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Authorised form of nameFuller; John (1706 - 1755); ironmaster and gun-founder
Other forms of nameJohn Junior
Jacky
Dates1706 - 1755
NationalityBritish
Date of birth08 February 1706
Place of deathRosehill, Brightling, Sussex, England
Date of death05 February 1755
Dates and placesBaptism:
Brightling, Sussex, England (08 February 1706)
Burial:
Waldron, Sussex, England (12 February 1755)
OccupationLandowner; industrialist; politician; plantation and slave owner
ActivityEducation:
Trinity College, University of Cambridge (matriculated 1723); Middle Temple (admitted 1724)
Career:
Managed the family estates and Heathfiled ironworks, which produced iron-pigs and ordnance (1745-1755); Justice of the Peace (1746); MP for Boroughbridge (1754-1755); family owned profitable sugar plantations in Jamaica which exploited enslaved people for labour
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/03/1727
RelationshipsSon of John Fuller of Brightling, Sussex (FRS 1704) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Fulke Rose of Jamaica and step-daughter of Sir Hans Sloane (FRS 1685); brother of Rose Fuller (FRS 1732); married (1746) Elizabeth Dayrell; no children
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Venn; MT; Namier; UCL LBS
References:
Crossley, Richard and Saville, David (1991), 'The Fuller Letters, 1728-1755: Guns, Slaves and Finance', Sussex Record Society (Lewes)
'Rose Fuller', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146649557 [accessed 3rd July 2020]
AssocMaterial:
Family's estate furnace account books and correspondence at East Sussex Record Office
Notes:
Proposed by William Sloane; Martin Folkes
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/58262964
Royal Society codeNA6487
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/F2/34John Fuller to Hans Sloane23 May 1738
LBO/20/70Copy letter from John Fuller Junior to Hans Sloane28 May 1733
L&P/1/212Letter, 'Of a hen bringing up puppies' from John Fuller to Hans Sloane5 May 1743
LBO/24/119Copy letter from John Fuller Junior to the President [Sir Hans Sloane]23 May 1738
CMO/2/331Minutes of a meeting of the Council of the Royal Society2 March 1727
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