Augustus Elliott Fuller

7th May 1777 - 5th Aug 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


London West India merchant and slave-owner.

  1. Son of Mr J. Trayton Fuller of Ashdown House, Sussex by his second wife Anne, the daughter of Gen Augustus Elliott, the first Lord Heathfield. MP for East Sussex 1841-1857.  Married Clara, daughter of Owen Putland Meyrick of Bodorgan, Anglesey Sept 5 1801.

  2. Partially succeeded to estates of John 'Mad Jack' Fuller (1757-1834), the nephew of Rose Fuller (1708-1777), leaving £160,000. Another nephew of Rose Fuller (1708-1777) was Rose Fuller (1748-1821), leaving £120,000, a partner in Rose and Augustus Fuller, 4 Church Court Clements Lane. This second Rose Fuller was Augustus Elliott Fuller's uncle: the firm is subsequently shown as Augustus E. Fuller at the same address.  

  3. The other co-heir of John Fuller was Sir Peregrine Palmer Fuller Palmer Acland, whose father Sir John Palmer Acland 1st bart. (1756-1831) had married Elizabeth Fuller, the sister of John Fuller.  Augustus Elliott Fuller's father John Trayton Fuller (1743-1811) was the son of Thomas Fuller and grandson of John Fuller and Elizabeth Rose, and nephew of Rose Fuller MP.


  1., Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online]. 

  2. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) references 1834/26 and 1821/25; William Courthope (ed.), Debrett's Baronetage of England ([7th ed.], London, J. G. & F. Rivington, 1835), 'Fuller-Elliott-Drake of Nutwell Court, Buckland Abbey' etc. p. 411.

  3. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume Two 1840-1859 (MS) reference 1844/8 for Thomas Palmer Acland, Sir Peregrine Palmer Fuller Palmer Acland's uncle.

Further Information

Clara Putland Meyrick (5/9/1801)
Clara; Owen John Augustus Fuller Meyrick (?-1876); William Francis; John Francis; William Lowndes; Lucy Ann; Richard Garth; Catherine Sarah; Mary; Augusta Maria
St John's Cambridge [1796 ]
West India merchant

Associated Claims (4)

£908 2s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)
£762 16s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,617 3s 5d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,895 7s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1834 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
11/04/1834 [SD] - → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
Augustus E. Fuller
West India merchant  

Cultural (1)

The sitter in Portrait of a lady in the character of Una, by Sir William Beechey c. 1821, was Clara Fuller, the daughter of Augustus Elliott Fuller. The portrait was paid for, and probably... 

Political (1)

election →
Sussex Eastern Sussex
1841 - 1857
parliamentary notes →
Customs and Corn Importation Report
House of Commons 16/03/1846

Relationships (4)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
The men were also business...
Son → Father
Great-nephew → Great-uncle
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Rosehill, Brightling, Sussex, South-east England, England