FULLER, John (?1679-1744), of Great Yarmouth, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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29 Feb. 1728 - 1734

Family and Education

b. ?1679, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Samuel Fuller, M.P., merchant and mayor of Yarmouth, by Rose, da. of Richard Huntington, M.P.1 educ. Colchester and Yarmouth; Caius, Camb. 14 May 1695, aged 15. prob. unm. suc. fa. 1721.

Offices Held

Consul at Leghorn c. 1718-22.


John Fuller, of a Yarmouth family, whose father had represented the borough in four Parliaments under William III, resigned his post at Leghorn in 17222 and returned to England after his father’s death. Having unsuccessfully challenged the Townshend-Walpole interest at Yarmouth in the general election of 1727, he was apparently bought off with a government seat at Plympton six months later, but voted against the Administration in all recorded divisions. He did not stand again, dying 22 Mar. 1744. His nephew, Richard Fuller, contested Yarmouth without success in 1741, 1754, and 1756.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Swinden, Great Yarmouth, 866.
  • 2. Pol. State, xxiv. 499