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Henry FULLER (1687-1755)

and Elizabeth SWIFT (1681-1758)

 

Henry Fuller and Elizabeth Swift were my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They married on 10 October 1714 at the parish church of St. Mary in Udimore, Sussex.  They were both then of Udimore.

Henry Fuller was baptised on 1 September 1687 in Ewhurst, Sussex.  He was the son of James Fuller (1645-1698) and Sarah Elphicke (1661-1734).  He was a twin.  He was buried on 10 July 1755 at the parish church of St. George in Brede, Sussex.  He was a thatcher.  On 12 May 1719 he was granted the 41 year lease of a cottage and lands in Brede by Edward Frewen.  Then on 6 October 1736 he acquired the lease on The Hundred House in Brede from widow Morris.  Henry then passed that lease to his eldest son John on 1 November 1746, his youngest son James received the lease on the cottage and lands on 26 December 1750.

Elizabeth Swift was probably baptised on 15 February 1680/1 in Salehurst, Sussex, the daughter of John Swift (1646-1705) and Ann (?-1705).  Given that her last known child was born in 1725, the 1681 baptism would seem appropriate.  Also, both her parents would seem to have been buried in Brede, and despite being of Udimore when she married, she was not baptised in the parish, nor in the neighbouring parish of Brede.  Elizabeth was buried on 15 May 1758 at the parish church of St. George in Brede and it was noted in the burial register that she was a widow.  At one point I had wondered if she may have been the daughter of John Swift (1668-?) and Joan Breads who had married on 31 May 1694 in Rye.  John was then of Udimore and Joan of Rye.  However, they had a son born in 1695, which would mean Elizabeth would have been born, say, about 1697 or later, and if so could have continued having children after 1725.

 

Henry Fuller and Elizabeth Swift had 5 known children:

  1. John Fuller, my 6x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 1 January 1715/6 in Udimore.  He married Elizabeth Longley in 1736.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Steven Fuller was baptised on 12 June 1720 in Brede and buried there on 30 November 1721.  He was a twin.

  3. James Fuller was baptised on 12 June 1720 in Brede and buried there on 1 April 1722.  He was a twin.

  4. James Fuller was baptised on 6 January 1722/3 in Brede and buried there on 7 June 1724.

  5. James Fuller was baptised on 26 September 1725 in Brede.  Like his father he was a thatcher.  On 26 December 1750 he received the lease of a cottage and lands in Brede from his father.  This was then extended for a term of 41 years on 12 May 1761 by Thomas Frewen.  The lease was surrendered on 4 December 1800.

    James married Mary Streeter on 17 December 1749 in Brede.

 

The following has come from A2A:

 

The Hundred House, Brede

FILE - Lease for 17 years at 10s by Edward Frewen of Northiam to John Ivy of Brede, husbandman - ref. FRE/7463 - date: 20 Aug 1718
[from Scope and Content] Parcel of ground upon which stands the dwelling house known as the Hundred House, together with one orchard (a) adjoining a field belonging to Sowdens Farm, in Brede

FILE - Release for 10 by Sarah and Elizabeth Ivy, spinsters (daughters of the late John Ivy) to John Morris of Brede, collier - ref. FRE/7464 - date: 18 Dec 1730

FILE - Lease for 40 years at 5s Thomas [II] Frewen of Northiam to John Morris of Brede, collier - ref. FRE/7465 - date: 12 Jul 1731

FILE - Assignment of lease for 45 by Widow Morris to Henry Fuller of Brede - ref. FRE/7469 - date: 6 Oct 1736

FILE - Assignment of lease for 45 by Henry Fuller to his son John Fuller of Brede - ref. FRE/7471 - date: 1 Nov 1746

FILE - Lease for 21 years at 7s 6d by the Rev Thomas Frewen Turner to John Fuller of Brede, husbandman - ref. FRE/7472 - date: 28 May 1782

FILE - Agreement for sale of lease for 125 by the children of the late John Fuller (Thomas Fuller of Udimore, husbandman, Elizabeth Fuller of Brede, spinster, Samuel Stace of Ore, blacksmith and his wife Martha, John Fuller of Guestling, husbandman and Joseph Fuller of Guestling, husbandman) to Thomas Ades of Brede, gent - ref. FRE/7475 - date: 19 Oct 1795
 

Cottage and land, Brede

FILE - Lease for 41 years at 1s by Edward Frewen of Northiam to Henry Fuller of Udimore, husbandman - ref. FRE/7477 - date: 12 May 1719
[from Scope and Content] Parcel of wasteground in Brede (a) with the cottage on it [erected by Henry Fuller between 1719 and 1750] adjoining a wood called the Six Acre Wood

FILE - Henry Fuller of Brede, thatcher bound in 50 to his youngest son James Fuller of Brede for quiet enjoyment of a new erected end of a house in Brede - ref. FRE/7478 - date: 26 Dec 1750

FILE - Lease for 41 years at 1s by Thomas [III] Frewen of Northiam James Fuller of Brede, thatcher - ref. FRE/7479 - date: 12 May 1761
 

FULLER          SWIFT

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012