| Name || Born||Parents|| Siblings|| Married||Spouse||Children||Died|
| William FULLER|
served in the 17th and later
the 4th Light Dragoons in
| Baptised |
Methwold St George
| Robert Fuller|
| Edmund /Edward *1785|
| 11th June 1831|
|Sarah WORTLEY|| Robert *1831|
Louisa Riches *1837
| Died 24 Oct 1864|
Buried 26 Oct 1864
Methwold St George
A fairly smudgy entry in the register for William Fuller's baptism at Methwold St George in 1786 . It reads :
Wm Son of Robt Fuller + Sarah,his wife
In the first available census of 1841, the ages given were rounded up or down to the nearest 5. William is stated as age 50, occupation is Ag.Lab.and county of birth Norfolk. He's living in Methwold Hithe with his wife Sarah and their 3 children Robert, Matilda and Louisa. William was some 18 years older than his wife Sarah,and he was about 45 when they married in 1831.
The next household is a Sarah Fuller ,85, not of Norfolk and after that a Mary Fuller ,aged 40,an Ag. Lab born Norfolk.Sarah is William's mother and Mary his sister.
(There are roughly 40 entries for Fuller in Methwold in 1841 and probably all are related by blood or marriage in some way,but these census entries have been checked against the parish records and do match.)
The 1851 census reveals a more specific age of 66 for William, and that he is a Pensioner Ag.Lab born in Methwold and Sarah and the children are all there too.State pensions weren't introduced until some fifty years later,so this could only be an Army Pension that was meant.
The unmarried Mary Fuller is still next door, a pauper aged 48.The next household is occupied by a Robert Fuller and his wife Sophia and their many children.This Robert is probably a nephew of William.
In 1861, William's age is noted as 74 and in his household are wife Sarah, daughter Louisa and granddaughter Harriett Elizabeth aged 5 ,the child of his other daughter Matilda.By this time, his son Robert has already gone to London and has two children of his own .
The famed Mary Fuller is still there,but now listed as blind and accompanied by her widowed brother Thomas Fuller, aged 70, who is also William's brother.