Henry Fuller

1781 - 1854

Claimant or beneficiary


Attorney General of Trinidad, in London apparently temporarily c. 1835 but then returning to Trinidad. Probably the same man across all seven awards under the same name in Trinidad.

  1. Will of Henry Fuller of Trinidad proved 22/11/1855. In the will he rehearses his marriage settlement with Catherine Carter in 1822 and names his three surviving children with her (Theodore Walrond; Philippa Augusta; Georgiana Marival). He modified his equal division between his widow and three children by allocating in a codicil a 'fifth and third' to his surviving daughter 'Maraval G. Fuller', then living with 'her beloved mother' at Maraval in a house called The Rookery. He also appears to have had an outside family, since in a codicil he also refers to his son John. Henry Fuller's third daughter was shown as Maraval Georgina on her marriage in 1858 to Montgomery Burnett. When Theodore Walrond Fuller barrister died in 1874 at 32 Northumberland Street (leaving £4000 resworn from £300), his executor was his mother Catherine, then of Topsham Devon; she herself died in 1884 at Topsham, leaving £4245 19s 8d.

  2. Sarah Ann Fuller of Fairnington in Roxburgh, daughter of Henry Fuller Esquire of the Rookery, Trinidad, married Humphrey McLachlan of Edinburgh at Fairningham in 1838. She is presumably another 'outside' child and is not mentioned in Henry's will, although she may instead be the daughter of an earlier marriage. Sarah Ann and Humphrey had moved to South Africa by at least 1848 where Sarah Ann worked as a teacher and established a girl's school, and where she died in 1885. She named one of her daughters Philippa, perhaps after her half-sister Philippa Augusta.

  3. Henry Fuller of Trinidad was listed as a subscriber to Charles Shephard's An Historical Account of the Island of Saint Vincent, published in 1832.


T71/893 Trinidad no. 858.

  1. PROB 11/1223/123; National Probate Calendar 1875; National Probate Calendar 1884.

  2. GROS OPR 685/2 440 184 St Cuthbert's. South African Commercial Advertiser 10/05/1848 transcribed at https://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/south-african-commercial-advertiser/190-saca-1848-apr-jun [accessed 09/08/2017]; email from Bronwen P, 04/07/2017.

  3. Charles Shephard, An Historical Account of the Island of Saint Vincent (1832) pp. vii-xii.

Further Information

Catherine Carter
Theodore Walrond; Philippa Augusta; Georgiana Marival

Associated Claims (7)

£256 0s 5d
£5,523 6s 10d
£406 5s 7d
£898 16s 1d
£4,650 6s 0d
£152 11s 0d
£761 2s 11d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (7)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1819 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1822 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Joint owner