by 1822, 1 horse, 2 cattle, 1 hog and 10 bushels of maize in hand. Edward had with him his wife, four children and a convict servant John Hunt.

The Sydney Gazette of 25 Aug 1821 reports 'Land Grant ready for Edward Fuller'. He had been grated 60 acres on 5 Apr 1821 at Upper Nelson, west of Castle Hill, described as being bounded on the South East by McDonald's grant. It was portion 98 in the Parish of Castle Hill. The land lay between grants to Richard Bunn and E. McDonald and was situated east of the Windsor Road, about 2 miles north of Castle Hill, near present (2009) day Kellyville. He sold it to Hugh Kelly on 30 Aug 1821.

Property

Edward sold his first grant of 60 acres in 1821. He again petitioned for a grant on 6 Sep 1824. He wrote: 'That your Excellency's Memorialist is a free man by emancipation, is a resident of Parramatta and has a wife and family and has been 18 years in the Colony supporting an honest character'. 'That memorialist's wife has been badly burned by her clothes taking fire. That she has been lying dangerously ill for these two months past leaving Mem's to protect his family solely... 'That Memorialist has had a few head of cattle and horses which are (achieved?) thru [sic] proceeds of hard industry'. He then went on to advise that he had to dispose of his first grant of 60 acres and requested an additional one.

The Rev. Samuel Marsden supported his application 'This Memorialist is a very sober industrious man, has a small family oc children and his wife has distressed him very much by her misconduct. I am of the opinion he would be able to provide for his family if he had a small farm and was to go out and reside upon it, where his wife would be removed from her present lure of temptation.' Edward subsequently took up land at Dural.

Census

In the Nov 1828 census he was one of only five landholders at Dural. He held 60 acres, noted as 'Fuller's Farm', of which 20 were cleared and cultivated, with 1 horse and 8 horned cattle. He had with him his wife and three of his four children, he signed the return with his mark. The farm appears to be where Fullers Road now runs west from Old Northern Road just south of Dural.

Census

The 1837 Convict List, reported to have been complied to 31 Dec, but based mainly on the 1836 muster, shows that Edward had a convict named George Bird assigned to him. George was aged 36 per 'the ship 'York' which had arrived on 7 Feb 1831.

Census

In the 1841 census, Edward is recorded as a non-resident proprietor of one wooden house at Castle Hill. There are 2 other entries for Edward, both wooden houses, one at Castle Hill occupied by 4 males and 2 females and one at North Colah occupied by 6 males and 3 females. One is no doubt his son with the extended family divided between the two properties.

Will

After his eldest son Edward died on 14 Feb 1853, Edward wrote a will on 22 Dec, leaving his personal estate to his eldest sons Robert Fuller of Dooral [sic] and John Fuller of Throsby's Creek near Yass, Settlers, 'upon trust for my dear wife Elizabeth Fuller, and to my daughter Mary Fuller the sum of 25 pounds good and lawful money of Great Britain'.

Burial

Edward was buried at St. John's Cemetery, probably with his son Edward. His wife was buried seven months later in the same vault.