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
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.
Frances Fuller was born in 1753 in South Stoneham, Hampshire. She was christened in 1759. She married Lancelot Brown, the son of famed landscape gardener Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, on 18 Nov 1788 in Lausanne, Switzerland. They had no children. She died in 1792.
Elizabeth Fuller was born in 1751 in Waldron, Sussex. She married Sir John Palmer Acland on 17 July 1781 in St Marylebone, London. Of their seven children, only Peregrine Palmer Fuller Palmer Acland married and had children of his own. She was buried on 29 June 1815 in Fairfield, Stogursey, Somersetshire.
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.