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Robert FULLERTON

Male Abt 1652 - 1687  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name Robert FULLERTON 
    Born Abt 1652  Kinnaber, by Montrose, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Oct 1684  East NJ on board the ship Thomas and Benjamin, sailing from Montrose, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Jan 1687  NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Pedigree Resource File, submitter: rrandall1084245; submission date: 20 Aug 2009; submission id: MM4M-826.

      (2) Dobson, David, The Original Scots Colonists of Early America: Supplement 1607-1707, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997, p. 56:

      FULLERTON, ROBERT, Kinnaber, by Montrose[, Angus, Scotland], emigrated from Montrose to East New Jersey on the Thomas and Benjamin, master Thomas Pearson, 6. 1684, settled in New Caesarea, New Jersey, 1. 1685; imported 9 servants into East New Jersey 10. 1684, settled in New York, died 1. 1687, power of attorney 13. 10. 1691. [Insh#250/268] [EJ Deeds Liber A, fo 195, Liber D] [SRO.E72.16.13]

      (3) Dobson, David, Scottish Quakers and Early America, 1650-1700 [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2000:

      P. 9:

      FULLARTON, ROBERT, Kinnaber, from Montrose to East New Jersey in the Thomas and Benjamin 1684, settled in Perth Amboy? [Insh.262][SRO.E72.16.3]

      Pp. 49-52

      [Note by compiler: The following advertisement may have persuaded Robert FULLERTON's 9 indentured servants to go with him from Montrose, Angus, Scotland to East New Jersey in 1684 on the ship Thomas and Benjamin. The reader should be aware of the fact that in old printed documents, such as this advertisement, a lower case s appears to be a lower case f.]

      ADVERTISEMENT,

      To all Trades-men, Husbandmen, Servants and others who are willing to Transport themselves unto the Province of New-Eaft-Jerfy in America, a great part of which belongs to Scots-men, Proprietors thereof.

      Whereas feveral Noblemen, Gentlemen, and others, who (by undoubted Rights derived from His Majefty, and His Royal Highnefs) are Interefted and concerned in the Province of New-East-Jersie, lying in the midft of the English Plantations in America, do intend (God-willing) to fend feveral Ships thither, in May, June, and July enfuing, 1684, from Leith, Montross, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Thefe are to give notice to all Tradef-men, Hufbandmen and others, who are willing and defirous to go there, and are able to Tranfport themfelyes and Families thither, upon their own Coft and Charges, to a pleafant and profitable Countrey, where they may live in great Plenty and Pleafure, upon far lefs Stock, and with much lefs labour and trouble then in Scotland, that as foon as they arrive there, they fhall have confiderable quantities of Land, fet out Heretably to themfelves and their Heirs for ever, for which they fhall pay nothing for the firft four or five years, and afterwards pay only a fmall Rent yearly to the Owners and Proprietors thereof, according as they can agree. And all Tradef-men, Servants, and others, fuch as, Wrights, Coupers, Smiths, Mafons, Millers, Shoe-makers &c. who are willing to go there, and are not able to Tranfport themfelves, that they fhall be carried over free, and well maintained in Meat and Clothes the firft four years, only for their Service, and thereafter they fhall have confiderable quantities of Land, fet out to themfelves and their Heirs for ever, upon which they may live at the rate of Gentlemen all their lives, and their Children after them: Their ordinary Service will be cutting down of Wood with Axes, and other eafie Hufband-Work, there being plenty of Oxen and Horfes for Plowing and Harrowing, &c. Let therefore all Tradef-men, Hufband-men, Servants, and others who incline to go thither, and defire further Information herein, repair themfelves to any of the Perfons underwritten, who will fully inform them anent the Countrey, and every other thing neceffary, and will anfwer and fatiffie their Scruples and Objections, and give them all other Incouragements according to their feveral abilities and capacities, viz.

      At Edinburgh let them apply themfelves to the Lord Thefaurer-Deput, the Lord Regifter, Sir John Gordon, Mr. Patrick Lyon, Mr. George Alexander, Advocates, George Drummond of Blair, John Swintoun, John Drummond, Thomas Gordon, David Falconer, Andrew Hamilton, Merchants; at Brunt-Island, to William Robison, Doctor of Medecine; at Montross, to John Gordon, Doctor of Medecine, John Fullerton of Kinaber, and Robert and Thomas Fullertons his Brothers; in the Shire of the Mearns, to Robert Barclay of Vrie, and John Barclay his Brother; at Aberdeen, to Gilbert Moleson, Andrew Galloway, John and Robert Sandilands, William Gerard, Merchants; in the Shire of Aberdeen, to Robert Gordon of Clunie, and Robert Burnet of Lethanty; in the Shire of Pearth, to David Toshach of Monyvard and Captain Patrick Macgreiger; In Merss Shire, to James Johnston of Spoteswood; At Kelso, to Charles Ormiston, Merchant; In the Lewes, to Kenith Mackenzie younger of Kildin: And if any Gentleman or others be defireous to buy or purchafe any fmall shares or portions of Land in the faid Province, they may repair to any of the forefaid Perfons, who will direct them how they fhall be ferved, providing they do it timoufly, becaufe many more Perfons are dayly offering to buy, then can be gotten well accommodated.

