Genealogy of John "Mad Jack" Fuller


Hester Maria Cotton

The inscription on HESTER MARIA SALUSBURY'S memorial reads:

Juxta sepulta est HESTERA MARIA, THOMOE COTTON de Combermere Baronetti Cestriensuensis filia, JOANNIS SALUSBURY, Armigeri Flintiensis, uxor; forma felix, felix ingenio, onmnibus jucunda, suorum amantissima; linguis artibusque ita exculta ut loquenti numquam deessent sermonis nitor; sententiarum flosculi' sapientiae gravitas' leporum gratia: modum servandi adeo perita ut domestica inter negotia literis oblectaretur, literarum inter delicias rem familiarem sedulo curaret, multis illi, miltos annos precantibus diro Carcinomatis veneno contabuit, nexibusque vitae paulatim resolutis e terris meliora sperans emigravit. Nata 1707; nupta 1739; obiit 1773.


Hard by is buried Hester Mary, Daughter of Thomas Cotton of Combemere, Baronet, of the County of Cheshire, wife of John Salusbury, Gentleman of the County of Flint. In person charming, charming too in mind, agreeable to all at large, to her own circle very, very loving, so highly cultivated in language and the fine arts that her talk never lacked brilliancy of expression, ornateness of sentiment, sound wisdom and graceful wit. So skilled at holding the happy mean that amid household cares she found diversion in literature, and among the delights of literature diligently attended to her house affairs. Though many prayed for length of days for her, she wasted away under a dread cancer-poison, and as the bonds of life were greatly loosed, passed away from this earth in full hope of a better land. Born 1707. Married 1739. Died 1773.

Source: John W Brown, St Leonard's church archivist

Sir Thomas Cotton 2nd Bart

Of Combermere, Cheshire.

Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton 3rd Bart

MP for Cheshire from 1727 to 1734 and for Lostwithiel from 1741 to 1747.

Viscountess Keith Hester Maria(Queeney) Thrale

In 1808, at the age of 43, Queeney wed the retired Admiral George Keith Elphinstone, Baron Keith (1746-1823), who had become wealthy through the accumulation of naval prize money. Lord Keith had a daughter, Margaret Mercer Elphinstone (1788-1867), by a previous marriage. A daughter, Georgina Augusta Henrietta Elphinstone (1809-1892), was born to Lady Keith the following year.
Lord Keith resumed active naval service from 1812 to 1814, and again in 1815. In 1814, he was created Viscount Keith. After 1815, Lord and Lady Keith had a quiet retirement. They constructed a castle at Tulliallan in Scotland, where they spent most of their time after 1818.
In 1817, Lady Keith's stepdaughter Margaret married Auguste Charles Joseph, Comte de Flahaut de La Billarderie (1785-1870), a Frenchman who had served as aide-de-camp to Napoleon. This was a bitter disappointment to Lord Keith, who had spent much of his professional life at war with Napoleon.
Lord Keith died in 1823. As a widow, Lady Keith resided at Tulliallan and London. Her daughter Georgina Augusta Henrietta Elphinstone Villiers Osborne (1809-1892) married twice, but had no children.

William Frederick Wells

Susannah Thrale and watercolourist William Frederick Wells did not marry. She "joined him at his house" , Ashgrove Cottage, in June of 1807. Her family were not pleased with the arrangement . Wells' name is not mentioned anywhere in the family correspondence. He was a drawing instructor to young aristocrats and had exhibited at the Royal Academy. He founded the Society of Painters in Watercolours. Thrales of Streatham Park, pp 275-276.
Susannah's mother Hester Lynch Thrale (later Piozzi) refers to Wells as "Mr Ash Grove".

"At a meeting at the Stratford Coffee House, Oxford St, London, on the 20 Nov 1804, William Frederick Wells initiated the establishment of the Society Associated for the Purpose of Establishing an Annual Exhibition of Paintings in Water Colours, in conjunction with the artists William Sawrey Gilpin, Robert Hills, John Claude Nattes, John and Cornelius Varley, Francis Nicholson, Samuel Shelley, William Henry Pyne and Nicholas Pocock. By the time of their first exhibition in April 1805, it had become known as the Society of Painters in Water Colours, and had gained six more members. The success of this exhibition, which enjoyed 12,000 visitors, encouraged its development into an annual event."

Susannah Arabella Thrale

She had crooked legs and an umbilical rupture which made her irritable.Because of this she was called Little Crab by the other children and Gilly by her father from a Gilhouter, the Cheshire word signifying an owl.(

"Life for Queeney, Susan and Sophy had been going along comfortably --if uneventfully. None of them was married, but this was not from lack of opportunitiy, for though the social life of Henry Thrale's daughters was not as brilliant as their mother could have made it if she had provided the proper background, it still had considerable lustre. "The Ladies" were handsome and rich, and society respected them. The Wynns had wanted Susanna for their William, and Sammy Lysons had courted her, and in 1794 Lady Deerhurst (Peggy Pitches) talked to Mrs. Piozzi of nothing but Lord Peterborough's passion for Susan and their approaching nuptuals. Apparently Lord Peterborough's passion cooled, or else he did not please Susan sufficiently, for nothing came of the romance. Susan was not easy to please. She wrote to her sister, Cecilia, from Brighton in March of the next year that ' there was not a tolerable Man left in the County of Sussex". The Thrales of Streatham Park, by Mary Hyde, pp 271.

Sophia Thrale

The inscription on SOPHIA HOARE'S memorial reads:

"Blessed are the Dead who die in the Lord,
Yea, saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their Labours
and their works do follow them"
Rev C14 v13

Sacred to the memory of
of London
third daughter of HENRY THRALE ESQ
and granddaughter of HESTER MARIA SALUSBURY
whom in her recorded virtues she equalled
and the excellence of whose mind
was expressed in the beauty of her countenance
Born 23rd July 1771
Died 8th November 1824

Source: John W Brown, St Leonard's church archivist

Charles Hoare

"Luscombe Castle was built in 1800 for Charles Hoare , a prominent banker from the near by resort town of Dawlish , in the county of Devon in England . The house was designed by John Nash , and was a trendsetter for the Gothic Revival with its castellated tower and walls. The inside is simple Neo Classicism , but with Gothic windows. The rooms are arranged around a central lobby beneath the tower." Source: Wikipedia

John Merideth Mostyn

Died of tuberculosis.

Cecilia Margaretta Thrale

Sacred to the memory of
youngest daughter of the late HENRY THRALE ESQ
of Segroit Denbighshire
Died 1st May 1857 aged 80
This tablet is erected by
her only surviving and affectionate so


Stillborn son after a difficult three day labour.

John Salusbury Mostyn

Died unmarried and without issue.

Thomas Arthur Bertie Mostyn