James FULLER

Male Abt 1776 - 1858  (~ 82 years)    Has no ancestors but 144 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name James FULLER 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1776  Hurst, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age given as 74 in the 1851 census, although given as 84 when he died in 1858. Shown as born Hurst, Sussex in the 1851 census (Hurstpierpoint? Herstmonceux? Hurst Green?), although said to have been born in  Kent in the 1841 census.
      Hurst Green is a hamlet crossing the border of Salehurst and Etchingham parishes, in Sussex but on the Kent / Sussex border.
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth Abt 1776  Hurst Green, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Could James have been born in Hurst Green?
      I wonder if Hurst Green, also in Sussex, was shortened to Hurst? - I know locals in other parts of the country often shorten place names, especially double-barrelled ones.
    Occupation From 1819 to 1829  Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Labourer 
    • From children's baptism entries. The family is recorded as living in Patrixbourne although the baptisms were in Bridge; possibly they were on a farm between the 2 villages.
    Tithe Apportionments Abt 1841  The Gate and the Gate Public House, Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Gardens 
    • The tithe comutation documents show that James Fuller was charged for the garden of a property called 'The Gate', and also with Thomas Bushell for the garden at the Gate Public House. The Gate, a property with a garden, is shown on the tithe map the Canterbury side of the pub on the Old Dover Road (it appears that most of the garden of the Gate Public House and possibly also the house and garden 'The Gate' would have been under the roundabout). Pubs are often photographed - I will look to see if I can find any old photos of the Gate Pub and they might also show 'The Gate'.  
      The 1841 census shows that Thomas Bushell was then the publican, and that James and his family were listed immediately after the pub, and before Milestone Farm.
      The 1851 census shows James and family immediately before the Gate Pub, where one John Brickenden was now victualler, and after the unnamed home of farmer Thomas Bushell.
      (Judging from his age I think it was the same Thomas Bushell who was victualler in 1841 and farmer in 1851; wife's name was different so I guess he had been widowed and remarried but I have not tried to check this).
      Since a farmer named Thomas found the dead James on his way home, that too would seem to be the same James. Since James appears to have been cultivating the garden at the pub with Thomas in 1841 it would seem the two men  would have known each other well.
    Occupation From 1841 to 1851 
    Ag lab 
    • Inquest following his death described him as having been 'in the employment of Mr. Collard of Nackington, during the greater portion of his life.'
    Died 24 Aug 1858  Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Suicide (“Hanged himself when in a state of mental derangement”) 
    • An inquest was held on 25th August. Like many coroner's inquests, the records are not known to survive, but it was reported in a local paper, in this case 'The Canterbury Journal and Farmers' Gazette' of 4 September 1858:
      "Inquest. - On Wednesday se'nnight, T. T. Delasaux
      Esq., coroner, held an inquiry at the Gate public-house,
      on the Dover-road, touching the death of James Fuller,
      an agricultural labourer, 84 years of age, who was
      found dead the previous day, as stated by the witnesses.
      Thos. Bushell, a farmer, of Patrixbourne, deposed that
      as he was returning from work on Monday, he found
      the deceased suspended by the neck, by a piece of cord,
      which was fastened to a wattle. He appeared to have
      been dead some hours. In answer to the jury the
      witness added :- The wattle was put up for a fence.
      The deceased was standing leaning against it, with
      the rope tight round his neck. The deceased was
      bald a little, but witness had not noticed a mark on his
      head. - A juror : There is a mark, but it looks like an
      old wound. - The Coroner : That may have affected his
      head sometimes. - Mrs. Brickenden stated that she had
      known the deceased for the past 8 years, and during
      the last two months he had been low and melancholy,
      and had occasionally cried and complained of pains in
      his head. - Verdict, "Mental derangement." The de-
      ceased has been in the employment of Mr. Collard, of
      Nackington, during the greater portion of his life."
      col. 6, last item after heading 'Canterbury'.

      A verdict of not being in their right mind was a common one. One reason for this was the consequence to property of a verdict of suicide.
       
      I wonder if he hanged himself to avoid having to go into the workhouse. The parents-in-law of one of his sons (George, the one I am desecnded from) had gone into Bridge Workhouse the previous year, quite likely James knew them; even if he didn't he is bound to have known others who did finish up there. Possibly death seemed preferable.
      But we can't assume this.GRO ref: q3 1858 Bridge RD 2a 335
    Death certificate for James Fuller
    Death certificate for James Fuller
    Buried 28 Aug 1858  St. Mary’s Church, Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • KFHS CD-ROM 02/07
      Also NBI, which shows his age as 84
    Notes 
    • Living in Patrixbourne with wife and 3 children (James, Thomas and Susannah) at time of 1841 census and with wife and son Thomas in 1851c (close to Gate public house in both)
    Person ID I4463  Teresa's tree | Teresa's direct ancestor
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2020 

    Family Elizabeth LUCAS,   b. Abt 1788, Bishopsbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1855, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Longport, Canterbury, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1804  St. Mary’s Church, Nackington, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From IGI, accessed 12 07 2011, indexing project (batch) number: I04159-6; source film number: 1736927
      Now seen PR image
      Both were otp when they married; consent of father not mentioned in marriage entry or banns.
    Children 8 children 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F3420    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1776 - Hurst, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - Abt 1776 - Hurst Green, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1804 - St. Mary’s Church, Nackington, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - William FULLER - 1805 - Nackington, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - George FULLER - Abt 1807 - Nackington, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - James FULLER - Abt 1809 - Nackington, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - John FULLER - Abt 1816 - Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - From 1819 to 1829 - Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Thomas FULLER - Abt 1821 - Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Stephen FULLER - 20 Apr 1823 - St. Peter’s Church, Bridge, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Henry FULLER - Abt 1826 - Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Susannah FULLER - Abt 1827 - Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Suicide (“Hanged himself when in a state of mental derangement”) - 24 Aug 1858 - Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Aug 1858 - St. Mary’s Church, Patrixbourne, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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