      There is nothing more ftrange then to fee our Commons fo befotted with the love of their own mifery, that rather then quite their Native Countrey, they will live in much toyl and penury fo long as they have ftrength, being hardly able all their life to acquire fo much Riches as can fave themfelves from begging or ftarving when they grow old; mean time their Children (fo foon as they are able to walk) are expofed to the Cruelties of Fortune, and the Charity of others, naked and hungry, begging Food and Rayment from thofe that either can not, or will not help them: And yet can hardly be perfwaded to go to a moft profitable, fertile and fafe Countrey, where they may have every thing that is either neceffary, profitable or pleafant for the life of Man, with very little pains and induftry; The Woods and Plains are ftored with infinite quantities of Deer and Rae, Elcks, Beaver, Hares, Cunnies, wild Swine, and Horfes, &c. and Wild-honey in great abundance: The Trees abound with feveral forts of Wine-grapes, Peaches, Apricoks, Chaftnuts, Walnuts, Plumbs, Mulberries, &c. The Sea and Rivers with Fifhes, the Banks with Oyfters, Clams, &c. Yea, the Soil is fo excellent and fertile, that the Meadows naturally produce plenty of Straberries, Purpy, and many more tender Plants, which will hardly grow here in Gardens: Wheat, Ry, Barley, Oats, Peafe and Beans, &c. when fown yields ordinarly 20. and fometimes 30. fold Increafe, and Indian-Corn, which is a Grain both wholefome and pleafant, yields ordinarly 150. and fometimes 200. fold: Sheep never mifs to have two Lambs at a time, and for the moft part three, and thefe Lambs have generally as many the next year: The Winter lafts not ordinarly above two moneths; and one Mans ordinary Labour will with eafe and plenty, maintain a Family of ten or twelve Perfons; It was no wonder then that Ogilvie in his New-Atlas, calls this place the Garden of the World, and the Terreftrial Paradife: Why then fhould our Countreymen, in fpite of thofe and many other Incouragements, be detained at home, either upon no ground at all, or upon fuch frivolous fcruples and objections as thefe are.

      Firft, they alleadge that it is a long and dangerous Voyage thither! To which it is anfwered, that ordinarly it is not above 6. or 7. Weeks failing from Scotland, which in a good Ship, well Victualled, and with good Company in the Summer time, is rather a pleafant Divertifement then a Trouble or Toyl, and it is certainly more dangerous to fail from Leith to London or Holland, then to New-East-Jersy.

      Next, they fay there is no Company to be had there fave Barbarians, Woods and Wildernefs! To which it is anfwered, that this is a great mistake, for this Countrey has been Peopled and Planted thefe feveral years by gone, fo that Horfes, Oxon, Cows, Sheep, Hogs, &c. are to be fold almoft as cheap there as in Scotland, and furely they are much better being all of the English kinds. Nor are the Woods there any thing fo wild and inhofpitable as the Mountains here; Savage Beafts there are none fave Wolfes, and thofe are only enemies to Sheep: The Natives are very few, and eafily overcome, but thefe fimple, ferviceable Creatures, are rather an help and Incouragement, then any ways hurtful or troublefome and there can be no want of Company, feing there are many thoufands of Scots, English, and others living there already, and many more conftantly going over, and this Summer there are feveral Gentlemen going from Scotland, fuch as David Toshach of Monyvard, with his Lady and Family, James Johnston of Spoteswood, Kenith Mackenzie younger of Kildin, Captain Patrick Macgreiger, Robert and Thomas Fullertons, Brothers German to the Laird of Kinaber, and John Barclay, Brother German to the Laird of Vrie, William Robison, Doctor of Medicine, and many others, who are all Perfons of good quality and Eftates, and go not out of neceffity, but choice.

      Laftly, they object that far fetcht Fowls have fair Feathers, and they do not believe the truth of half what is Written and Spoken in Commendation of thefe Countreys! To which it is anfwered, they may as eafily deny the truth of every thing which they have not feen with their own Eyes, for all thefe things are as verily true, as that there is any fuch pleafant Countrey as France, Italy, Spain, &c. The things being matter of Fact, are Confirmed by Letters from Perfons of undoubted Credit, living on the place, and by certain Information of many Eye-witneffes, who having once been there, can never after be induced to live in Scotland, nor can it be reafonably imagined that the Perfons above-written are all Fools, to be impofed upon by lies and Fancies; on the contrary, there are none (fave thofe that are wife in their own Eyes, but are really Ignorant) that are not undenyably convinced of the excellency of the Defign. Let but fuch as condemn it be fo juft as firft to hear it and know it, which they may eafily do by applying to fome of the forefaid Perfons, who can beft inform them, and then if they think it not below them to be convinced, they will be forced to homologat. [Note by compiler: Homologate means to confirm officially.]

