Samuel Fuller

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Who is Samuel Fuller?

Samuel Fuller or Fulwar, D.D., was dean of Lincoln.

Fuller was the second son of the Rev. John Fuller, vicar of Stebbing, Essex, who died minister of St Martin's, Ironmonger Lane, in the city of London, and Dorcas, his wife, was born at Stebbing, and baptised 16 July 1635. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, taking his degree of B.A. in 1654, M.A. 1658, B.D. 1665, D.D. 1679. He was elected fellow of St John's 25 March 1656–7. Kennett tells us that he, together with his elder brother, Dr. Thomas Fuller, fellow of Christ's College and rector of Navenby, Lincolnshire, and Willingale-Doe, Essex, received holy orders before the Restoration from their uncle, Dr Thomas Fulwar, successively bishop of Ardfert 1641, and archbishop of Cashel 1660–1661. The third brother, Francis, also ordained by his uncle, is described by Kennett as ‘an uneasy man,’ never staying long in one place, and died a presbyterian minister.

Samuel Fuller became vicar of Elmdon, Essex, 8 August 1663, and resigned the charge in 1668–1669 on receiving the rectory of Tinwell, Rutland, from his patron the Earl of Exeter.

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