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Authorised form of nameFuller; Rose (1708 - 1777); landowner and gun-founder
Dates1708 - 1777
NationalityBritish
Date of birth12 April 1708
Place of deathGerrard Street, London, England
Date of death07 May 1777
Dates and placesBurial:
Waldron, East Sussex, England (15 May 1777)
OccupationPolitician; landowner; industrialist; plantation and slave owner; colonial official
Research fieldAstronomy; medicine
ActivityEducation:
Studied medicine at Leiden (1729-1732); Trinity College, University of Cambridge, matriculated (1725), MD (1732)
Career:
Sent to Jamaica to manage the family sugar plantations and the enslaved people who worked them (1733-1755); Jamaica Council (1737-1740); Jamaica Assembly (1735-1737,1740-1753); Jusge, SUpremem Court Jamaica (1737-1746); Chief Justice of Jamaica (1753); inherited his family estates in Sussex on the death of his older brother John Fuller junior (1755) and returned to England to manage the estates including the Heathfield furnace which produced iron-pigs and ordnance; MP for New Romney (1756-1761); MP for Maidstone (1761-1768); MP for Rye (1768-1777)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/04/1732
Age at election24
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 John Fuller (FRS 1727); married (1737) Ithamar Mill of St Katherine's Jamaica
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; 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
Royal Society codeNA6779
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1732/02Fuller, Rose: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EL/F2/37Part of a letter from Rose Fuller, dated at Spanish Town, Jamaica, to Hans Sloane1736
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