'Fuller02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Fuller of Glashnacree, Fuller (Fuller-Harnett) of Leemount

BLGI1912 reports that "This family was one of great respectability and opulence in the co. Kerry, possessing property in the neighbourhood of Dingle, the Samphires, Ballybunnion, &c., long before the English settlers, under the "Plantation Scheme", established themselves in the locality." MGH provides an ancestry for William Fuller of West Kerries which contradicts that. We make note of the alternative ancestry but give precedence to the later BLGI1912 which identifies the father of that William as ...
William Fuller
m. (1713) Elinor Hodder (dau/coheir of Thomas Hodder of Ballea Castle (Sheriff of Cork))
1. William Fuller of West Kerries (near Tralee) - see alternative ancestry below
  m. Jane Harnett (d 1741, dau of William Harnett of Ballyhenry by sister of Rev. William Pellican of Obrenan)
  A. Thomas Fuller of Leemount (Treasurer of co. Cork, 2nd son)
m. (c06.1767) Ann Purcell (dau of John Purcell of Gurtinard by Mary, dau of Henry Leader of Mount Leader)
  i. James Fuller, later Fuller-Harnett
  m. (1783) Elizabeth Gun (dau of Townsend Gun of Rattoo (by Sarah, dau of Anthony Stoughton of Ballyhorgan), m2. William Carique Ponsonby of Crotto)
  a. Thomas Fuller (dsp)
  b. Sarah Fuller (dsp)
  m. Oliver Guyon (Captain RN)
ii. John Fuller, later Fuller-Harnett of Leemount
  m. Mary Rogers (dau of Noblett Rogers of Lota by Mary, dau of Michael Davies, Archdeacon of Cloyne)
  a. Thomas Noblett Fuller-Harnett (dsp)
  m. Frances L'Estrange (dau of Edmund L'Estrange of Hunstanton by Henrietta, sister of Col. Henry Piesley L'Estrange of Moystown)
  iii. Edward Fuller of Beechmount & Sackville, co Kerry (Captain)
  m. (1791) Elizabeth Blennerhassett (b 1772, dau of Rev. John Blennerhassett of Tralee by Louisa, dau of Capt. Thomas Goddard by Mary, dau of William Mullins of Burnham & sister of Thomas, 1st Lord Ventry)
  a. Thomas Harnett Fuller of Glashnacree, co Kerry (b 1806, d 12.1886) had issue
  m1. (03.12.1832) Frances Diana Bland (d 1872, dau of Francis Christopher Bland of Derryquin Castle by Lucinda, dau of Arthur Bastable Herbert of Brewsterfield son of Bastable (Herbert) by Barbara, dau of the Knight of Kerry)
  m2. (sp) Eliza Purcell (dau of Richard Harris Purcell of Annabella Park by Louisa, dau of William Leader of Mount Leader)
  b. Ann Fuller (dsp)
  m. Nathaniel Bland (Archdeacon of Aghadoe)
  c. Bessie Fuller
  m. Sir Arthur Helps of Vernon Hill
  d.+ other issue - Edward Goddard (dsp), John Blennerhassett (dsp), Louisa (d unm)
  iv. Edward Fuller (dsp)
  m. _ Falvey of Cork (Counsellor)
  B. Robert Fuller had issue
  m. Mary Brown (dau of Frederick Brown son of Whittall)
  C. Jane Fuller
  m. William Payne of Tralee
  D. daughter
  m. _ Bernard of Sheheree
  E. Ellen Fuller
  m. _ Hilliard
  F.+ other issue - William (d 1765, had issue), George (had issue), John (dsp), Ann (d unm, authoress), Elizabeth
2. George Fuller, Sheriff of Cork (a 1740) had issue
  m. Catherine Austin
3. Thomas Fuller of Fuller Park (d 1759)
m. (1711) Lydia Green (dau of William Green (Sheriff of Cork) by Mary Hayes)
  A. William Fuller
  m. Frances Grey
  B. Richard Fuller
  m. Jane Roe
  i. Thomas Richard Fuller (Major)
  m(2). Mary England (dau of Capt. _ England)
  a. Thomas Brock Fuller, Bishop of Niagara (b 16.07.1810, d 17.12.1884) had issue in Canada
  m. Cynthia Street
  C.+ other issue
4. Elinor Fuller
  m. (1738) John Sealy of Richmount
5. Catherine Fuller
  m. Edward Day of Loghercannon



MGH provides the following as an alternative ancestry for William Fuller of West Kerries. We surmise that some of it is reliable but that there has been confusion as to the personage of that particular William. Note that MGH identifies the parentage of his wife, Jane Harnett, differently from BLGI1912. MGH identifies Bishop William as brother of William's great-grandfather.
Thomas Fuller of London
m. Lucy Cannon (dau of Simon Cannon) mentioned by Wikipedia ("William Fuller (bishop)")
1. William Fuller, Bishop of Limerick then Lincoln (b 1608, d unm 1675) dates from Wikipedia
2. Thomas Fuller (Rector of Aldwincle)
m. Judith Davenant (dau of John Davenant of Watling St. (London) (by Margaret, dau of John Clarke of Farnham), sister of John, Bishop of Salisbury, and of Margaret (m. Robert Townson, Bishop of Salisbury))
  A. Thomas Fuller (author & royal chaplain)
  m. Mary Roper (dau of Thomas Roper, 2nd Viscount Baltinglass, by Anne Harrington)
  i. Thomas Fuller
  m. _ Herbert of Montgomeryshire (?)
  a. William Fuller of West Kerries - see alternative ancestry above
  m. Jane Harnett (dau of John Harnett of Bally Henry, sister of James Harnett of Cork and of Catherine (m. Robert Hilliard))
3. Catherine Fuller (d before 08.12.1669) mentioned by Wikipedia
  m. John Bligh of London then Rathmore (MP)
4.+ other daughters mentioned by Wikipedia

Main source(s): BLGI1912 ('Fuller of Glashnacree'), BLG1886 ('Fuller of Glashnacree') with input, support and some contradiction (as reported) from MGH (vol 1, 1868, p215)
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