Sir John Michael Fleetwood Fuller, Bt, KCMG

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About Sir John Michael Fleetwood Fuller, Bt, KCMG

Biographical Summary

Sir John Michael Fleetwood Fuller, 1st Baronet KCMG (21 October 1864 – 4 September 1915), was a British Liberal Party politician and colonial administrator.

Fuller was the eldest son of George Fuller, of Neston Park, Corsham, Wiltshire, and his wife Emily Georgina Jane, daughter of Sir Michael Hicks Beach, 8th Baronet, and was educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford. He unsuccessfully contested Parliament three times but in 1900 he was successfully returned for Westbury. He served under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman as a Junior Lord of the Treasury from 1906 to 1907 and under Campbell-Bannerman and later H. H. Asquith as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1907 to 1911. He was created a Baronet, of Neston Park in Corsham in the County of Wiltshire, in 1910. The following year Fuller resigned his seat in the House of Commons on his appointment as Governor of Victoria. He remained in this position until his resignation for health and family reasons in November 1913. He had been made a KCMG in 1911.

Fuller married Norah Jacintha, daughter of Charles Nicholas Paul Phipps, in 1898. They had two sons and four daughters. He died in September 1915, aged only 50, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Gerard. Lady Fuller later remarried and died in 1935."

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Sir John Michael Fleetwood Fuller, 1st Bt.

  • Born on 21 October 1864.
  • Son of George Pargiter Fuller and Emily Georgina Jane Hicks-Beach.
  • Married Norah Jacintha Phipps, daughter of Charles Nicholas Paul Phipps and Clare Hervey-Bathurst, on 5 July 1898.
  • Died on 4 September 1915 at age 50.
  • Graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, with a Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Aide-de-Camp to the Viceroy of India between 1894 and 1895.
  • Major in the service of the Royal Wiltshire Imperial Yeomanry.
  • Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Liberal) for Westbury between 1900 and 1911.
  • Junior Lord of the Treasury between 1906 and 1907.
  • Vice-Chamberlain of the Household between 1907 and 1911.
  • Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Wiltshire.
  • Created 1st Baronet Fuller [U.K.] on 7 July 1910.
  • Invested as a Knight Commander, Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.)
  • Governor of Victoria between 1911 and 1914.
  • Honorary Colonel in the service of the 19th Australian Light Horse.

Children of Sir John Michael Fleetwood Fuller, 1st Bt. and Norah Jacintha Phipps

  • Victoria Jacintha Fleetwood Fuller d. 13 Oct 1969
  • Bridget Fleetwood Fuller d. 28 Apr 1955
  • Maude Fleetwood Fuller d. 7 Nov 1966
  • Patience Irene Fleetwood Fuller b. 31 May 1902, d. 23 Apr 1974
  • Sir John Gerard Henry Fleetwood Fuller, 2nd Bt. b. 8 Jul 1906, d. 16 Oct 1981
  • Christopher Herbert Fleetwood Fuller b. 3 Jun 1908, d. 31 Mar 1976

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