On February 27th, 1819 Richard made 22 gallons of orange wine from 250 Seville oranges, 63 lbs Lisbon sugar, and 3 ¾ bottles of English brandy. The total cost was £4, 17 shillings and 7 ½ pence.
A labourer would have earned about £12 a year, so we can see that Richard Fuller senior, who had been a mercer, was not a poor man.
Neither of his sons followed his trade – Richard became a solicitor, while Edward was a surveyor. The brothers married two sisters, Maria and Julia Comper, who also lived in St Martins. One of Edward’s daughters married into a local banking family (Halsted) whose bank eventually became Barclays bank in Chichester.
Richard Fuller junior had a grandson, Captain A W F Fuller, who was a collector on a grand scale – at one point his house contained sixteen tons of Pacific artifacts! The Field Museum in Chicago eventually housed over 6,500 Pacific items from his collection!