      VIVAT REX.

      (4) Dobson, David, Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825, Vol. V, Baltimore, MD.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985:

      P. 53:
      CLARKE JAMES
      Indentured servant imported from Scotland to East New Jersey by Robert Fullerton during October 1684. (EJD/A)

      P. 54:
      CLARKE WILLIAM
      Born c1646. Indentured servant imported from Scotland to East New Jersey in October 1684 by Robert Fullerton. Married Elizabeth . . . born in Scotland 1651, died in New Jersey 1693. Died 25 December 1697. Buried Topanemus cemetery, Monmouth County, New Jersey. (HOT) (EJD/A)

      P. 78:
      DUNN JOHN
      Indentured servant imported from Scotland to East New Jersey by Robert Fullerton in October 1684. (EJD/A)

      P. 94:
      FROST ROBERT
      Indentured servant imported from Scotland to East New Jersey in October 1684 by Robert Fullerton. (EJD/A)

      P 95:
      FROST THOMAS
      Indentured servant imported from Scotland to East New Jersey in October 1684 by Robert Fullerton. (EJD/A)

      FROST WILLIAM
      Indentured servant imported from Scotland to East New Jersey in October 1684 by Robert Fullerton. (EJD/A) . . .

      FULLERTON ROBERT
      Brother of John Fullerton in Angus. Emigrated from Scotland to America. Settled in New York. Died during January 1687. Power of Attorney 13 October 1691. (EJD/D)

      FULLERTON THOMAS
      Brother of John Fullerton in Angus. Emigrated from Scotland to America. Settled in New York. Later c1691 settled in Barbados. (EJD/D)

      P. 113:
      HALIBURTON MARGARET
      Indentured servant imported from Scotland to East New Jersey by Robert Fullerton in October 1684. (EJD/A)

      P. 123:
      HOOKS ROBERT
      Indentured servant imported from Scotland to East New Jersey by Robert Fullerton during October 1684. (EJD/A)

      P. 301:
      WALKER, JAMES
      And his wife Isabel Johnstone. Indentured servants imported from Scotland to East New Jersey by Thomas Gordon in October 1684. Sold to Samuel Moore. Headright land grant in 1689. (EJD/A/B159)

      WALKER JANET
      Indentured servant imported from Scotland to East New Jersey by Robert Fullerton during October 1684. (EJD/A)

      (5) http://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/DavidPearson/PEARSON/:

      One branch of the Pearsons of Angus was a seafaring family, according to maritime records. . . . Taking a break from his voyages to European ports, Thomas Pearson in 1684 skippered the good ship "Thomas and Benjamin" to "East New Jersey" with local families emigrating to the New Continent.

      (6) http://www.dmcsoft.com/tamh:

      Vessel: Thomas and Benjamin
      Departed for: East New Jersey
      Voyage Date: 00-08-1684
      Source Reference: E72.16.13
      Comments: Took local families most Quakers, including Mudies and Fullertons.
      (Voyage ID#986 / Position: Master)

      Mariner: Pearson, Thomas
      Title: Skipper
      Home Port: Montrose[, Angus, Scotland]
      Misc: RD2.66.347(1685); RD2.66.940(1687); RD3.68.197(1688); RD2.77.664(1694) RD4.69.779(1691); RD4.76.1003(1690); RD4.51.376(1682);

      Voyage Details
      Vessel Voyage Date
      Friendship
      Pigeon Departed for Norway 13-04-1682
      Pigeon Arrived from Norway 03-08-1682
      Joan Arrived from Holland 20-10-1683
      Thomas and Benjamin Departed for East New Jersey 00-08-1684
      Joan Arrived from Rotterdam 30-12-1685
      John and Benjamin Departed for Norway 21-08-1686

      (7) Nelson, William, Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Vol. XXI, Paterson, NJ: The Press Printing and Publishing Co., 1899, p. 65:

      1684 Oct. - List of servants, brought into the Province by Robert Fullerton: Margerett Holybourtonne, William Frost, Janett Walker, Robert and Thomas Frost, Robt Hooks, James and William Clarke, John Done, all servants to Robert Fullerton.
    Person ID I29651  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2018 

    Father John FULLERTON,   b. Abt 1620, Kinnaber, by Montrose, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherine ALLARDES,   b. Abt 1624, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1670, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1647  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart