Genealogy of John "Mad Jack" Fuller

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Richard Thomas Dyke Acland 11th Bart

Educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford. He then served as a lieutenant in the Royal North Devon Yeomanry. He stood unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate for Torquay in 1929, and for Barnstaple in 1931, finally winning the latter seat in 1935. By the start of the Second World War, he had moved from conventional Liberalism towards a Christian socialist concern for the transformation of the privileged world in which he had grown up. His published works include Unser Kampf (1940), The Forward March (1941), What it will be like (1942) and How it can be done (1943).

Formed in July 1942 by the merger of the 1941 Committee with the Forward March movement, the Common Wealth Party adopted a manifesto which was socialist, calling for public ownership and morality in politics. In defiance of the Labour-Conservative truce during the Second World War, it fielded candidates against the Government and succeeded in returning three Members of Parliament in by-elections. Chaired by the author J. B. Priestley for the first two months of its life, it was his successor, Sir Richard Acland MP (1906-1990) who led the party to its by-election victories. However, after widespread defeat in the post-war General Election of 1945, when only one Common Wealth Party member was returned, Acland resigned. As a party fighting parliamentary elections, it was dissolved, with many of its members joining Labour. But Common Wealth continued as a pressure group into the 1990s.

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Anne Stella Alford

Architect and author of A Devon Family; The story of the Aclands.


William Dyke Acland

Died in infancy.


Rev. Thomas Bargus

Education: BA, MA Pembroke College, Oxford
Ordination - Deacon: 24 Dec 1775, Christchurch, Oxford
Ordination - Priest:15 June 1777, Christchurch, Oxford


Rev. Thomas Bargus

Education: BA, MA Pembroke College, Oxford
Ordination - Deacon: 24 Dec 1775, Christchurch, Oxford
Ordination - Priest:15 June 1777, Christchurch, Oxford


James Yonge

d.s.p.


John Yonge

d.s.p.