The most enigmatic member of the Fuller family of Sussex, England was John "Mad Jack" Fuller MP, 1757-1834, Squire of Brightling. He was a folly builder, member of parliament, philanthropist, a patron of the arts and sciences and a founding member of the Royal Institution. In 1575, the first Fuller arrived in Waldron, Sussex and took over the lease of Tanners Manor. The family fortune was made by acquiring land and through the Fuller Furnace at Heathfield that supplied cannons to the British Government. Sugar plantations in Jamaica were added to the land holdings. Many of the Fuller men entered politics and became Members of Parliament. Here are listed over seven thousand relatives of John "Mad Jack" Fuller. For more about his life and times see the Mad Jack Fuller Homepage.
Annette Lloyd Thomas
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