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In 1881 Sussanah Harriet Fuller (snr.) became the proprieter of the
recently rebuilt Settlers hotel and the following year took a Mortgage
to buy the Settlers' encompasing several surrounding lots 28,29,30,31,32
on the corner of Cameron and walton St. Wangarie for £2500. from Robert Thompson
who had built it in 1876.
She appears in the Electorial Roll for Whangarie in 1882
Susannah harriet Fuller Hotel keeper , Freeholder £2024
In September 1886 Susannah became ill and started to put her affairs in order On the 15th October 1886, shortly before she died, Susannah leased the hotel for a 10 year period to Charles henry Humphreys for £260 first year and £312 thereafter. she also wrote 2 wills at 10 days interval.
Following Susannah's death on 13th December 1886 there followed a protracted legal dispute over her revised will, following this the mortgage was not paid, as a result Robert Thompson exercised his right under the terms of the mortgage and put the Hotel up for Auction, at which it sold for £1870, some £630 less than the Mortgage it is not clear if he also had a claim on the residue of Susannah's Estate.
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Updated 16th February 2011