This page contains short biographies of some of the people who appear in the families I am researching.


Jacob Fuller (c.1774-1826) of Stowmarket and Northfleet

Jacob Fuller was probably born shortly before 1775 (his age is recorded as 51 when he died on 24/08/1826, but he is not recognised as a minor when he married in 1793) and, despite extensive searching over the last 120 years, no record has yet been found to identify his parents.

Jacob married Jane Barnard on 28/12/1793 at Stowmarket Parish Church, Suffolk, and there are baptism records for four of their children - Mary (05/03/1797), Jacob (22/12/1800), Charles (15/07/1803) and John (01/03/1807). Their son George, born 25/12/1810, was baptised at Northfleet St. Botolph Church, Kent, on 28/07/1811 so the family must have moved between 1807 and 1811.

My great great uncle Frederick Jacob Fuller (1861-1943), with his father Jacob (1832-1915), researched and recorded the history of the family around 1890 and Frederick wrote the Family Bible at this time. A later, less precise, letter was written in March 1921 just after the birth of my father.

Jacob is described in the Family Bible as "a riotous sort of fellow and that when in drink he would go up the street singing, throwing his money about and shouting "Here comes your Jimmy".

Jacob is alleged to have been involved in a "shooting incident" which prompted him to move away from Stowmarket - there is, coincidentally, a report recorded in the Ipswich Journal on 5th. December 1801 that a "Jacob Fuller was committed to Ipswich New Gaol for destroying game without having obtained the certificate required for that purpose, to pay a fine of 20 or to be imprisoned for 3 months". This case was examined on a Sunday evening in front of a person called S. Uvedale. The Uvedale name is very, very rare in Suffolk and the only family


Thomas Moore (1724-1799) of Isleham, Cambridgeshire

There is a very good biography written by Geoffery Woollard available on the Cambridgeshire GenWeb site which you can get to by following this link.