Friday, October 11, 2002

A Peerage Scorned

"There is a popular story that at some time during his political career, Fuller was offered a peerage by William Pitt [the Younger], presumably either to encourage his support or to get rid of him. Fuller is said to have declined the offer adding: 'I was born Jack Fuller and Jack Fuller I'll die.' Perhaps it was around this time [1783] the offer was made, although the two men were to meet up again in Parliament in later years."

Source: Hutchinson, Geoff, Fuller of Sussex: A Georgian squire (Hastings, Sussex: M & W Morgan, 1993, revised 1997) ISBN 0-9519936-6-6, Page 38