Stogursey Primary School
© Annette Lloyd Thomas 2003
Sir Peregrine Fuller Palmer Acland Bart married Fanny Leader (1797-1844). They resided in his ancestral home Fairfield at Stogursey near Bridgwater, Somerset. Being Jack Fuller's only nephew, he was a major beneficiary of Fuller's will.

Sir Peregrine, like his uncle Jack, contributed greatly to his community. He built several village schools and rebuilt St Audries Church at West Quantoxhead. He was the founder and first Chairman of the West Somerset Railway. 

Sir Peregrine's wife Fanny and their three children contracted tuberculosis sadly only their eldest daughter, Isabella (1832 - 1903), survived. As a "thank you" offering, Sir Peregrine built Stogursey Primary School. Designed by John Norton, it was completed in 1860. The building still functions as the village primary school, although a portion of it is now a private house.

Peregrine Palmer Fuller Palmer Acland
1789 - 1871
Son of Jack Fuller's sister Elizabeth 
& Sir John Palmer Acland
Lady Lydia Acland & her sons, Tom aged 5 and Arthur aged 3
by Sir Thomas Lawrence 1814
© Annette Lloyd Thomas 2003
© Annette Lloyd Thomas 2003
St Andrew's Church, Stogursey
© Annette Lloyd Thomas 2003
© Annette Lloyd Thomas 2003
Acland Hood
The Aclands are one of the oldest families in the West Country of England. "Their continuity is [also] owed to a genetic tendency to produce sons. This enabled them to marry heiresses and so increase their possessions, century by century. By the 18th century they ranked among the largest landowners in the West, with their main bases the Killerton estate in Devon and the Holnicote estate in Somerset, both of which have now been given to the National Trust." 
        A Devon Family: The story of the Aclands by Anne Acland.

Sir Peregrine's father Sir John Palmer Acland, was a grandson of Sir Hugh Acland 6th Bart and Cicely Wroth, coheiress of Sir Thomas Wroth of Petherton Park Somerset. It is from her ancestors that the Palmer lineage originates. Sir John's parents were Arthur Acland and Elizabeth Oxenham.
John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, had no brothers and two older sisters Elizabeth and Frances. 


Sir Alexander Fuller Acland Hood
First Bart St. Audries
1853 - 1917
Great-grandson of Jack Fuller's 
Sister Elizabeth Fuller
Their son, Sir Alexander Fuller Acland Hood 1st Baron St. Audries, was Member of Parliament for West Somerset from 1892 to 1911. He was a member of Edward VII's Privy Council, and was made Lord St. Audries in 1911. He was born in St Andrews Scotland in 1853 and was educated at Eton, Balliol College Oxford & Sandhurst. He served with the Grenadier Guards in Egypt.
The seafaring Hoods of Netherbury are well known for their illustrious careers in the British Navy. Jack Fuller's grand-niece, Isabella Harriet Fuller Palmer Acland, married Sir Alexander Bateman Periam Fuller Acland Hood who was the Member of Parliament for West Somerset from 1859 to 1868.
John 'Mad Jack' Fuller
The Acland and Hood families
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