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Robert Fullerton
(ca. 1768-)
Elizabeth Fullerton
(ca. 1768-)
John Simpson
(ca. 1770-)
Susanna Unknown
(ca. 1770-)
Robert Fullerton
Ellen Simpson
John Fullerton
(1821-After 1880)


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1. Elisabeth Newell

John Fullerton

  • Born: 1821, Killyman Parish, Tyrone, Ireland
  • Christened: 1 Oct 1821, Killyman Parish, Tyrone, Ireland
  • Marriage (1): Elisabeth Newell on 10 Sep 1845 in Episcopal Church of Ireland, Killyman, Tyrone, Ireland
  • Died: After 20 Apr 1880

bullet  General Notes:

There is a Civil Record of their Marriage in the Parish of Dungannon. John is recorded as a Labourer, aged 22, from Bogbawn and a Bachelor. His father is Robert, a Weaver. Elizabeth was aged 18, from Moyroe and a Spinster. Her father is Thomas, a Weaver. Witnesses were James Hazelton and William Hislhier. On their marriage record both made a mark instead of signing, so they were illiterate. On the actual register John's age is recorded as "full age".

There is a record of a Thomas Fullerton as the tenant of a property in Bogbane Townland in 1860 until 1891. This is possibly John's brother, Thomas, and possibly Thomas' son in later years. Notably the Lessor of the property is one Frederick Hazelton - the same surname as the witness to John & Elisabeth's marriage.

There is also a record of a Samuel Fullerton as the tenant of a property in Moyroe Townland. Whether he is related to our Fullertons is currently unknown. However, John's wife Elisabeth hailed from Moyroe and daughter Eleanor was born there, so there may be a connection. Also, Samuel's marriage record (to Tabitha Dilworth) records that his father's name was Robert and that he was born in 1830 so it is quite possible he is John's brother.

He is not recorded as deceased on Mary Jane's marriage certificate (1880) but his wife is. It is not clear if he also came to Glasgow or if Mary did this independently. I have not found any record of him (or his wife) in Scotland.

There is a John Fullerton buried in the churchyard of St Andrews Church of Ireland, Killyman. His headstone reads: in Loving Memory of JOHN FULLERTON of Clantyclay who died 3rd July 1877 aged 41 years. Erected by his sorrowing widow. Underneath lie the remains of his father and mother brother and sister. This doesn't appear to be this John (especially given he died before 1880) but he may have been related. Killyman parish straddles the Tyrone-Armagh county boundary containing townlands within both counties. Clantyclay would appear to be also known as "Clonticlay" which is in Armagh. The Tithe books for 1825 show a John, Robert and James Fullerton there.

There is a record of a death for a John Fullerton in Dungannon in 3Q 1893, aged 70, placing his birth year around 1823. This death was registered in the District of Clonavaddy which is to the west of Dungannon, and not where these Fullertons resided. He was a farmer, in Dermanaught, the informant was a granddaughter Elizabeth McDaniel. She was most likely the daughter of Eliza Jane Fullerton, father John, who married Henry McDaniell in the Pomeroy Parish church 10 miles to the NW of Dungannon on 30 March 1875
Another John Fullerton, Labourer, died 11 July 1893, aged 64 (therefore a birth year of ca. 1829) at Drumard in the District of Coalisland. This is very much in Killyman Parish and likely to be our John. He is recorded as married, although Elizabeth is believed to have pre-deceased him (according to daughter Mary Jane's marriage record). He may have married again. Indeed, the informant on this death record was named as "James Clarke, Son" who made his mark. He was possibly a step-son (or maybe a son-in-law for an as yet undiscovered daughter) but this needs further investigation. I can find no records of a Fullerton/Clarke marriage. Although Clarke/Clark is a common name, an Agnes Clark was a witness at the wedding of John's grandson, William John Fullerton.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Labourer at the time of his marriage on 10 Sep 1845.

He resided at the time of his marriage on 10 Sep 1845 in Bogbane, Tyrone, Ireland.

He worked as a Labourer at the time of Eleanor's baptism on 30 Jan 1852.

He worked as a Weaver at the time of Mary Jane's baptism on 30 Oct 1853.

He worked as a Farmer, Labourer at the time of John's baptism on 28 Oct 1855.

He worked as a Labourer at the time of daughter Ellen's marriage on 6 Dec 1870.

He worked as a Farm Labourer at the time of daughter Mary Jane's marriage on 20 Apr 1880.


John married Elisabeth Newell, daughter of Thomas Newell and Unknown, on 10 Sep 1845 in Episcopal Church of Ireland, Killyman, Tyrone, Ireland. (Elisabeth Newell was born circa 1827 in Ireland and died before 20 Apr 1880.)

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