Death: June 27, 1752
Spouse: Hannah Griggs Rainsford (1654-1739)
Note: Age: 98
Burial: East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Plot 301
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Cemetery name: East Parish Burying Ground
Name on headstone: Joshua FULLER
Footstone of Joshua Fuller
1 September 2008, East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Massachusetts
Joshua FULLER [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 16 February 1654 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 27 June 1752 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joshua married 5, 6 Hannah GRIGGS in BY 1695 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Other marriages: WARD, Elizabeth BUCKMINSTER, Mary
Source: History of Newton Massachusetts, by Francis Jackson 19 Jul 1742 to Mary Buckminster, widow of Dana, in her 88th year. Last 2 marriages were in Newton Massachusetts.
Hannah (Griggs) Raynsford married Joshua Fuller by 1697 when the first of their three known daughters was born, On 2 October 1706 Joshua Fuller of Cambridge conveyed to his "loving brother, Jeremiah Fuller of Newton," for £60, land "of our hon'd father John Fuller, late of Newtown, dec'd.," and Hannah Fuller surrendered her dower right (witnessed by Joseph Fuller and John Staples, recorded 30 June 1712, Middlesex Deeds, 16:216). Hannah also joined in two deeds Joshua Fuller made 18 February 1714/5 to Benjamin Dana of Cambridge (both recorded 13 April 1722, ibid., 22:60, 66), and in one made 6 September 1716 to Gershom Beals of Newton (recorded 14 September 1720, ibid., 21:186). On 19 April 1706 Joshua Fuller and Hannah his wife and Edward Raynsford and Abigail his wife, all of New Cambridge, Middlesex County, deeded to Deborah Man of Boston, widow, for £62-10s. land "at the end of Boston" bound east on land formerly belonging to Elder Edward Raynsford, dec d., and northwest on land of the widow Silence Eliot. Joshua and Hannah Fuller (she signed by mark) acknowledged 19 September 1706 while Edward and Abigail Raynsford acknowledged 24 April 1707. On 12 October 1712 Edward and David Raynsford of Newton, weavers, sold Henry Wright of Boston, bricklayer, for £110, land in the south end of Boston bound on Essex Street, and lands late of Edward Taylor, dec d., Joseph Elliot, dec d., and Solomon Raynsford, dec d. Edward's wife Abigail relinquished her dower rights, and all acknowledged same date (Suffolk County Deeds, 23:115, 26:253). Joshua Fuller married at Cambridge, 19 July 1742, as his third wife Mary Buckminster. The entry notes that Joshua was in his 88th year, his bride in her 75th year, and that she was then widow of Benjamin Dana (Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 [Boston, 1914-1915], 2:154). Joshua's death is recorded at Newton, 27 June 1752, aged 98 (Newton VRs, 449). Priscilla R. Ritter and Thelma Fleishman's, Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779: A Biographical Directory (Boston, 1982), 36-37, fails to include Hannah among the wives of this Joshua Fuller, though she is so noted by Savage, Genealogical Dictionary, and Paige, History of Cambridge.The will of Joshua Fuller of Cambridge, yeoman, made 15 January 1741/2, left £5 each to Elezr. Ward, Jonathan Shepard, Nath ll Shepard, Joshua Child and Joshua Gearfield "whom I brought up and lived with me," 40 shillings each to Nath ll. Pond, Isaac Danee, and Jonathan Morse "who lived with me" (all to be paid in bills of credit), left "to Edward Ransford a Copper Kettle, and to David Ransford a Silver cup which they each of them have already Received," and directed the balance of his estate be divided in equal shares, one each to "my beloved Children and Grandchildren hereafter named, viz., my daughters Elizabeth Allen, Hannah Cook, Experience Child, Abigail Gearfield and Ruth Chennery, and to the surviving children of my beloved daughter Sarah Parke. also my grandchild Eliz h. Cady the daughter of my beloved daughter Mercy Cady, dec d." He named Samuel Jackson, Esq., of Newton and "my sons-in-law Stephen Cook and Joseph Gearfield" as executors, but on 3 December 1742 substituted Thomas Sparrowhawk, Esq., "instead of Sam Il. Jackson, Esq., this day dec d." (Middlesex County Probate #8765).
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