George Alexander Fullerton (née Downing)

30th Nov 1775 - 16th Aug 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


George Alexander Fullerton (né Downing), son of Dawson Downing of Bellagy and Rowsegift Co. Londonderry and Catherine Fullerton, and heir of his great-uncle Alexander Fullerton of Jamaica, whose name he took in 1794.

  1. His daughter-in-law Lady Georgina Fullerton (1812-1885), daughter of the 1st Earl Granville, is in the ODNB as 'novelist and philanthropist': she had married Alexander George Fullerton in 1833. 

  2. Susannah Hamilton 3rd surviving daughter of George Alexander Fullerton of Tolkington Gloucestershire and Ballintoy Castle Co. Antrim, married John Nesbitt Maxwell, only surviving son of the late Robert Maxwell barrister-at-law formerly of Summerhill Dublin and Clonleigh Co. Donegal, 23/10/1856 in St Peters Church Dublin.

  3. Will of George Alexander Fullerton [late of Westwood in the county of Hants but lately residing at] 37 Wimpole Street proved 13/09/1847. He left £200,000 in personalty, including an annuity of £1200, over and above the annuity to which she was entitled in their marriage settlement, to his wife Mary Ann Fullerton.

  4. George Alexander Fullerton's daughter Frances (1814-90, left £5262) was married to Sir Andrew Armstrong, 1st Bt. (1786- 1863), M.P. for King's Co. 1841-52. Frances's son Charles Nesbitt Frederick Armstrong (1858- 1948) was married to Helen Mitchell (1861- 1931), better known as Dame Nellie Melba, the famous Australian singer. They quickly divorced after she had one son.

  5. George Alexander Fullerton's son, Alexander George Fullerton, who died in 1907 leaving £81,280 3s 7d, was, among other things, a collector. For example, see a 'Silver and wood coffee-pot or hot-water pot, London hallmarks of 1743-44, mark of Paul de Lamerie', in the Victoria & Albert Museum.


Genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank: but uninvested with heritable honours (London, Henry Colburn, 1835) Vol. 4, pp. 298-300. 

  1. Solveig C. Robinson, ‘Fullerton , Lady Georgiana Charlotte (1812–1885)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004); online edn, Jan 2008 [, accessed 12/08/2012]. 

  2. [accessed 11/10/2010].

  3. PROB 11/2062/65; Rubinstein Who were the rich? Vol. II (MS) 1847/29.

  4. Rubinstein Who were the rich? Vol. II (MS) 1847/29.

  5. National Probate Calendar 1907; Victoria & Albert Museum Collection: Metalwork.

Thanks to Allyson Take for help with this entry.


Further Information

Name in compensation records
George A. Fullerton
Mary Anne Peacock
Susannah Hamilton; Alexander George
Wealth at death
Oxford (Wadham)
Legal Education
Lincolns Inn

Associated Claims (3)

£1,091 6s 0d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£6,098 6s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,135 9s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Westwood House [Purchased] 
description →
Westwood House and Park near Southampton. 'In 1826 it was acquired by G. A. Fullerton who bought more land on the Portswood side of the estate, extending it to about 44 acres. The estate, sometimes...

Relationships (1)

Great-nephew → Great-uncle

Addresses (3)

Ballintoy Castle, Co. Antrim, Ireland
Westwood, South Stoneham, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Wimpole Street, London, Middlesex, London, England