Edward Fuller came to Plymouth in the Mayflower, 1620, with his wife, a son, and his brother Samuel. Edward was the 21st signer of the Mayflower Compact which was signed in the Cabin of the Mayflower, Nov. 11th, Old Style, Nov. 21st, New Style, 1620. The document shows the location as “Cap-Codd.”
Why was there a need for a legal document? Northern Virginia, the intended destination, was governed by the English. But the crew of the Mayflower sighted land off of Cape Cod on November 19 and chose to set anchor there. This was well to the North of their intended destination and not covered by the patent granting permission to settle. The Pilgrims realized that if they settled in this location, there would be no government in place. The passengers therefore entered into the Mayflower Compact.
|St. Mary's Church, Redenhall|
Fuller Family Records are located here.
|Mayflower II, a replica|
|Colonial Settlements in Massachusetts|