site was originally created by John Fuller as a record of the
descendants of Henry and Susannah Fuller, who sailed to the
Cape Colony on the ship Ocean, along with several
thousand other British emigrants in the group known as the 1820
Settlers. I have now taken over the management of the site from
John, and it is likely that in the future the site will change
somewhat as I develop it to reflect my own interests. However,
I do intend to keep all the original Fullers of the Ocean
As well as the descendants of Henry and Susannah, the site includes
the known descendants of Henry’s siblings, a number of whom
later followed him out to the Cape. The Fuller genealogy on
this website therefore starts with Henry’s parents, William
and Ann Fuller of West Ham, Essex, in England. Currently the
site names 438 known descendants (and spouses of descendants)
of William and Ann in 77 different families.
site is organized into generations, each with its own link on
the left of the site. Henry and Susannah themselves are Generation
1, the first in South Africa. Note that if you want to see all
the children born to a particular couple, make sure you’re looking
at the list for the parents’ generation – children who
did not have offspring or whose marriages and children aren’t
on the site will not appear in the list for the next generation
(visit the link Build your tree for more
“Surname List” contains all the surnames that appear on the
site and the “Name Index” contains a list of every individual
on the site. Each entry on both lists is linked to the page
where it appears.
about living people has been excluded in order to protect their
privacy. Where records have not been verified, a 'living' person
is regarded as anyone born within the last 110 years.
welcome your comments and contributions. In particular, I believe our
mutual enjoyment of this resource would be enhanced by the appearance
on the site of as many photographs of our Fuller ancestors as we can
assemble. In general, I would post fairly low-resolution copies of
photographs to the site, so that the integrity of ownership of the
original is respected.
can reach me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or if you wish to contact John then you can write to him here.
the illustration at the top of this page